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Cardano and Blockchain Insights


Side Chains and State Channels on Cardano

In the world of blockchain technology, a “side chain” is when you link one blockchain network to another in a parent-child relationship. The blockchain designated as the “child” is the side chain. The parent is typically referred to as the “main chain,” “layer 1”, or “base chain”. Side chains can provide functionality that the main chain does not, such as more speed, potentially cheaper or free transactions, or running DApps from originally made for other blockchain networks. It’s like when your 16-year-old is designated to handle all the computer stuff in the home because mom and dad can’t keep up with the constantly changing technologies and interfaces.

On the Bitcoin network, there is a popular side chain called Liquid. Liquid offers stronger security and faster processing for Bitcoin transactions. All Liquid Bitcoin is linked to actual Bitcoin on the Bitcoin mainnet, but Liquid Bitcoin can move around on the side chain, changing hands many many times without having to interact with the slower Bitcoin mainnet. On Liquid, these transactions are not only faster, but cheaper. When a user is ready,…


The Cardano Roadmap: the history, the future, and YOU

Every blockchain network is fundamentally a software development project. It starts with a small team and a big idea. If the idea works, the resulting technology will require constant attention over time. The birth of a new technology is not an endpoint - it is just the beginning!

We all experience this process in a personal way with our phones and other devices. Sometimes it’s a sudden security patch to ward off the latest bug. Other times, a planned upgrade brings new tools and enhancements to our fingertips. In both cases, these are evidence of a busy team behind the scenes, working hard to give your technology the latest edge.

Project Roadmaps

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Crypto Wallet: Your Cardano Citizenship Center

Your Crypto Wallet is the most central component of your personal interactions with a blockchain network. Despite their centrality, the basic choices and details…


Cardano's Project Catalyst: Experiments in Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)

Project Catalyst is an experiment in collaboration and innovation for Cardano. This experiment is made possible by the Cardano blockchain. The format of Project…


Lido Nation Elevator Pitch

Blockchain technology is a powerful way of using and extending the internet as we know it, and it’s going to change our world. Like…


DAOs Demystified: Organization that puts people first

Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is an emerging way to organize work that changes the usual model of hierarchical power. In this new way of…


Kids these days! Cryptocurrency for the next generation...and you!

Someone in my extended family who shall remain nameless has earned a reputation, and more than a few eyerolls, for continuing to whip out…


Why does crypto currency price go up and down

The prices of cryptocurrencies rise and fall for the same reason it takes more genetic information to create a tomato than a human; for…


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