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A guide to the Cardano ecosystem, maintained by the Cardano community, established March 2018
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Cardano is a decentralized blockchain and cryptocurrency project that is fully open source. Cardano is developing a smart contracts platform that seeks to deliver more advanced features than any protocol previously developed. It is the first blockchain platform to be peer-reviewed by academic researchers and third-party auditing firms. This level of scrutiny of the underlying technology is an industry first.

The protocol features a layered blockchain software stack that is flexible, scalable, and is being developed with the most rigorous academic and commercial software standards in the industry. Cardano will use a democratic governance system that will let the project evolve over time, and fund itself sustainably through a visionary treasury system. In addition, Cardano is unique in that it’s built in Haskell, considered to be one of the most secure programming languages, as it minimises the number of errors and adds extremely robust security to the platform.

Cardano was co-founded by Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood in 2015 via Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), their cryptocurrency development firm launched the same year, that now acts as the technical team leader in Cardano's development.

A (not so short) overview of the Cardano project

Community Charity Action


News Archive



Staking & delegation

Cardano Foundation Failures

UPDATE 13 November 2018 Michael Parsons resigns as Chairman of Cardano Foundation.

IOHK and Emurgo and the Guardians of Cardano (claiming to represent the community) released statements on 12 October 2018 regarding what they see as the failures of the Cardano Foundation and its Chairman Michael Parsons.

As of 12 November 2018 the only response known to this writer is a statement reported in an article in a Swiss business news publication. A Cardano Forum member made a rough translation of the article.

These are probably the main resources on this issue.

  • The Petition asking Mr Parsons to reform the CF or resign, started by the Guardians

There is a series of interviews with Charles Hoskinson on this issue on the Crypto Insider YouTube channel.




Three main organisations contribute to the development of Cardano.
  • Cardano Foundation supports the community and works with authorities on regulatory and commercial matters. (The Cardano Foundation wiki page currently covers only the Parsons resignation story.)
  • IOHK holds the contract to develop the platform until 2020.
  • Emurgo invests in start-ups and assists commercial ventures to build on the Cardano blockchain.


Technical Documents, Specifications

Cardano Related Projects

Based on Cardano blockchain

(These projects are not yet actually on the blockchain but intend to be.)


Sirin Labs - Blockchain/smartphone/pc integration


Traxia - Blockchain solution to disrupt trade finance


SP8DE - Blockchain-based platform for distributed casino applications

Blockchain explorers and similar

About Cardano/otherwise related

Cardano Wiki (this site)