Simplified RoadmapWe decided to visualize this Cardano roadmap as a time line, but actually the phases are researched and developed in parallel. The launch in September 2017 marks almost two years of research and over a year of development.
The bootstrap phase is all about creating a bulletproof foundation. It's the first layer of the Cardano platform stack and the heart of the system: Cardano Settlement Layer. It allows users to receive and transfer ADA.
What is Cardano?
since September 29, 2017
Shelley is focused on turning Cardano gradually into a fully decentralized and autonomous system, starting with staking, stake pools and delegation.
What is staking and how does it work?
Goguen brings different computation layers that enable smart contracts for financial transactions such as hedging, fixed-term deposits, credit swaps, crowdfunding as well as complex decentralized apps.
The features in Basho are focused on performance and scalability. Similar to BitTorrent the system will gain more ressources with every new user.
Voltaire is focused on sustainability and self-sovereign. There will be a treasury model and a mechanism to contribute to Cardano via improvement proposals.
A voting system will enable the community to decide about the future and to unlock funds.