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Cardano, the third largest crypto, faces criticism from skeptics

Amidst Cardano’s entry into crypto’s creative destruction loop, the upgrade to Alonzo testnet is met with criticism. ADA, the virtual currency issued by the public blockchain platform Cardano, hit a record price of $3 on Sept. 1. It has since been valued at $96 billion, according to Coinbase, making it the third biggest cryptocurrency after bitcoin and ether.

There has been renewed interest in nonfungible tokens and an increase in interest in decentralized finance, or DeFi. Although the Ethereum blockchain is the foundation for most of the crypto world’s projects, Cardano has become an increasingly attractive alternative for developers.

Cardano’s testnet was launched in an effort to spur growth. Cardano announced that their testnet had been upgraded. A smart contract capability named plutus was added to Cardano on September 2. As a result, developers are making dApps and testing them on the testnet before they go public.

Furthermore, we could potentially see another increase in value when Alonzo, the latest hard fork, goes live on September 12. A result of this was ADA’s latest all-time high price of $3.09, which marked its best price ever. In the future, the token could have a lot more potential.

In order to facilitate the import of smart contracts on the mainnet, the project is trialing a bug bounty program, inviting white hat hackers worldwide to participate in the hunt for vulnerabilities.

The Cardano team earlier in September said the smart contract functionality was now available on the Alonzo Testnet before facing serious criticism. Some supposed flaws in Cardano’s structures were brought to light in the Alonzo mainnet. On September 12, the Alonzo mainnet upgrade will take place following the deployment of smart contracts.

Ethereum proponent Anthony Sassano on Sept. 4 shared screenshots from a Cardano-based decentralized exchange (DEX). On September 4, DEX became the first Dapp to launch on the Cardano testnet.

It is believed that conflicts often arise when multiple users attempt to interact with a program or protocol at the same time. Cardano’s issue is that there is no “Cardano Virtual Machine,” a state like Ethereum’s Virtual Machine that permits smart contract operations to run concurrently.

In one of Sassano’s screenshots, the user attempted to swap tokens but encountered a transaction error. Several community members have expressed concern over Minswap only handling one transaction per block.

What does this mean when it comes to expecting ADA’s value to increase to $4, making the purchase worth it? According to Cardano enthusiast , Cardano transactions are partially arranged by their dependencies, so reordering things by a stake pool operator makes no difference to the outcome, so MEV disappears. As with Cardano transactions, every new state of the world is created, declared, and signed off by the user.

In the crypto ecosystem, Cardano has created new opportunities because of its interesting solutions to hard problems, and it has made trade-offs and prioritized things differently. The underlying technology is the foundation of Cardano product, and enthusiasts believe it is enough to build it upon. Over the long haul, the end user will not care with which blockchain the end-user interacts. Ideally, blockchains will become like programming languages, with different projects deciding on the best chain based on the strengths the user needs to realize their protocol, and informing end users as little as possible.

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