- 591 assets were minted on Cardano over a span of just 8 days
- IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson expressed delight with the growth of the platform
- Hoskinson expects this to grow more over the next months
Charles Hoskinson, CEO of Input Output HK — the firm that developed Cardano, expressed his delight over how 591 assets were minted on their platform in just 8 days. In a Tweet, he mentioned that “it’s going to be fun seeing this grow over the next few months.”
591 assets minted on Cardano and it’s only been 8 days. It’s going to be fun seeing this grow over the next few months: https://t.co/dOlwwNt15A
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) March 9, 2021
The most recent update in Cardano, the Mary hard fork, allows users to mint native tokens in the platform. According to a report by IOHK, “this MA capability will become a fresh development fulcrum for developers worldwide, further widening Cardano’s reach and potential.”
In essence, the Mary protocol upgrade is laying the groundwork for more use cases on the Cardano blockchain. These include the application of stablecoins, decentralized finance (DeFi), and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Cardano exploded in popularity this 2021 because of many factors. The project is a third-generation public blockchain and development platform for decentralized applications (DApps).
The platform gained so much attention from the media because it was the first blockchain to incorporate a peer-reviewed research strategy into its core principles.