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Crypto History Timeline for

Cardano (ADA)

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.

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Week of May 20th, 2019
May 22nd
2019
EMURGO, one of the three managing legal entities of the Cardano blockchain project, launches Seiza, a new Cardano blockchain explorer. Seiza was announced a month earlier in IOHK Summit 2019.
May 20th
2019
In Episode 30 of The Cardano Effect, David Esser, Senior Product Manager of Cardano at IOHK announces that the first Shelley test is coming in June 2019.
May 3rd
2019
Charles Hoskinson posts an emotional tweet complaining about Atala FUD on Reddit.
Apr 21st
2019
In a YouTube AMA session, Charles Hoskinson divulges details of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IOHK and the Ethiopian Government.
Apr 17th
2019
IOHK announces Atala at the IOHK summit. It's an enterprise blockchain framework designed for governments, corporations and other entities to build
Apr 17th
2019
IOHK Summit 2019 takes place on April 17th and 18th in the Miami Beach Convention Center. Government ministers, industry professionals, Cardano fans were in attendance.
Week of April 8th, 2019
Apr 8th
2019
In an interview with YouTuber Ivan on Tech, Charles Hoskinson mentions that Shelley will be released in 2019. IOHK just missed the original Q1 2019 release date.
Mar 20th
2019
Version 1.5 of Cardano's blockchain was released to its main net. This marks the last major Cardano release of the Byron development phase.
Dec 19th
2018
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.
Dec 18th
2018
Version 1.4 of Cardano's blockchain was released to its main net. This release improves robustness, fixes networking issues, and optimizes the hard drive space required to store the blockchain.
Nov 13th
2018
After pressure from IOHK, Emurgo, and Cardano's community to resign, the chairman of the Cardano Foundation, Michael Parsons, resigns.
Oct 12th
2018
In an open letter, IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson and Emurgo CEO Ken Kodama alleges serious mismanagement with the Cardano Foundation and calls for the foundation to undergo a public audit.
Oct 12th
2018
The Guardians of Cardano, a community group dedicated to Cardano, starts a Change.org petition demanding the Cardano Foundation to cooperate with IOHK and Emurgo.
Oct 5th
2018
IOHK misses the Q3 expected completion date for Shelley, and the Q2-Q3 2018 date is removed from the roadmap. No new date has been given for Shelley.
Oct 2nd
2018
Sebastien Guillemot, R&D Engineering Lead for Emurgo, announces Florian Bohnert as Emurgo's new Chief Marketing Officer.
Sep 28th
2018
Major US-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken lists Cardano and QTUM.
Aug 18th
2018
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.
Aug 9th
2018
Responding to Vitalik's recent comparison of Ouroboros and Casper on Reddit, IOHK's Chief Scientist Prof. Aggelos Kiayias publishes a blog post containing his own comparison.
Week of July 23rd, 2018
Jul 29th
2018
Replying to a Reddit post asking about the difference between Ouroboros and Casper, Vitalik dives into what he believes are problems with Ouroboros.
Week of July 2nd, 2018
Jul 8th
2018
In an interview with Tai Zen and Leon Fu of Cryptocurrency Market, Charles Hoskinson is quoted with saying that Shelley is going to be released either in Q4 2018 and the latest in Q1 2019.
Week of May 28th, 2018
May 28th
2018
Cardano launches its first smart contracts testnet called the KEVM testnet, which is the Ethereum Virtual Machine specified in the K framework.
Week of May 14th, 2018
May 18th
2018
Version 1.2 of Cardano's blockchain was released to its main net. This release introduces Daedalus 0.10.0, a new version of Cardano's wallet software, and Cardano SL 1.2.0, a new version of Cardano's blockchain protocol.
May 14th
2018
The paper, published by an IOHK research in collaboration with two researchers from Lancaster University, describes a theoretical cryptocurrency treasury system.
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