Cardano Successfully Applies Alonzo Hard Fork; Adds Smart Contract Capabilities to Its Blockchain | Sep 14, 2021 at 12:00 AM
  • Cardano, the third cryptocurrency ranked by market cap, has successfully applied the “Alonzo” hard fork.
  • With this update, the chain has added support for smart contracts to its blockchain.
  • With this update, Cardano is now a new challenger in a crowded defi ecosystem, that is dominated by other more established chains in the space, like Ethereum and Solana.