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Key Documents & Project resources
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:06:05 PM »
Key Resources

Cardano Hub: The main website for all Cardano, from here all information and resources.
The Block Explorer: Search addresses, transactions, epochs & slots on the Cardano network.
The Daedalus Wallet: The open source cryptocurrency wallet for Ada, built to grow with the community.

The Whitepapers

Cardano has a very strong academic heritage and is the first cryptocurrency to have one of its academic papers accepted at Crypto 2017, the leading cryptography conference. IOHK have research centres or partnerships with many of the top global academic institutions including the University of Edinburgh and the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

On the Cardano Hub website, there are two sections within the Whitepapers tab:

1- Philosophy: Confusingly most cryptocurrency projects call this their whitepaper, using the word in a non-academic sense. Here you can learn where the project has come from, and what its goals are. It explains how Cardano embraces the latest academic and engineering insights to build a highly secure Haskell blockchain.
2- Academic Papers: This section hosts the peer-reviewed research papers that are behind Cardano's technology, including the first provably secure PoS protocol Ouroboros.

Monetary Policy

    Total Max Supply: 45,000,000,000 ADA
    Total Ada distributed in Pre-Sale: 25,927,070,538 ADA

An amount equal to 20% of Ada vouchers sold during the Sale period, or 5,185,414,107 Ada vouchers were generated and distributed to three entities of the Cardano ecosystem that are part of the Technical and Business Development pool: IOHK, Emurgo and Cardano Foundation.

Together with the Ada sold, this brings the supply of allocated tokens to 31,112,483,745 ADA.

More details can be read in the Cardano monetary policy document.

The Code & Technical Documentation

The entire Cardano blockchain is completely open source software and is available to see on Github. There is also extensive technical documentation produced by IOHK which can be viewed here.

The Roadmap

The Cardano roadmap is due to be released imminently and will be published here.


The pre-launch token sale of Ada ran from September 2015 to January 2017 was undertaken over 4 different tranches. During the sale the average price paid for 1 Ada was $0.0024 USD and 94.8% of Ada voucher holders who participated in the sale are Japanese. The audit report summary carried out by Cardano Foundation is available here( ), and the genesis block distribution may be seen here ( )

Mining and Staking

We are currently in the bootstrap era during which IOHK and Cardano Foundation trusted nodes are currently operating the network. We will then move into the reward era for which details will be released very soon and updated here.


There have been a number of articles published about Cardano. You can read about Cardano on Nasdaq, Forbes, or Bitcoin magazine amongst others.

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