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IOHK launches new version for Cardano’s Daedalus, celebrates new client for Ethereum Classic

  • Version 3.1.0 of the Daedalus wallet for Cardano offers support for Ledger hardware wallets and new search functions.
  • IOHK launched a native client for Ethereum Classic (ETC) to increase security against 51% attacks.

IOHK has announced the launch of a new version of Cardano‘s native wallet, Daedalus. Designed to offer support for the Ledger hardware wallet, Daedalus version 3.1.0 adds functions that improve user experience.

Among them is a search function for staking pools that allow users to find them using only their ID with an extra layer of verification displayed in the “Delegation Wizard”. The latter feature verifies that a stake pool is trustworthy by linking it to a website or social network profile.

Over the past weeks, IOHK team around project manager, Volodymyr Hulchenko, was extremely busy on adding new functions for Daedalus. Besides Ledger, Cardano’s native wallet has implemented support for Trezor since its version 3.0.0. Moreover, the team led by Hulchenko is conducting tests in preparation for the full deployment of Cardano’s decentralized finance capabilities.

Mantis, a native client for Ethereum Classic

On the other hand, IOHK celebrated the culmination of an initiative that aimed to provide greater exposure to projects within the Cardano ecosystem and to present an overview of the history, present, and future of the platform. However, the initiative was expanded to introduce other projects developed by IOHK members, such as the new client Mantis for Ethereum Classic.

Aiming to be a reliable, secure and useful alternative for developers, wallet users and infrastructure providers, as IOHK clarified, Mantis is designed to reduce the risk of a 51% attack on the network. By increasing security, users will be able to have a “robust” client to connect to the Ethereum Classic blockchain.

IOHK has developed Mantis as part of a long-standing partnership with the Ethereum Classic community. Mantis includes 4 components: the Mantis wallet, the Mantis explorer, the Mantis faucet, and the Mantis client. The latter allows a P2P connection with the blockchain, receiving transactions, validating and deploying smart contracts, among others.

Mantis adds variety, optimization, sustainability, and improves the performance of the Ethereum Classic blockchain, says IOHK. The project was led by Robert Moore, Head of Digital Delivery at IOHK, and built on the Scala programming language.

Mantis features include stable peer discovery, pruning, fast synchronization, and newly implemented checkpointing (for 51% attack resistance) and proto-treasury (for long-term sustainability).

As reported by CNF, the Ethereum Classic network has been affected by three 51% attacks over a period of one year. In the aftermath, the community put pressure on the developers to provide solutions to the security flaws.

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