Cardano ecosystem set to expand with custom-built sidechains
    13 Jan 2023

    The toolkit will allow for creators of sidechains to choose their own consensus mechanism and other application-specific features, whilst inheriting the security of the main chain. Input Output Global (IOG) — the team behind the Cardano ecosystem — will release a software toolkit in late Jan. 2023 that will enable developers to deploy custom-built sidechains…

    Cardano, Polkadot, Kusama lead in development activity over the past month
    28 Dec 2022

    Over the past month, the highest blockchain development activity was recorded in Cardano (ADA), Polkadot (DOT), Kusama (KSM), Cosmos (ATOM), Decentraland (MANA), and Ethereum (ETH) – data from Santiment revealed. Development activity indicates a project’s dedication to creating a viable product. According to Santiment, Cardano (ADA) is currently the most actively developed crypto. Multiple innovations…

    Polkadot co-founder Gavin Wood steps down as CEO of the company behind the ecosystem
    22 Oct 2022

    Gavin Wood, the Polkadot co-founder, is stepping down as the CEO of Parity Technologies, the blockchain development company behind the Polkadot ecosystem. Björn Wagner will now lead Polkadot’s key backer company. Gavin Wood, a crypto developer who exited the Ethereum Foundation in 2015 and became Polkadot’s co-founder, will remain a majority shareholder in Parity Technologies….

    Tether launches USDT stablecoin on Polkadot blockchain
    24 Sep 2022

    Tether, the company that powers the largest stablecoin by market cap and the 3rd largest cryptocurrency, announced the launch of Tether (USDT) on Polkadot. The launch will allow Tether to move in and out of the Polkadot network. Tether, the largest stablecoin on the market, continues to expand its footprint in decentralized ecosystems with the…

    Acala stablecoin recovers dollar peg following burning 1.29 billion exploited aUSD
    17 Aug 2022

    Polkadot’s DeFi protocol Acala is struggling to edge back its native stablecoin aUSD to the dollar peg after the community voted to burn 1.29 billion of aUSD. Following a smart contract exploit that dropped the aUSD’s value, a new governance vote aims to bring the token back to its peg. These “extra” tokens were minted…

    Moonbeam helps to swap tokens between Cosmos and Polkadot
    26 Jul 2022

    Moonbeam, a smart contract parachain on Polkadot, announced a partnership with Cosmos-based decentralized exchange Osmosis on July 23 to enable cross-chain token swaps between the Polkadot and Cosmos ecosystems. Simply put, this integration means it will be easy to transfer tokens between the two different blockchain ecosystems. Axelar Network will serve as the bridge infrastructure…