Bridges and sidechains: Wanchain making Cardano interoperable

A guest blog post by Dr. Weijia Zhang and Temujin Louie

8 July 2022 Dr. Weijia Zhang 9 mins read

Bridges and sidechains: Wanchain making Cardano interoperable

Several months ago, a team from Wanchain reached out to Input Output Global, Inc. (“IOG”) to discuss how to enable interoperability between the Cardano mainnet, Cardano sidechains, and other heterogeneous blockchain networks.

The goal? To build the infrastructure required to enable true RealFi applications spanning multiple blockchains to drive the adoption of Cardano’s…

Research overview part 3: tokens, stablecoins, and fees

IOG research enabled the implementation of multi-asset support, stablecoins, and friendly fees on Cardano

7 July 2022 Olga Hryniuk 5 mins read

Research overview part 3: tokens, stablecoins, and fees

Our previous post discussed Cardano’s innovative EUTXO model and how it facilitates expressive smart contracts on Cardano. This time, we take a closer look at the research that enabled multi-asset support and the creation of a variety of user-defined tokens, and we also discuss the benefits of Babel fees.

Multi-asset support

Ethereum is known for providing the ability to create…

Introducing the Cardano EVM sidechain

The Cardano EVM sidechain is a fully decentralized scalability solution deployed by IOG. Find out more about its features, benefits, and delivery plans

6 July 2022 Olga Hryniuk 6 mins read

Introducing the Cardano EVM sidechain

Cardano is growing. Expanding. The Vasil upgrade will open up even more opportunities for efficient development and usage of various DApps and DeFi products on Cardano.

Sidechains and layer 2 solutions are key to increasing scalability for projects building on Cardano. In this post, we discuss what sidechains are and how they contribute to an ecosystem of interconnected…

Cardano’s approaching Vasil upgrade: what to expect

The Vasil upgrade will bring increased functionality, performance, scalability, and interoperability to Cardano through new features and improvements

4 July 2022 Tim Harrison 9 mins read

Cardano’s approaching Vasil upgrade: what to expect

The Vasil upgrade will bring significant performance and capability enhancements to Cardano. The network has seen consistent incremental improvements over the past couple of years – and the launch of NFT, multi-asset and smart contract capability in 2021 – but put simply, Vasil is the most significant network upgrade since the deployment of staking via Shelley.

In June, the node…

Cardano data on BigQuery

BigQuery allows querying Cardano data quickly, seamlessly, and at a low cost

1 July 2022 Olga Hryniuk 5 mins read

Cardano data on BigQuery

The Cardano blockchain is fast becoming a hive of development for decentralized applications (DApps) and decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions. With almost one hundred projects already live, and over one thousand projects busy building, Cardano’s database of transactions keeps growing.

Data querying is essential for live projects or developers working on the blockchain. Why…