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…
Cardano Virtual Summit 2020: Shelley Edition
Bringing the global community together under one virtual roof.
3 July 2020 5 mins read
Day One of the Cardano Virtual Summit 2020: Shelley Edition started with a splash. IOHK CEO, Charles Hoskinson, took the stage to welcome almost 10k registered attendees from around the world to the digital conference space. Each participant was met with exhibition areas, lots of virtual hangout space, and most importantly, session programming across five digital stages…