What Is Cardano?

A peer-reviewed cryptocurrency being built by scientists may be the next big thing.

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Though it had predecessors, Bitcoin is considered a 1st-generation cryptocurrency. It was followed up by 2nd-generation coins that added new features or that sought to improve areas where Bitcoin was lacking, such as making it more scalable or more private. These 2nd-gen coins were usually just forks of Bitcoin, or at least borrowed heavily from it. Even newer, 3rd-generation coins have learned from what was built before, and often start their coding from scratch to avoid the mistakes inherit in older coins.