Public XRP ledger nodes “s1” and “s2” run by Ripple fell out of sync with the XRP ledger for over 5 hours yesterday. Non-custodial XRP wallet Xumm was not functioning well, disrupting usage and accessibility.
Chainlink price seems ready for a reversal of its two-week downswing as it attempts to create a higher high. This outlook is also supported by on-chain metrics, which suggest the possibility of accumulation at the current levels for LINK.
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According to the Cardano Foundation, Cardano’s native token, ADA, is a digital currency. Any user, located anywhere in the world, can use ADA as a secure exchange of value – without requiring a third party to mediate the exchange. Every transaction is permanently, securely, and transparently recorded on the Cardano blockchain. Learn more in our Cardano Guide.
Every ADA holder also holds a stake in the Cardano network. ADA stored in a wallet can be delegated to a stake pool to earn rewards – to participate in the successful running of the network – or pledged to a stake pool to increase the pool's likelihood of receiving rewards.
In time, ADA will also be usable for a variety of applications and services running on the Cardano protocol.
Characteristics of Cardano
Cardano was created as an alternative to Ethereum, with the mission of creating a platform that can process more transactions at a low cost.
It is the first peer-reviewed decentralized blockchain protocol that uses a scientific approach.
Cardano blockchain allows users to build smart contracts, create decentralized applications and protocols, and instantly send and receive funds with minimal fees.
ADA holders use their coins to vote for changes or improvements on the protocol, taking part in its development.
Differences between Bitcoin and Cardano
Cardano combines Ethereum and Bitcoin features. It also has other features inherent to third-generation blockchains.
ADA approach is unique based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence to ensure its security.
As a smart contract platform, Cardano provides safety and scalability through its unique two-layered architecture.