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Cardano Project Catalyst by the Numbers

Cardano was founded and launched by IOG, Emurgo, and the Cardano Foundation. To a great extent these entities still lead development and decision-making for the network; in other words, it is largely “Centralized”.

Someday, however, this power will be transferred entirely into the hands of Cardano-holders. The Cardano network will be managed by a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). Project Catalyst is the proving ground and laboratory for the Cardano Community to learn what it means to function as a DAO:

  • What works, and what doesn’t?
  • What is inspiring, and what is discouraging?
  • How can we hold collaboration in one hand, and accountability in the other?
  • How can we be inclusive and global in light of diverse languages and competing world-views?
  • ….this list is just a start - there are A LOT of questions!

Each Project Catalyst participant is entitled to their own ideas and opinions about what would make the experiment better. Indeed, that’s the whole point - especially if they are willing to jump in and do the work!

However, as with all areas…

Announcing: LidoNation launches Cardano Blockchain Lab in Kenya

Last year, Lido Nation connected with a group of young college graduates, who worked with us as we started to explore what a partnership and training program could look like in Kenya. Darlington started a developer mentorship program with two young people, and Stephanie spearheaded a “test project” with another group to translate some of our articles into Swahili, one of the official languages of Kenya.

The Swahili translation project led to one of our first funded proposals on Project Catalyst - to translate the rest of our website into Swahili! In the next round of Project Catalyst, the combined efforts of the developer mentees and our new translation team helped get us the YES votes on our biggest Project…

Cardano Flirts with Representative Democracy

Picking up where the United States stopped, and Britain before them, and the Roman republic before that, Cardano is flirting with representative governance. After…

An Open Letter to News Media, Journalists, and Podcasters : There’s more to the Blockchain story!

By now I’m used to sighing and bracing myself when popular media covers blockchain technology news. No matter what the actual story is, someone…


Cardano Staking, made possible by a hard fork combinator (HFC) event in July of 2020 (Epoch 208, Slot 4492800), ushered in the “Shelley Era”…

Project Catalyst Fund 8 Governance in full swing

On Thursday March 17, Cardano’s Project Catalyst crested the hill of Fund 8. Thousands of proposals have been Submitted, Refined, and Finalized. Now the…

卡尔达诺在 2022 年开创性的区块链治理大展宏图

Governance: “The system by which an organization is controlled … the mechanisms by which an organization and its people are held to account.”


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…

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…

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…

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