Cardano is the nexus of five principles: People, purpose, technology, research, and opportunity. Explore and learn this new constellation of knowledge.



Working together, we achieve more for the many.

Cardano is built by a decentralized community of scientists, engineers, and thought leaders united in a common purpose: to create a technology platform that will ignite the positive change the world needs. We believe the future should not be defined by the past, and that more is possible - and, through technology, can be made possible for all. We measure the worth of a task not by its challenge, but by its results.

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 on the Cardano platform.


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We strive to deliver positive global change and, together, with our partners, power a new age of possibility.

A future that serves the many as well as the few, and which empowers individuals, societies, and businesses to imagine and create new ways of transacting, interacting, creating, and governing.

An independent standards body based in Switzerland with core responsibilities to oversee and supervise the development of Cardano and its ecosystem. The Cardano Foundation works to drive adoption, shape blockchain governance, set commercial standards, and support the community of Cardano users.



This is the technology and engineering company contracted to design, build, and maintain the Cardano platform. Founded by Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood, IOHK is committed to innovation through rigorous peer-to-peer scientific review and the highest standards of assurance in software development.


EMURGO is the enterprise arm of Cardano, operating to boost the platform through commercial ventures. EMURGO develops, supports, and incubates commercial opportunities and helps integrate businesses into our decentralized blockchain system.