The Cardano ADA project has been making major strides amidst the crypto market turmoil that we have been experienced in the last few weeks. Many of the updates have been made public via Twitter, medium, and Reddit, but it is worth reminding ourselves why we love the project. Therefore, let us look into the recent Cardano ADA news.
Numerous Meetups Around the Globe
The Cardano Global community is constantly growing with a lot of meetups being organized across the world. Below is a list of future meetups. Local Cardano community members are encouraged to attend.
- Meetup in Mongolia with Charles Hoskinson – 15th September 2018
- Meetup in Colombia – 26th September 2018
- Meetup in Palo Alto – 26th September 2018
Cardano ADA news featured on Forbes
The Cardano project was featured on Forbes in a post that was published on the 7th of September. In the article by Yoav Vilner, he described Cardano as one of the best-known blockchain projects due to its research-based approach. He also added that the IOHK team differentiates itself by employing a first principles approach that is driven by peer-reviewed academic research to build the platform from the ground up.
September Technical Updates
The Cardano team released the latest version of the Daedalus Wallet that is now available on the Cardano website. The new wallet fixed a lot of networking issues as well as making the loading of the blockchain much faster and from scratch. Daedalus is currently the only wallet that supports ADA.
The project is currently in the Byron phase and the team is making back-end improvements to the code as well as improving the Daedalus wallet. After the Byron phase is complete, the much awaited Shelley phase will commence which is the decentralization of the network.
Existing smart contract models on the Cardano network are still being worked on by IOHK. The team has increased the allocation of resources to enable its team to embark on parallel tracks of research on the smart contracts in terms of fixing the issues seen in Ethereum smart contracts, as well as improving the general foundational design of the contracts.
A voting system is going to be implemented where the community decides on Cardano Improvement Proposals (CIPs). Details of the voting system will be released soon. The prospects of the community voting on project improvements is a sign that the platform is going to be purely decentralized.
Brief Market Analysis
The crypto markets have once again shown us that they are capable of bouncing back after a massive decline that left many of our cryptocurrency portfolios declining by at least 20%. Checking the charts, the King of Crypto, also known as Bitcoin (BTC) has once again risen to levels above $6,500 and at the moment of writing this. Further looking at Ethereum (ETH), the digital asset had scared many of us when it looked like it was losing its mojo when it had depreciated to new lows of $171. ETH is now valued at $207 and up 20.40% in the last 24 hours.
Further going down the list of the top 20 digital assets, we find Cardano (ADA) ranked 10th according to market capitalization. The digital asset is currently up 10.67% in the last 24 hours and is currently trading at $0.070. One can attribute the massive bounce of ADA in the markets as being due to the recent listing on Bittrex.
With the Cardano roadmap constantly evolving and with the prospects of the community voting system, the Cardano project is setting itself up for a bright future in terms of technical advancements and complete decentralization. These two factors will be crucial in propping the price of the digital asset of ADA to new heights.
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