In an attempt to shut down his critics, IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson published the map of the Cardano ecosystem.
It includes all enterprise and businesses, developer tools, wallets, infrastructure providers, exchange as well as research centers.
The most notable application powered by Cardano is e-commerce platform Bondly. Other DeFi names associated with Cardano are Zurich-based GenTwo AG and cryptocurrency liquidity provider Algoz.
Governments partnering with Cardano
In spite of its massive market capitalization, Cardano often attracts criticism for essentially being a ghost chain due to a lack of any notable applications running on top of it.
Yet, Hoskinon’s map shows that Cardano has already partnered with countries such as Georgia, Mongolia, and Ethiopia.
As reported by U.Today, Hoskinson recently mentioned that new deals in Africa could bring millions of users to the Cardano ecosystem.
Last February, IOHK also donated $500,000 worth of ADA to the University of Wyoming. Hoskinson denied that the donation was simply made to add another partner to its list:
We set up a research lab and people actually write papers and do protocol development there. Maybe you should actually read the article before commenting.
Over 1,000 assets on Cardano
Cardano rolled out the Mary hard fork on March 1, thus allowing the creation of native tokens. Presently, 1,164 tokens have been issued on the blockchain.
However, Cardano is yet to enable any smart contract functionality to host different decentralized applications and actually compete with Ethereum.