Our mission

The Cardano Foundation is tasked with advancing the public digital infrastructure Cardano, working to anchor it as a utility for financial and social systems. We develop infrastructure tooling—including where there may not be an immediate commercial use case—plus strengthen operational resilience, and drive diversity of on-infrastructure use cases as well as the development of sound and representative governance.

Core Focus Areas

Operational resilience

In order to increase blockchain utility, the technology itself needs to provide a good base to build and innovate from. The Cardano Foundation gives technical assistance in updating and maintaining the Cardano blockchain as a robust, reliable, and durable technology. This creates the conditions for wider adoption. It also propels the Cardano blockchain to become an enterprise critical technology that businesses and institutions can rely upon to run their operations.


For blockchain to reach its full potential, there needs to be widespread understanding of what blockchain is, how it works, and what it can—and cannot—do. The Foundation contributes to both blockchain education and blockchain research. We also engage with policymakers and regulators to get their perspective, clarify concepts, and share our expertise. Finally, our teams provide consultancy to institutions and enterprises.


The Cardano Foundation works to create the conditions for increased blockchain utility and adoption. This can entail upgrading legacy systems to blockchain, assisting the development of blockchain native companies, or supporting radical innovation of operating models that contributes to positive change. It also means building and encouraging the development of open source solutions that will benefit the entire present and future ecosystem.