Valentine upgrade FAQ
A set of frequently asked questions about the recent Valentine upgrade.
27 February 2023 3 mins read
Q - What does the Valentine intra-era hard fork achieve?
A - To enable building efficient cross-chain applications, new built-in functions have been added to support ECDSA and Schnorr signatures along with Cardano’s native signature. Once implemented, these functions will become native to Cardano. An added advantage is that security audits by experts will ensure the highest…
IOG Academy: The pathway to becoming a Cardano smart contract developer
Join the next Plutus Pioneers Program starting later this month
9 February 2023 7 mins read
As the Cardano blockchain evolves by integrating more features and development tools, the interest in developing smart contracts on Cardano is increasing. So, as we start a new year, the Input Output Global (IOG) Education team, want to share in this post the pathway you can follow to get started with Cardano’s smart contract development and the resources we provide to support…
Ouroboros Genesis: enhanced security in a dynamic environment
Ouroboros Genesis comes to Cardano in 2023. Genesis' main feature is enabling participants to safely join the network without the need to trust selected peers to provide a correct snapshot of the current blockchain state. Read on
9 February 2023 6 mins read
Ouroboros Genesis is a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain protocol that extends its predecessor – Ouroboros Praos.
Let’s first recall that Ouroboros is a Nakamoto-style PoS protocol with built-in resilience to potentially heavily fluctuating participation. This means that it is resilient to the many challenges that may arise from network issues, wrong configuration of nodes, or…
Cardano Working Groups: how to get involved
3 February 2023 3 mins read
The Cardano ecosystem has seen tremendous growth in the past year. With this growth, there have been areas of development that have needed to expand in parallel. One way to tackle these usability and interoperability domains through community collaboration is the assembly of a number of informal developer Working Groups (WG). Read on to learn about what these are, and how you…
IOG and MLabs cooperate to develop a reference implementation of an auction using Hydra protocols
20 January 2023 4 mins read
Input Output Global and MLabs are collaborating on developing a reference implementation of an auction using Hydra protocols. The first outcome of this collaboration is a paper outlining possible approaches to the implementation of digital asset auctions using the Hydra Head protocol with respective advantages and current limitations. This post introduces a brief summary of the…