Intersect Development Update #17 - June 7th

13 min

Welcome to the seventeenth edition of the Intersect Development Report! This week’s update includes spotlights on Cardano’s roadmap, constitution call-to-actions, working group updates from Plutus and Consensus groups, DRep Pioneer workshops, Intersect events, and community hubs.

So, without further ado, let’s get into the update!

Cardano’s roadmap in 2024: progress report

It’s no secret that in 2024, Cardano has been moving from strength to strength, focusing on scalability, interoperability, and sustainability. Throughout its evolution, the milestones set along the way have allowed Cardano to continue to set industry standards and promote decentralization for all users.

Earlier this week, we compiled a progress report on the Cardano roadmap, detailing each of the 5 development phases and highlighting the latest updates.

As well as the progress report, you will also find information on how to get involved and contribute to the design and rollout of Cardano’s governance.

Cardano’s constitution

Reminder: Register your candidacy to join the interim Constitutional Committee by June 10th!

As we move closer to on-chain governance, we’re excited to announce that we are facilitating the elections for the interim Constitutional Committee and encouraging applications to join it!

Once applications close, Intersect will host a hustings X space for all candidates. We’ll share details next week!

Registration is now open, and voting via the Summon Platform will open on June 13th to elect the three remaining seats. Find out more and register your candidacy today!

Host a constitutional workshop

We have now received over 50 applications to run a workshop and support the drafting of Cardano’s constitution! Take a look at the current proposed regions & countries, and applications remain open until June 13th!

Plutus and Consensus working groups

Recently, IOG shared an update about the collaborations currently underway with us at Intersect, namely that their Plutus and Consensus teams have tech working groups under us.

The Plutus Technical working group focuses on developing and advancing Plutus, Cardano's smart contract execution platform. It will hold its second meeting on Tuesday, June 11th, at 14:00 UTC.

The Consensus team will host its first open meeting on Thursday, June 6th, at 14:30 UTC. The meeting will introduce UTXO-HD and the Peras workstream, improving Cardano's settlement time.

You can be involved in these meetings by signing up as an Intersect member here. You’ll receive an invite to the Discord server in the welcome email, where you'll find additional meeting links.

Core tech development update

In January, 15 Intersect members were selected to support the emergence of governance in Cardano. Below are details of their specific projects with their respective close-out reports.

Gero Labs

Grant Objective : Implement CIP-95 into the GeroWallet.

Status : Complete

Gero Labs Close-Out Report


Grant Objective : Implement CIP-95 in Typhon Wallet and update Cardanoscan with the necessary informational features required for the Conway Ledger Era.

Status: In progress


Grant Objective :  Update Eternl to implement CIP-95. Update Eternl's UI to accommodate new governance interactions enabled by CIP-95.

Status : Complete

Tastenkunst Close-out report

Xerberus Labs

Grant Objective : Deliver Cardano Ballot Voting Analysis with creation of an analysis report

Status : Complete

Xerberus Labs Close-out report

SundaeSwap Labs

Grant Objective : Establish a Cardano governance metadata standard.

Status : Complete

SundaeSwap Labs Close-out report


Grant Objective :  Update AdaStat to capture new governance data types available in the Conway Ledger Era.

Status :In progress


Grant Objective : Update Dandelion for the Conway Ledger Era.

Status : In progress

Harmonic Labs

Grant Objective : Update plu-ts for the Conway Ledger Era.

Status : In progress

Martin Lang

Grant Objective : Update the StakePool Operator (SPO) Scripts to be compatible in the Conway Ledger Era.

Status : Complete

Martin Lang Close-out report

Miguel A. Cabrera

Grant Objective :  Update the Cardanocli-JS library to address the new features available in the Conway Ledger Era.

Status : Complete

Migues A. Cabrera Close-out report


Grant Objective : Update Plutarch to take advantage of features in the Conway Ledger Era.

Status : In progress


Grant Objective : Implement CIP-95 and SanchoNet functionality into NuFi

Status : Complete

NuFi Close-out report

Obsidian Systems

Grant Objective: Apply Hydra payment channels to facilitating dRep voting incentives.

Status : Complete

Obsidian Close-out report

Satya Ranjan

Grant Objective : Update the Cardano Client Lib and Yaci to address new features available in the Conway Ledger Era.

Status : Complete

Satya Ranjan Close-out report


Grant Objective : Upgrade Cardano Multiplatform Library and Carp to support the Conway ledger era. Furthermore upgrading Flint wallet to support CIP-95.

