We are an independent standards body that oversees and supervises the advancement of Cardano — a decentralized public blockchain. The Cardano Foundation’s core focus is to accelerate the adoption of Cardano and empower integration and execution, enabling fast-track value creation for inclusive and equitable growth — for both the few and the many. As the legal custodian of the protocol and the guardian of the Cardano brand, the Foundation works to drive viable use cases and partnerships, grow the wider blockchain community, shape legislation and commercial standards, and ensure stakeholder accountability. We are a caretaker of the Cardano ecosystem and supporters of its community. To fulfill these crucial roles to the highest standards — and ensure we remain decentralized, autonomous and objective — we have our own governing Council and diverse, global team.