IOHK have announced their next event! The IOHK Summit, a two-day public event with speakers, partners and cryptocurrency experts, will be taking place on April 17 and 18 in Miami, USA. More details to come:
Ever wondered why the ticker of Cardano’s cryptocurrency is “ADA”, or why its wallets are named after Greek myths? And who are all the people mentioned in the roadmap? Read belowsearcher's blog post to unravel it all:
Have you joined the Cardano Forum? There's a multitude of discussions going on about the project and the wider cryptocurrency space! We have hundreds of posts from community members all over the world. Join today: #CardanoCommunity

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Cardano Foundation will be one of the founding members of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA). The launch of this association is already an exciting milestone for blockchain technology adoption and the cryptocurrency industry, and we are honoured and excited to bring Cardano to the forefront of discussions and frameworks being built in Europe. Read more here:
Being vigilant and safe online is important especially in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space! Read the forum post about how to be safe online from here:

Next up is Bruce Fenton, CEO and founder of Atlantic Financial Blockchain Labs. Bruce will be talking about the future of digital securities in the context of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. #IOHKSummit2019 #blockchaintech #digitalcurrency

In line with Cardano Foundation's agenda to expand its community and communications towards the Asian blockchain and cryptocurrency markets, we created an official LINE account. LINE is a popular messaging app across various countries in Asia, similar to WhatsApp is for Europe and the US. You can add our Line account here: scan the QR code attached to this message!

Recently Nasdaq started displaying several cryptocurrencies on their market-activity website, including $ADA. This shows positive signs and developments towards crypto and blockchain adoption. Check it out here:
Have you checked out The Cardano Effect's recent podcast episodes?They have released several great and informative episodes featuring:Caitlin Long joined their podcast to discuss the Wyoming Hackathon, the cryptocurrency landscape in Wyoming, the US government view on crypto and much more. Simon Thompson: senior research fellow at IOHK joined to talk about Marlowe, Plutus, and Haskell and how they will allow Cardano to make an impact in the financial world - Brünjes, PhD. Director of Education Team Haskell & Polina Vinogradova, formal methods software developer, both at IOHK joined to discuss and answer your questions about their new educational book, 'Plutus: Writing Reliable Smart Contracts'. a Weekly Cardano Recap here: the show! 🔥🤩
On February 13th Charles Hoskinson gave an update on recent developments with Cardano. This included a wide ranging discussion of future plans and recent information releases.Brief Summary:-Charles Hoskinson recently returned from the Satoshi Roundtable and Suits and Spooks. Both events confirmed that there is a heightened interest in the cryptocurrency space as crypto winter comes to an end.-IOHK has recently completed its most significant software update since the Byron launch-The OBFT hard fork is still set for release on February 20th.-The ITN will receive a large update at the end of the week. Between this week’s update and next week’s update a good deal of the challenges with the ITN should be solved.-The performance results from simulations of Ouroboros Hydra look very promising and the paper will be released soon.Watch the video and read our full recap here:
Last week on the 15th, InputOutputHK donated $500k USD in Cardano's native ada cryptocurrency to the University of Wyoming to drive innovative blockchain applications and developments.Read the press release with photo impressions here:IOHK's press release: press release:
Have you seen Charles' recent interview on the "Unqualified Opinions" podcast from Messari: "Building Cardano with IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson"?There are very few people who have created a top 20 cryptocurrency. Charles Hoskinson is one of them. In this conversation, Charles details his cryptocurrency and blockchain path, ultimately leading to the creating of Cardano.Charles also details how he structured Cardano "like a DARPA project" with a deep focus on R&D and why they're concentrating heavily on development in Africa. He lays out his philosophy and strategy for building a network that will one day no longer be reliant on its founders and how he views the overall competitive landscape. And more!Check it out here:
Charles Hoskinson - Completing Cardano 2020 - 30/03/2020On March 30th 2020 Charles Hoskinson sat down to discuss the upcoming milestones and current scope of Cardano within this year.Brief summary:- IOHK is on track to fulfill its commitments as originally scoped in contract.- This project started out as an aspirational high risk high reward science based exploration. The result was a best in class proof-of-stake system.- Along with developing an end-to-end cryptocurrency we have also been hard at work on Cardano Commercially Critical Infrastructure to ensure that Cardano has the best possible opportunity in the marketplace.- The rigorous standards, high assurance software and formal methods used create Cardano lays the foundation for future developers and vendors.- Voltaire will lay the foundation for the community to be funded to continue to make contributions to the Cardano ecosystem.Read more here:
On April 1st 2020 Charles Hoskinson sat down for an update where he clarified his thoughts on the roadmap through the end of 2020. He also discussed the implications of establishing CCCI.Brief Summary:- The product managers gave their first live update. This will happen every month with community participation.- IOHK will fulfill the scope of its responsibility to Cardano throughout 2020, it will also specify “Commercially Critical Cardano Infrastructure (CCCI).- CCCI should be built in a decentralized way rather than through a single vendor.- Shelley could have been released with the ITN in December but our dedication to evidence based software meant that we had to follow through the incentivized testnet to create a best in class cryptocurrency.- We want to empower leaders in the Cardano community to maintain the initial vision of the ecosystem.Read the full recap here:
Charles Hoskinson’s quick video on Zero-Knowledge Proof Workshop - 02/04/2020 On April 2nd 2020, Charles Hoskinson sat down for a quick update where he promoted the upcoming online ZKProof Workshop. While he was previously slated for attendance, the recent global pandemic has made the organizers move the event online.This is the third annual ZKProof Workshop it will be held April 20th through May 21st, if you are interested in joining the workshop to see the thought leaders in the cryptocurrency space discussing zero knowledge protocols and cryptography, you can sign up to attend digitally.For more information, visit our forum to sign up!
IOHK Blog: Combinator makes easy work of Shelley hard fork.A behind-the-scenes look with Duncan Coutts and Edsko de VriesMay 7, 2020 Anthony Quinn 11 mins readCombinator makes easy work of Shelley hard forkSince the launch of the Incentivized Testnet marked the coming of the Shelley era last year, the Cardano platform has entered a fast-moving period of development. The Ouroboros Classic consensus protocol has supported Cardano Byron and the ada cryptocurrency for the past 30 months, and we’ll soon be switching to Ouroboros Praos. This is the version of our proof-of-stake (PoS) protocol that will initially power Shelley as Cardano decentralizes. It builds in the staking process with monetary rewards for ada holders and stake pool owners.Continue reading on our forum:
Among other members, Cardano Foundation, who is part of a new cryptocurrency lobbying group called POSA (Proof of Stake Alliance), recently met with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Blockchain Consensus Designs.Read more about it here: