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Cardano (ADA) price, chart, coin profile and news

Find the latest Cardano (ADA) price, coin profile, news and history to get you started with Cardano trading and investing.

What is Cardano?

ADA is the native cryptocurrency of the Cardano blockchain. The primary use of the coin lies within the network's proof-of-stake mechanism. This involves token holders locking away (staking) ADA coins to validate transactions and secure the blockchain.

A transaction fee must be paid in ADA when using the Cardano blockchain. This allows validators in the network to complete the transfer within Cardano's settlement layer (see below for more details). All applications that are built on the Cardano blockchain will use ADA for transactional fees.

The coin also carries monetary value and, therefore, can be used to transact between friends, pay for goods and services and deposit funds on an exchange or decentralised application.

The supply of tokens is capped at a maximum of 45 billion ADA. Cardano is being built with two layers – the Cardano Settlement Layer and the Cardano Computation Layer. The two layers provide the flexibility businesses need to tailor smart contracts to their requirements.Cardano Settlement Layer. The settlement layer acts as the platform's balance ledger. It uses a proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm to generate new blocks and confirm transactions.Cardano Computation Layer. The execution layer for smart contracts. The Cardano team will soon be launching a new programming language (Plutus) that will be used to build smart contracts.

Instead of using a proof-of-work consensus algorithm like Bitcoin, Cardano uses a proof-of-stake algorithm called Ouroboros. Under this system, blocks are generated and transactions verified by slot leaders, or validators. Anyone who holds ADA tokens can become a slot leader, with slot leaders randomly chosen using a coin-flipping protocol.

Cardano (ADA) is the 7th largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, valued at $13,328,668,676. The current price of Cardano is $0.38033, which is 8.507% higher than yesterday. Prices have ranged between $0.388475 and $0.350489 over the past 24 hours. All prices are listed in US dollars and accurate as of March 22, 2023 03:03 UTC.

Recent Cardano developments

March 06, 2023: Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson refutes claims made on Twitter that the governance structure of the ADA blockchain is centralized.
January 28, 2023: Cardano hard fork scheduled for February 14, 2023. The hard fork is designed to enhance Plutus, the smart contract programming language of the Cardano blockchain. This upgrade will introduce support for ECDSA and Schnorr cryptographic signatures, making it simpler for developers to construct cross-chain applications and increase Cardano's interoperability with Bitcoin and Ethereum.
January 24, 2023: Cardano announces an improvement proposal (CIP 30) to boost ADA adoption. The upgrade includes a web-based communication bridge between Cardano wallets and Web2 platforms using JavaScript code integrated into web pages. This update will help enhance functionality and attract potential users to Cardano's growing ecosystem of over 1,000 developing projects.
September 22, 2022: Cardano’s long-anticipated Vasil hard fork went live. The upgrade should improve network throughput speed as well as the functionality of the decentralized apps (aApps) built on the network.
June 1, 2022: Cardano (ADA) has surged 20% in 5 days as investors bet that this month's Vasil hard fork, which will upgrade the network, could boost it long term. Read full story

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Cardano at a glance

Information last updated March 22, 2023 03:03 UTC.
Coin symbol ADA
Coin Marketcap US$13,328,668,676
Total ADA supply 45,000,000,000
Circulating ADA 35,045,020,830
Current price US$0.38033
All time high US$3.09
All time high date September 02, 2021
Notable team members Charles Hoskinson
Partnerships Dish, Chainlink, Near Protocol
Industry Blockchain platform
Token uses Utility token, rewards
Network Cardano

Cardano price performance over time

Historical prices compared with the price of US$0.38033.

1 hour 0.35%
24 hours 8.51%
7 days 10.43%
14 days 14.79%
30 days -4.78%
60 days 4.59%
200 days -16.39%
1 year -58.47%

Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies, including Cardano, are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance of ADA is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the Cardano or any other cryptocurrency discussed.

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