Monday, May 10, 2021

Cardano’s Team of Developers on Track to Launch Shelley as Scheduled

According to a recent update from IOHK, Cardano’s team of developers is on track for the launch of Shelley as earlier scheduled.

Input Output HK (IOHK), the firm that oversees development in Cardano (ADA) ecosystem led by Charles Hoskinson, shared detailed information about the progress of the team, in preparation for the integration of Shelley from testnet to mainnet.

The firm shared this a couple of hours ago in a series of tweets. According to the report, the team is accelerating towards the main target, which is the deployment of Shelley mainnet by the end of this summer.

IOHK added that the team is still testing the hard fork combinator on a private network cluster environment. And the first public mainnet candidate will be released once a suitable candidate is secured.

IOHK shared this, “The eagle-eyed among you may have previously spotted 23rd June as a date in our Shelley rollout calendar. Indeed. This is an exciting week as we accelerate towards mainnet deployment, later this summer. TL;DR – lots going on & so far all.”

Read the detailed report as shared by IOHK:

Today, we have tagged a new node release (1.14.0). We are now doing some internal testing and QA on this mainnet candidate before we share details to pool operators tomorrow; as this is a breaking change, we’ll be respinning the network.

We’re also continuing to test the hard fork combinator (along with new features like VRF) on a private network cluster environment. We’ll test this privately a few more times, then make a public network available so you can see it for yourselves.

Initial testing has proved very positive, so we’re nicely on track. Here’s a reminder from Duncan & Edsko of what the hard fork combinator is, and why it matters.

Once we have a candidate we are happy with, we’ll release it as the first public mainnet candidate and spin up the new network. For any new networks, we’ll always share the network topology and invite our stake pool pioneers to join and do some additional testing.

We will also spin up a separate ‘balance check’ network that will be used to do the first balance check test, utilising the snapshot taken at the end of ITN rewards on 19th June. A special instance of Daedalus will be available this week for this specific purpose.

Solomon Odunayo
Solomon has a growing passion for writing, this propelled him to keenly work on Eagles News Media for about two years before delving into the cryptocurrency and Blockchain industry he finds more interesting. He worked as a crypto Journalist and Editor at NewsLogical before joining Herald Sheets, owing to the priceless experience he has accumulated since he became a contributor in the crypto community.

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