Vasil’s hard fork was initially supposed to launch in June, but Cardano informed the community to anticipate significant delays for a few more weeks.
The Cardano Vasil hard fork has been postponed once more as development teams working on the Cardano blockchain aim for a smooth network upgrade after failing to go live last month. The organization behind Cardano’s research, Input Output Global, stated in an update that the delay would enable a seamless network transfer.
The delay, according to IOHK technical manager Kevin Hammond, will guarantee that all parties, including exchanges and API developers, are prepared for the upgrade. He also stated:
“Obviously, from where we are, there could be a few more weeks before we go to the actual Vasil hard fork […] This is incredibly important. All the users must be ready to progress through the hard fork to ensure a smooth process.”
Hammond noted that IOG has been concentrating on resolving several testnet difficulties as of the Cardano node version 1.35.2. The latest node version addresses problems with developers of decentralized applications (DApps), stake pool operators, internal testing, and other testnet-found problems.
“The goal is that it will flush out any final issues as we go to the Vasil hard fork. What we’re doing is fixing on testing authority, getting it right and not rushing,” Hammond added.
The Vasil hard fork is the biggest improvement to Cardano since the implementation of the Alonzo hard fork in September 2021. According to IOHK, it is both Cardano’s biggest and best enhancement yet and their most challenging project to date.
The impending fork is positioned as a “game changer” because it is anticipated to enhance the network’s speed, throughput, and scalability, making it better suited for smart contracts and DApps.