The price of Cardano (ADA) continues to rise as it has reached a new all-time high of $0.86, according to the popular cryptocurrency market website, CoinMarketCap.

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Total Market Capitalization also hit a new all-time high hitting over $22 billion making it the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

ADA is trading at $0.851351 at press time.

Cardano is developing a smart contract platform which seeks to deliver more advanced features than any protocol previously developed.

It is the first blockchain platform to evolve out of a scientific philosophy and a research-first driven approach.

The development team consists of a large global collective of expert engineers and researchers.

Cardano uses a new algorithm called Ouroboros.

Cardano uses a new proof of stake algorithm called Ouroboros, which determines how individual nodes reach consensus about the network.

The algorithm is a crucial part of the infrastructure that supports the ADA cryptocurrency and is a major innovation in blockchain technology.

Ouroboros eliminates the need for an energy-hungry proof of work protocol, which stands as a barrier to blockchain scaling up for much wider use.

Designed a team led by IOHK Chief Scientist, Professor Aggelos Kiayias, Ouroboros is the first proof of stake protocol that has mathematically been shown to be provably secure, and the first to have gone through peer review through its acceptance to Crypto 2017, the leading cryptography conference.

The level of security demonstrated by Ouroboros compares to that of Bitcoin’s blockchain, which has never been compromised.

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