In the wake of the successful implementation of the Cardano multi-asset era, Google searches for Cardano has reached a new all-time high, according to Google trends data.
This implies that the record set during the 2017/2018 bull market has been surpassed, setting a new record initiated by the milestone of successful Mary protocol upgrade. Although the searches for Cardano on Google search engine have been growing since the beginning of February 2021.
It has also been speculated that there has been a notable increase in the interest of retail investors in Cardano (ADA). The speedy increase in Cardano user-base is also a factor behind the recently recorded new highs in Google search results.
Mary Hard Fork Brings Cardano to Multi-Asset Era
As scheduled, the Cardano Mary protocol upgrade was successfully implemented. This implies that Cardano has now advanced into the multi-asset era.
On 1st March, IOG announced the major implementation in a viral tweet, “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!: We can confirm that the Cardano ‘Mary’ protocol update was successfully applied to the Cardano mainnet tonight at 21:44:51 UTC via a managed hard fork combinator event. Welcome to the beginning of an exciting new multi-asset era on Cardano ADA.”
Why the Mary Protocol Upgrade Is a Big Deal for Cardano
This recently implemented Mary hard fork is the path to the Goguen era, according to the roadmap designed by IOG towards building Cardano (ADA) into a super blockchain. The Goguen era succeeds the Shelley era, followed by Basho and Voltaire eras.
As Shelley focused on protocol and decentralizing the Cardano network, the Goguen era will focus on adding decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts to Cardano (ADA).
DApps have become an integral part of blockchain due to the built-in security and flexibility they introduce. Data can be securely stored on blockchains using DApps because they cannot be altered easily altered.
Moreover, DApps work in accordance with the command of the users who created them. So, this and many more make the Goguen era highly important for Cardano’s transformation.