Newly covered today:
1. Over 100 smart contracts are already running on Cardano Mainnet! [https://twitter.com/IOHKMedia/status/1437821632307994628](https://twitter.com/IOHKMedia/status/1437821632307994628)
2. One of Cardano’s biggest competitors is once again suffering network problems. This time it started out as just being characterized as (more) “instability”, then they started saying that something had caused the blockchain to “start forking”. This followed their September 2 “instability” and “performance degradation” event. It’ll be interesting to see how well their community tolerates this in the future if it’s happening with their planned slashing model in effect. [https://twitter.com/SolanaStatus/status/1437856638279487493](https://twitter.com/SolanaStatus/status/1437856638279487493) [https://twitter.com/SolanaStatus/status/1437757547235131396](https://twitter.com/SolanaStatus/status/1437757547235131396) [https://twitter.com/SolanaStatus/status/1433429598230876173](https://twitter.com/SolanaStatus/status/1433429598230876173)
3. The Cardano Foundation subtly hints (okay just straight up says) it has some mindblowing partnerships to announce at the Cardano Summit. [https://twitter.com/SidneyVollmer/status/1437855888237338627](https://twitter.com/SidneyVollmer/status/1437855888237338627)
4. Gary Gensler says that there are probably many tokens traded on Coinbase that are securities. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLc4c7vL3rM](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLc4c7vL3rM)
Previously Covered but still interesting:
1. Cardano’s closest competitor, Ethereum, carries out it’s EIP-1559 London Fork which creates a new transaction fee scheme including some burning of fees and a more predictable base fee with an additional tip option on top. While the long term impact is unclear, the immediate aftermath of the fork seems to be even higher fees. We’ll see if this is just due to high transaction volume at the moment. Of course, part of th...