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Network traffic levels

…have been increasing a lot of late. In fact even with the recent increase in block size from 64kB to 72 kB (an increase of 8kB or 12%) there are periods where mempool is saturated and transactions are queued before being processed. And while this is a good thing as it shows Cardano adoption is…

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Slow and steady wins the race

A really good summary of the design considerations for performance that have driven the development of the Cardano blockchain by John Woods, the IOHK Director of Cardano Architecture. All blockchains face a choice between decentralisation, speed, and security; the so called blockchain trilemma. He notes: From its conception, Cardano has been architected as a platform…

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Blockchain sustainability report

A recent IOG report covers blockchain sustainability, an increasingly important characteristic in light of the climate challenges ahead. This was published in advance of COP26 recently held in Glasgow. We missed the publication at that point, but wanted to highlight. As mentioned in the report Proof of Stake is the key innovation that has enabled…

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Cardano- robust, resilient, flexible

A recent blog post from Kevin Hammond (who we were pleased to meet at the Cardano 2021 Summit in London) has just been published that looks at Cardano’s networking and consensus architecture. That is to say how the blockchain propagates transactions and reaches agreement on how they will be included. It explores the trade-offs that…

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Harvard interview with IOHK

Authoritarian, totalitarian regimes that hate freedom, hate cryptocurrencies. It’s just that simple. These technologies are fundamentally incompatible… https://hir.harvard.edu/charles-hoskinson-3/ Harvard International Review (successor publication to Harvard Business Review) have published a series of interviews with Charles and Joel Telpner, Chief Legal Officer at Input Output Hong Kong. It ranges far and wide and is a good…