A blockchain platform evolved out of a scientific philosophy
The Cardano project was started by a former Ethereum founding member, Charles Hoskinson. Originally released in September of 2017, with the goal of "developing a smart contract platform which seeks to deliver more advanced features than any protocol previously developed". There is a supply limit of 45,000,000,000 of the Cardano coin which is called Ada, which has a ticker symbol of ADA.

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