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

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Cardano
ADA- USD
$0.46
- $0.0007 ( - 0.14%)
SMART-CONTRACTS
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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 8th largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, valued at $15,509,525,687. The current price of Cardano is $0.45877, which is -0.096% lower than yesterday. Prices have ranged between $0.461069 and $0.445995 over the past 24 hours. All prices are listed in US dollars and accurate as of July 03, 2022 09:07 UTC.


Recent Cardano developments

June 1, 2022: Cardano (ADA) has surged 20% in five days as investor bet that the Vasil hard fork this month, which will upgrade the network, could boost it long term. Read full story

Cardano (ADA) price

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Cardano at a glance

Information last updated July 03, 2022 09:07 UTC.
Coin symbol ADA
Coin Marketcap US$15,509,525,687
Total ADA supply 45,000,000,000
Circulating ADA 33,820,262,544
Current price US$0.45877
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$0.45877.

1 hour 0.00%
24 hours -0.10%
7 days -7.93%
14 days 0.19%
30 days -21.84%
60 days -40.64%
200 days -63.77%
1 year -67.12%

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