Vasil: what to expect
Increased functionality, performance & scalability; find out what the Vasil upgrade will bring to Cardano
16 September 2022 10 mins read
We’re now a little under one week away from the deployment of the Vasil upgrade, which significantly improves and enhances Cardano's capabilities. New Plutus v2 features and enhancements will enable DApp developers to create novel and exciting experiences, while diffusion pipelining unlocks the potential for greater throughput and network capacity.
Vasil preparations have been underway for some time across the entire Cardano ecosystem. The core engineering teams at IOG and the Cardano Foundation, SPOs, DApp developers, and exchanges have performed intensive testing and integration efforts, with positive results. A joint IOG/Cardano Foundation team will use the hard fork combinator to deploy Vasil at…
Advancing digital identity through DID core specification
The recent DID core specification approval at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) provided clearer and stronger foundations for identity platforms building decentralized identifiers.
8 September 2022 4 mins read
In June 2022, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) approved the Decentralized Identifier (DID) Working Group’s DID core specification to move to the W3C Recommendation stage. This milestone reaffirms the rising relevance of digital identity and provides clearer and stronger foundations for identity platforms such as Atala PRISM.
Here, we look at:
- what digital identity and DIDs are.
Zk-SNARKs: updatable setups on the blockchain
Zk-SNARKs have proven to be a ‘Swiss army knife’ for blockchain and distributed ledgers, with applications in privacy, interoperability, and scalability
1 September 2022 12 mins read
Since their introduction, zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) have been used to support potential applications ranging from verifiable outsourced computation to anonymous credentials, within a multitude of settings that require a balance between privacy and integrity. ZKPs enable one party to prove to another that a certain statement or claim is true, without revealing the contents of…
Input Output Global’s $4.5m blockchain research hub at Stanford University
Input Output Global is proud to announce its partnership with the prestigious Stanford University to fund blockchain research
30 August 2022 4 mins read
Input Output Global, Inc. (IOG) prioritizes a peer-reviewed, academic research-driven process in its quest to develop high-assurance blockchain technologies. The research team has published 130+ research papers across a host of topics, many of which help underpin Cardano’s design principles and IOG’s novel products and services.
This week we are proud to announce our latest…
Mithril proof of concept is now open-source
Mithril is a stake-based signature scheme that improves the speed and efficiency of syncing times for nodes joining the network. Find out how to get involved
29 August 2022 4 mins read
As Cardano scales, Input Output Global (IOG) engineering teams are working on a range of solutions to boost network performance. Mithril is one such solution, aiming to streamline the speed and efficiency of data synchronization between applications.
During July’s 360 show, Arnaud Bailly – IOG technical architect – shared a Mithril development update.
The importance of Mithril…
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