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IOHK Wants Cardano Smart Contracts to be Compatible with Most Programming Languages

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IOHK, the company behind the development of Cardano (ADA), announced they want smart contract compatible with most programming languages. In order to do so, they will launch two different smart contract developer environments. One is going to be called KEVM and the other IELE, with different functionalities. 

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With the deployment of KEVM, it will be possible for developers to create smart contracts using Solidity. This is the programming language that is now used on the Ethereum (ETH) platform. Meanwhile, IELE will be helping developers to create smart contracts in any other programming language. 

IELE will also be in charge of deploying the smart contracts on the Cardano blockchain. This is extremely useful for developers considering they will not have to learn a new programming language to work with Cardano. 

In order to create the KEVM, they have used one of the latest versions of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Ethereum developers will feel no friction to deploy smart contracts on Cardano. This would help DeFi and dApps creators to run their projects on top of Cardano. 

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IELE will be one of the most important development networks to attract developers to the Cardano network. Regardless of the programming language users know, they will be able to build blockchain solutions on Cardano. Users can use Java, C++, Python and Rust, among others. 

On the matter, the CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, commented:

“Universality is the next piece in the puzzle for mainstream blockchain adoption, which is why we’re focused on removing barriers to the world of writing smart contracts for blockchain, no matter which languages developers actually know.”

He went on saying that blockchain technology will live up to its inclusive principles. This would allow a large number of users to build innovative solutions using the Cardano network. Many of these smart contracts can be very innovative and game-changing. 

Having the developer kits available before the official release makes it easier for the network to run smoothly. Once these tools are launched, developers that were working with them will be able to deploy their solutions on Cardano from the first day. 

Cardano is one of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world. According to data provided by CoinMarketCap, Cardano is now the 8th largest virtual currency in the world with a market valuation of $5 billion and a price per coin of $0.16.