The CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, has revealed that Cardano (ADA) plans to incentivize running Sidechains with inflation.
The CEO buttressed the point in a recent AMA. He revealed that Goguen will be introduced with a combination of three HFC events, one of which has already taken place, while the second is slated for February 2021.
As it’s generally known that since the launch of Shelley in July 2020, the top priority of the Cardano Foundation is the implementation of Goguen, the next era of the Cardano blockchain.
Howbeit, the much-awaited launch is still yet to be scheduled, which could be a result of the technical difficulties in relation to its execution.
Charles Hoskinson said, “Goguen is physically changing the way every transaction and the entire system works.”
The creator of Cardano (ADA) further stated that this development will change the performance of the entire system because the UTXO model will be extended, along with accompanying Plutus scripts. Due to this fact, there are still a lot of infrastructures that needs to be tested carefully, which is the major reason why it’s hard to say whether the HFC event will play out in early or late Q2.
It’s worth noting that Cardano has another scheduled update for the second quarter aside from the one stated above. The release of K Ethereum Virtual Machine (KEVM) as a full sidechain on the network is also expected in the second quarter of this year.
Meanwhile, KEVM is already running on the devnet and allows developers to experiment with any smart contract that can be run on Ethereum, while also offering improved security and performance.
The framework is expected to create a permanent bridge that is capable of enabling developers to work seamlessly across both the Cardano and Ethereum ecosystems.
According to Charles Hoskinson, the goal is to release it in the second quarter, adding that this implementation would cause a slight change in monetary policy as Cardano plans to incentivize the running of the sidechains with inflation.
In conclusion, the CEO of IOHK pointed out that a Cardano Improvement Proposal (CIP) will be put forward so as to determine whether to proceed with the implementation.