The current CEO of IOHK and the co-founder of Ethereum has recently appeared as a guest on the Ivan on Tech podcast and revealed the progress of the Cardano blockchain.
Ever since IOHK released the ‘Cardano whiteboard and overview with Charles Hoskinson’ video in October 2017, the firm introduced major improvements to the platform and Hoskinson was there to give the public a better insight.
Hoskinson spoke in regards to the progress of Cardano and revealed the platform’s roadmap. Hoskinson appeared on the Ivan on Tech YouTube show on 8th April alongside Michael Payton Jones and Manuel Chakravarty the leader of the Plutus team.
The discussion entailed issues surrounding Cardano and platforms-based on functional programming languages in general. There were quite a few different topics discussed, but the most interesting thing to take away from the interview was Hoskinson’s detailed insight into Cardano and the progress that has been made on the platform.
A lot of people in the dedicated Cardano community have been waiting for Hoskinson to give an in-depth interview since IOHK, the firm tasked with managing and developing Cardano, released “Cardano whiteboard and overview with Charles Hoskinson” video in October 2017.
As reported by Crypto Slate:
“While the video helped put Cardano on the map, the project had actually been around for quite sometime before the Oct. 26 video. In the interview, Hoskinson explained that Cardano actually started back in 2015 as an aspirational project. After realizing the troubles Ethereum faced, despite the platform being technically more advanced than Bitcoin, Hoskinson set out to gather a team of developers that could solve those problems.”
Hoskinson explained Ethereum Solidty couldn’t be used across different blockchain as it couldn’t offer the three main attributes that a programming language should have, simplicity, conciseness and proof of correctness. This lead Hoskinson to consider a functional programming language as an all-encompassing solution for the problems blockchains are facing.
Aside from making it easier to deal with distributed systems, the small base of the functional code makes it easier to find out about glitches and bugs.