Using the Cardano blockchain

SIMPLE ALERT!

This page delves into more advanced topics related to developing with the Cardano blockchain. Whilst still focusing on solutions that help keep things simple, this page assumes you have some knowledge of software development.

Actually using the Cardano blockchain is an area that’s evolving rapidly. Cardano is currently going through an era of major feature and product releases and intense development of toolsets that support it. This page is a work in progress, I’ll be adding notable projects, with an emphasis on simplicity, to it as they release over the coming weeks and months.

Reading from the Cardano blockchain

The Cardano blockchain is decentralised and public. Anyone can read everything on it. Here are links to a few services that make it simple and easy:

Cardano on BigQuery

Read information from the Cardano blockchain directly in Google's BigQuery and create insightful dashboards in DataStudio.

nftcdn

NFT content delivery as a service. Display Cardano NFTs efficiently & optimally.

Cardanoscan

Cardano Blockchain Explorer

Creating smart contracts on the Cardano blockchain

Marlowe

Create peer to peer financial agreements using templates and drag and drop techniques. A beautifully simple solution to smart contracts.

demeter-run

A cloud environment with all the tools for building your dApp. All the Cardano infrastructure that you need in one place.

plu-ts

A libarary designed to build Cardano dApps in an efficient and developer friendly way using Typescript.

A library for JavaScript, Deno and Node.js.

cardanosharp

Cardano Cryptographic and Serialization library for .NET applications.

Getting help

Cardano has the friendliest and most supportive community in the entire blockchain space. There are lots of people happy to answer questions or provide help and guidance. We’re all here for the same reason, to change the world for the better through Cardano as the people’s blockchain.

Cardano Developers

The official developer portal

Stack Exchange

The Cardano Stack Exchange for developers

The official Cardano forum, with topics broken down into all the different areas of the Cardano ecoystem