These are the main news from Cardano 360 Update, which you can watch as a video in full version or mini version.
Alonzo Blue - everything is according to plan. From 6 SPOs testing the network, the number is increased to 20
It’s possible we can see a merge into Alonzo White in a week from now
Plutus Partners are building applications and will show some demos in July
Plutus Pioneer Program starts accepting candidates and the course start July 1. You can sign up https://developers.cardano.org/en/plutus-pioneer-program/
Cardano P2P Network: currently there are multiple P2P nodes running on the mainnet as test relays. The next step will involve a public testnet with a small amount of SPOs to run P2P relays with a final step - full P2P integration.
Partnership with The Nervos Network - building a bridge between two blockchains that will allow an exchange of ADA / CKB. Currently collaborating on a testnet with a mainnet to follow after that.
Orion Protocol Partnership
Revuto Partnership. Revuto helped the first token-sale on Cardano to raise $10 million.
Cardano partners Wolfram and Coti are working together to create NFT auction site. Wolfram is working on the solution for and front end processes. Coti is working on the solution for bidding processes, including analyzing ADA balances, providing custodial wallets for the bidders, and providing bidding mechanisms.
Project Catalyst. 10% rise in participation since Fund3. Almost 23 000 unique wallets and a total of 2.3 billion ADA participated in the voting. Fund5 registration for voting begins July 8 and registration with hardware wallets is supported.
Cardano Foundation has 2 new members of the team: David - new head of marketing and Sidney - new head of brand and communications.
IOHK site is available in the Japanese language.
Cardano Summit will happen at the end of September 2021. The landing page is http://summit.cardano.org/
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