May 21, 2024

Cardano developers postpone the launch of the Vasil hard fork to the end of July

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Cardano developers postpone the launch of the Vasil hard fork to the end of July

The company Input Output Global (formerly IOHK), working on the Cardano network, announced that the launch of the Vasil hard fork was postponed to the end of July due to the discovery of seven minor errors.

Recently, the Input Output development teamGlobal (IOG) held a conference to evaluate work on the Vasil update, aimed at increasing the scalability of the Cardano network and improving the functionality of smart contracts. Seven errors were identified, but none of them are considered serious. Still, the developers are unwilling to take risks, so they decided to delay the rollout of the update until the end of July, allowing more time for testing.


“IOG and Cardano Foundation have appointed a newthe launch date of the hard fork on the Cardano test network, which will take place at the end of June. Exchanges and staking pool operators will have four weeks to carry out integration and testing. The Cardano mainnet hard fork is expected to happen in the last week of July,” the IOG team tweeted.

Currently 35 developers from 27 projectstesting their decentralized applications (DApps) on the Cardano network and helping identify problems, along with 16 staking pool operators (SPOs). In addition, Cardano works closely with leading API and other tool providers, including Blockfrost, Emurgo, Cardano Multiplatform Library (dcSpark), Mlabs and Dquadrant.&nbsp;

Compatibility is being checked at the current stagePlutus code and functionality, and this work will continue on the testnet for several more weeks. The developers noted that preparing for the launch of Vasil is a complex process that requires dedication not only from the core teams, but also close coordination of the entire ecosystem.

Final decision on the datehard fork on the Cardano testnet will be accepted after consultation with the SPO and DApps developers. The following key criteria will be evaluated: absence of critical node issues (including registry, text user interface, consensus), benchmarking results, and performance cost analysis.

Cardano developers are often subject tocriticized for delays in releasing important updates. However, this doesn't bother them too much, as the team says their main goal is to ensure maximum security when rolling out updates. According to Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, it is better to be slow in development than to see frequent network failures, as is happening with the Solana network.