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Published by the Cardano community team every two weeks, this newsletter will provide you with news, updates and events about the project!
Cardano Foundation Launches Phase Two of its Ambassador Program
The Cardano Foundation – in line with its mission to grow the global community – has entered the second phase of its flagship Ambassador Program. Phase 2 (Rewards) is designed to further recognize and reward the contributions of the pillars of our community directly, via a system that allows for payments in ada (₳)*.
Meet some of the Cardano Ambassadors
Watch some of our current Ambassadors share their Cardano journeys, thoughts about our Ambassador Program and their hopes for Cardano.
Last but not least, here you can also read the latest Cardano Ambassador Stories #19, #20 and #21!
*Phase 2 of the Ambassador Program enabled operationalizing of ada (₳) payments and prompting partial move of ada holdings. See here for more details.
Recap: IOHK’s Cardano Monthly Product Management Update for April - 30/04/2020
Last month on Thursday, 30th April, IOHK shared what’s happening in the Cardano world, including the latest on the Haskell Shelley testnet, Adrestia, the R9B code audit and much more.
IOHK Blog: From Byron to Shelley - Part one and two
Following the successful Byron reboot of Cardano, IOHK is beginning the phased transition to the Shelley mainnet. This means moving from a static, federated system to a dynamic, decentralized Cardano blockchain.
The process begins with a series of Haskell Shelley testnets, culminating in the Shelley upgrade hybrid phase.
The Haskell Shelley testnets will be a different experience from the previous Incentivized Testnet (ITN) for both stake pool operators and general users/ada holders. This is because the ITN and the Haskell testnets have been created with different goals in mind.
IOHK Blog: Combinator makes easy work of Shelley hard fork
This blog is a behind-the-scenes look with Duncan Coutts and Edsko de Vries. Since 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.
Charles Hoskinson’s recent video updates and AMA’s
The last few weeks Charles Hoskinson, CEO IOHK, also took the time and opportunity to create several Cardano related and/or general, educational videos on his YouTube channel you may be interested in viewing.
We have listed them below for you!
EMURGO Blog: Meet Goblin, a Blockchain Startup Changing Content Distribution Globally
Last month EMURGO proudly welcomed Goblin, the newest batch member of the dLab/EMURGO startup accelerator in 2020.
In our Internet-dominant era, users are facing increasing Internet privacy issues with web ads and clickbait. Goblin is changing the way consumers and producers of content interact with trustful efficiency, creating a win-win for both content consumers & creators. Goblin is a web-native way for Internet users to consume quality content, whether it’s news, downloads or videos.
Rather than paying for this content, users’ devices simply solve a valuable computational puzzle, in exchange for the content. This transaction is enabled by useful proof-of-work, a consensus algorithm first implemented in the Bitcoin blockchain. This proof-of-work system is the bridge Goblin uses to reward both users and producers of content.
EMURGO Blog: “Foundations of Blockchain” - Learn Blockchain Fundamentals Online From the Experts
With many currently using their time at home to develop and learn new skills, online courses are rising in popularity. Continuous self-improvement is very important, and we are lucky to have specific online courses that help us to build our skills. Why not utilize your time at home to skill up your career and become(more) blockchain-proficient?
EMURGO Education is now providing a great opportunity for those interested in learning and understanding about the details of blockchain technology with a new online course offering - Foundations of Blockchain - with flexible starting dates & times to cater to students’ schedules.
Cardano Community Meetups
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There are currently no offline meetups planned and/or supported due to the global ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In the meantime, we have gathered feedback from the community for possible solutions and recommendations to hold e-meetups. Please have a look at our forum post: E-Meetups: Suggestions and ideas on how to hold an online meetup event
Nothing in your area ?
See if a group already exists on our meetup.com page and connect with the local organizer!
Start your own Cardano meetup group? Learn more here
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