Cardano Shelley: How to delegate from the YOROI wallet
The delegation guide for YOROI users. Read article
The Cardano Shelley era is about decentralization
Bitcoin is the first successful blockchain. It uses the PoW consensus algorithm that is permissionless but it does not scale well. The scalability issue is often solved by compromising the decentralization. It might not always be the case. Cardano uses PoS consensus that is highly decentralized and scales much better in comparison with PoW. Read article
Do not overlook Cardano
It can be difficult to get oriented in the cryptocurrencies if you are not an IT specialist and you make your decisions only on facts that are provided by people on the internet. Let's have a look at what is wrong with people talking about cryptocurrencies and why adoption is so slow. Read article
People must understand the advantages of decentralization to use Cardano
Decentralization is the key feature of blockchain technology but it is not the feature that people wish to use. The reason is quite simple. They do not know the disadvantages of the systems that they use every day and do not know what Cardano can do for them. Read article
The Cardano Protocol is well prepared for the Future
We usually know well what has happened in the past. We can just assume what is going to happen in the future and still, we can be sure that we will be surprised by the development of events. A decentralized protocol must be designed in a way that it will be possible to respond to all expected or even unexpected events in the future. Read article
What is Cardano Staking
The primary goal of the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) network consensus is to enable the decentralized network to come to a mutual agreement among nodes about a single version of the truth. PoS is not only about the network consensus and there are very interesting social and financial aspects of the Cardano protocol. Read article
Let's talk about the realistic market capitalization of Cardano
The market capitalization and price of the native ADA coins are a hot topic of discussion on the internet. People are happy when the price goes up and sad when it goes down. Let's talk about the hot topic and estimate the realistic price of ADA coins. Read article
What have PoW and PoS in common and what is different
Bitcoin's Proof-of-Work (PoW) is the first network consensus that is used to come up to a single valid state of a ledger with nodes that are spread across a globe. As any technology can be improved also the network consensus can be improved in a way that it will be faster, more secure, decentralized, and consume less energy. Cardano's Proof-of-Stake (PoS) will be such a consensus. Let's have a loo Read article
How will Cardano enter the Shelley era
In today's article, we will dive into technical details related to the transition of the Cardano protocol to the Shelley era. You can read about hard forks and hard fork combinator that allows smooth switching between two versions of the protocol. Read article
Cardano can remind the world what adoption of crypto is really about
Cryptocurrency came to the world with a clear vision of building an alternative to the current financial world. We got into a phase in which some people celebrate the entrance of institutional investors and banks instead of trying to use crypto in their daily life. Let's dive into the phenomenon. Read article
Cardano has undergone an independent source code audit
Cardano has undergone an independent source code audit by the respected company Root9B. The IOHK team wanted to reassure users that Cardano is a secure protocol. Let's take a look at the published audit together. Read article
Cardano can give crypto a cash-like experience
IOHK donated $500,000 in ADA coins to the University of Wyoming to work on blockchain innovations. A part of the work will be research dedicated to design an ultra-low power crypto-authentication chip. The chip can enable a cash-like experience for cryptocurrency users. As a side effect, it can resolve problems with privacy and scalability. Read article
What is the real use-case of Cardano?
What is the real use-case of the Cardano? This question is often raised in debates on the Internet. Let's try to answer it. You will be probably surprised by the answer. Hopefully, it can help you to understand why it might be difficult to answer. Read article
Can people trust Cardano's blockchain?
The adoption of cryptocurrencies will be generally difficult and one of the reasons is that it requires a change of people mindset. Surprisingly, adoption is about trust. Are we able to stop trusting people and start trusting blockchain technology more? Read article
Economic and incentive model behind Cardano Proof-of-Stake
The economic and incentive model is often overlooked, which is a pity since it is probably the most important part of the public decentralized protocols. Let’s see why is the model so important and how Cardano Ouroboros Proof-of-Stake is designed from the point of view of users. Read article
Can ADA become Sound Money?
A blockchain is essentially a trust machine. It is able to gain people's trust and ensure that some data or information remains unchanged forever. People started talking about the possibility that we can create sound money based on blockchain technology. We know how sound money looks like from the economic point of view but we have not a clear definition of how it should look like from the technol Read article
From Simplicity to Complexity through Cardano
The adoption of new technologies is well described and we can observe certain patterns. There are similarities in the adoption of TCP/IP and blockchain. Let's have a look at what blockchain technology can bring us in the future and what we can expect. Read article
How Cardano can disrupt the traditional financial system
If we want to replace traditional financial services, we need an alternative. The concept of decentralization and blockchain technology offers one of the possible alternatives. In today's article, we'll talk about what services banks and financial services offer and how it would be possible to build something similar on the Cardano platform. Read article
Cardano adoption will rock
People still hesitate to accept blockchain and use it daily life. In today's article, we look at some of the reasons for the slow adoption of this breakthrough technology. Teams can significantly help with the adoption of their projects. However, there are many different groups that can use blockchain quite differently. We will see more projects side by side in the future. Read article
Must Blockchain be a slow and expensive Database? Cardano is going to rewrite History.
