About this site

This is an unofficial technical update tracker for the Cardano (ADA) project. It aggregates commits within the last 7 days from all branches of select git repos into a list. The same content can also be acquired from GitHub's web interface but doing so presents some limitations:

  • You won't immediately see the latest commits. GitHub offers a network graph that renders all branch histories for the entire repo but you'll need to navigate and hover over each node to see commit details. Note that this includes forks so as the number of forks increase, the graph could quickly become noisy to the point that GitHub disables the view after it reaches a certain threshold.
  • Lists of commits are scoped to a single branch. This makes it awkward to track changes from repos with lots of branches. For instance, input-output-hk/cardano-sl alone currently has over 180 branches (at time of writing) that can turn active at any moment.

The site also contains a directory – including links to internal documentation used for development, and an overview of the ADA market.

Check out the recent changes from our changelog.



There is plenty of peer-reviewed research behind Cardano. What's being missed by a lot of people, however, is the enormous engineering work being done to implement these ideas. In the spirit of radical transparency, I wanted to expose more of that development activity from the Cardano development teams and the rest of the open source community in order to

  • show how Cardano is not vaporware or “just a whitepaper” to the uninformed
  • help the community stay up-to-date with changes to Cardano's code
  • and finally, consider Cardano as a standard bearer for good software practices


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