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Cardano Smart Contracts is Now Live! What Next?

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After years of study and the creation of a profusion of peer-reviewed articles on the network’s architecture, prospects, concepts, objectives, and other topics, Cardano finally launches smart contracts features to further improve its network.

Cardano has undergone a huge hard fork today, and Alonzo is now live on the mainnet.

This means that the network supports smart contracts, allowing various teams and companies to quickly create and implement protocols on Cardano.

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Just the beginning!

Despite the achievement, Cardano emphasises that the project is still in its early stages, claiming that now is when “the mission truly begins” in a blog post published the same day.

“This Is Where The Mission Truly Begins As We – The Whole Community – Start Delivering On The Vision We Have All Been Working Towards For So Long. Building A Decentralized System That Extends Economic Identity And Opportunity To Everyone, Everywhere.”

The team, on the other hand, has urged its fans to keep realistic expectations for Alonzo. It said Cardano enthusiasts may anticipate a complex ecosystem of consumer-ready DApps shortly following the upgrade. Expectations must be handled in this situation.

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What Hoskinson has to say?

Charles Hoskinson, the creator of Cardano, believes the platform’s long journey to the smart contract age will benefit the whole crypto sector.

“….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 An Experiment For The Industry [That] We Feel Is The Best Industrial Model.”

With smart contract functionality now available on Cardano’s mainnet, Hoskinson is looking forward to what the ecosystem has in store, including the launch of the Plutus application backend, which includes a set of components that will allow both technical and non-technical users to build on the network.

Overall, Many Cardano enthusiasts, are excited to see smart contracts deployed in the first few hours following the Alonzo hard fork. Projects currently under development may show up in the coming months.

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Cardano introduces ERC-20 converter testnet with AI tokens for trial

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ERC-20 tokens have been going places for some time now. However, at this point in time, they’re a step closer to going native on Cardano. At press time, the sixth-biggest blockchain by market cap had some big news to share, courtesy of its developer arm IOHK.

Time for a test

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson revealed that an ERC-20 converter testnet is now up and ready for the community to try. Using the AI service provider SingularityNET and its AGIX token, testnet users can make the most of a permissioned bridge to transfer these tokens between Ethereum and Cardano.

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The statement from IOHK highlighted the need for blockchain interoperability. It added,

“We are currently building out and collaborating on multiple bridges to connect Cardano to other blockchains, and this first converter is a vital artery in this system. The more these connections grow, the higher the network effect to boost the flow of liquidity within the Cardano ecosystem.”

According to IOHK’s release, a user can put their converted tokens into the Daedalus or Yoroi wallets. Furthermore, reconversion to the ERC-20 standard is possible. This process might sound technical but readers shouldn’t worry, according to the company. IOHK explained,

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“Users do not need technical expertise or coding experience to use the converter. They simply access the tool through a URL and then proceed by creating a new account or configuring an existing Metamask account.”

That being said, the developer also warned that the testnet is still being monitored for issues and performance optimization isn’t complete yet.

In fact, one user reportedly tried the testnet and shared their gas fees for reference.

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Get an ‘AI’-ful of this

So, what is SingularityNET? It describes itself as a “decentralized platform allowing AIs to cooperate and coordinate at scale.” However, readers might be more familiar with the robot Sophia. The AI robot’s creator is David Hanson, who is also the co-founder of SingularityNET.

According to a whitepaper, the company wants to use smart contracts to decentralize AI technology. It stated,

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“At its core, SingularityNET is a set of smart contract templates that AI agents can use to request that AI work be done, to exchange data, and to supply the results of AI work.”

The question of the hour – Is Cardano exploring AI or is crypto itself coming closer to this technological sector? Only time will tell.

Agile AGIX

At press time, Cardano’s ADA was still in the red, but SingularityNET’s AGIX was trading at $0.2575.

AGIX’s price also rose by 14.04% in the past 24 hours. What’s more, the token had a market cap of $225,073,797, making it the 298th biggest blockchain by market cap.

