Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson revealed on August 14 that the project would make a special announcement the following day.
In the video, Hoskinson specifically refers to two projects that the team has been working on.
The first, Prometheus, is a toolbox to power different kinds of wallets. However, It is the second project that forms the special announcement on August 15. Called Icarus, it is a reference project that other developers can use to build lightweight wallets for Cardano on browsers and mobile devices.
The Cardano roadmap has been updated with a special announcement on Project Icarus, a reference implementation for lightweight wallets, and Yoroi, a light-client wallet launched by Emurgo today! Head to the roadmap for details on both projects: https://t.co/uOThpgSdbj
— Cardano Foundation (@CardanoStiftung) August 15, 2018
Icarus is a Google Chrome extension that is essentially a full wallet, but without a copy of the blockchain on it. This distinguishes it from their…