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2021 Reflections & The Year Ahead: with Charles Hoskinson

In a Christmas Eve YouTube chat, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson reflected on the achievements and challenges of 2021, and looked ahead to what is coming in 2022.

Cryptocurrency - 2021 Big Picture

2021 was a banner year for the entire Cryptocurrency ecosystem. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, and others showed enormous growth and hit all time highs. Cardano started the year at $0.18, and ended at about $1.36, having flirted around the $3 mark in early September. The world of NFTs exploded: everyone has now heard of this new type of digital asset, even if we don’t all yet know why we would want it! The DeFi space as a whole has grown from a 10 billion market cap, to a 100 billion market cap. At the same time, we also saw 10.5 billion dollars worth of loss in DeFi, due to scams and bad software that leaves the door open to bad actors.

Cardano - 2021 Achievements and Challenges

Growth in price and market cap is an important measuring stick, but it’s not the only way to mark progress. This year…

IOHK Secret 20 Million CFund

Hopefully you’ve heard of Project Catalyst, an experiment that is owned and run by the Cardano community. It is funded by the Cardano Treasury and its purpose is to support growth and development of the Cardano ecosystem. Perhaps you’ve also heard of EMURGO, which provided some early funding for the development of Cardano. Now there’s something new in the mix: earlier this summer, IOG (then IOHK) quietly launched cFund.

CFund is a traditional “early-stage sector-agnostic venture firm in the Blockchain industry” according to the website. Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson and IOG CFO Jeff Pollack sit on the board of cFund. The fund itself is being managed by Wave Financial, based in London and Los Angeles. Both IOG and Wave Financial…

New Cardano Partnership = Exciting future for your phone!

At the Cardano Summit in September 2021, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson announced a new partnership with Dish Network. This news holds tangible and exciting…

Twitter's iPhone users can now tip author in Bitcoin

If you are a regular Twitter user, this is no news to you. For everyone else: on September 23rd, Twitter announced that iPhone users…

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…

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…

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…

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