Announcing IO ScotFest: the age of Voltaire

Join IOG to celebrate Cardano’s achievements and find out more about the future plans

4 November 2022 Tim Harrison 4 mins read

Announcing IO ScotFest: the age of Voltaire

Edinburgh – Scotland’s capital and the birthplace of Cardano’s Ouroboros protocol – will be the venue for IO ScotFest: the age of Voltaire this month. Hosted at the city’s famous university on November 18th and 19th, the Input Output Global (IOG) team will live-stream speeches, presentations, project updates, and announcements from a special virtual event to celebrate Cardano…

What is SECP and how it drives cross-chain development on Cardano

New cryptographic primitives are coming to Cardano to enable secure, cross-chain DApp development

3 November 2022 Olga Hryniuk 3 mins read

What is SECP and how it drives cross-chain development on Cardano

Cryptography plays an integral role in the blockchain space, ensuring trust and security between network participants.

DApp developers can use cryptographic primitives as the building blocks to create secure transactions containing sensitive data, develop custom encryption and decryption algorithms, and validate such by using digital signatures.

In recent decades, Elliptic…

Repositioning Project Catalyst ahead of the next funding round

Catalyst makes a tactical pause to evaluate Fund9's results before kickstarting the next iteration

1 November 2022 Tim Richmond 3 mins read

Repositioning Project Catalyst ahead of the next funding round

Innovation and collaboration were two of Project Catalyst's founding principles. Through each funding round, Input Output Global, Inc. (IOG) facilitates Catalyst to support those whose projects and ideas can make a positive, real-world impact.

IOG believes in empowering people to explore and develop their ideas. This collaboration leads to cascading innovation and growth and…

Staking parameters and network optimization – where next for k and min fee?

Pros and cons of the different approaches to adjusting the k parameter and the minimum pool fee

27 October 2022 Rebecca Hopwood 9 mins read

Staking parameters and network optimization – where next for k and min fee?

A set of parameters is used to define the Cardano protocol's behavior. Some parameters are stable and can be left unchanged more or less indefinitely. Others relate to more dynamic on-chain activities (staking environment or price of ada, to name just two) and consequently may need periodic adjustment due to changes and fluctuations in these factors.

Two variable parameters in particular continue to generate debate within the stake pool operator community as changes to either (or both) can have an impact on decentralization, yields, and other aspects of the Cardano experience. These are the k

How IOG’s research spans the academic world

As a leading blockchain infrastructure and engineering company, IOG is dedicated to tackling the industry’s difficult questions

25 October 2022 Olga Hryniuk 11 mins read

How IOG’s research spans the academic world

IOG has made its reputation building and maintaining Cardano and ada – its first native cryptocurrency. Academic research has been the foundation for a secure, decentralized, and scalable ledger that has led the way in proof-of-stake blockchains for five years.

Collaborating with researchers and top universities across the globe, IOG is dedicated to tackling difficult research…