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Cardano Releases Icarus, Making It Easier for Developers to Build Lightweight Wallets for Cardano

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson revealed on August 14 that the project would make a special announcement the following day.

In the video, Hoskinson specifically refers to two projects that the team has been working on.

The first, Prometheus, is a toolbox to power different kinds of wallets. However, It is the second project that forms the special announcement on August 15. Called Icarus, it is a reference project that other developers can use to build lightweight wallets for Cardano on browsers and mobile devices.

Icarus is a Google Chrome extension that is essentially a full wallet, but without a copy of the blockchain on it. This distinguishes it from their…


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