Status: In progress

DRep Pioneer Program

We are excited to announce a series of upcoming DRep workshops designed to empower and equip community members with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective DReps. These workshops are a fantastic opportunity to deepen your understanding of DRep roles, enhance your capabilities, and connect with like-minded individuals.

To make these workshops accessible to as many people as possible, members are offering sessions in multiple regions and languages across the LATAM, Europe, Africa, Asia, USA, and Oceania regions.

Check out our knowledge page for more information on our upcoming DRep workshops. These workshops are an excellent opportunity for new and experienced community members to enhance their skills and contribute more effectively to the DRep community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Community hubs

LATAM Community HubLast Friday (31st May), the LATAM Community Hub hosted its first Intersect Town Hall, with over 30 local members joining. Special guests JJ Siler and Jack Briggs discussed Intersect's progress and future. Follow the new hub to stay updated on events hosted by the LATAM Community Hub.

The Japan Community Hub—held their 2nd space on X with over 50 members tuning in. Catch the recording here. Follow them to stay updated on all the events from the Japan Hub:

The Sri Lanka Hub—led by CoinCeylon, is making great progress in raising awareness by expanding on the Intersect brand assets and producing beautifully designed promotional materials:

They have begun planning their upcoming activities. Their first event will be an X Space, which will be held on 8th June at 15:30 (UTC). You can attend the X space by clicking here. Stay tuned for future events by following their X page.

The WADA (Africa) Community Hub—Our newest Community Hub has also launched its X account. Please follow them to stay up to date with upcoming events..

If you're passionate about driving positive change and nurturing community initiatives, your involvement can catalyze impactful projects and contribute to community growth and enrichment. To apply for a Community Hub grant, click here.

MCC update

This week, we are excited to announce that the Membership and Community Committee has appointed interim co-chairs (Nori Nishigaya and Mark Byers) and an interim secretary (Matthew Capps). They will hold these roles until the Annual Members Meeting.

These appointments embody the positive steps many of our committees and working groups are taking to empower their members and continue the momentum of work being done.

You can view these committees and their roles here.

Community tooling and progress update

Take a look at our Intersect Grants page to find out more on funding opportunities - with Phase 2 of our Inclusion & Accessibility category now open!

  • Grants to support local events and meet-ups: These grants support community-led meet-ups that cover Intersect and Cardano’s governance. They are capped at 40, and we have currently awarded 10.
  • Inclusion and Accessibility Phase 2: Govtool and the Constitutional Committee Portal are foundational community tools supporting Cardano governance. To make these tools more accessible, Intersect is providing a grant to implement a tool that allows the Cardano community to participate in the translations and grants to translate the key selected languages. The interim constitution will also need to be translated. This will be considered separately.
  • Constitutional workshops: This is a reminder that this category will remain open to apply until Thursday, 13th June.

Proposal Discussion Forum

We are excited to announce that the WeDeliver team has successfully achieved Milestone 3 and delivered a fully functional Minimum Viable Product that includes all the user flows outlined in Milestone 1. This significant achievement underscores the team's dedication to meeting project deadlines and delivering high-quality work.

More to follow in upcoming reports, including demos and testing opportunities.

Governance tooling

GovTool is back online following a rebuild after the last SanchoNet reset! Get back to testing the latest governance features making their way to mainnet later this summer!

During rebuild, new features were added, including support for direct voter registration and voting on governance actions. In addition, an easier registration process for DReps and a comprehensive DRep directory for improved transparency and selection have been added!

SanchoNet Govtool participation dashboard is now available on From this dashboard, everyone can keep track of Govtool usage and participate in its testing.

And here are these week's updated SanchoNet stats:

This week's reminders 

In this week's reminders section, we’d like to highlight:

  • Our Chang Timeline page on the knowledge base is updated weekly now. You can view this week’s updates here.
  • We’re hiring! - we’re looking for a highly motivated and experienced Membership sales and account executive to join our team on a nine-month full-time contract. During this important period of growth and development for Intersect, this role will be pivotal in growing our membership base, mainly through the introduction and membership sign-up of projects and organizations working within the Cardano ecosystem and beyond.
  • As we move closer to on-chain governance, we’re excited to announce that we are facilitating the interim Constitutional Committee elections and encouraging applications to join it! Registration is now open, and voting via the Summon Platform will open later in June to elect the three remaining seats. Find out more and register your candidacy today!

Well, that’s it for this week's update. Thanks for reading!

And finally, we’re interested in hearing more from you about subjects important to you, such as Cardano’s governance. Your ideas and suggestions are crucial to us. If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions, please get in touch via email, X, or LinkedIn.