Input Output Hong Kong, a developer of the Cardano blockchain, has provided information about a recently published proposal to fork the Cardano mainnet and start the countdown to the Vasil mainnet upgrade.
IOHK had earlier indicated that the Vasil hard fork would be delayed from June 2022 to a later date because of a few minor bugs, emphasizing the necessity for caution.
The Cardano testnet will start to benefit from the new Vasil upgrades and capabilities once they go into effect following the start of epoch 215 at 20:20 UTC on July 3rd.
The ADA testnet is currently being prepared for release by the developers. With the new Vasil node (1.35.0) producing more than 75% of testnet blocks, the testnet upgrade proposal has been approved, and they now have a good chain density to move forward safely.
The Vasil upgrade—named in memory of the late Vasil St. Dabov, a stalwart member of the community—significantly improves Cardano’s performance and functionality.
Vasil enhancements range from enhanced script performance and efficiency to faster throughput via diffusion pipelining to a better developer experience (plus lower costs).
The Vasil upgrade is Cardano’s biggest and finest upgrade so far, according to IOHK, and is also their most challenging project to date. They reiterated once more that keeping this upgrade safe and secure is their top priority.
The Vasil Hard Fork is now a significant step closer as a result of this breakthrough. The launch of the node, in the viewpoint of Cardano developers, is a significant step toward the Vasil hard fork.
The network’s scalability and usability will be enhanced with the upcoming Vasil hardfork. Vasil will go over the four Cardano Improvement Proposals (CIPs) 31, 32, 33, and 40, which aim to reevaluate the process by which Cardano’s Plutus scripts are published to the blockchain.
It is expected that the CIP enhancements will lower transaction costs, increase network speed and decentralization, and resolve the “concurrency” problem, which has so far seriously impeded the scalability of blockchain systems.