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Intersect Development Update #3 - Feb 23rd

Catch up with the latest governance headlines from Intersect and around the Cardano Ecosystem.

9 min

Intersect Development Update #2 - Feb 16th

Catch up with the latest governance headlines from Intersect and around the Cardano Ecosystem - February 16th, 2024.

9 min

Intersect Development Update #1 - Feb 9th

By popular member demand, read all about the latest developments at Intersect in this new weekly update.

5 min

Intersect Newsletter - Running into 2024

Intersect hits the ground running in 2024 with workshops, committees, working groups, grants, and more!

11 min

End of year wrap up

A seasonal run down on all the important happenings around the Cardano space

13 min

CIP-1694 Progress Update: a positive end to an incredible year of building

Since the release of CIP-1694, the Cardano community has been providing implicit consent through active participation. This blog looks at the recent Ballot results and what they mean for the future

8 min

Open horizons: Cardano migrates to Intersect

Cardano's core code repository transitions to Intersect, empowering the member-based organization to steward Cardano's code repositories and usher in a new era of collaborative development.

5 min

Intersectが将来のガバナンスに関するCardano Ballot投票を告知

Cardanoエコシステムのメンバーベースの組織であるIntersectは、すべてのADA保有者がこのブロックチェーンの将来の意思決定プロセスについての発言の機会を得る、Cardano Ballotイベントを発表しました。

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Cardano Ballot Event on CIP-1694

On December 1st a Cardano Ballot event on CIP-1694 will open for all ada holders to have their say on the future decision making process for the blockchain.

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Votación en Cardano sobre CIP-1694

El 1 de diciembre, una votación en Cardano sobre CIP-1694 permitirá a todos los poseedores de ada influenciar el proceso de decisión sobre el futuro de la cadena.

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SanchoNet: The Gateway to Community Governance

SanchoNet: The Gateway to Community Governance

Collaboration and consensus building are key themes leading Cardano forward. The road to Voltaire is an exciting one, with many processes and hurdles to overcome requiring community wide engagement. By empowering ada holders with the proper resources and opportunities to engage in the protocol’s development, Cardano continues to hit its milestones and is setting new industry standards for on-chain governance.

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A Steward for Cardano’s Open-Source Strategy

A Steward for Cardano’s Open-Source Strategy

At the base of Cardano’s ever-expanding platform are principles that exist for the purpose of fostering an open and decentralized blockchain network that is built for the people, by the people. Cardano’s journey towards the age of Voltaire and the era of on-chain governance has been as much about addressing the challenges of governance as it is about seeking consensus on what an open, community-led ecosystem means. Through collective actions, such as steering committees, Intersect – Cardano’s member-based organization tasked with preserving the protocol’s continuity and ongoing development – provides opportunities for community members to make decisions about Cardano’s future, together.

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CIP-1694 Progress Update 4: Unveiling the Latest Developments in Governance

CIP-1694 Progress Update 4: Unveiling the Latest Developments in Governance

Showcased at the recent NFTxLV event, the Voltaire GovTool serves as a valuable resource to advancing community building on Cardano. By creating a user-friendly interface that enables ADA holders to directly interact with CIP-1694, and easily register as Delegated Representatives (DReps), delegate voting power to DReps, and review governance actions, collaboration and democratic decision making will soon be a streamlined process for the entire community to enjoy.

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Introducing the Voltaire GovTool

Introducing the Voltaire GovTool

A truly decentralized blockchain protocol must embrace a governance model that fosters collaboration and democratic consent every step of the way. Alongside alignment around core principles, processes, organizations and mechanisms, effective governance requires tools to promote community engagement and provide the technical ‘plumbing’ for building consensus across the Cardano ecosystem.

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CIP-1694 Progress Update: unveiling the latest developments in governance

CIP-1694 Progress Update: unveiling the latest developments in governance

Designed as a collaborative environment for the Cardano community, learnings and developments from SanchoNet will be key to advancing governance for Cardano. SanchoNet welcomes some big names this month including Adam Dean as a maintainer to the testnet. Additionally, Blockfrost now provides access to SanchoNet through its API. Thank you to Marek and team for your contributions. This is an exciting update for the Cardano community, as it eases building for the developers in the ecosystem.

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The Advancement of CIP-1694 to a Ballot

The Advancement of CIP-1694 to a Ballot

Cardano has always had its vision set on fostering an ecosystem that champions community collaboration and decentralized innovation. This year in particular marks a formative period in Cardano’s timeline as more community members have rolled up their sleeves and participated in the advancement of the Cardano protocol than ever before. The Voltaire journey is as much about addressing the challenges of governance as it is about seeking consensus on how we best address these and the community’s valued contributions and continued support have been the driving force for Cardano’s ongoing progress.

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CIP-1694 Digest 2

CIP-1694 Digest 2: Unveiling the Latest MVG Developments

SanchoNet officially launched on August 16, kicking off its phased rollout to support the technical development of CIP-1694. SanchoNet serves as a controlled development environment for the Cardano community to safely experience and give feedback on the on-chain capabilities required for participatory governance. Beyond the development of these features, SanchoNet will in time also enable the integration of community-built tools with the platform. Designed as a collaborative environment for the Cardano community, learnings and developments from SanchoNet will be key in advancing Cardano ever closer to minimum viable governance.

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SanchoNet: building together in the age of Voltaire

SanchoNet: building together in the age of Voltaire

The final stage of the original Cardano roadmap, Voltaire, is set to enact the next generation of governance that fully unlocks the Cardano community’s contributions, fostering a self-sustaining system. Voltaire encapsulates Cardano's ideals of participation, empowerment, and inclusive accountability, guided by a principles-first approach and led by the community.

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Weekly CIP-1694 Digest: Unveiling the latest MVG Developments

CIP-1694 Digest: Unveiling the latest MVG Developments

Over the last six months, the Cardano community actively collaborated on building the next era of minimum viable governance (MVG) through a series of 50 global community workshops that concluded with a final covening in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Challenging traditional institutions: the role of decentralization in governance

Decentralization is a big idea that aims to alter the balance of power by transitioning away from traditional institutions and empowering individuals. It is a core deliverable and key mission for many blockchain projects. The technology exhibits decentralization as it is spread across multiple nodes run by multiple entities offering network empowerment within a system that grows organically with its user base. What about the user base? How are decisions made about the evolution of the blockchain?

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Intersect: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Fuels Progress

As the Cardano ecosystem readies itself to welcome in the age of Voltaire, a brand-new member-based organization has launched with the purpose of creating a new generation of tools for supercharging community participation in Cardano governance. Its name: Intersect.

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Press Release: Introducing ‘Intersect’ — A New Member-Based Organization For Cardano

12th July, 2023: A member-based organization for the Cardano ecosystem, Intersect, opens the call for members to join and advance Cardano’s core technology, and develop a roadmap for the future of Cardano.

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Intersect — A Closer Look

Intersect will be a home for the Cardano’s future development and an aggregation point for community governance

7 min