Cardano [ADA]’s Charles Hoskinson: Quitting Twitter, the upcoming Google Chrome extension and more
On 6th August, Charles Hoskinson, the CEO and Co-Founder of the science and engineering firm IOHK released a Twitter video update to communicate the progress of the Cardano project with the community.
Here, he talked about the purpose of Prometheus and related topics. He also clarified the much-discussed case of him rage-quitting the social media platform, Twitter.
Firstly, the Founder mentioned a subset of users that might not be entirely content with the existing Cardano code. For this reason, the team has built an alternative client that the community could use for embeddable devices, ATMs, and Intel SGX style deployments.
Therefore, Prometheus is the parallel code based on Rust. It is written by the Cardano developers to offer its community with more options and freedom. Furthermore, Hoskinson explained:
“We’re gonna have our first demo come September internally for the completed version of the command-line interface for Prometheus. But Prometheus is a library of different functionality and third parties should be able to use that library for their own product lines.”
He then stated that Prometheus has been already tested on Android and iOS devices. The team believes that this would make for a good foundation for mobile clients and light clients alike.
Another intriguing hint dropped by Hoskinson was regarding an upcoming product based on the core of Prometheus. The announcement is to be made on 15th August by Emurgo, which is a project backed by the Cardano blockchain. Hoskinson revealed that the product is going to be based a Google Chrome extension. In his words:
“…its [the product’s] heart Prometheus and IOHK product and we’re really excited about the quality of that code and we’re really excited about the capability of that code and we’re already starting to see people wanting to use it and we’re not even quite done with it yet.”
Next, the IOHK leader talked about the two families of code that Cardano has built: Rust and Haskell. While Haskell Cardano is a reference code, Rust Cardano is modular, more like a library meant to be used by third-party developers who want to build their own wallets, mobile or light.
Regarding the use case of the Rust code in ATMs and ledger devices, Hoskinson revealed that Cardano is in talks with Sirin Labs. Sirin Labs has an open-source operating system called Sirin OS that runs Finney devices. These devices are the first blockchain backed mobile phones and PCs which do not compromise on cybersecurity by only prioritizing user-experience.
Recently, Hoskinson had quit Twitter after a series of trolls and minor controversy surrounded a comment made by him. He mentioned Twitter as a platform that has become toxic. He gave a final statement regarding the issue and said:
“I have very limited time. I run an international company. We operate in 16 countries… I travel dozens of places every single year and if I have a simple question for a company, a very small company of just a few people whom I assume … run their Twitter feed and I get a response where an article is written that I’m a monster, if there’s a top-rated cryptocurrency Reddit post about how bad of an actor I am… What’s the value of this platform.”
Lastly, he informed the community that he will be using the medium [Twitter] to broadcast videos only.
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