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Cryptocurrencies:  7,509Markets:  31,639Market Cap:  $398,475,766,88424h Vol:  $84,941,084,787BTC Dominance:  61.3%
Market Cap:  $398,475,766,88424h Vol:  $84,941,084,787BTC Dominance:  61.3%Cryptocurrencies:  7,509Markets:  31,639
Cardano

Cardano (ADA)

$0.105065 USD (-1.80%)
0.00000796 BTC (-3.40%)
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  • Market Cap
    $3,268,842,349 USD
    247,649 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $695,787,440 USD
    52,713 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    31,112,484,646 ADA
  • Total Supply
    45,000,000,000 ADA
  • Max Supply
    45,000,000,000 ADA
  • Historical data for Cardano

    Currency in USD
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    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Date
    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Oct 25, 2020
    0.108075
    0.108730
    0.106178
    0.106351
    722,743,351
    3,308,833,127
    Oct 24, 2020
    0.108083
    0.109662
    0.107539
    0.108075
    868,194,497
    3,362,485,522
    Oct 23, 2020
    0.110698
    0.111754
    0.105602
    0.108083
    1,110,973,427
    3,362,726,011
    Oct 22, 2020
    0.106056
    0.112414
    0.105482
    0.110572
    933,335,641
    3,440,161,416
    Oct 21, 2020
    0.102519
    0.108286
    0.101831
    0.106187
    779,410,099
    3,303,738,303
    Oct 20, 2020
    0.108614
    0.108841
    0.101226
    0.102494
    707,955,236
    3,188,834,001
    Oct 19, 2020
    0.107416
    0.110921
    0.106188
    0.108677
    490,775,170
    3,381,215,174
    Oct 18, 2020
    0.106044
    0.107601
    0.105305
    0.107388
    432,851,135
    3,341,113,201
    Oct 17, 2020
    0.104218
    0.106979
    0.103366
    0.106104
    472,005,227
    3,301,145,173
    Oct 16, 2020
    0.106748
    0.107317
    0.102537
    0.104064
    553,561,875
    3,237,674,829
    Oct 15, 2020
    0.107217
    0.107591
    0.104979
    0.106635
    562,197,282
    3,317,690,625
    Oct 14, 2020
    0.109298
    0.112231
    0.105712
    0.107297
    713,264,193
    3,338,272,776
    Oct 13, 2020
    0.109966
    0.114137
    0.108300
    0.108852
    823,217,251
    3,386,661,064
    Oct 12, 2020
    0.106547
    0.113086
    0.102658
    0.110034
    821,299,647
    3,423,443,432
    Oct 11, 2020
    0.104902
    0.108865
    0.104381
    0.106538
    797,480,086
    3,314,647,791
    Oct 10, 2020
    0.101466
    0.110540
    0.101445
    0.105025
    923,715,999
    3,267,585,277
    Oct 09, 2020
    0.096271
    0.102475
    0.095165
    0.101925
    762,383,014
    3,171,149,840
    Oct 08, 2020
    0.093785
    0.096698
    0.090798
    0.096152
    690,490,593
    2,991,528,632
    Oct 07, 2020
    0.092862
    0.094325
    0.089896
    0.093800
    613,251,111
    2,918,360,588
    Oct 06, 2020
    0.097536
    0.098498
    0.091875
    0.092808
    997,995,413
    2,887,475,830
    Oct 05, 2020
    0.096404
    0.098719
    0.096325
    0.097544
    625,952,257
    3,034,839,679
    Oct 04, 2020
    0.093522
    0.096974
    0.092699
    0.096348
    697,459,534
    2,997,634,377
    Oct 03, 2020
    0.092907
    0.095161
    0.092507
    0.093413
    553,029,310
    2,906,296,014
    Oct 02, 2020
    0.097950
    0.100018
    0.090331
    0.092921
    828,579,008
    2,890,990,819
    Oct 01, 2020
    0.101156
    0.104197
    0.095838
    0.097865
    743,737,566
    3,044,828,931
    Sep 30, 2020
    0.101020
    0.101380
    0.097113
    0.101062
    615,414,657
    3,144,283,757
    Sep 29, 2020
    0.100354
    0.103351
    0.097914
    0.101181
    688,007,846
    3,147,982,046
    Sep 28, 2020
    0.101288
    0.106451
    0.100411
    0.100667
    825,058,842
    3,132,013,926
    Sep 27, 2020
    0.095519
    0.102311
    0.094809
    0.101287
    727,996,428
    3,151,289,579
    Sep 26, 2020
    0.096905
    0.099396
    0.092828
    0.095564
    649,321,135
    2,973,219,790

About Cardano

Cardano price today is $0.105065 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $695,787,440 USD. Cardano is down 1.80% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #11, with a market cap of $3,268,842,349 USD. It has a circulating supply of 31,112,484,646 ADA coins and a max. supply of 45,000,000,000 ADA coins. You can find the top exchanges to trade Cardano listed on our crypto exchanges page.

