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Cardano Vasil Hard Fork Will No Longer Go Live This Month, A New Date Has Been Set


thecryptobasic.com 21 June 2022 09:18, UTC
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The much-anticipated Vasil Hard Fork Event for the Cardano network has been postponed until next month after a few bugs were discovered.  

According to a blog post by Input Output Global (IOG), the development team working on the Cardano network, the decision to postpone the Vasil upgrade to next month during an evaluation call held last Friday.

Another evaluation of the entire work on the Vasil upgrade was also carried out yesterday, and a total of seven bugs were discovered.

Although none of the bugs are seen as severe, the Cardano team is not willing to take any risk as it has chosen to delay the deployment of the Vasil Hard Fork proposal to the public testnet yesterday as scheduled.

#VASIL UPDATE: Progress continues positively with only minor bugs remaining. Today, however, we have agreed to ensure the core dev team and #Cardano ecosystem collaborators have more time for testing before commencing the mainnet countdown.

More here: https://t.co/1p5YW4wloe

— Input Output (@InputOutputHK) June 20, 2022

IOG Not Taking Chances

Aside from the seven minor bugs discovered, IOG noted that it still needs to examine a few items related to Vasil in the coming days to ensure everything is working as expected.

Based on this, the Cardano team has decided that it will roll out Vasil on the Cardano public testnet by the end of this month, which will run for a period of four weeks.

After everything is working fine and exchanges have completed the necessary integration, IOG stated that the Vasil mainnet deployment will go live by the end of July 2022.

“Today, IOG and the Cardano Foundation have agreed a new target date to hard fork the testnet at the end of June. Once completed, we will then allow four weeks for exchanges and SPOs to carry out any required integration and testing work […] The working assumption should therefore now be a Cardano mainnet hard fork occurring during the last week of July,” IOG said in a statement.

Continuous Effort to Roll Out Vasil

Notably, the IOG development team has been working round the clock to ensure Vasil has a hitch-free deployment. In a bid to ensure that everything goes smoothly, the IOG said that the project is being worked on by 35 developers from 27 different projects, who have been testing the decentralized applications (dApps) to identify any issue associated with the upgrade.

Work on Vasil implementation is also being supported by 16 stake pool operators (SPOs) as well as leading tool/API providers, including Blockfrost.

Vasil Upgrade Expectations

The Vasil upgrade is tipped to bolster the overall operation of the Cardano network. Vasil is expected to boost Cardano’s speed, and scalability, and even enhance the smart contract functionality, as well as introduce other significant features.

The upgrade’s mainnet deployment was initially scheduled to take place by the end of this month; however, due to the minor bugs discovered, the much-anticipated upgrade will go live by the end of next month.

Cardano Not Worried About Critics

Meanwhile, the Cardano development team has been heavily criticized for its constant delay in releasing important upgrades.

Interestingly, the team is not bothered as its only focus is to ensure the deployment of updates that will ensure users’ safety and to deliver working services to them.


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