Cardano

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Cardano

A general-purpose smart contracts blockchain platform from the Cardano Foundation. Introduced in 2017, Cardano uses the secure Ouroboros proof-of-stake method for consensus. Touted as a third-generation blockchain architecture, Cardano's mission is the ongoing improvement of (1) scalability using partitioning and compression; (2) interoperability between blockchains and legacy networks; (3) sustainability by accumulating funds for future development. ADA (named after Ada Lovelace) is Cardano's native token. See blockchain, crypto glossary, consensus mechanism and Ada.
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I go to great lengths to try to make accurate predictions, but I wouldn't go as far as Gerolamo Cardano, a famous 16th-century gambler.
Like the Milanese doctor Gerolamo Cardano, Glissenti shows the tremendous inroads humanist culture has made into the medical world by the late Renaissance (on Cardano, see McClure, 1991, 161-63; also cf.