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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