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There’s a lot in the pipeline

A short and non exhaustive list of things we have to look forward to across the Cardano ecosystem in the coming months through 2023: A lot to look forward to… we’ll update this post in the coming days with some links, and comments on these and why they matter.

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Interesting links

Settlement vs Computation Layers

Quick post on a recent whiteboard video from Charles covering side chains and digging into the architecture of Cardano. He explores the original essay which outlined a settlement layer (essentially Ourobouros which is now in place) with highly secure, reliable and decentralised characteristics, and associated computation layers (or side Chains) which can rely on the…

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Cardano Updates

New Cardano cryptographic primitives

Cardano will be getting some new cryptographic primitives soon. Thinking that sounds complex? And why does it matter? You are not alone we suspect. To make it easier for developers to build cross-chain applications, Input Output Global (IOG) is adding new built-in functions to Plutus to support ECDSA and Schnorr signatures. As Tim Harrison explains:…

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Musings

Cardano Native Tokens

A recent article by Emurgo reminded us that there is a massive strength that Cardano has that is somewhat unremarked on and under appreciated; Native Tokens. Unlike all other Blockchains using Smart Contracts to create layer 2 tokens, such as Ethereum which uses the ERC-20 standard for fungible tokens, Cardano allows for Tokens to be…

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Cardano Community

IO Scotfest

At the tail end of last year IO hosted Scotfest in Edinburgh. The playlist is available on YouTube. The Cardano community is entering a new era, one where the community’s voice is becoming stronger than ever. To celebrate, IOG hosted a two-day virtual event to showcase all of the features of Cardano and the extensive…