Cardano Community Newsletter - June 28, 2019

Welcome to the Cardano Newsletter!

Published by the Cardano community team every two weeks, this newsletter will provide you with news, updates and events about the project!

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Shelley Testnet Rollout

The Shelley era is all about decentralization, and the IOHK team have decided to take a decentralized approach in building out the Shelley testnet in collaboration with the community. The testnet will have a series of releases rolling out in three main phases. To support the rollout, there is now a dedicated GitHub repository and new Cardano testnet website with instructions, videos, and tutorials. We also invite you to join our best practice Telegram group to discuss the testnet with your fellow Cardano community members.

Learn more about the Shelley Testnet Rollout

Emurgo Showcase Meetup Recap

Emurgo recently hosted a showcase meetup at their Tokyo office to allow four of their partners to come present on their projects and their ongoing progress. Read a recap written by the Cardano Foundation’s community manager who attended to learn more about these projects and what Ken Kodama (CEO of Emurgo) and Charles Hoskinson (CEO of IOHK) spoke about at this event.

Read the recap on the forum

IOHK’s MoU with the Georgian Government & Universities

Last week, in Tbilisi, Georgia, IOHK signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see them working with the Georgian government’s Ministry of Education and Science to identify and implement a range of 3rd generation blockchain-enabled projects. The next steps will be to organize workshops, and forums to identify the most pressing challenges that can be tackled using Cardano, Atala, or a combination of both.

Further details on the Georgian MoU here

New Hires at the Cardano Foundation

The Cardano Foundation has recently announced many exciting updates, including updates on expanding its team. Bakyt Azimkanov has been appointed the Foundation’s Global PR, Communications and Marketing Director alongside the promotion of Ye Ji Kim as the new Senior PR, Communications and Marketing Manager. New Community Managers, Andy Hendrikx, Ben O’Hanlon and Niels Schoof, have also joined the team to support, grow and help educate the Cardano community. Lastly, Gianna Abegg joins as Legal Counsel to strengthen the Foundation’s legal function. Read the press releases by clicking the links below.

Read about Bakyt

Read about Ye Ji

Read about Andy, Ben and Niels

Read about Gianna

Ada Payment System Launched in Japan

Last weekend, the first ada payment system in Japan was introduced by Emurgo at a barbeque restaurant called ‚ÄėTamura‚Äô in Osaka. The restaurant now accepts the cryptocurrency ada as a form of payment and marks a major step forward towards ada adoption.

Read on about the Payment System

Community Meetup Recap from Brazil

CriptoBlock is a major event held in Brazil on the adoption and usability of cryptocurrencies. Marcus, one of the Cardano Ambassadors, represented Cardano and helped spread the word. Read Marcus’s recap on the Cardano forum where he gives further insight about the event and interviews he did on Cardano (in Portuguese).

Recap on CriptoBlock

Upcoming Meetups

RSVP to these events!

4 Jul 2019 - Inaugural Cardano Foundation Meetup in Taipei
6 July Tokyo Meetup by H. Takeshi

Join these new Cardano Meetup groups!

Cardano Turkey Meetup group
Cardano Blockchain Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
Cardano Blockchain Malta (Valletta, Malta)
Cardano Blockchain Ostrava (Ostrava, Czech Republic)

Nothing in your area ?

See if a group already exists on our page and connect with the local organiser!


Start your own Cardano meetup group? Learn more here