As Cardano’s main rival Ethereum (ETH) looks towards its upcoming London hard fork, Charles Hoskinson realizes that he must do all he can to keep up and not be left behind. As such, he has since described the browser and mobile compatibility feature to be a ‘major breakthrough and update’ that will greatly help the overall progress of the network. He says that this will additionally assist in rolling out the smart contracts, which will potentially enable Cardano to compete with other various networks such as BSC (Binance Smart Chain) and Ethereum’s own network.
Moreover, Cardano’s team is trying to add the Mithril protocol. This protocol is absolutely crucial for the purposes of launching Cardano’s lightweight clients. The lightweight clients, in turn, shall then offer users the ability to successfully verify transactions on any device without the need to download the whole blockchain.
The upcoming Alonzo hard fork has been widely considered to be the biggest event in Cardano’s journey so far, with the potential for the hard fork to either ‘make or break’ Charles Hoskinson’s project. The hard fork is an aspect of Cardano’s ‘Goguen era,’ which had arrived following the Shelly stage (during which the project had become fully decentralized and had allowed community members to become validators).
As aforementioned, there will be three distinct phases that Alonzo will be gradually rolled out through, namely Alonzo Blue, Alonzo White, and finally Alonzo Purple. Each stage will allow for increased functionality and scalability and make Cardano more accessible to the general public. Full integration is expected to arrive by August’s end.