So i recently got into ADA, I have a strong belief in the future of this coin, of course I am just posting here to promote awareness and hopefully you will see some value in it. With the market dipping due to bitcoins upcoming hard fork to bitcoin gold there are plenty of good buying opportunities out there.
Firstly please take a look at the press section of IOHK, which is their development partner. Multiple articles by mainstream media have been written about IOHK. To name a few, Business Insider, The FT, Forbes, Bloomberg and the Nasdaq Magazine (links to all these articles can be found on https://iohk.io/press/). IOHK have a global team of leading scientists, academics and researchers working on the Cardano project.
Cardano’s PoS, Ouroboros stands out as the first proof of stake algorithm that is provably secure, meaning that it offers security guarantees that are mathematically proven. Ouroboros is also the first cryptographic protocol to be peer reviewed at the world's top cryptography conference, Crypto 2017. Forbes wrote an article on Ouroboros being accepted at Crypto 2017, you can read it here:
The project has adhered to strict compliance standards, and there is a wealth of information available under the transparency tab on the Cardano Hub website. https://www.cardanohub.org/en/home/
There is also talk of this being a scam coin. Here are some things that counter this view.Polished interviews about the protocol the coin is based on with University Professors on the University campus
Full white papers detailing the protocol of the coin and its technological background
Extremely polished wallet (one of the few well polished wallets in fact)
Multiple github repositories with tens of thousands of commits to the code
Multiple active twitter feeds with real world events that the development team attends and presents at, which have been active since at least April 2016
FIRST domain with EXTREMELY detailed technical documents about the project
SECOND web domain setup to handle their voucher system with videos and instructions detailing its operation
THIRD web domain hosting a blog
Pictures and bios of staff with links to their professional pages
Businesses that use their platform or collaborate with them on the project
The developer of ZenCash's blockchain as one of their blockchain dev team - Charles Hoskinson