When it comes to DeFi, Do Your Own Research

With the #Cardano ecosystem growing fast, it’s more important than ever to research before getting involved with a project. In these exciting times, let's be careful out there

9 December 2021 Neil Burgess 11 mins read

When it comes to DeFi, Do Your Own Research

Distributed applications (DApps) are coming to Cardano. The excitement is palpable. Yet, as the ecosystem steps up a gear, the excitement about this new stage in our journey needs to be tempered with some caution.

Cardano is an open, permissionless blockchain. So there is no central company, or other body, exerting ownership and, with it, responsibility. Anyone can build on this…

Introducing our new peer-to-peer (P2P) testnet

We are working with a small group of stake pool operators on a new P2P testnet to further drive network decentralization

8 December 2021 Olga Hryniuk 3 mins read

Introducing our new peer-to-peer (P2P) testnet

Cardano continues to build momentum with more features and capabilities being steadily added to the blockchain. As we recently reported, we are optimizing the network to increase throughput so more transactions can be processed faster, and decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts created and used more efficiently. This week, we have kicked off an important new…

The AGIX ERC20 converter testnet is now live

A public testnet is available for you to try out the migration of AGIX tokens to the Cardano ecosystem

7 December 2021 Olga Hryniuk 5 mins read

The AGIX ERC20 converter testnet is now live

In our previous blog post earlier this summer, we shared how Cardano would support the migration of ERC20 tokens from Ethereum, working initially with SingularityNET and their AGIX token. Today we can announce that the AGIX ERC20 converter testnet is live and ready for community evaluation.

SingularityNET is our first partner in this initiative. And the converter is a…

Network traffic and tiered pricing

Decentralized finance will continue to build demand on Cardano. Our research project is looking at ways to maintain fair access and throughput for every user

26 November 2021 Philip Lazos 7 mins read

Network traffic and tiered pricing

A recent blog post outlined some of the ways in which the Cardano network would flex and evolve to meet the global demands of smart contracts and DeFi. Similarly, it will become necessary to upgrade the transaction fee system used for Cardano.

The current system is simple and fair: every transaction is treated the same and it is not possible for users to alter their priority by…

Welcome to the age of RealFi

By integrating digital identity with Cardano, we can create real value and opportunity for people across the globe

25 November 2021 John O'Connor 8 mins read

Welcome to the age of RealFi

“The point of RealFi is to serve real people real finance, and thus be able to innovate and do interesting things.” - Charles Hoskinson

When it comes to the story of blockchain’s recent evolution, it is decentralized finance (DeFi) that has taken center stage. DeFi uses ‘smart contracts’ on a blockchain to give anyone access to banking using a public, decentralized, ledger. By…