The CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, in a recently conducted AMA, has announced the launch date of the much-anticipated Goguen.
According to Hoskinson, who is also the creator of Cardano (ADA), Goguen will be released on 29th October 2020.
He said before the official release, there will be a series of updates and hard fork events, stating that each layer of the process is targeted at boosting the functionality of the system.
He added that the release will be in stages as Shelley played out, with more announcements scheduled towards the end of the month.
“Goguen is a spectrum – already part of it has been delivered and we’ll be delivering more parts soon,” Charles Hoskinson noted.
About Recently Added Functionality, Metadata
Speaking about a recently added functionality, Charles Hoskinson pointed out that Metadata was the first Goguen-era functionality to be implemented in the course of the much-needed development.
According to the IOHK CEO, Metadata is designed to allow off-chain applications to start leveraging Cardano blockchain, which is specifically aiding the sealing of about 30 commercial deals for the community.
He cited the credential management deal in Georgia that he thinks gaining a lot from the functionality embedded in Metadata.
About Hard Fork Events Mentioned By Hoskinson
The hard fork events labeled by Charles Hoskinson during the AMA as the bread and butter will lead to more functionalities such as multi-asset and extended utxl. It will also boost the overall programmability of the system.
Concluding the AMA, the creator of Cardano (ADA) stressed his positivity regarding the future of the third-generation blockchain project:
“Every month we’re gonna have hundreds of projects. We talk about adoption – we’re gonna blow everybody out of the water.”
Contract with Runtime Verification
In a tweet about 2 days ago, Hoskinson announced a contract with Runtime Verification to restart work with IELE, which will enable developers to write decentralized applications (DApps) in popular languages and convert them in order to be executed on the Cardano network. It’s also said that IELE supports Solidity that could aid the easy movement from Ethereum to Cardano
Charles Hoskinson tweeted, “I’m excited to be working with Runtime Verification again. We just signed a seven figure deal to restart work on IELE. Welcome back K, we missed you”
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