A new blended learning experience for Cardano developers in Africa

Teaching Haskell and smart contract development to aspiring blockchain developers on the ground in Nairobi

15 December 2023 Robertino Martinez 9 mins read

A new blended learning experience for Cardano developers in Africa

Introduction

The IOG Education team was back in the classroom in Kenya throughout the autumn and were delighted to attend the closing ceremony of new Cardano developers earlier this week. Here we share their thoughts and stories after wrapping up a very successful 2-month Cardano developer training course in collaboration with the Africa Blockchain Center (ABC).

In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving tech landscape, the demand for skilled blockchain developers soared in 2022, and the supply is still trying to catch up. However, in Kenya, as in many other parts of the world, there is a wide gap between the supply of such developers and the industry demand. At IOG, we have taken the initiative to bank the unbanked in Africa. To achieve that goal, the African continent needs not only a platform like Cardano…

IOG contributes Atala PRISM to Hyperledger Foundation

Atala PRISM, a suite of decentralized identity tools, just became Open Enterprise Agent: an open source code base in Hyperledger Labs

4 December 2023 Fayyaadh Adams 3 mins read

IOG contributes Atala PRISM to Hyperledger Foundation

The Open Enterprise Agent offers a scalable, robust, performant, and user-friendly platform for crafting solutions and products for decentralized identity. Built in Scala, a language known for its highly concurrent systems, it aligns with W3C standards and Hyperledger Aries RFCs, with a vision to be blockchain agnostic across the realms of self-sovereign identity (SSI).

The Cardano Ballot event - a community temperature check on CIP-1694 progress

The Cardano community can voice their opinion on the progress toward rolling out CIP-1694 in a Cardano Ballot event planned for December 1. The feedback received is a temperature check on the progress thus far and will inform the next phase of governance

29 November 2023 Tim Richmond 4 mins read

The Cardano Ballot event - a community temperature check on CIP-1694 progress

Age of Voltaire

The age of Voltaire brings on-chain decision-making to Cardano, further unlocking the community's ability to chart the course forward and toward a fully decentralized governance system.

One of the many aspects of the Cardano community that all members should be proud of is the freedom and willingness to openly discuss and engage via the Cardano Improvement…

Partner chains are coming to Cardano

Input Output Global announces a new framework to enable a family of independent, interoperable, layer 1 blockchain networks to flourish

3 November 2023 Mike Ward 3 mins read

 Partner chains are coming to Cardano

At this week’s Cardano Summit 2023, IOG founder & CEO Charles Hoskinson outlined a new framework that will offer new ways for developers and validators to utilize Cardano’s core strengths – and some exciting new Cardano technologies – to build their own optimized partner chains.

Partner chains will revolutionize how new blockchains are launched and operated by combining modular…

Announcing IOG's Scaling masterclass at the Cardano Summit 2023

2 November 2023 Ivan Irakoze 2 mins read

Announcing IOG's Scaling masterclass at the Cardano Summit 2023

This year’s Cardano Summit in Dubai will be jam packed with keynotes, panels, and masterclasses that you won’t want to miss. One of the event’s highlights will be the ‘Developing Hydra and Mithril for Scaling Cardano’ masterclass, by Input Output Global’s (IOG) Scaling tribe.

The team’s presentation will focus on Mithril and Hydra, IOG’s foundational scaling solutions. Read on…