Advancing node syncing time with Mithril
Mithril is a light, fast, and efficient solution for secure bootstrapping of Cardano nodes
11 January 2023 4 mins read
Mithril is a solution that enables users to obtain the current state of the Cardano blockchain without retrieving its full history. Previous posts discussed how the Mithril protocol works and updated the community on the release of the proof of concept.
At IO ScotFest at Edinburgh, Jean-Philippe Raynaud, technical lead at PaloIT, and Iñigo Querejeta Azurmendi, Cardano lead cryptography engineer at IOG, presented Mithril revealing more…
IOG appoints talented individuals to 3 key positions
8 December 2022 4 mins read
Input Output Global (IOG) is proud to welcome two new hires and announce one promotion:
- Dr. Vanishree Rao, head of applied cryptography
- Sabina Begum, creative director
- Arnaud Bailly, promoted to head of architecture for Cardano
IOG is a prominent blockchain research and engineering company, best known for building the Cardano blockchain.
This article delves into these individuals…
Time handling on Cardano, part 2: use cases
How Plutus, Marlowe, and Hydra address timekeeping on Cardano
8 December 2022 6 mins read
This blog post has been written by Arnaud Bailly, Michael Peyton Jones, Sebastian Nagel, Polina Vinogradova, and Brian Bush.
The previous post discussed how Ouroboros handles time on Cardano and explained the importance of determinism. Here is more about specific use cases for time on Cardano.
How do Plutus scripts handle time?
Plutus scripts get access to the transaction validity…
Time handling on Cardano, part 1. About Ouroboros and the importance of determinism
On-chain timekeeping is essential to ensure global consensus in a blockchain setting. This post explains how time is handled on Cardano
7 December 2022 6 mins read
Image by Noor Younis.
This blog post is a collaborative effort carried out by Arnaud Bailly, Michael Peyton Jones, Sebastian Nagel, Polina Vinogradova, and Brian Bush.
Time is necessarily relative to every participant in the blockchain system and is critically important to support and maintain the safety properties of the Ouroboros consensus protocol. Minted blocks are expected…
- Research hub will facilitate deeper research and learning into blockchain technology
- Launch follows IOG’s investment in hubs and funding across Stanford, Edinburgh and Carnegie Mellon
Edinburgh, UK, November 17th, 2022: Input Output Global, Inc. (IOG), the main developers behind the blockchain Cardano, has today announced that it has funded a $4.5m research hub at the University…