Excellent, 'must see' videos ~
'Building Cardano Together'
'The Path Ahead'
Don't Sleep On CARDANO!
Trillion Dollar Crypto Behemoth Awakening!
(ALL WITH CHARLES HOSKINSON)
WHAT IS CARDANO?
Cardano is a groundbreaking proof-of-stake blockchain network, being developed into a decentralized application (DApp) development platform with a multi-asset ledger and verifiable smart contracts. Built with the rigor of high-assurance formal development methods, Cardano aims to achieve the scalability, interoperability, and sustainability needed for real-world applications. Cardano is designed to be the platform of choice for the large-scale, mission-critical DApps that will underpin the economy of the future.
Based on peer-reviewed academic research, Cardano has an ethos of openness and transparency. All of the research and technical specifications that underpin Cardano are publicly published, and all Cardano development activity is made available to the public. Cardano is designed by a global team of experts who are leaders in disciplines ranging from distributed systems to programming languages and game theory and is jointly developed by IOHK and partners.
IOHK develops the technology, the Cardano Foundation is responsible for supervising development and promoting Cardano, while Emurgo drives commercial adoption. While we are building Cardano, we are merely custodians. When the network is fully decentralized it will belong to the community, and it will be the community who decide its future through advanced governance features. [Gary: see Roadmap below.]
On the Cardano forum, Donny wrote to me,
‘Welcome! I hope your journey into the Crypto rabbit hole
has been as enlightening as mine has been.’
I replied, 'Please tell me about your enlightening journey into the Crypto rabbit hole....'
Other than hearing about Bitcoin peripherally I first started getting interested in crypto in 2016. I kept seeing articles about Ethereum on a variety of business news websites which made me curious.
Every time I read one my head would hurt because I had no idea what they were talking about. I had also started a new business around that time so I didn’t have time to research it. I asked my older brother to check it out as he is a programmer among other things.
A couple of months later he emailed me to say that Ethereum was going to change everything. He tried to explain it to me and I still didn’t get it but at least I had confidence there was something to this.
My interest was piqued enough that I got myself a Coinbase account and started buying a few coins. Fast forward to 2017 and I watched in awe as the price of Eth skyrocketed up. Greed is a fantastic motivator and at that point I started watching crypto videos on YouTube to learn more. In late Dec of 17 I found this video which introduced me to the Cardano project:
After that I watched the infamous Charles’ whiteboard video and His older Ted Talk:
Suffice it to say it all struck a chord with me and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Now my focus is on bringing more people into this ecosystem and doing what I can to make this dream a reality.
Specifically I helped kickstart the NYC area Cardano meetup group and working with my older brother on several different crypto projects.
As unusual as it sounds my brother has always wanted to create an open source accounting system in order to provide greater transparency for governments etc. He has been thinking about this since the early 90s believe it or not. You can imagine how excited he was when I told him to check out Ethereum.
Any way that is the abridged version let me know if you have any questions as you chart your own path going forward.