Cardano Improvement Proposals


Cardano Improvement Proposals (CIPs)

Cardano Improvement Proposals (CIPs) describe standards, processes; or provide general guidelines or information to the Cardano Community. It is a formal, technical communication process that exists off-chain. The current process is described in details in CIP1 - "CIP Process".

Current CIPs (as of 2021-07-28)

# Title Status
1 CIP process Active
2 Coin Selection Algorithms for Cardano Draft
3 Wallet key generation Draft
4 Wallet Checksums Draft
5 Common Bech32 Prefixes Draft
6 Stake Pool Extended Metadata Draft
7 Curve Pledge Benefit Draft
8 Message Signing Draft
9 Protocol Parameters Draft
10 Transaction Metadata Label Registry Draft
11 Staking key chain for HD wallets Draft
12 On-chain stake pool operator to delegates communication Draft
13 Cardano URI Scheme Draft
14 User-Facing Asset Fingerprint Draft
15 Catalyst Registration Transaction Metadata Format Draft
16 Cryptographic Key Serialisation Formats Draft
17 Cardano Delegation Portfolio Draft
19 Cardano Addresses Active
23 Fair Min Fees Draft
24 Non-Centralizing Rankings Draft
25 NFT Metadata Standard Draft
1852 HD (Hierarchy for Deterministic) Wallets for Cardano Draft
1853 HD (Hierarchy for Deterministic) Stake Pool Cold Keys for Cardano Draft
1854 Multi-signatures HD Wallets Draft
1855 Forging policy keys for HD Wallets Draft

💡 For more details about Statuses, refer to CIP1.

CIP creation process as a Sequence Diagram

  “Alice has a Cardano idea she'd like to build more formally…

Diagram: Mary interacting with community and editors for a Cardano Proposal

Extend or discuss ‘ideas’ in the Developer Forums, Cardano’s Official Developer Telegram Group or in #developers in Cardano Ambassadors Slack. CIP Editors meetings are public, recorded and summarized: do join and participate for discussions/PRs of significances to you.

🛈 To facilitate browsing and information sharing for non-Github users, an auto-generated site is also provided at cips.cardano.org.