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What Is the ADA Token by Cardano?

Launched in 2015, Cardano (ADA) is one of the top cryptocurrencies and has quickly become one of the most popular blockchain assets in the cryptoverse. The role of ADA within the Cardano ecosystem is very vast which includes rewarding nodes, staking and for peer to peer transactions. ADA token is at the heart of the Cardano ecosystem, ADA is used to perform any function and to utilise services offered by Cardano. ADA like Bitcoin and Ethereum is one of the most popular transaction tokens which are widely accepted in the cryptocurrency platforms.

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After Bitcoin and Ethereum, Cardano is the third generation public blockchain as the project calls itself. Cardano was launched with the vision to address the current challenges of the cryptocurrency world which is scalability, harm to the environment due to excessive energy consumption.

Who Created the ADA Token?

One of the reasons behind Cardano’s success and popularity is its founding team. Cardano is the brainchild of Charles Hoskinson, the co-founder of ethereum and IOHK. Charles left ethereum after an argument over the commercialization of the Ethereum blockchain.

After leaving Ethereum Charles along with Jeremy Wood started working on a better and improved blockchain that is more scalable and environmentally friendly. Cardano ADA is the first peer-reviewed and academically developed blockchain. Launched in 2015, IOHK is the research and development company behind the design and engineering of Cardano’s native token ADA and its blockchain.

How Does Cardano Work?

There are two main parts of the Cardano blockchain. The Cardano Settlement Layer (CSL) serves as a unit of account, allowing token holders to send and receive ADA in real-time with low transaction fees. Another part is the Cardano Computational Layer which ensures the security of the blockchain and helps to run smart contracts.

Cardano relies on the Ouroboros consensus protocol, which is a uniquely built proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain technology. This consensus process ensures quick and secure transfer of ADA, as well as the security of smart contracts on the Cardano blockchain. 

Benefits of $ADA

Transfer of value: The token is designed to be a global token that can be used as a valuable asset like cash. The transfer of value can be facilitated using ADA like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Staking: Cardano has its stake delegator pool where token holders can delegate their stakes in order to earn rewards by contributing towards the security of the network.

Governance: ADA token plays an important role in the governance of the Cardano ecosystem. ADA can be used to cast your vote in any improvement or funding proposals proposed by the team or Cardano community.

Developers: ADA tokens are required to create smart contracts and applications on the Cardano blockchain. Developers need to have ADA in order to execute their smart contracts on the blockchain.

How to buy ADA? 

You can buy, trade and store ADA at LCX Exchange. There are several trading pairs available with ADA/LCX, ADA/ETH and ADA/EUR.

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