Smash: introducing a new way of managing stake pool metadata
Our metadata framework supports delegators and the community by bringing verified information to the Cardano network
17 November 2020 5 mins read
Stake pool operations lie at the heart of Cardano decentralization, enabling servers to reach a consensus agreement across the network. Our groundbreaking Ouroboros proof-of-stake consensus protocol allows pool operators to reach agreement on the validity of transactions and sign a block, which is then immutably recorded on the Cardano blockchain.
On the Shelley path to…
The general perspective on staking in Cardano
Advice for Stakeholders - Delegators and Stake Pool Operators.
13 November 2020 13 mins read
As a project, decentralization remains arguably our most important and fundamental goal for Cardano. Protocols and parameters provide the foundations for any blockchain. Last week, we outlined some of the planned changes around Cardano parameters and how these will impact the staking ecosystem and thus accelerate our decentralization mission.
Yet the community itself – how it sees itself, how it behaves, and how it sets common standards – is a key factor in the pace of this success. Cardano has been very carefully engineered to provide “by design” all the necessary properties for a blockchain system to operate successfully. However, Cardano is also a social…
Parameters and decentralization: the way ahead
On December 6 we'll be making adjustments to the k-parameter in Cardano. Here’s why
5 November 2020 10 mins read
Shelley continues to evolve and, as it does, IOHK is committed to supporting the healthy development of the Cardano ecosystem. There are many factors at play in this regard: everything from the wallet experience for ada delegators to network tools for stake pool operators; from governance and funding frameworks like Project Catalyst and Voltaire to community-led initiatives…
IOHK sponsors new Haskell Foundation
Independent, open, non-profit body will support tools, libraries, education, and research
4 November 2020 2 mins read
Simon Peyton Jones has just announced the launch of the Haskell Foundation at the Haskell eXchange virtual conference. The foundation is an independent, open, non-profit organization dedicated to broadening the adoption of the Haskell language, by supporting its ecosystem of tools, libraries, education, and research.
IOHK is one of the first sponsors of the Haskell Foundation…
Getting to grips with metadata on Cardano
Adding information about transactions is a powerful tool for companies and developers
3 November 2020 5 mins read
In a previous post, Bringing new value and utility to the Cardano blockchain, I discussed the notion of transaction metadata. I also explained why this is crucial to Cardano’s Goguen evolution as a utility platform for decentralized finance (DeFi) operations.
There are many potential uses for metadata. With that in mind, IOHK has been working to ensure that both developers and…
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