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Ready for Vasil

All ADAvault nodes have now been upgraded to 1.35.3 ready for the Vasil Hard Fork Combinator event. You can track the overall Cardano ecosystem progress towards Vasil on the PoolTool.io Network Health dashboard. As of writing you can see we are about half way there in terms of SPO upgrades. IOG have set a few…

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Vasil Upgrade Status

You may have seen a few concerns on social media in the recent days about the status of the Vasil upgrade. We’ve been keeping our heads down as we didn’t have much to add to the conversation taking place. While we view debate as healthy, our view tends to primarily be informed by IOG (Kevin…

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More papers!

A couple of new research papers have just been released by the research powerhouse that is Prof Aggelos Kiayias and team. Worth linking because they both move the current state of knowledge forward significantly. Both worth reading, albeit complex to understand. Firstly PEReDi: Privacy-Enhanced, Regulated and Distributed Central Bank Digital Currencies, by Aggelos Kiayias, Markulf…

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Cardano Updates

Cardano360 July

Regular monthly update from Tim and crew covers the Vasil progress and upcoming features like Babel Fees (which we covered recently). Some minor delays to Vasil which given the recent hacks on Nomad and Solana (in just the last few days), are a non-issue from our perspective. It’s imperative to get security right. Move fast…

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A metric that matters…

Transaction Bytes per Second (TBPS). This metric measures the total transaction data throughput on chain and it’s been increasing consistently. We think this is a much much more meaningful metric than Transactions Per Second (TPS). Why? On an extended Unspent Transaction Output (eUTxO) chain like Cardano a simple metric of TPS does not reflect the…