Charles Hoskinson had worked alongside Vitalik Buterin and is recognized as an Ethereum co-founder. He later departed as he began the realize the limitations associated with ETH. Based on a collaborative effort with Jeremy Wood, IOHK was established in the semi-autonomous region associated with China [i.e. Hong Kong]. Since then, Cardano has come a long way, as a “third-generation blockchain” backed by scores of research papers and “passionate” developers looking to change the world for the better.
Charles has conducted a number of surprise AMA sessions in the recent past. A while back, he broadcasted LIVE from Colorado as he clarified doubts linked to the release of the Incentivized testnet. According to Charles, a UTXO-based blockchain is comprised of a genesis block, emission of funds, and addresses.
A snapshot traces the entire chain up to a particular block and then records the state of the system. This data is then copied and pasted into a brand-new genesis block. A balance check essentially scans the chain in order to look for a match [this operation takes place locally, on a machine and not on a server or a stake pool].
For those concerned about security, rotating credentials would be an appropriate solution. You can create a new Daedalus wallet, and transfer funds from your old wallet for better safety. Charles also chose to consistently warn his followers of scams; he harped on the fact that Cardano never asks for keywords and personal information. He hopes that we all can avoid those who are “trying to steal” our ADA.
Mr. Hoskinson wishes to witness increased participation, as the incentivized testnet is supposed to bring in revenue. He also mentioned the upcoming arrival of a Haskell wallet [back-end] and spoke of how the balance check and the snapshot will aid the Foundation and IOHK in understanding the level of interest and decentralization linked to the venture.
Hello! As announced earlier by #IOHK, they have just successfully done the first snapshot and balance check. In addition, Charles Hoskinson did a quick video update today on what’s next here: https://t.co/bZtOh31doB
Written summary on our forum here: https://t.co/msjM1eGk0N
— Cardano Community (@Cardano) November 13, 2019
Cardano is ranked at #12 to the south of TRON as well as Stellar Lumens in the market. The trading volume recorded stands at roughly $54.908 million, while the supply has 25.927 billion ADA coins included as part of circulation. The total market cap of Cardano amounts to $1.127 billion. The price plummeted slightly, at a rate of 1.81% in the course of the past 24-hours. This, in turn, caused Cardano to dip and head all the way down towards the $0.043494 mark where it presently rests.