Plutus Application Backend (PAB): supporting DApp development on Cardano
The PAB provides the components and an environment to help developers create and test DApps, before deploying them to a live production environment
28 October 2021 6 mins read
The Alonzo protocol upgrade introduced Plutus – a platform that provides a native smart contract language along with the necessary infrastructure and tools to support smart contracts on Cardano. The Plutus platform enables developers to write decentralized applications (DApps) with scripting capabilities that interact with distributed ledgers.
To understand Plutus, one has to…
IOG's third round of delegation gives voice to stake pool operators
Choice of 100 recipients for ada stake based on nominations
27 October 2021 4 mins read
The 100 Cardano stake pools to benefit from the third IOG delegation have been announced. They were chosen from 520 nominations made by stake pool operators, based on contributions to the Cardano community.
All the pools chosen will receive delegated stake of about 3m ada from IOG, in a strategy to encourage a vibrant pool ecosystem. By delegating this large stake to a pool for…
Ouroboros Chronos provides the first high-resilience, cryptographic time source based on blockchain technology
Designed to provide more accurate global timekeeping, Chronos ensures increased security and network resilience to communication delays
27 October 2021 5 mins read
Global time synchronization across any distributed network is essential to ensure its resilience.
From ensuring up-to-date information between all participants, maintaining accurate transaction processing and block creation, time synchronization is especially important in terms of smart contract deployment.
In collaboration with scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh…
Africa is where the tough get going
The ‘developed’ world needs to change. And more resilient countries with younger populations are going to lead the way
26 October 2021 17 mins read
This month, members of the team are in Africa, meeting entrepreneurs and politicians across the continent. Here are some edited parts of a speech by IOG chief Charles Hoskinson at a recent event in Cape Town.
This is a long tour. We’re starting in South Africa and working our way all the way up to Egypt. We call it the pan-African tour. You know, we’re really passionate in this…
New certification levels for smart contracts on Cardano
Certification will bring high assurance to the development of decentralized applications (DApps) on Cardano
25 October 2021 5 mins read
High assurance is paramount when developing and working with smart contracts. You want to be confident that the source code is of a high quality, that the contract is secure and will behave as it should, and that it utilizes good properties and behaviors in the process. Certification ensures that security checks are performed prior to any deployment, and that smart contracts…
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