IOHK, the blockchain R&D company and third-generation blockchain developers and smart contract platform Cardano, today announced an integration led by Wolfram Blockchain Labs, a subsidiary of Wolfram Research, creators of Wolfram Alpha computational information machine.
Wolfram Alpha is a natural language processing tool and the world’s largest source of computational information, as well as a provider for Apple Siri and Alexa intelligent assistants. As part of the collaboration, Wolfram and IOHK will work together to integrate Cardano blockchain data into Wolfram Alpha, using the curated database that founder Stephen Wolfram has collected over more than 30 years.
From a blockchain perspective, Wolfram provides the most advanced computational information needed for oracles; the external sources of information that allow ‘smart contracts’ to operate, which may take the form of election results, sports results, or cryptocurrencies rates.
Through this collaboration, Cardano will be able to offer developers a way to integrate advanced external data into their smart contracts, as the rollout of Cardano’s smart contract functionality continues to mature. Following the partnership, Wolfram Blockchain Labs course material will now feature Cardano-specific content, allowing developers to learn how to best use Wolfram and Oracles tools for Cardano.
Earlier this month, IOHK announced the intention to launch two smart contract developer (devnets) environments for Cardano – KEVM and IELE. These will allow smart contracts to be run on the Cardano blockchain, without the need to be familiar with Cardano-specific programming language.
Also through the collaboration, users will also be able to access a powerful blockchain query tool, something no other technology can currently offer. Uniquely, users are allowed to query for information by typing sentences such as: “Which is the block with the highest amount of fees?” Or “Which is the ticket with the highest amount of transactions?” and get real-time solutions.
“Wolfram Blockchain Labs has particularly strict standards when considering which blockchain platforms to integrate into its tool set. We are therefore particularly proud to be one of a select group of blockchain platforms that Wolfram Blockchain Labs has chosen to integrate into its platform. Given our shared commitment to scientific rigor, our partnership makes perfect sense and promises to add value to the products offered by both companies. ”
– Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK
IOHK will also work closely with Wolfram Blockchain Labs, which provides the tools necessary for distributed ledger technology ecosystems to assist in the development of a wide range of smart, contract-based applications as part of an overall mission of enabling trade and a blockchain based business. model innovation.
“We are still impressed by Cardano’s vision and work towards creating a global financial operating system, and we are excited to extend Wolfram’s technology tools to support their mission.”
– Jon Woodard of WBL
Wolfram and IOHK will introduce the function in 2021 and will be available later in the year.