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Charles Hoskinson’s Cardano Update 17-1-2020 (Written by @Eric_Czuleger) On Friday the 17th of January Charles Hoskinson sat down for an update on the development of the Incentivized Testnet. He also touched on the emerging strategy for Cardano in 2020 and his upcoming trip to the World Economic Forum at Davos. SUMMARY -The Incentivized Testnet, Addrestia, and Daedalus are now on regular release cadences. -Launch requirements are being discussed for Goguen. -The OBFT hard fork will likely occur in February along with the release of the Ouroboros Hydra paper. -Monthly updates from product managers will soon begin through Youtube videos. -A conversation has begun about the inclusion of punitive measures to reduce bad behavior on the incentivized testnet. Cardano is looking good. The last six weeks have been illuminating because we have changed our product, project, and management estimations. We are now seeing some great output from that.

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Week 30: W/E 17th January 2020 image850×478 83.5 KB Each week, this is where we’ll share a high-level summary of key achievements and what’s been going on in the Shelley Testnet program. Remember, for the very latest technical updates you can follow all the commits and pull requests in our Jormungandr GitHub. If you are not already part of the conversation, we invite you to the Shelley Testnet & Stake Pool Best Practice Telegram group. With almost 3,700 members and steadily growing, this is a great resource for anyone interested in the Incentivized Testnet. Thanks to everyone from the community taking part in the Shelley Testnet as both delegators and stake pool operators! What’s Up A lot has happened since the latest release. Jormungandr v0.8.6 has brought changes that were long awaited by the community. The node is more stable and with the new regular release cycle we are now implementing, it will continue to improve network stability.

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Charles Hoskinson Surprise AMA 12-1-2020 (written by @Eric_Czuleger IOHK) On January 12th 2020, Charles Hoskinson sat down for a surprise AMA. There he discussed the preparations being made for the Haskell Shelley Testnet. He also talked about the methodology of building on two different codebases and looked forward to increased development velocity in 2020. Furthermore, he touched on expansion initiatives by the Cardano Foundation and Emurgo. SUMMARY The Incentivized Testnet team is once again fully operational and picking up development cadence to solve difficulties on the testnet. The incentivized testnet served the purpose of understanding user experience and testing parameter expectations. As we prepare for Goguen, we are focusing on identity, oracles, multi-asset standards, and establishing rules for data and metadata.

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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! I: The Cardano Foundation: 2019 in review Dear community! As 2020 takes full reign, it is a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. The first annual video recap highlights some of the achievements and successes of 2019 as the Cardano Foundation transformed itself and is back on the right track. The entire team worked tirelessly to get three years’ work done in a mere 12 months. The Cardano Foundation thanks everyone for their continuous support, patience and encouragement. Our journey toward our goals continues in part thanks to the community that saw an exponential growth in 2019. Together we are stronger! Enjoy the Cardano Foundation: 2019 in review video, which also gives a glimpse to 2020.

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SURPRISE AMA 1-3-2020 written by @Eric_Czuleger On January 3rd 2020, Charles Hoskinson sat down for the first surprise AMA of 2020. There he looked forward to the emerging technologies of the next decade and the role cryptocurrencies will play in their development. He also confirmed his dedication to positioning Cardano as a global financial and social operating system. SUMMARY The next decade will see a dramatic proliferation of technology and cryptocurrencies will be an important part of that development. We believe that the 2020s will be the decade of Cardano and we are aiming to grow into a global social and financial operating system. Incentives, commercialization, and technology are all key components to master in order to become the industry leading crypto project. 2020 is the year of the recursive snark and IOHK is currently exploring the technology internally and externally.

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