Smart Contracts

$ADA: What Are Midnight Smart Contracts and Why They Could Be a Game-Changer in Terms of Increasing Cardano’s Adoption

In a recent blog post, Mauricio Magaldi, Head of Product at Midnight, took a close look at how smart contracts in Midnight — which is a data protection-based sidechain solution for Cardano — work. Midnight’s smart contracts are designed to address a critical challenge in blockchain technology: ensuring data protection while maintaining the decentralized ethos […]

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited Is Using Smart Contracts

On 4 October 2023, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announced the imminent launch of Synapse, a groundbreaking platform set to debut on 9 October. Synapse aims to bring a new level of automation and efficiency to settlement activities within the Stock Connect program. According to HKEX’s press release, Synapse leverages DAML smart contracts […]

Marlowe Unleashed: A New Era for Smart Contracts on Cardano (ADA)

Marlowe, a domain-specific language (DSL) designed for the Cardano (ADA) blockchain, is set to revolutionize the creation and execution of smart contracts. This high-level language, designed to be user-friendly and approachable, is aimed at making financial contracts and agreements accessible to individuals, regardless of their programming background. Earlier today, IOG announced that Marlowe had been […]

Smart Contracts in Peril? EU’s Data Act Vote Stirs Controversy in the Web3 World

New data controls may require smart contracts to include kill switches, sparking debate among experts and the Web3 community. According to a report by CoinDesk, in a recent development, the European Parliament has given the green light to new data regulations that could potentially necessitate the incorporation of kill switches in smart contracts to halt […]

$ADA: How to Make Plutus V2 Smart Contract Transactions With Your Ledger Device

French cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has added a new experimental feature for Cardano ($ADA) holders that allows them to make Plutus V2 smart contract transactions on their Ledger devices. Paris-headquartered Ledger was co-founded in 2014 by Eric Larchevêque, Nicolas Bacca, Joel Pobeda, and Thomas France. It currently makes three crypto hardware wallets: Ledger Nano X and Ledger […]

$ADA: IOG Releases Alpha Version of Its New Permissionless EVM Sidechain on Testnet

IO Global (aka “IOG”, formerly known as “IOHK”), the company responsible for Cardano’s research and development, has some great news for the Cardano ($ADA) community. As you may remember, on April 28, IOG published a blog post (titled “Interoperability is key to blockchain growth”), in which it talked about five Cardano sidechains. One of these was […]

Cardano App for Ledger Hardware Wallets Adds Support for Smart Contracts, Ledger Live Support ‘Is in the Works’

On Tuesday (April 26), Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson applauded French crypto hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger’s announcement about version 4.0.0 of the Cardano app for Ledger wallets now being compatible with Cardano-powered smart contracts. Paris-headquartered Ledger was co-founded in 2014 by Eric Larchevêque, Nicolas Bacca, Joel Pobeda, and Thomas France. It currently makes three crypto hardware wallets: […]

Ethereum-Compatible Smart Contract Platform Moonbeam Goes Live on Polkadot ($DOT)

EVM-compatible smart compatible platform Moonbeam has gone live, becoming the first fully operational parachain on Polkadot ($DOT). What Is Polkadot ($DOT)? Here is an overview of Polkadot using information from the Polkadot website: “Polkadot is a network protocol that allows arbitrary data—not just tokens—to be transferred across blockchains. This means Polkadot is a true multi-chain application environment […]

ETH May Not Go to the Moon, but an Ethereum Node Is Now at the International Space Station

Singapore-based blockchain startup SpaceChain announced on June 3 that “its blockchain-enabled payload” was “launched into space from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket”; SpaceX’s cargo spacecraft Dragon docked to the Harmony module of the International Space Station (ISS) on June 5. Around 17:30 UTC on June 3, we had lift-off for […]

Crypto Analyst Says ‘We Could Be In for a Bit of a Cardano Summer’

Recently, popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) talked about why he is super bullish on Cardano ($ADA). His comments were made in a video released on his YouTube channel on May 26. Below are a few highlights: “I think that we could be in for a bit of a Cardano Summer, so […]

Coin Bureau Reviews Elrond ($EGLD)

Recently, crypto influencer “Coin Bureau” (“@coinbureau” on Twitter) talked about what he considers one of the smart contract platforms in the world. In a video (titled “Elrond: Next BEST Smart Contract Blockchain??“) released on YouTube channel “Coin Bureau“, the show’s pseudonymous host told the channel’s over 652K subscribers about Elrond ($EGLD). The crypto influencer had this to say about Elrond: […]

Compound Capital Advisors CEO: Cardano’s One-Year Return on Investment Is +3290%

On Saturday (April 10), Charlie Bilello, the founder and CEO of Compound Capital Advisors, compared the one-year return-on-investment (ROI) of Cardano’s $ADA token against various large-cap cryptoassets. Before founding Compound Capital Advisors, Bilello was “the Director of Research at Pension Partners, where he managed global tactical portfolios and co-authored four award-winning research papers on market […]