Cardano development team has made another headway towards the implementation of smart contracts functionality on the work in progress blockchain.
According to Input Output Global (IOG), the software firm behind the development of Cardano (ADA), a brand new version of Cardano node, AlonzoBlue 2.0, has just been released to the testnet.
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The development firm describes this major headway as an important milestone towards achieving the goal of bringing smart contracts to the Cardano network.
IOG tweeted, “LET’S GO: We are happy to share that we have just released a brand new version of the Cardano node, version, AlonzoBlue 2.0 to the testnet. This is an important milestone – thanks and congrats to all the AlonzoBlue team for the hard work to bring us here.”
LET'S GO: We are happy to share that we have just released a brand new version of the #Cardano node, version, #AlonzoBlue 2.0 to the testnet.
This is an important milestone – thanks and congrats to all the #AlonzoBlue team for the hard work to bring us here 🙏 #Cardano $ADA
— Input Output (@InputOutputHK) June 14, 2021
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In the same thread of tweets, IOG pointed out that the release comes with an important command-line interface (CLI) upgrade, which will serve as the foundation for every form of smart contract applications that will be on the blockchain in the long run.
“It is still early code. But this is a crucial building block. This release brings with it the important CLI upgrade. Providing the foundations to build all varieties of smart contract applications further down the line.
“Smart Txs enable a user to associate Tx meta-data on-chain and store executable contract data. This opens up the Smart Contracts era on Cardano for our first SPOs and Pioneers to start sending & testing simple smart transactions (Tx) to the Ledger via the Node.
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“Alonzo Blue SPOs now have 24 hours to update their nodes before running their first test scripts tomorrow.”
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