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Cardano Expands with Blockfrost Investment; Here’s Where the Network Stands Now

Cardano’s latest strategic investment in the Blockfrost API, developed by Five Binaries, is a significant step in its infrastructure evolution. Input Output Global, which backs Cardano, said in a blog post that Blockfrost has been instrumental for developers by providing an efficient, scalable way to access Cardano’s blockchain without a local node.

It noted, “Blockfrost’s value to the Cardano development community is reflected in its widespread usage.”

IOG and Blockfrost aim to decentralize data provisioning and mempool access services.

Pushing decentralization

The post said that Blockfrost will operate independently in the short term. During this time, it will continue its dedicated service to developers. The long-term goal is to develop a structure supporting Blockfrost’s growth, aligning with the interests of its users and the broader developer community. Future plans include exploring decentralized operational models, with more updates expected on this front.

Mike Ward, chief product officer at Input Output, praised the Blockfrost team for their significant contributions to the Cardano developer ecosystem. Ward expressed enthusiasm for the decentralized future of Blockfrost and its community. Blockfrost’s founder and CEO, Marek Mahut, emphasized the company’s role as a leading infrastructure provider and its continued commitment to the Cardano community.

Recently, the co-founder of VESPR Wallet also noted developments on Cardano, indicating future dApp opportunities. 

Derek underlined the wallet’s focus on enhancing the Cardano user experience and facilitating newcomer integration. He said it is a testament to the evolving needs and opportunities within the Cardano community.

That said, Token Terminal’s data paints a mixed picture of the network’s performance. Despite short-term downturns, the 180-day performance shows a positive trend.

Reprinted from Token Terminal

At the time of writing, the price of native ADA stands at ~$0.4865. The market cap fluctuations and the recent dip in developer activity and code commits indicate a period of adjustment and transition within the Cardano ecosystem. The decline in fees in the last 30-day period is an indicator to build a long-term and diversified revenue stream.

Also Read: Cardano Upgrade pushes the price of ADA up 8% in latest update

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