The Cardano blockchain platform is named after the famous 16th-century Italian mathematician Gerolamo Cardano.
On this virtual platform, users can develop their decentralised applications based on smart contracts. In fact, a certain kind of programmable coin can be created here. The system is based on mathematical proofs and game theory which is not surprising: Gerolamo Cardano was highly fond of gambling.
Apparently, the creator of this token, Charles Hoskinson, feels a special connection with this historical hero as he is also a mathematician who stood at the origins of Ethereum. Partners of this blockchain project couldn't agree on the prospects, so Charles and his friend founded their separate cryptosystem in 2017.
Soon, a branded ADA token appeared inside the Cardano universe, and its name is also not a coincidence. The coin is named after the Countess of Lovelace, Augusta Ada King. Even though her father was the poet George Byron, Ada didn't follow in his footsteps but delved into mathematics. Moreover, she created the world's first computer program and described all these processes. As a result, she is rightfully considered the first programmer in world history.
It is noteworthy that the smallest fractional part of the ADA token bears the name of the countess, Lovelace.