Project Catalyst and Voltaire bring power to the people
Establishing a long-term future for Cardano growth has begun with a treasury and democratic voting in the Catalyst project
10 September 2020 7 mins read
Designing a groundbreaking proof-of-stake blockchain means it is vital to ensure that the system is self-sustainable. This will allow it to drive growth and maturity in a truly decentralized and organic way. Voltaire is IOHK’s way of establishing this capability, allowing the community to maintain the Cardano blockchain while continuing to develop it by proposing and…
The decline and fall of centralization
This week marks the first step in the road to the full decentralization of Cardano, as stake pools begin to take responsibility for block production. Here’s what the journey will look like.
14 August 2020 12 mins read
Full decentralization lies at the heart of Cardano’s mission. While it is not the only goal that we're focused on, in many ways, it is a goal that will enable and accelerate almost every other. It is integral to where we want to go as a project.
It is also where the philosophical and technical grounding of the entire Cardano project meets its community, in very real and tangible…
Blockchain governance - from philosophy and vision to real-world application
Robust and effective community governance lies at the very heart of Cardano's decentralized vision, and Project Catalyst will test the theory this summer.
5 August 2020 8 mins read
Taking a decentralized approach to governance and decision-making is proving to be more efficient in many spheres than the centralized, authority-based model that became the norm in so many areas in the last century. At IOHK, we believe that blockchain technology offers a way to encourage participation in collective action. And we are building just such a system, so Cardano can…
Improving Haskell’s big numbers support
Work by IOHK engineers is part of the latest release of the Glasgow compiler
28 July 2020 9 mins read
Haskell is vital to IOHK’s work in ensuring Cardano is a secure blockchain for the future of decentralized finance. As part of this, we use the language to develop the Plutus smart contract platform, and you may have read about the training courses run by our engineers, including a Haskell course in Mongolia this month. Smart contract applications are a powerful way for a…
Cardano’s path to decentralization
Three mini-protocols are vital to the network’s operation
9 July 2020 6 mins read
The next releases of Cardano and the Ouroboros protocol contain changes that guide us towards decentralization and the Shelley era. This Deep Dive post explains how we are approaching this phase. With the release of the Praos algorithm for Shelley, which comes with the staking process, stake pools can be set up so ada owners can delegate their stake. The networking team is…