A Very Brief Overview of Cardano

Cardano Dan
Jun 3, 2020 · 8 min read

Interest in Cardano is increasing as the launch of the Shelley Mainnet gets closer. This article is meant to provide a brief overview of where Cardano came from, what it is, who is developing it and the approach to development. It’s a quick guide in getting up to speed on Cardano.

Blockchain 3.0

Cardano is a 3rd generation blockchain protocol.

Blockchains get their name because of how they work. Wikipedia describes a blockchain as