The Cardano network has officially executed its highly touted Alonzo hard fork.
The upgrade introduces smart contract capabilities and paves the way for developers to launch a host of new projects and applications on the network, such as decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and stablecoins.
Cardano creator Charles Hoskinson says he believes the platform’s long path to the smart contract era will be beneficial for the entire crypto industry.
“We worked for a very long time. Some of the members of this team have been working for over four years. We did our work. [We did] our homework. We did hundreds of presentations, dozens of papers.
So much code was written and a lot of very careful thought went into building a very novel model that’s ubiquitously beneficial, if anything, as