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26Mar 2020

testing layer4 techniques

Over the past 100 days, Jormungandr has used a P2P technique called poldercast to enable communication between nodes. If you want to know more about the overlays, rings, vicinity and cyclons, here is an excellent summary written by Pal Dorogi: The Hitchhikers Guide To The Shelley – The Network But somehow something was missing, with …

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07Nov 2019

Ouroboros at work

There are several approaches to replacing the incredibly energy-intensive proof-of-work mechanism with something more intelligent and resource-friendly. Proof-of-Stake is one such approach, and Cardano’s Ouroboros is seen as a very promising, elegant and scientifically researched protocol. The mechanisms of the peer-reviewed papers are currently being implemented in test networks. For example project Jormungandr, Cardano’s RUST …

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28Feb 2019

Ouroboros 101 – Understanding The Protocol

Ouroboros is the fundamental protocol of Cardano which enables the decentralized public blockchain and thus cryptocurrency to function. By deliberately bringing together a combination of peer review, formal verification, and functional programming languages, a specification-defined cryptocurrency, one that’s provably secure in fact, was born. This contrasts greatly with the likes of Bitcoin for example, as …

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