These are the main news from July 2021 Cardano 360 Update, which you can watch as a video in full version and the mini version will be available soon.
1 . Global Cardano 2021 Summit Goguen Edition
In addition to the summit in Wyoming — there will be a mix of virtual and live events from around the world over two days.
You can register now at https://summit.cardano.org/
Answer “Yes” to the question “Would you be interested in attending a local community meet up?” and you will have a number of cities organised by the continent.
These cities are:
AFRICA (4): Accra, Addis, Cape Town, Kigali
ASIA (10): Abu Dhabi, Hanoi, Jakarta, Jerusalem, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Teheran, Tokyo, Ulaanbaatar,
AUSTRALIA (1): Sydney
EUROPE (6): Athens, Berlin, Kyiv, London, Tbilisi, Zurich
NORTH AMERICA (11): Wyoming, Austin, Havana, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Port-au-prince, San Salvador, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Vancouver
SOUTH AMERICA (6): Asuncion, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Rio De Janeiro, Santiago
So hopefully you will find one of the locations suitable for the offline networking. And we’ll do our best to make a great event in Kyiv (Ukraine).
2 . Alonzo White Phase (We are currently there)
Alonzo blue was already successfully completed.
Latest progress on the Alonzo rollout was shared by Kevin Hammond, Nigel Hemsley, and Dimitris Poulopoulos.
- Extending Cardano architecture
- Wallet backend integration coming next
- Rosetta API, DB Sync, Explorer, Graph QL integration will extend Alonzo White capability further
- More exercises to support testing
- Now bringing exchanges on board
- Partners building DApps locally
- Scaling support network for more users
- Community helping write & improve documentation, and offer support
- Building out network analytics
After White phase will be Alonzo Purple.
3 . Lars Brünjes gave an update on education team activity including Plutus Pioneers, new university collab and Mastering Cardano book.
More than 2000 students in Plutus Pioneers cohort.
4 . Introducing to cFund’s David Roebuck, from Wave Financial
cFund already invested into 2 projects:
Occam defi: https://occam.fi/
5 . The Cardano Foundation on the new Dev Portal with Tommy Kammerer, and Clark Alesna
You can check out the Cardano Developers Portal: https://developers.cardano.org/home/
6 . News from Africa with John O’Connorand Carlos Vargas-Montero
Learn more about Cardano in Africa: https://africa.cardano.org/
7 . Excerpt from an interview with Micky, CEO of World Mobile with John O’Connor and Charles Hoskinson
Watch the full Interview with World Mobile:
8 . Report on growth in the Cardano Community with Ben O’Hanlon, Lenna Onto and Matthew Capps
9 . Project Catalyst Update with Dor Garbash 1
More than 32,500 wallets registered to vote in Fund5
3.2 billion ADA in voting power
Fund6 will be $4 million
10 . Introducing some of the latest projects to be awarded funds from Project Catalyst
WADA, The West African Decentralized Alliance: https://wadalliance.org/
NFT-DAO NFT metadata standards: https://nft-dao.org/proposals
Cardano adoption in D.R.C: https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Cardano-Adoption-in-D-R-of-Congo/341586-48088
A Cardano-based marketplace: https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Cardano-based-Marketplace/340007-48088
Cardano China Info Hub: https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/341094-48088
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