Cardano (ADA) founder Charles Hoskinson has revealed the primary areas of focus for the eighth-largest crypto project by market capitalization during the next phase of expansion.
When asked what the “next important evolution of Cardano after 2022” will be during an ask-me-anything (AMA) session on his YouTube channel, Hoskinson stated that one of the top goals will be making Cardano immune to quantum attacks.
Quantum computers, which are far superior to existing supercomputers, are seen to be a threat to crypto because they may break the encryption technology of blockchain-based assets, effectively compromising their security.
Other priorities, according to the Cardano developer, include combining the Minotaur protocol with Omega.
Minotaur is a blockchain consensus protocol that combines the proof-of-stake and proof-of-work consensus mechanisms into a single protocol. Also, Omega is a project that aims to bring together all of Cardano’s ideas from the past seven years.
“Obviously we have the open-source project. We have somehow merged Minotaur multi-resource consensus with the Omega agenda.”
“Quantum resistance. A whole bunch of things that we didn’t get around to in the first five years.”
Hoskinson disclosed in December 2021 that Cardano has already begun the process of “ameliorating the difficulties of quantum computers,” but it was still a “academic exercise” at the time.
In addition, the Cardano founder claims that he will make a “major special announcement” at the end of 2022.
“I’ve got one really big special announcement that I’ve been saving for a very long time that”
” I will do at the end of the year that I think everybody’s going to be really excited about.”