Cardano Community Newsletter - 21 February, 2020

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Important Update: Cardano OBFT hard fork successfully completed!

The Cardano OBFT hard fork has been successfully completed!

Cardano recently underwent a mainnet hard fork (=software protocol update) on 20-02-2020, during epoch 176, to pave the way for the “Shelley” mainnet release. We have now entered the “OBFT” era.
OBFT stands for “Ouroboros Byzantine Fault Tolerant”.

Please note: ada holders DO NOT need to take any action during or after the hard fork. No new ada coins are made and/or cannot be claimed. Beware of scams/scammers, or anyone telling you otherwise!

Read more details here

Charles Hoskinson Cardano Update and Surprise AMA 16/02/2020

On Sunday February 16th 2020, Charles Hoskinson sat down for a surprise AMA, where he discussed the importance of the OBFT hard fork as well as the Byron reboot. He also spoke about the recent donation of ada that IOHK made to the University of Wyoming. Hyperlinks to AMA questions are listed below.

Quick Summary:

  • Now that the OBFT hard fork has been completed, the Byron reboot is expected to be shipped to the end user in March.

  • The Haskell testnet will actually occur as two testnets. The first will be the migration testnet which will allow stake pools from the ITN to migrate to the Haskell side. The second will be the balance check testnet.

  • IOHK recently made a donation of ada to the University of Wyoming to begin a blockchain laboratory and curriculum. The focus of this lab will be developing hardware and training programmers in Plutus.

  • Identity, metadata, oracles, multi-assets, and rich smart contracts are all being explored for Goguen.

Watch the Update and AMA here

IOHK Blog: Important Cardano Development Milestone - New Cardano node, explorer backend, and web API released

Today marks the culmination of considerable effort by IOHK’s Cardano team: the release of a new Cardano Haskell implementation. This implementation consists of two main components: the Cardano Node and the Cardano Explorer Backend and Web API.
Over the past 18 months, IOHK has been building a new architectural foundation that will not only prepare us for the upcoming releases for Shelley – and, thereafter, Goguen – but open the door to third-party developers and enterprise adoption.

Read IOHK’s full blog here

Shelley Incentivized Testnet Development Update - 14 February 2020

Hi everyone. It is Dimitris again, back for another week to share a quick update on the Shelley Incentivized Tesntet progress. Thanks for all your further feedback on these weekly video updates. It’s been great to get your thoughts on how we can improve them. We’re glad you are finding them useful and we will continue to try to bring you more useful information going forward.

Watch Dimitris’ Update Video here

EMURGO Seminar on February 25th: “Beyond the Block, How Blockchain Can Improve Your Business”

If you are in Japan and are interested in learning about improving your business with blockchain technology, please come and join our upcoming seminar “Beyond the Block: How Blockchain can Improve Your Business!” on February 25, at the EMURGO Japan office in Tokyo.

Check out the details here

EMURGO Promoting Effective Global Blockchain Solutions and Cardano Blockchain at Conferences and Events in 2019

EMURGO took to the main stage at more than 35 different conferences in 13 countries around the world in the second half of 2019 to showcase EMURGO’s global blockchain solutions and Cardano - the first third-generation blockchain to evolve through a research-driven approach. In 2019, EMURGO steadily increased company and blockchain industry recognition into new areas by speaking at a variety of events such as G-Star - a leading world-class major e-sports gaming conference and at a local Japanese fintech seminar alongside elected Japanese legislative representative Hideki Murai.

Read about the conferences and events here

2020’s First, New Cardano Ambassador Stories are here!

Welcome to 2020’s first, new batch of our “Ambassador Stories” series! It has been quite a while since our last journal entry. New stories will be shared with you whenever new ambassadors join our ranks and share their stories. During the last few months, we have been able to onboard several new ambassadors and we will have plenty of stories to share with you in the coming weeks.

With the Ambassador Stories, you will be able to enjoy the various unique stories of our Cardano Community Ambassadors: what motivates them to be part of this amazing and wonderful community.

The Cardano Community Management Team thanks the Ambassadors for all their continued efforts and participation in sharing their stories with us.

Please read all about them below!

Read Journal #14 - Marek and Matthijs, here

Read Journal #15 - Michael and Yuta, here

The Cardano Effect Podcast: Cardano Foundation Sponsorship, and an Interview with Manmeet Singh!

Recently the Cardano Foundation has given The Cardano Effect Podcast a new sponsorship. In their recent episodes Rick and Philippe talk about Yoroi Updates, Jormungandr 0.8.9, the latest Cardano news, Reddit Recap and a must-watch interview with Manmeet Singh from EMURGO who recently attended the “Blockchain for Europe” summit, speaking at the European Parliament in Brussels surrounded by MEPs and legislators!

Check out TCE Episode #73 here

Watch Manmeet’s Interview on Episode #75

Cardano Community Meetups

Upcoming Meetups

RSVP to these events!

25 Feb 2020 Beyond the Block:ブロックチェーンが変えるあなたのビジネス (How Blockchain Can Improve Your Business) Tokyo, Japan, by EMURGO

25 Feb 2020 Cardano Blockchain - DC Meetup, in Washington DC, USA, by Isaac and Dave Dio

29 Feb 2020 Perth Meetup @ The Aviary, in Perth, Australia, by Matthijs Last

3 Mar 2020 [Marcin Szamotulski]: Ouroboros-Network - networking for Cardano crypto currency, in Copenhagen Denmark, by Ramón and Joakim

4 Mar 2020 Blockchain - Time to explore the Cardano smart contract platform, in Stockholm, Sweden, by Thomas Bucklund

7 Mar 2020 Testnet Study Group, in Tokyo, by Hideki Takeshi

View all Cardano Community groups here

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