Charles Hoskinson Surprise AMA - 05/06/2020
2020 is the year that Cardano has really found itself. This is largely due to the incredible community that has sprung up around the project. We have recently announced the virtual summit. It will be July 2nd to 3rd. Our virtual guests will be Vint Cerf and Stephen Wolfram. We are also bringing the Haskell committee back together. This includes both Michael Peyton Jones and Phil Wadler alongside Kevin Hammond and others.
Caitlin Long will also be coming to the summit and we look at this as a celebration. It will include many announcements and surprises. Essentially we are there to put a flag in the ground and make people understand that we have built the most advanced technology in the crypto space.
At the same time, there is a critical deficiency in the market for crypto journalism. While interviews are given to reputed outlets, the output of these talks usually boil down to if the price of an asset is moving up or down. IOHK has stated many times that the price of ada is secondary to the problems which ada solves. We are in the business of solving problems and this will become apparent as Shelley launches. We hope that this will become the focus of crypto journalists in the future.
We remind everyone that we assembled an incredible team in 2015. We set out to build using an incredibly difficult programming language alongside peer review. Soon we look forward to anyone who saw our work as just a wallet or just a white paper adjusting their opinions. We are now in a position where we can solve identity problems, and supply chain problems. This is just the beginning. This summit is just the Shelley edition. This implies that there may be a Goguen edition and a Voltaire edition.
Furthermore we have gained some incredible talent along this journey. While others might not agree with us, they have taken notice. We look forward to turning on Voltaire and allowing users to build things in order to reach their dreams. We want more projects, more people, and more diversity. All of this is focused around making the world a better place. We are tired of the constant negativity and toxicity in the news. Now is the time to advance. Not everything is perfect, but not everything is bad.
Looking for growth
There are a lot of amazing things happening every single day. Why is it, for once, we cannot just focus on the stories that are lifting us up. While things in the United States are fraught right now, the story has inspiration built into it. The SpaceX launch is proof that this is the case. No matter how bad our problems get, we can fix them with the right solutions.
The tech we build only works if people are fundamentally good. It works when they realize that they should be in control of their identity, their money and their property. Our technology works when people take it into their own hands.