Essential Cardano360 April 2023
Essential Cardano360 April 2023
2023-04-28 18:15:00
Welcome to your April edition of Essential Cardano360! In this month's episode, we are excited to share with you the latest updates and news from the Cardano ecosystem.

Welcome to your April edition of Essential Cardano360! In this month's episode, we are excited to share with you the latest updates and news from the Cardano ecosystem.

Join us as we discuss the Hydra protocol and the progress towards CIP-1694, fostering a culture of self-governance and community empowerment across the Cardano ecosystem. We will also discuss how you can contribute and be a part of this journey.

We’ll bring you news about Lace, the new Web3 light wallet platform launched by Input Output Global, that promises to simplify the way we interact with the blockchain.

Later in the show, our guest, Sebastian Guillemot, will also be joining us to talk about his latest project, Paima Engine, which is set to transform gaming on the Cardano network.
In this edition, we’ll also have an excerpt from a longer interview with Frederik Gregaard, CEO of the Cardano Foundation, who will share updates from its recent annual report. 

Stay up to date with all the latest news and updates from IOG by following us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/InputOutputHK


  • 00:00:00 Welcome to Essential Cardano360 April Edition
  • 00:01:15 A recap on the Lace wallet mainnet launch with Alex and Rudi from IOG’s Lace Team joined by special guest, Thomas Olofsson from auditors FYEO
  • 00:14:07 Zero-knowledge tech briefing with Dr. Vanishree Rao, Head of applied cryptography at IOG
  • 00:20:47 IOG Lead Software Engineer Sebastian Nagel shares the progress on Hydra, Cardano’s layer 2 scalability protocol.  
  • 00:26:40 The latest on Cardano on-chain governance, Voltaire & CIP-1694 with Addie Girouard and Sheldon Hunt.
  • 00:30:40 Web3 Gaming: Introduction to Paima Engine with Sebastien Guillemot.
  • 00:33:44 Frederik Gregaard joins Cardano360 to talk about the Cardano Foundation annual report, partnerships, policies, education & more. Full length interview available soon.
  • 00:41:34 Closing notes

Useful links: 


Discover Lace: https://www.lace.io/

Follow Lace on Twitter for all the latest news: https://twitter.com/lace_io

FYEO: https://www.fyeo.io/

Learn Cardano Lace overview:   LearnCardano


The Zero Knowledge Lab: Driving greater blockchain scalability and security:   The Zero Knowledg

ZK-Lab – investigating the foundations of zero-knowledge proofs https://iohk.io/en/blog/posts/2022/11/18/zk-lab-investigating-the-foundations-of-zero-knowledge-proofs/

Models for Generation of Proof Forest in ZK-SNARK Based Sidechains https://iohk.io/en/research/library/papers/models-for-generation-of-proof-forest-in-zk-snark-based-sidechains/

What Makes Fiat–Shamir zkSNARKs (Updatable SRS) Simulation Extractable? https://iohk.io/en/research/library/papers/what-makes-fiat-shamir-zksnarks-updatable-srs-simulation-extractable/

Zswap: zk-SNARK Based Non-Interactive Multi-Asset Swaps https://iohk.io/en/research/library/papers/zswap-zk-snark-based-non-interactive-multi-asset-swaps/


Hydra website: https://hydra.family

Hydra monthly meeting March 2023: Mainnet demo, Hydra for payments & more :   Hydra monthly mee

IOG technical discord: https://discord.com/invite/inputoutput

🌟Voltaire & CIP-1694:

Contribute to CIP1694: https://github.com/cardano-foundation/CIPs/pull/380

Learn more & apply for CIP1694 community workshop grants: https://www.essentialcardano.io/article/cip-1694-community-workshops

🌟Paima Engine:

Explore Paima Studios: https://paimastudios.com/

A closer look at Paima with Cardano Over Coffee:  • Paima Studios CTO

🌟Cardano Foundation: 

Cardano Foundation website: https://cardanofoundation.org/

Check out the annual report from the Cardano foundation: https://cardanofoundation.org/en/annual-report/

🌟Other useful links: 

State of Cardano Q1 2023 Quarterly Community Report by Messari: 


Wanchain bug bounty program: https://medium.com/wanchain-foundation/help-make-cardano-interoperable-cardano-bridge-public-bug-bounty-is-live-b24ac31b01c8

Essential Cardano website: https://www.essentialcardano.io/ 

Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms: https://www.essentialcardano.io/article/6-types-of-blockchain-consensus-mechanisms



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