Cardano: The Smart Contract War Heats Up

Published on
March 5th, 2021
55 minutes

Cardano: The Smart Contract War Heats Up

The Interview - Crypto ·
Featuring Charles Hoskinson and Ash Bennington

Published on: March 5th, 2021 • Duration: 55 minutes

Charles Hoskinson, CEO & founder of IOHK, joins Ash Bennington, Real Vision senior editor, to discuss Cardano, how the project is progressing, and why he joined the crypto movement. Hoskinson explains that Cardano took a scientific approach to building out the project through buying up academic talent and setting up research labs at various universities to map out the science and limitations of the crypto space. Currently, the project has over ten thousand people actively participating in governance, debating the direction and, eventually, the funding of projects for the ecosystem. Wishing to help improve the lives and financial security of people in third-world countries, Hoskinson’s ultimate goal is to aid in the creation of an equitable financial system through crypto. Filmed on February 26, 2021.

Key Learnings: Cardano is a collection of protocols and technology that allows you to transform, store, and manage value, identity, and governance. Cardano has taken a uniquely academic approach to building out its project, mapping out the crypto space via research labs prior to full development. Hoskinson believes that real-world use and utility at scale will happen within 3-5 years.