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Cardano launches Smart Contracts; What does it mean?

On September 12 at 21:44:51 UTC the Cardano blockchain crossed over from epoch 289 to 290. At that moment, the ecosystem entered the long awaited Goguen era. Goguen is the third of five developmental milestones on the Cardano roadmap, launching smart contracts onto the chain. The design of Cardano’s smart contracts is different from its predecessors in important ways. This successful launch will lead to the next stop on the roadmap, which will add more tools for end users.

Remarkably, this update went live without a hitch and the network has remained incredibly stable. If you follow Cardano news, you may have heard the buzz about watch parties around the world, including a Zoom party live streamed by IOG. If you attended any of these, the rollover happened not with a bang but a whisper. Even though the launch seemed anticlimactic, the release is the product of 40 brilliant minds working 60+ hours a week for the last three years. The success of the launch is a testament to their dedication to getting it right.

In technology, a quiet deployment…

Ideafest! Come meet over 70 Catalyst Proposals and the humans behind them!

This Saturday starting at 15:00 UTC, the Cardano community will get a chance to hear from dozens of Project Catalyst 6 proposal teams! Teams are required to present their proposal live; pre-recorded presentation will not be admitted. Cardano is the “people-first” blockchain, so the ethos of the festival is to allow you to meet and see the faces behind the proposals.

Project Catalyst is one initiative of the self-funding Cardano Treasury. It’s purpose is to blaze trails in collaboration and innovation for Cardano. You can read more about Project Catalyst in our earlier article. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative which seeks to inspire “the highest level of human collaboration.”

LIDO Nation will have a breakout room at 16:15 UTC, talking…

ShapeShift is Decentralizing

In the coming year, a company of about 65 people and 6.5 Million USD in revenue will relinquish control of its future to its…

Cardano launches support for smart contracts on testnet

On August 2nd, 2021, Cardano enabled smart contracts in their public test network. The concept of “Smart Contracts” goes back to the 1990s. It…

Cardano ADA coming to a bank near you!

In July month, the Cardano Foundation released a 36 minutes video outlining their plans for the next five years. They outlined five areas of…

Amazon to start accepting Crypto: Including Cardano

In late July 2021, exciting clues emerged that Amazon is getting ready to join the blockchain revolution. Rumors started to swirl when the company…

Project Catalyst reaches 200,000 plus voters

On July 2, the Cardano Project Catalyst team posted the final voting results for “Fund 4”. According to the project’s website: **“Project Catalyst is…

University of Wyoming Research Lab Launches Cardano Staking Pool

In an exciting reprise of the old Wild West days, Wyoming is forging trails in new territory. In 2020, the University of Wyoming established…

Grayscale Investments adds Cardano to its Fund - as its 3rd larges holding!

Cardano has been invited to the big kid table at Grayscale Investments. The world’s leading digital asset management fund recently rebalanced its portfolio, selling…

Cardano Cash! Ahhhhhhh!!!

About a week ago Cardano’s Director of Afican Operations tweeted a crypto moon-landing like tidbit that largely went unnoticed by crypto media. We here…

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