There are many myths in crypto-world. These myths are often kept alive by people who have an economic interest in supporting them. Let's take a look at one of them.. Read article
Adoption of Cardano will be different from the First Generation of Cryptocurrencies
The adoption of a platform will be quite different from the adoption of the transactional network. A richer set of features allows people to use many new services and better interconnection with the traditional financial system. Read article
The Challenges of Decentralization for Cardano
Understanding the past protects us from repeating the same mistakes in the future. This also applies to decentralization. With time, we can see how the decentralization of Bitcoin has evolved. Observation may be surprising for someone. Read article
Cardano intends to be a Social and Financial Operating System
The blockchain technology can be used in many ways. If you think that the only usage is a transactional system then you might be terribly wrong. The ultimate goal of blockchain technology is removal of middleman in financial and social processes. Read article
Security budget of the Cardano project
PoW and PoS have different characteristics regarding the security budget. A PoW network must provide sufficient rewards in every block and it can be a problem in the long term perspective due to the halving. Cardano PoS uses staked coins as protection to the 51% attack and as you will see, it can be very expensive to commit one. Read article
Is it possible to commercialize the public network?
Marketing of a cryptocurrency might seem a bit strange since people expect that they will choose what they want to use. However, every project can take a different strategy since it focuses on a different group of users. Read article
Decentralization is a dynamic process and changes over time. You can have it at the beginning and lose it within a few years. It is like a democracy. If we stop to care about it then we can lose it. A protocol might be designed in a way that helps to keep the decentralization on a good level. Let's explore the topic. Read article
Delegating to the saturated pool is less profitable
How saturation works withing the Shelley test-net. Read article
The Czech Cardano community was praised by an independent crypto-journalist
Local media in the Czech Republic wrote an article about Cardanians and the great Cardano community. Read article
Guide for delegating of ada coins within Shelley test-net for the Yoroi wallet
Now obsolete guide related to delegating to a pool in the Shelley test-net. Read article
Guide for Delegation of ada coins in Shelley test-net for Daedalus wallet version V1
Now obsolete guide related to delegating to a pool in the Shelley test-net. Read article
Cardano is designed for mass adoption from scratch
If we simplify it a bit we could say that crypto lacks only one important thing. It is mass adoption. Without adoption, there will be no crypto revolution. Read article
Blockchain needs a viable incentive mechanism
The economical and incentivize model is a very underestimate topic when talking about cryptocurrencies. It influences how many people will be willing to operate a node or how secure the protocol will be. Last but not least, it influences also the level of decentralization. Learn more about it. Read article
Cardano is the first mission-critical blockchain project
One of the most fantastic things on Cardano is the way it is being developed. No other project takes such a complicated and demanding approach. It is done for a reason. The IOHK team is aware of the fact that only the high-quality project can compete with others in the long term. Read article
Satoshi would like Cardano and refuse Bitcoin maximalism
Supporting any crypto project must not be based on fundamentalism and irrational arguments. Not only it makes no sense but it discourages people to join the space. In most cases, people need to listen to clear facts and sensible reasons to start using crypto. Read article
Cryptocurrency adoption inevitably disrupts governments
If cryptocurrencies succeed than it might disrupt the politics of many states. The reason is quite simple. A state without a currency under control loses power. States do not like losing power so the adoption of cryptocurrencies will be difficult. Read article
No reason to be afraid of modern cryptography for consensus
Let's try a technical article about cryptography. We try to persuade you that we do not need PoW to build a reliable network consensus. Read article
At the beginning of every project, there is a vision or attempt to achieve something new. This is true at least for Cardano. Charles told us what is the vision of the project.
Do People Care about Decentralization?
People do not care much about decentralization. They are probably more interested in the price of cryptocurrencies than caring about their privacy or attempts to replace current financial services. It might sound a bit scary. However, only decentralized networks might bring us a new financial revolution. Read article
Let's dive into Cardano staking and explain how it works.
Decentralized Governance must be next Step
Decentralization is not only about the network consensus but also about project governance. There are rules defined on a protocol level and people expect that they will be held forever. The protocol must be sometimes updated and rules changed as external conditions change. So it is necessary to think about decentralization on the development level. Read article
Provision of network decentralization on the protocol level
The decentralization of a public blockchain is maintained by people. However, decentralization is a dynamic process and might change significantly in time. A protocol itself might be aware of its own decentralization and try to keep it on a high level. Is this possible? Read article
Will the majority adopt sooner Bitcoin or Cardano?
Blockchain is a new technology and people tend to assume that it will be adopted as fast as it is usual for other technologies. That might not be correct since blockchain is not only about technology but also about price volatility. That might be an obstacle to mass adoption. Read article
It is not necessary to waste energy for the sake of scarcity
It is often said that scarcity is the most important part of the economic model of cryptocurrencies. Is it really necessary to consume so much energy due to scarcity?
How to define ´decentralization´?
Many people talk about decentralization, but few would be able to say exactly what it is. Decentralization is the most important feature of blockchain. Let's look at the definition of decentralization and the precise meaning.