There is a lot of interesting stuff going on in Cardano right now and although ADA prices are taking a hit, we cannot discount the excellent job they are doing as far as on chain development is concerned. To begin, they caught the attention of the blockchain community when they launched two smart contracting tools last week. These two—Plutus and Marlowe, were rigorously built tested before launch.
Today IOHK releases Plutus Platform, a smart contracts language for the Cardano blockchain. You can try out Plutus online via Plutus Playground. Read the blog to learn about Plutus, the Playground and other supporting documentation: https://t.co/LRDIM4z9xI
— Cardano Community (@Cardano) December 11, 2018
Plutus and Marlowe would come in handy and enable companies to easily write and simulate smart contracts right on top of the Cardano blockchain before deployment.
After seven release candidates and a huge amount of QA work, I’m pleased to announce that our best effort release date for Cardano 1.4 is December 18th. Daedalus users will get an in-client update notification next week. Thanks everyone for your patience and support
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) December 14, 2018
He then followed up with a very well put together and informative Video to for ‘End of Year’ update for the Cardano community (see below!). The Cardano project seems to have only gained more momentum with the release of it’s debit cards in South Korea, the restructuring of thee Cardano Foundation, and this 1.4 release. Additionally, they are on the list of coins coinbase is considering adding to their platform, and in the video below, Hoskinson discusses Ledger support and more exciting Cardano news.