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Earlier today a blog post from David Esser about the details and various roll out phases on Shelley's Testnet, has been released. For those interested, you can now join the roll out of the #Cardano #Shelley testnet and take part in Phase 1 of the testing program here:
History in the making!

Did you know Rick (Cardano Ambassador & The Cardano Effect host), has a livestream running, mapping a large part of the #Cardano #Shelley Networked Testnet phase 2? Itโ€™s growing every day with new nodes! Thanks for setting this up!

Interested? Check it out here:
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Hello all. Ahead of the upcoming snapshot and #Shelley Incentivized Testnet, please remember bad actors are also active within the community. Click here for safety tips and information:
You may have heard or read about an upcoming Cardano OBFT hard-fork via various media. While this is technically a hard fork, it wonโ€™t look anything like the various BTC hard-forks that happened and exist to date.

All parties of the current federated system have agreed to the protocol upgrade, so no action is required from Yoroi users. Daedalus users will have to upgrade their wallet, but no more. The whole process should smoothly happen automatically.
More info will follow later!

Here's Tim Harrison's recap blog on the latest Shelley dates and updates.

"It has been quite a week... dates for the Shelley rollout, a brand new batch of pioneers and โ€“ already โ€“ 58 pioneer stake pools on the Friends & Family #Shelley testnet. Read more rollout updates right here..."

Today marks the start of our public #Shelley testnet, a hugely important milestone on our shared journey to Shelley mainnet. From right now, any operator who wants to run a @Cardano pool can start getting ready for mainnet staking & delegation later this summer. Please join our chat: and start reading here:
OUT NOW: New Daedalus Shelley Testnet Release! ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ

IOHK has just released a brand new #Daedalus for the Shelley testnet. Now you can try out new #Shelley Shelley features in a sandboxed environment using test adaโ€Š-โ€Šincluding delegation, stake pools & seeing how real rewards will work on the mainnet later this summer.

Check Darko's Quick explanation video here:

IOHK will release have a full video walkthrough for you later this week, digging into the features in-depth. We'll also be adding new Daedalus testnet functionality incrementally during the Shelley roll out, over the weeks ahead.

Remember, no 'real' ada is involved on the testnet. But please always be vigilant against scammers. Never respond to 'giveaways' and never send your real ada to anyone claiming they are a stake pool. Delegation happens within your own walletโ€Š-โ€Šyour ada never goes anywhere.

The new Daedalus wallet (1.2.0-STN1) is now available from the Cardano testnets site; remember, for your own security, only download Daedalus from official IOHK or Cardano sites:
We hope you enjoy trying these features out! More information is available here.

Have funโ€Š-โ€Šand please contact us via the support desk if you spot any bugs or have issues!
"Rolling out Shelley and Preparing for Goguen + Learning more about Atala PRISM: Cardano's Identity Management Solution"

ICYMI: #Shelley lays the decentralized foundations for #Cardano. Meanwhile, #Goguen development continues apace. Starting to rollout Q4 2020, Goguen will empower our community to create new value, utility & adoption.

Learn more, fresh from the Cardano Virtual Summit:


In today's world, verifying your digital identity will be crucial for economic inclusion & access to government or business services.

Find out how Atala PRISM can build an ecosystem of trust between users and organizations:
Want to see what #ada rewards you could earn when staking arrives on mainnet later this summer? IOHK has released a staking calculator for the #Shelley Testnet, so you can estimate what your rewards could be on mainnet.

While you can try out delegation and staking features, there are currently no rewards on the Shelley testnet. ada rewards come with Shelley on the Cardano mainnet. Currently, we estimate rewards of around 4.6% annualized on your staked ada.*

Factors like stake pool performance total staking volume will affect the exact % (percentage) rewards you should expect. Hereโ€™s the calculator. So you can do the math. Use the sliders to understand how various parameters will affect your rewards:

For a deeper dive, check out our full walkthrough with Dr. Lars Brรผnjes, one of the core team behind #Cardano incentive design and implementation. He'll take you through the core features and help explain some of the theory.

Lars will take you through the full calculator functionality, explaining parameters and options for both ada holders and stake pools, and covering both basic and advanced modes. See here:

Exciting times ahead, with staking coming soon. But a final note of caution. Scammers will try to take advantage and catch the unwary. Remember: to earn rewards, you delegate securely from your wallet.

You'll NEVER need to send your #ADA anywhere, whatever you may be promised!

*Please note that the Shelley Testnet rewards calculator is based on what comes out of the Treasury, and doesn't include any Transaction Fees.
Shelley๊ฐ€ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ๊ณ์œผ๋กœ ์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค! ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„์€ ์ด์ œ #Shelley #mainnet์„ ๋‹ค์šด๋กœ๋“œ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 3์„ธ๋Œ€ ๋ธ”๋ก์ฒด์ธ #Cardano๋Š” ์ง„์ •ํ•œ ํƒˆ ์ค‘์•™ํ™”๋ฅผ ์ œ๊ณตํ•˜๋Š” ๊ธฐ์ˆ ์˜ ๋˜ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ง€ํ‰์„ ์—ด์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. #Shelley๋กœ ๋ฌด์—‡์„ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š”์ง€ ์ง€๊ธˆ ์•Œ์•„๋ณด์‹ญ์‹œ์˜ค. #ShelleyEdition
์„ฑ๊ณต์ ์ธ ํ•˜๋“œ ํฌํฌ์™€ ๋ฉ”์ธ๋„ท ๋Ÿฐ์นญ์œผ๋กœ #Shelley ์‹œ๋Œ€๊ฐ€ ๋„๋ž˜ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค! #ShelleyisHere. ์ด์ œ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„์€ Cardano์—์„œ ์Šคํ…Œ์ดํฌ ํ’€์„ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉฐ ๋‹ค๊ฐ€์˜ฌ ์Šคํ…Œ์ดํฌ ํ’€ ์„ฑ๊ณต์‚ฌ๋ก€, ์œ„์ž„, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  #ADA ๋ณด์ƒ ๋“ฑ์˜ ๊ธฐ๋Šฅ์„ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์ฒดํ—˜ํ•˜์‹ค ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค!
์—ฌ๊ธฐ์„œ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜์‹ญ์‹œ์˜ค!
OUT NOW: Daedalus 2.1.0 is the first major update to the Daedalus wallet and introduces two new features: Shelley ITN rewards redemption, and spendable rewards
on Cardano.

The โ€œRedeem Incentivized Testnet rewardsโ€ feature lets you redeem ITN rewards to a Shelley wallet. This requires both the wallet recovery phrase (from the Daedalus Rewards wallet containing the rewards) and a #Shelley wallet with enough funds to pay the transaction fees.

Download today, only from the official site. Rewards included in the wallet balance are now spendable automatically when transactions occur. And completely transparent for users. Enjoy redeeming your ITN rewards. And happy staking!

Download it here:

Also check the "ITN Rewards: how to redeem them?" instructions here:
Cardano Node and Backend Update:

It has been a busy fortnight for IOG, as they continue to enhance and optimise the #Cardano #Shelley platform. Last week, they released a host of upgrades inc. a new #Cardano wallet backend, adding transaction metadata support and enhanced performance for exchanges and 3rd party wallets.

Earlier today (yesterday for some), theyโ€™ve deployed a number of additional upgrades to mainnet, including new node version 1.20.0. This release further optimises performance for SPOs by reducing CPU and memory usage at the end of each epoch.

The new node also contains node-level pool ranking enhancements and saturation calculations which will be integrated into the next Daedalus release to continue to improve the delegation experience.

Please stay on the lookout for more updates to come for Daedalus! ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿงฑโ›“