What Is Cardano (ADA)?

Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform that says its goal is to allow “changemakers, innovators and visionaries” to bring about positive global change.

The open-source project also aims to “redistribute power from unaccountable structures to the margins to individuals” — helping to create a society that is more secure, transparent and fair.

Cardano was founded back in 2017, and the ADA token is designed to ensure that owners can participate in the operation of the network. Because of this, those who hold the cryptocurrency have the right to vote on any proposed changes to the software.

The team behind the layered blockchain say that there have already been some compelling use cases for its technology, which aims to allow decentralized apps and smart contracts to be developed with modularity.

Cardano is used by agricultural companies to track fresh produce from field to fork, while other products built on the platform allow educational credentials to be stored in a tamper-proof way, and retailers to clamp down on counterfeit goods.

Who Are the Founders of Cardano?

Cardano was founded by Charles Hoskinson, who was also one of the co-founders of the Ethereum network. He is the CEO of IOHK, the company that built Cardano’s blockchain.

In an interview for CoinMarketCap’s Crypto Titans series, Hoskinson said that he got involved in cryptocurrencies back in 2011 — and dabbled in mining and trading. He explained that his first professional involvement in the industry came in 2013, when he created a course about Bitcoin that ended up being taken by 80,000 students.

As well as being a technology entrepreneur, Hoskinson is also a mathematician. In 2020, his technology company donated ADA worth $500,000 to the University of Wyoming’s Blockchain Research and Development Lab.

What Makes Cardano Unique?


Cardano is one of the biggest blockchains to successfully use a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, which is less energy intensive than the proof-of-work algorithm relied upon by Bitcoin. Although the much larger Ethereum is going to be upgrading to PoS, this transition is only going to take place gradually.

The project has taken pride in ensuring that all of the technology developed goes through a process of peer-reviewed research, meaning that bold ideas can be challenged before they are validated. According to the Cardano team, this academic rigor helps the blockchain to be durable and stable — increasing the chance that potential pitfalls can be anticipated in advance.

In 2020, Cardano held a Shelley upgrade that aimed to make its blockchain “50 to 100 times more decentralized” than other large blockchains. At the time, Hoskinson predicted that this would pave the way for hundreds of assets to run on its network.

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How Many Cardano (ADA) Coins Are There in Circulation?


There is a maximum supply of 45 billion ADA — but at the time of writing, there was a circulating supply of about 31 billion. Five rounds of public sales of Cardano tokens were held between September 2015 and January 2017.

Approximately 2.5 billion ADA was allotted to IOHK once the network launched. Meanwhile, an additional 2.1 billion ADA was given to Emurgo, a global blockchain technology company that served as a founding entity of the Cardano protocol. Last but not least, 648 million ADA was given to the not-for-profit Cardano Foundation, which aims to promote the platform and increase levels of adoption.

Overall, about 16% of ADA’s total supply went to the project’s founders, with the remaining 84% being split among investors.

How Is the Cardano Network Secured?


Cardano is secured through an “environmentally sustainable, verifiably secure” PoS protocol that’s known as Ouroboros.

The project says that Ouroboros improves upon the security guarantees that are delivered by a PoW consensus mechanism while using substantially less power — claiming that it is four times more energy efficient than Bitcoin.

It is described as a blend of unique technology and mathematically verified mechanisms, with behavioral psychology and economic philosophy thrown in for good measure. Overall, the objective of Ouroboros is to achieve sustainable and ethical growth.

An incentive mechanism means that participants in the network are rewarded for their involvement.

Where Can You Buy Cardano (ADA)?


As one of the biggest cryptocurrencies in the world in terms of market capitalization, you shouldn’t have much difficulty in purchasing ADA on major exchanges including Binance, Coinbase, eToro and HitBTC.

If you’re struggling to find a trading pair that unites ADA with your local currency, check out this guide on how to convert fiat into Bitcoin — giving you a gateway to buying altcoins."

Cardano Price

Cardano Price$0.105065 USD
Cardano ROI
384.68%
Market Rank#11
Market Cap$3,268,842,349 USD
24 Hour Volume$695,787,440 USD
Circulating Supply31,112,484,646 ADA
Total Supply45,000,000,000 ADA
Max Supply45,000,000,000 ADA
All Time High
$1.33 USD
(Jan 04, 2018)
All Time Low
$0.017354 USD
(Oct 01, 2017)
52 Week High / Low
$0.153705 USD /
$0.019130 USD
90 Day High / Low
$0.152014 USD /
$0.075886 USD
30 Day High / Low
$0.114137 USD /
$0.089896 USD
7 Day High / Low
$0.112414 USD /
$0.101226 USD
24 Hour High / Low
$0.107767 USD /
$0.104826 USD
Yesterday's High / Low
$0.108730 USD /
$0.106178 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close
$0.108075 USD /
$0.106351 USD
Yesterday's Change$-0.001724 USD (-1.60%)
Yesterday's Volume$722,743,351 USD
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