Cardano Blockchain Plans to Adopt Polkadot's Substrate Framework
Cardano plans to use Polkadot's Substrate framework for the development of its upcoming "partner chain" initiative.
By: Camila Russo •
Cardano, the Layer 1 blockchain created by Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson, plans to use the underlying framework of Polkadot, a competing Layer 1 chain, also created by an Ethereum co-founder, Gavin Wood.
Cardano plans to use Polkadot's Substrate framework for the development of its upcoming "partner chain" initiative, Input Output Global, the developers of Cardano announced in a Nov. 3 post.
Cardano's ADA token was up by 2.2% to the highest since July, while Polkadot's DOT was little changed, in line with BTC and ETH, according to Coingecko.
Cardano envisages a global network of interconnected blockchains with its "partner chain" model.
"Partner chains will revolutionize how new blockchains are launched and operated by combining modular blockchain technology with Cardano’s proven security, liquidity, and reliability," the blog post said. "With partner chains, Cardano becomes the ultimate settlement layer and more."
The partner chain model would allow independent chains to interact seamlessly with each other, and Substate's modular structure and flexible design makes it an apt choice for multiple chain configurations, the post said.
With the move, Cardano will shift from a single blockchain concept towards a web of multiple chains, each possessing its unique strength and capability.