Cardano (ADA), the third-generation blockchain project, has been advancing from one phase of development to another, and the most anticipating development in the community is the deployment of the Alonzo mainnet, which will bring smart contract functionality to the Cardano blockchain.
As the blockchain project prepares to welcome hundreds of projects, extensive research is ongoing to scale the network for a large number of transactions per second. In this regard, a popular Cardano enthusiast, Aleksandra Huk, thinks Hydra is capable of scaling the Cardano network to handle up to 2 million transactions per second (TPS) with 2,000 staking pools.
Recall that Input Output Global made an announcement that indicates that vehement work is ongoing on Hydra, Cardano’s layer 2 scaling solution.
According to IOG, Hydra is moving out of the code experiments phase into the core development.
IOG tweeted, “Introducing our new open Cardano Hydra repo where you can find experiments & exploratory work on our scaling solution. It’s early days. But we want to invite you to follow along as we move from research & early code experiments into core development.”
— Input Output (@InputOutputHK) May 27, 2021
Cardano Could Scale Up To 2 Million Transactions per Second
Aleksandra Huk, a stern supporter of the Cardano (ADA) project, has recently stated that Hydra will take the Cardano network to the next level in terms of scalability.
Huk told her over 90,000 Twitter followers that Hydra has the capability to scale up the Cardano network up to 2 million transactions per second with 2,000 staking pools.
She cited the payments giant Visa as an example, stating that its network processes relatively 2,000 transactions per second (TPS).
Aleksandra Huk tweeted, “The Cardano team is doing extensive research on a Hydra layer 2 scaling solution. Each Hydra head can process around 1,000 TPS. So with 2,000 pools, Cardano could theoretically be able to scale up to 2 million TPS. For comparison Visa network processes approximately 2,000 TPS.”