Charles Hoskinson Re-confirms Launching of Smart Contract Support On September 12th 

On September 7th, Charles Hoskinson re-confirmed IOHK's tweet on submitting a proposal for the smart contract launch. Hoskinson confirmed that Cardano's smart contracts program will go live on September 12th.  The proposal should trigger the Cardano network Alonzo Hard Fork event on Sunday.  Smart Contract Support Coming Soon On Tuesday, IOHK and Charles Hoskinson announced that they already submitted a proposal to trigger the smart contract launch. IOHK has been famous for the developments of the Cardano network for several years. Cardano has had…

Afghanistan Financial Crisis’ Solution Lies in Cryptocurrency, Suggests Mike Novogratz

Crypto advocates Mike Novogratz and Charles Hoskinson believe that cryptocurrencies could have eased the financial crisis in Afghanistan. After the Taliban invasion, locals and foreigners attempted to exit the country only to find their accounts under Taliban control. The situation proved that safe banking control and central governments take away financial freedom. Novogratz, in a recent investor call, warned of a foreseen wealth confiscation. He offered Bitcoin as a solution considering its decentralized nature. Charles Hoskinson also called an end…

Cardano Alonzo Hardfork is Still on Schedule, Says IOHK’s CEO 

In his latest vlog, IOHK's CEO Charles Hoskinson announces the upcoming Alonzo hard fork is still on schedule. Meanwhile, the ADA token is rallying at $2.83, almost 12% in gains over the past week. The team behind the hard fork is already preparing for the public Alonzo testnet. IOHK is confident that the final product will go live on September 1.  Alonzo Upgrade and Smart Contracts Cardano has been around since 2015. It uses proof of stake to validate transactions.…

Cardano’s New Crypto Partnership with Confirm Faces Major Criticism

Cardano Foundation's announcement of its partnership with Confirm, an analytics provider, raised a lot of scrutiny in recent times. Through the partnership, custodians, exchanges, and other third parties can track Cardano's native ADA crypto held in their wallets.  Following the reveal, there have been major concerns circling the partnership by Weiss Crypto. What the Weiss Criticism Entailed Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano, believes that partnering with Confirm will bring more adoption to the Cardano blockchain. After all, its purpose…

Crypto Founders Who Have Worked on Multiple Projects

After 2009 when the first decentralized cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, many other founders emerged and came up with new projects. These projects either sought to be better than Bitcoin or cover the niches in Bitcoin. Although cryptocurrencies are based on blockchain technology, many individuals are becoming more innovative in the industry. These founders come from various backgrounds including, development, economics, or the corporate world. Their backgrounds and experiences inspire them to develop unique ideas to solve real-world…

CoinDeFi Embroiled In Trademark Battle over $Coin Ticker

CoinDefi, a decentralized protocol, has become embroiled in a trademark battle over the $Coin ticker use. The DeFi protocol is accused of bullying those who use the $coin trademark with legal threats. Controversy Regarding the Coin token Trademark Marguerite deCourcelle, an artist with the nickname Coin_artist, revealed on Twitter yesterday that CoinDeFi was threatening to sue her. According to deCourcelle, the DeFi protocol wanted her to remove "coin" from her Twitter handle coin_artist. This, according to deCourcelle, was ridiculous since…

Cardano Launches Roadmap For Goguen Roll-Out

Cardano has released its latest roadmap for the rollout of its highly anticipated Goguen updates. This was revealed in a tweet with Cardano expected to deliver most parts of the update by the end of February 2021. Goguen is important in Cardano's development, as it enables the blockchain to become a smart contract platform. This is because it brings a shift in the Cardano network from making transactions alone to becoming a utility platform.  Thus startups and developers can build…

Cardano is Including Backfilling and Documentation in its Developmental Efforts

People continue to debate mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. A few days ago, Weiss Crypto Ratings noted that Cardano is still among the leading coins when it comes to technology and adoption. This is expected because Cardano has attained several milestones within its domain in the first quarter and people expect more in the coming months. Part of the expectation is the most-awaited Shelley-migration. IOHK CEO and Co-founder, Charles Hoskinson featured in a livestream, noting that part of the efforts of Cardano team is complete…

Cardano’s Shelly Mainnet: What is it and How Does it Operate?

The long-waited launch is finally here, and investors are now anticipating to know what this launch means and how it will shape the blockchain market. Cardano's testnet went live on December 15th, 2019, and within 24 hours of going live, Cardano holders had staked over 5 billion ADA coins, which are worth roughly $195 million.  According to a Twitter report by the research and development company behind Cardano IOHK, over 120 staking pools went live within the first few minutes…

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