IOHK CTO: ‘Expansion of Cardano in Africa is a chance to design new systems’

After Cardano’s Alonzo upgrade which introduced smart contract capabilities, and the success of the high-profile Cardano Summit, more players – both in and out of the crypto sector – have their eyes on the third biggest blockchain by market cap.

In a recent interview, IOHK CTO Romain Pellerin spoke to Thinking Crypto host Tony Edward about Cardano, its growing use cases, and expansion into Africa.

Apart from partnerships with Dish and Boost Mobile, Pellerin spoke about Cardano’s relationship with Chainlink and the importance of oracles. Oracles provide data from the outside world to smart contract platforms. Pellerin pointed out that a DEX would require information such as USD/ADA conversion rates and for this, oracles were necessary.

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