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Cardano (ADA)

As a "third generation" blockchain, Cardano seeks to solve the problems of inherent scalability in the first (Bitcoin) and second (Ethereum) generation blockchains. Cardano's development is characterized by an abundant scientific philosophy and academic research. The Cardano and its native cryptocurrency project, ADA, has caused a stir in the cryptocurrency community since its inception in 2015. The academic rigor applied to its development makes Cardano unique in the cryptocurrency space.

Cardano (ADA)

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What is Cardano?

Cardano is a blockchain platform that's founded on peer-reviewed research, based completely on scientific and mathematical principles and designed by experts in the fields of cryptography, engineering, mathematicians, scientists and business professionals. Cardano is being developed continuously by using a scientific approach and it also uses design principles intended to overcome issues faced by other cryptocurrencies such as scalability, interoperability, and regulatory compliance.

Ada, Cardano's native currency, is used to operate on the Cardano blockchain and is like Ether for the Ethereum blockchain. Cardano development depends on several independent business units. The IOHK manages the development of the Cardano Protocol, while the Cardano Foundation oversees the project, and EMURGO is responsible for business development and acceptance. The IOHK also has experience developing Ethereum Classic (ETC).

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How does Cardano work?

Cardano is designed as a "third generation" blockchain that aims to solve the scalability problems of the first generation (e.g. Bitcoin) and the second generation (e.g. Ethereum).

According to proponents of this classification, previous-generation blockchains suffer from challenges that fundamentally limit their operational capacity. This makes them an inefficient choice for mass use around the world. To confirm this problem, we can look at the speed and cost of BTC and ETH transactions.

Cardano aims to improve throughput in a variety of ways. Cardano works on a specially designed proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain protocol for consensus called Ouroboros. The protocol is designed to reduce energy expenditure during the block production process to a minimum compared to proof-of-work algorithm (PoW). This consensus mechanism allows for ADA to be sent and received easily and securely at all times, while also ensuring the safety of smart contracts on the Cardano blockchain.

What makes Cardano special?

As mentioned, Cardano's strengths lie behind academic philosophy. The Cardano development team has released more than 90 white papers for its infrastructure technology. The project has a well-defined roadmap, which shows exactly how the network wants to provide security, scalability and interoperability. 

While the Cardano blockchain is not yet fully operational, it will allow for scalable smart contract performance in the future. Like Ethereum, the facilities for using Cardano are enormous. Its aim is only to act as a base layer for applications built on top of it. Despite great promises, Cardano is not yet fully operational - just like almost anything in the cryptocurrency space other than Bitcoin. While Cardano is ambitious at its core, its development is relatively slow.

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What is ADA?

The ADA is a native of Cardano, named after the nineteenth-century mathematician Ada Lovelace. 57.6% of the ADA offering was distributed in an initial coin offering (ICO) in which Cardano raised $ 62.2 million. This token is both a cryptocurrency and a way to do transactions on the Cardano network (similar to what you need to do Ether transactions in Ethereum).

ADA holders can also be rewarded for helping to ensure network security and performance by taking part in the Cardano staking system.

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