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  • Cardano hired David Essar as their new Sr. Product Manager.
  • Cardano 1.5 Testnet was also released.

Cardano community team released a bi-weekly newsletter which provided news and updates about the company.

Cardano hires a new Sr. Product Manager

IOHK, the company behind Cardano, announced David Esser, as senior product manager for the Cardano blockchain platform. Mr. Essar was the co-founder and technology or operating chief at two successful start-ups, DBO2 (now Predictive Solutions) and RepairPal.

Essar said:

“I’m excited to start at IOHK and join the Cardano project – the industry is missing a third-generation blockchain platform that is built from the ground up to be the foundation for large enterprise-class applications. I’m thrilled to join this team and play a part in building it.”

Cardano 1.5 Testnet Release

Cardano 1.5.0 released Daedalus 0.13.0 with Cardano SL 3.0.0. This version added support for the Ouroboros BFT protocol. Cardano Community tweeted the following:

“Today, Cardano 1.5 has been released on the test net. This is for later releases to the main net. This release is a milestone because it is the last Cardano release in the Byron development phase.”

Upcoming Meetups

  • March 20, in Stuttgart: Cardano Community Meetup
  • March 22, in San Diego: Cardano Community Meetup
  • March 28, in Washington DC: Cardano Community Meetup