Cardano, an introduction
Cardano is a third generation cryptocurrency platform. Their currency is called Ada (symbol $ADA) in honour of the countess Ada Lovelace, who is considered the first computer programmer. The Cardano Foundation was founded in 2015 by Charles Hoskinson, former partner of Vitalik Buterin at the Etherium Foundation. The Cardano currency $ADA, was instead launched in late 2017.
Here in this video, Charles Hoskinson, gives a thorough introduction of the three pillars of Cardano and what problems they are trying to solve.