Despite smart contract rival Ethereum (ETH) already dominating the space, Cardano (ADA) founder Charles Hoskinson hinted strongly that decentralized finance (DeFi) is an area of intense focus for Cardano, saying in a live streamed ask-me-anything (AMA) session on YouTube recently that he has become “very obsessed with DeFi lately.”
As of this writing (11:57 UTC), ADA, currently ranked as the 10th most valuable cryptoasset, was up by nearly 6% over the past 24 hours, trading at USD 0.123 per token. For the week as a whole, however, the token was more or less unchanged, trading up a slight 0.4%.
In the video, Hoskinson said that information about his team’s work on DeFi “has started to leak out” despite their plan to make official announcements about it later, and mentioned a new stablecoin project on Cardano as one example of such a project, saying:
“This is going to be an algorithmic stablecoin and we think it will be significantly better than MakerDAO.” He also added that “this is just one of many DeFi things going on right now, but we’re not going to announce any of that until a little bit later.”
But despite keeping a lid on most of the things the team is working on in terms of DeFi, Hoskinson also came back to the issue later on in the video, when he reiterated that DeFi is something he has taken “a very keen interest in.”