Weekly NFT roundup April 28-May 4: Collectibles market shrinks as use cases continue to grow

Despite a recent lull in NFT prices and volume of sales, the technology's potential use cases are steadily increasing. This week saw NFTs being considered by eBay as well as promising signs for advanced real-world applications from IoTeX and a Cardano-based partnership.

eBay sees potential for NFTs on its platform

CEO Jamie Iannone has said the eCommerce giant is “exploring opportunities on how we can enable NFTs on eBay in an easy way.”

The announcement...

Cardano cryptocurrency ADA sees successful launch on Coinbase

Cardano’s native cryptocurrency, ADA, has seen a successful initial launch on Coinbase, the largest digital currency exchange platform in the US.

It was initially announced that inbound transfers of ADA to Coinbase wallets would begin for Coinbase Pro users on March 16, with trading planned for March 18 so long as liquidity conditions were met.

Coinbase followed this up with a second announcement on March 19 that ADA was now available on their exchange for all Coinbase...

Charles Hoskinson, Founder, Cardano: On restoring trust through decentralisation

The Block spoke with Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson about the blockchain industry and restoring trust through decentralisation ahead of the platform’s upcoming launch of smart contracts.

Hoskinson co-founded the current decentralised app platform leader, Ethereum, but left the project following a dispute about accepting venture capital and the need for a more formal governing structure. He went on to found Cardano in 2015 and became the CEO of the project’s main developer,...

Cardano is ‘building bridges’ to Ethereum with new KEVM testnet

Cardano is launching a new KEVM (K Ethereum Virtual Machine) to build a bridge with the leading smart contract platform’s developers.

Charles Hoskinson, Founder of Cardano and CEO of IOHK, was a co-founder of Ethereum. 

Disagreements over Ethereum’s direction led Hoskinson to create Cardano, taking a more academic approach to its development and fixing the notorious problems which have plagued the largest smart contract platform.

Cardano launched after...