Incentivized Testnet: what is it and how to get involved
Soon you’ll be able to earn real ada rewards as you support the rollout of Shelley. Here’s the lowdown
24 October 2019 6 mins read
Over the past few months, we’ve been working towards a full release of the Shelley testnet. You may have been following our reports about progress on the self-node and networked phases. Now, we’re on the third and final phase before the Shelley mainnet goes live: an Incentivized Testnet that all ada holders can join to earn real ada rewards.
This marks an acceleration in the…
Unboxing the blockchain – the Shelley testnet making its network debut
After a successful test run in London, the networked testnet is now available to the community
26 September 2019 5 mins read
Last week, a team from IOHK, along with Cardano ambassadors and representatives from the Cardano Foundation, met up at a co-working space in London. After a quick presentation, laptops were switched on and a few Rock Pi computers were booted up. An hour later, we had them all connected in a peer-to-peer network of nodes. It was the first instance of the new networked Shelley…
Plutus and Marlowe in the spotlight at WyoHackathon 2019
Plutus and Marlowe, IOHK's smart contract programming languages, will have their next generations released at the 2019 WyoHackathon
20 September 2019 4 mins read
The Cardano network was engineered to be the best possible foundation for the future of decentralized technology – but a foundation is only as good as what can be built upon it. Smart contracts are one of the most powerful ways a distributed network can generate value, allowing individuals and organizations to agree to conditions and automatically execute exchanges of…
IOHK brings Plutus to Wyoming's hackathon
Cardano engineers introduce next phase of the smart contract platform to the Cowboy State
12 September 2019 3 mins read
The state of Wyoming is famous for being part of the American frontier, but it has also established a new reputation, with blockchain pioneers blazing trails in the Cowboy State. But why Wyoming?
The blockchain revolution in Wyoming is the result of a series of laws and regulations passed within its borders. These key pieces of legislation include exemptions from money…
Taking the next step on the road to Cardano Shelley
Networking coming to Jörmungandr testnet in September, paving the way for stake delegation and real ada incentives later this year. Piece written in collaboration with Eric Czuleger and Tim Harrison.
6 September 2019 4 mins read
Imagine a blockchain that can connect the world, yet doesn’t need to consume the same amount of energy as Denmark. A currency where the bookkeepers are also the users. A cryptocurrency that is truly decentralized. Jörmungandr is not only a big mean serpent, but also the serpent that in ancient myth holds the waters of the world together. It is global, and it surrounds the earth…