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Cardano Sees 7% Growth in Unique Addresses, With More Than 1 Million Currently Staking ADA

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According to data from Staking Rewards, the number of unique addresses currently staking ADA has increased by roughly 7% in the last 30 days.

According to Staking rewards data, unique addresses currently staking ADA have grown nearly 7% in the last 30 days. The recent growth matches the 1 million milestone reached in the number of staking addresses.

According to the Cardano tracking website pool.pm, there are currently 1,008,241 wallets staking the coin, with 71.4% staked.

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ADA Stakers, Courtesy: stakingrewards.com

Cardano continues to gain traction, with new features and capabilities being added to the blockchain regularly. The Ouroboros algorithm is used in Cardano’s decentralized setup to achieve proof-of-stake consensus. At the center of it all are 3,100 stake pools managed by operators who are in charge of the network’s distributed nodes.

IOHK, Cardano’s parent company has announced the kickoff of a new initiative to support its ongoing drive toward full decentralization with the launch of a new peer-to-peer (P2P) testnet.

The price of ADA soared to an all-time high of $3.09 in September, just days before the Alonzo hard fork, which introduces smart contracts to the network and allows it to compete with the likes of Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum and Solana.

According to CoinGecko data, Cardano (ADA) is up 820% on a yearly basis having started off the year 2021 at barely $0.18. The price of ADA trades at $1.41 at press time.

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Cardano’s Community Media Launchpad Flickto (FLICK) Teases IDO and Beta Infrastructure Release

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Flickto (FLICK) Cardano-based launchpad brings together the concept of ISPO and decentralized media funding

Flickto, a Cardano-based project with real-world utility, addresses the problems of content creators with ADA-centric instruments.

Here’s how Flickto leverages Cardano (ADA) to promote content creators

Decentralized media launchpad Flickto (FLICK) announces an initial decentralized exchange offering on leading Cardano-based launchpad, Kick.io. This tokensale will introduce FLICK tokens to the majority of retail investors and allow Flickto to raise funds for next phases of its progress.

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Flickto provides the technical basis for crowdfunding for media content promotion. Crypto enthusiasts are able to support the promotion and distribution of their favorite media products with digital assets.

For such sophisticated products, there is a strong need for a low-cost, fast and resource-efficient blockchain. As such, the Flickto (FLICK) team has chosen Cardano for its high-performance and novel technical design.

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Also, Cardano (ADA) has a large and vibrant global community that is crucial for real-world decentralized projects. ADA holders are a backbone focus group for Flickto’s progress and the distribution of FLICK tokens.

FLICK rewards are the main incentive for users to take part in Flickto’s activities associated with content and staking. Then, FLICK will be listed on centralized exchanges and Cardano-based DEXes to allow holders to trade and stake it in third-party mechanisms.

Dissemination of FLICK tokens will be yet another trigger for mass adoption of Flickto solutions in the Web3 ecosystem.

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What is FLICK: Tokenomics and future plans

Initial Staking Pool Offering (ISPO) is the main way for the Flickto ecosystem to raise funds for project supporters. Not unlike Cardano’s staking pool for ADA, Flickto’s ISPOs should be considered an instrument for tokenholders to support their favorite products.

Besides FLICK rewards, participants in ISPOs will be able to receive non-fungible tokens as additional bonuses from the projects listed by Flickto. Receiving staking rewards is the only way to obtain FLICK before its official listings on CEXes and DEXes. So far, Flickto’s ISPOs have amassed 1,500,000 ADA in total value locked (TVL).

The aggregated supply of FLICK is 5,000,000,000 tokens. 40% of this supply is allocated to ISPO rewards, 20% are reserved for sales and the initial decentralized exchange offering (IDO), while liquidity and treasury initiatives will be fueled by 15% of the FLICK supply.

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The team, its advisors and partners will receive 15% of FLICK, while the remaining 10% will be transferred to marketing and operations needs.

Spreading the word about its mission, Flickto partnered with media veterans Ben Morris and Geraint Harvard Jones.

In 2022, Flickto is going to organize NFT airdrops, a token pre-sale and DEX liquidity incentives, as well as a beta launch of the main product and its associated retail application.

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