Cardano is a layered, secure, and scalable smart contract platform that will use proof of stake as its consensus algorithm. The development team consists of a large global collective of expert engineers and researchers.
The group of Cardano enthusiasts that created a [Charge.org petition](https://www.storeofvalueblog.com/timeline/the-cardano-community-starts-a-changeorg-petition-to-liberate-t) calling for the resignation of former Cardano Foundation board chairman Michael Parsons announced they were disbanding due to a governance dispute.
Version 1.3 of Cardano's blockchain was released to its main net. This release introduces Daedalus 0.11.0, a new version of Cardano's wallet software, and Cardano SL 1.3.0, a new version of Cardano's blockchain protocol.