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TL;DR: Research-led design (102 academic papers to-date) eUTXO transaction model (vs. Ethereum's account-based models) Formal verification (related to 1.) Functional-language-based (Haskell-based) smart contract language and VM (Plutus vs. Solidity) Strong presence in emerging economies (Africa and Asia) in order to accelerate economic development and ...


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This all depends on how you view it. For instance, consider Bitcoin. Bitcoin has 100% decentralized block production, since no central authority owns Bitcoin and can regulate its block production. One might argue that the large mining companies that control a majority of block production makes this decentralization somewhat dubious. To be fair, the same ...


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It won't once all parts of the Cardano road map are complete. Voltaire isn't complete yet, but once it is. The Board of Directors at Cardano foundation do not have the power to control or change the network. This process is being done in multiple steps, like staking and SPOs are now 100% community-produced blocks. Check out project Catalysts as it is the ...


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I think ETH, no matter how and what it builds will be inferior to Cardano in many ways! Some of the core underlying reasons for that are: ETH is an Account model vs Cardano's Extended UTXO model ETH Smart contracts for its tokens vs Cardano's native tokens (huge benefit here) ETH 2.0 is supposed to scale only upto a 100000 TXns at the most. Cardano with ...


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Wild as your examples are, lets indulge them. Charles himself has explicitly stated multiple times that Cardano is way beyond him at this point. If something terrible were to happen to him, it may shake the price of ADA a bit, but it wouldn't come close to killing Cardano. In a similar statement ~2 years ago or so, Charles also mentioned that to take out the ...


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One of the main problems with adding new features to hardware wallets is the long update cycle. Developers can't just upload a new version. A hardware wallet like Ledger Nano series can only get an update once a month, and it has to go through a 3rd party process beforehand. Therefore, they lag a bit behind in functionality. You don't usually do iterative ...


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The phrase I like to use often is that Cardano is "An operating system for the decentralized web".


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Project Catalyst is Cardano's first major Governance product. You can submit proposals for new tools, features or improvements during the submission period of a fund cycle. This is a community-built dashboard that aggregates a lot of important info about Catalyst.


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The best way to learn about the CIP process is to review the CIP1: CIP process. Discussion is mostly happening on the CIP github using the pull requests but also on bi-weekly CIP meetings.


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Leaving aside the fact that ADA is exactly as hard as bitcoin, that is, it's hard capped, just happens to be a lot more of them. In a single word: utility. As all business enterprises adoption creates demand for the currency to pay for services of the chain.


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