Cardano Webcast - Monday 15th January 3.30pm Lisbon Time - we need your questions!

We are delighted to announce the first official Cardano webcast for 2018 and we need your help!

On Monday 15th January at 3.30pm Lisbon time, we will be hosting a webcast with three special guests:

Charles Hoskinson, CEO and Founder @ IOHK
Duncan Coutts, Director of Engineering @ IOHK
Michael Parsons, Cardano Foundation Chairman

We will be discussing the latest roadmap release, what the Foundation does and also answering your questions… see below :slight_smile:

How can you get involved?

We will be posting the link where you can sign up to watch the webcast next week. It will also be streamed on the IOHK YouTube Channel ( and also on the Cardano Facebook group (

Most importantly, and what you can do right now is…

Submit your questions - one per post below and then the community will vote on the best ones. Please vote by liking the question.

So, what are you waiting for? Post those question and get voting!

We will be compiling the most popular questions and will then answer as many as possible on the webcast.

See you there and look out for the sign up link next week!


What are the best (and if any, the most required) things, normal people can get actively involved on a voluntary base?
I mean non-haskell-natives and average mathematical Joe’s like me, interested in all technical, ethical and functional areas of the project.
language translations? active beta-testers?
Or in other words: where are the places and activityies to not disturb too much the researchers and core developers, but also to not being annoyed too much by lambo-investors?


What are cardano plans for the future in order to be user friendly and accessible for all ?

Today, it is very hard to get your hands on Cardano, the ADA (if you want some) requires multiple transactions, from USD to ETH, then transferring from one exchange to another, then exchanging the ETH for ADA. It is a long process, some of my friends would like to get some but simply can’t : what are the plans for the future ? any partnership with coinbase or any other user friendly exchange (European, USA…)

Thank you


What will be the main focus for the ‘daily use case’ of Cardano/Ada? i.e. will the emphasis be as a currency and merchant/consumer type transactions, or more on Enterprise Cardano such as the GRNET pilot for putting degree verification on side-chains?


Will there be any future work to enable development of dApps using Microsoft Visual Studio to leverage the large MS developer base? (I’m a former MSFT developer so I’m biased… but ultimately capturing the largest developer base by making it easy to develop in is good for the Cardano ecosystem).


Any info on future staking requirements (i.e. min amount of ADA to stake) or similar details?
Thanks much!


What other projects do you see yourself working with, in the future? and what is the best way to fund these projects you need the most help on?


There are a lot of other crypto currencies that drive the same road as Cardano. Do you see them as a threat? Some of them also got a high market cap and your competitors dont sleep aswell. How do you plan to expand your technology lead? Is there a technology lead at all or are all competitors at the same waypoint with Cardano?


I’m a developer at the concept phase of a blockchain project. I would like to eventually deploy on Cardano. How far away are we from developer tools? Anything I can do to get a leg-up on prototyping and testing? Thanks!


You have confirmed that many languages will be able to be used for the platform but you will prefer your native language to be used instead of compiling others into the native language. This being said will there be massive performance hits for using something like C# instead of the native language? And, what sort of developer tools in terms of documentation or tutorials will be available for the native language? I’d love to see great documentation with ample examples of the given concepts you’re talking about sort of like w3schools, Java, or C# and not like some other languages with very poor documentation leading me to have to use stackoverflow just to do something. Thank you and keep up the great work have over 20k coins, been a holder of Cardano since October 1st :slight_smile:

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During elections, what will happen to your stake if you voted for the losing side?


When participating in proof of stake/minting, can you open the same wallet from a different geographic location/internet connection to decrease the likelyhood of network problems affecting your turn to sign the slot?


Can an entity/individual/group that holds a large number of Ada propose changes that is in conflict with the original vision for Cardano?


What are the checks in-place to prevent bad actors with huge amount of money from hijacking elections that will compromise the progress of Cardano towards its goals as a true crypto currency?


At which part of the roadmap will the debit card integration be available?


How are external factors (FIAT value vs Ada) considered in transaction fee constants?

Context: My concern is the rise in Ada’s value vs FIAT will cause the transaction fee to be skewed that even with system adjustments to a and b constants of the transaction fee (mentioned in the whitepaper), the fees might still disproportionately increase overtime.


How will Ouroboros/Daedalus prevent DDoS attacks when you register as a staking pool?

Context: If you are a known staking pool, it is easier for you to become a target since you are identified.


Since you’re neck deep in Haskell, can you make those Barbados lessons you’re conducting available online for those of us who cannot attend? My last exposure to FP was Scheme in college, but this project has reinvigorated my interest in all things FP and I’d like to pick up Haskell. I’ve already signed up for Odersky’s Scala course on Coursera - it would be nice if something like this existed for Haskell too.


When there is a listing of Cardano on other exchanges?