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Cardano’s Shelley Testnet Goes Live

One of the most eagerly awaited steps on the development of the Cardano blockchain is the Shelley testnet went live. Over the weekend, the testnet launched and according to an official statement from the Cardano Foundation, the website for the testnet was up and running on June 21st but over the next few months will see more features added. Shelley Gets Going Cardano is one of those projects that isn’t talked about all that often but when it is, there’s something exciting to mention.  Created by the co-founder of Ethereum, Charles Hoskinson, Cardano has introduced a new roadmap that showed...

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Cardano Gains New PR Director - Is Global Reach on the Table?

Reports surfaced this week that the Cardano Foundation has appointed Bakyt Azimkanov as the director of international PR, communications and marketing. This appointment came during a time when the blockchain firm looks to stretch its reach on a more global scale. In his new rule, Azimkanov will take control of looking over the organisation's communication and marketing strategy. Azimkanov will also be working with the two strategic partners for the Cardano Foundation, IOHK and EMURGO. This will be to advise the Foundation Council on integrated communication initiatives to improve awareness of the brand. “First and foremost, the global communications expansion...

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XLM, ADA, BTT: Why You Should Keep An Eye on these Currencies

This year is turning out to be an interesting one for the crypto market. Even though we’re just halfway through the year, we can already sense that 2019 will end in a positive note. But there’s always some coins to bet on. So today, we’re going to look at a few altcoins that are looking like they are about to do something exciting in the second half of the year. Before we go any further though, it’s worth saying that we aren’t financial investors and this isn’t financial advice. Please do your own research before putting your money in a...

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Nike & Cardano: A Match Made in Heaven?

Earlier this week the founder of Cardano spoke for the Emurgo sister company in Japan in the celebration for Cardano since it has been two years since its release. Charles Hoskinson spoke on several things but the main topic was the success and progression of the Cardano ecosystem. There are three ‘subsidiaries’, so to speak, of the Cardano ecosystem. The Cardano Foundation focuses largely on community engagement, Emurgo which promotes business development, and Input-Output Hong Kong which leads the scene on the technological and structural development. When you think that Emurgo is responsible for developing the Yuroi lightweight wallet for...

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Charles Hoskinson Pushing Direction for Shelley Launch

The smart contract blockchain project that is Cardano has been seemingly down over the past few weeks with the delay in rehearsing the highly anticipated mainnet ‘Shelley’. This delay has caused concern within the crypto community in regards to the viability of the project. Even so, this could be about to change thanks to a recent announcement by the Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson. Hoskinson has taken to Twitter to say that Cardano is getting ready for the self-node testnet which is expected to be released in a couple of weeks time. Getting ready for the self-node testnet are...

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