Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOG and founder of the smart contract platform, Cardano, has revealed that his team has been working underground for tech companies to support Cardano (ADA).
In a new interview with Financial Fox, Hoskinson disclosed that there are going to be a lot of developments and announcements in relation to smart contracts on the Cardano network in the coming months. He said the research arm of Cardano is working towards achieving this feat.
Charles Hoskinson noted:
“We’re going to be announcing several new things like a smart contract institute that specializes in smart contract development design embedded at a university.”
According to Hoskinson, there is a discussion behind closed doors over the past few months for Celsius, Fireblocks, and Prime Trust to support Cardano (ADA):
“It’s necessary. You need that for Dapps, you need that for institutional investors to come in, you need that for all different kinds of actors and that’s what consumers the majority of our time right now as a company.”
Mary Hard Fork Combinator Slated For 1st March
Meanwhile, Cardano creator Charles Hoskinson has some days ago announced 1st March 2021 as the release date for the Cardano Mary hard fork combinator.
In a video posted on YouTube, Hoskinson pointed out that testing and quality assurance would be concluded on 24th February 2021.
The hard fork combinator will combine protocols, which enables a system transition without interruption. It will make sure that various versions appear under one ledger.
According to the IOG’s team boss, the event would play out 5 days after the initial trigger from the previous epoch, adding that it’s necessary for users to upgrade their nodes and download the latest version of the Daedalus wallet.