Cardano Community Developer Spotlight – November 2020

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Hello, Cardano community,

At the Cardano Foundation, we recognize the fantastic work our community does, especially those who are diligently building and exploring what Cardano has to offer at this early stage in our development.

As a decentralized protocol, much of the innovation and applications which emerge as Cardano transitions into Goguen will come from you—our ecosystem participants. As a result, the Cardano Foundation is pleased to bring you our inaugural monthly Cardano Community Developer Spotlight blog, officially recognizing our diverse and dedicated community.

Each month, the Foundation will be selecting a couple of interesting community-led projects to discover and share with our wider ecosystem. We hope this will encourage those who are already building solutions on Cardano to keep moving forward, while also helping to inspire those thinking of building on Cardano to get started and collaborate.

So, let’s check out who and what is under the spotlight this month.

1. Cardanoscan.io

Cardanoscan.io is both a block explorer and pool tracking tool, built and operated by Cardano community member Ashish Prajapati. Cardano Scan easily lets users view recent transactions on the Cardano blockchain, explore recent blocks, and discover insightful metrics, such as the total number of active stake pools, and the total amount of ada staked on the network.

One feature that particularly stands out about Cardano Scan is the transaction visualization, which shows a graph of transactions from the last 15 days, or three epochs.

If you would like an easy and feature-rich way to explore the Cardano blockchain, then Cardano Scan is definitely worth checking out. Thank you, Cardano Scan for your efforts, keep building!

Follow Cardanoscan.io on Twitter.

2. PoolTool.io

Similar to CardanoScan.io, PoolTool.io is a Cardano block explorer, albeit with some unique features and visualizations that make it a very interesting tool to explore.

The ‘Network Health’ section of PoolTool.io contains several useful charts and trackers which present easy-to-digest information on metrics such as community produced blocks, pool propagation times, historical block height alignment, and more.

Those monitoring the Cardano network are sure to find PoolTool.io useful, so check them out if you haven’t already. Thank you for your efforts PoolTool.io, and keep on building!

You can follow PoolTool.io on Twitter here.

How are projects selected?

The Cardano Foundation keeps a close eye on the development of its ecosystem, and we are always pleased to see new innovators exploring our technology.

We choose our spotlight at random. The Cardano Foundation does not have any degree of bias for any particular project, nor do we select according to the size or scope of the project. Stake pools and general ecosystem-news podcasts are not included, but anyone building unique solutions on Cardano can be selected for our community spotlight.

Naturally, you have to start building to be selected—if you are wondering where to start, why not sign-up to our Developer Portal waiting list? We will send you exclusive developer-focused content, and you will be among the first to know when new components come online.

A huge thank you to this month’s spotlight projects for their efforts. Please stay tuned for next month’s Community Spotlight.

The Cardano Foundation

Disclaimer: The Cardano Foundation does not endorse or promote any of the projects, cryptocurrencies, or stake pools mentioned in this Developer Spotlight. Any descriptions of the functionality and services provided are for information only. It is not intended to be investment advice. The Cardano Foundation is not responsible for any loss of funds or other damages caused as a result of using the projects described above.

This Developer Spotlight contains links to third-party websites or other content for information purposes only (“Third-Party Sites”). The Third-Party Sites are not under the control of the Cardano Foundation, and the Cardano Foundation is not responsible for the content of any Third-Party Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Third-Party Site, or any changes or updates to a Third-Party Site. The Cardano Foundation is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Third-Party Site. The Cardano Foundation is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the Cardano Foundation of the site or any association with its operators.

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Great thing what you are doing there. I would love to suggest two other big projects which bring value to the Community:


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Thanks!

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