IOHK, or Input Output Hong Kong, the company responsible for Cardano, has launched Cardano Rust. It is a toolbox for developers who wish to build upon the Cardano platform. The announcement was made shortly after the one-year anniversary of Cardano.
The anniversary was celebrated in Tokyo and organized by Emurgo. Featured presentations were held from both Ken Kodama, CEO of Emurgo, and Charles Hoskinson.
The Rust project is huge news for the top 10 cryptocurrency, as it now can attract programmers and developers worldwide to develop applications on Cardano. The code is written in Rust. Rust is a favorite among the programming community. It is often described as one of the most lightweight and portable languages to use. It is also compatible with web, iOs, and Android platforms.
Rust: the most beloved programming Language
In fact, the language has even won “most beloved programming language” consecutively from 2016 to 2018 in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey. Cardano Rust will support other programming languages, as well.
The announcement has immense implications for Cardano, as many believe that it is now a more viable competitor to Ethereum, given the fact that applications can now be built upon its platform. The comparison is natural, considering that the creator of Cardano, Charles Hoskinson, is one of the original eight founders of Ethereum.
First Project: Infinito Wallet
The first project under Cardano Rust has been a mobile app for the Infinito Wallet, which announced recently that the platform would now enable users to safely “send, receive and check transaction history of ADA”.
This is huge news for Cardano. Despite the fact that it is one of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, it has not typically been supported by universal wallets.
The Infinito Wallet has been received positively by the cryptocurrency community. It has been downloaded over a quarter million times since its launch in late 2017.
It is clear that IOHK is looking to the future with the launch of Cardano Rust. Many in the cryptocurrency community look forward to the open-source platform and its immense potential.