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IOHK donates $500,000 in Cardano’s native cryptocurrency to the University of Wyoming to drive innovative blockchain application image1200×900 293 KB (Written by IOHK’s PR Lead, Rod Alexander) IOHK, the software engineering company founded by technology entrepreneur and Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson, earlier last week, on 2020-02-14T15:00:00Z announced a donation of $500,000 in ada cryptocurrency to the University of Wyoming’s (UW) Blockchain Research and Development Lab, in Laramie. Wyoming is one of the world’s leading destinations for legislatively-enabled blockchain innovation - due in large part to the work of the Wyoming Blockchain Taskforce and other partners. The state has enacted a total of 13 blockchain-enabling laws, making it the only US state to provide a comprehensive, welcoming legal framework that enables blockchain technology to flourish, both for individuals and companies.

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Charles Hoskinson Surprise AMA - 16/02/2020 (Written by @Eric_Czuleger) On Sunday February 16th 2020, Charles Hoskinson sat down for a surprise AMA. There 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: -The OBFT hard fork will be initialized in under the next five days, pending the clearance of the update proposal which was made on the 15th of February. -After the completion of the OBFT hard fork, the Byron reboot will be shipped to the end user, this will occur in March. -The Haskell testnet will 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.

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We’ve collected some more feedback from you this week, along with the latest stats from the testnet. Click to enlarge the image and see how things are going. And keep an eye out for a fresh survey next week! shelley_incentivized_testnet_infographic_Week341000×3207 578 KB

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Charles Hoskinson Cardano Update - 12/02/2020 (Written by @Eric_Czuleger - IOHK Content Writer) On February 12th Charles Hoskinson sat down to give an update on recent developments with Cardano. This included a wide ranging discussion of future plans and recent information releases. Brief Summary: -Charles Hoskinson recently returned from the Satoshi Roundtable and Suits and Spooks. Both events confirmed that there is a heightened interest in the cryptocurrency space as crypto winter comes to an end. -IOHK has recently completed its most significant software update since the Byron launch -The OBFT hard fork is still set for release on February 20th. -The ITN will receive a large update at the end of the week. Between this week’s update and next week’s update a good deal of the challenges with the ITN should be solved. -The performance results from simulations of Ouroboros Hydra look very promising and the paper will be released soon.

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New Cardano node, explorer backend, and web API released image800×450 154 KB Today marks the culmination of considerable effort by the Cardano team: the release of a new Cardano Haskell implementation. This implementation consists of two main components: Cardano Node and Cardano Explorer Backend and Web API These have been deployed as additional nodes on the Cardano Byron testnet and mainnet. For now, Cardano’s blockchain production remains on the old implementation. The full migration of the new node implementation will happen after the update to Ouroboros BFT. There is no corresponding wallet release at this time. All existing wallets will continue to work.

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