NFTs, smart contracts come to Cardano as Alonzo mainnet debut approaches

Wolfram Blockchain Labs and Cardano are set to host a livestream event in which items from Wolfram’s computational universe will be “Liveminted” as NFTs on the Cardano network. Details of the event were shared on the website of Cardano’s parent company, Input Output Hong Kong recently, which said it would take place on July 28.

  • Ethereum has been the platform of choice to mint non-fungible tokens on its ERC-721 token, as Cardano’s Alonzo update nears mainnet deployment, bringing smart-contract capabilities with it, more protocols could soon be appearing the world’s fifth-largest coin by market cap.
  • The Alonzo upgrades are being deployed in three parts, named blue, white and purple, with each incorporating further functionality with their deployment. The most recent upgrade, white, was released to the mainnet earlier this month and brought with it increased capacity for smart contracts for about 500 users who were also made validators.

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