Cardano is a public blockchain using proof-of-stake as its consenus mechanish. It is intended to be a flexible, sustainable, and scalable platform for running smart contracts.

Cardano is founded on peer-reviewed research and focuses on evidence-based methods for development.

Cardano’s native cryptocurrency is ADA, which can be used to store value, to send and receive payments, and for staking and paying transaction fees on the Cardano network.