Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of Input Output Global (IOG), has talked about the significance of Basho era to the Cardano ecosystem.
In a new interview with Show Me The Crypto, the 33-year-old mathematician shared the roadmap to Basho, an era he believes is all about scaling. He said the era is all about you go “from thousands to tens of thousands to a hundred of thousands from millions to billions.”
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Hoskinson said Cardano will complete its third phase of development after Goguen is implemented, which will usher in the Basho era.
He added that the second layer scaling solution will be an integral part of Basho’s success. According to the CEO of IOG, both Plasma and Lightning Network are welcoming ideas, but they are not without a common problem.
He said that their common problem is the fact they were developed without an accounting model, smart contracts, and consensus algorithm.
The team of developers and researchers led by Charles Hoskinson are also working on developing Hydra, which will aid them to design what will make the use of Plasma and Lightning Network seamless.
According to Hoskinson, the fact that over 2,000 stake pools now run on Cardano implies that they all operate independently. And there will be an increase in the network throughput, as its level of decentralization grows.
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Charles Hoskinson noted:
“…they are truly parallel and there’s a way to shard and go on-chain and off-chain gracefully which means that you have unlimited throughput for micro payments for transactions and transaction batching and so forth.”
He added that “throughout the whole year we will be building a prototype and basically at some point, when we need it, we can bring it into the network and the stake pool operators run it, and as we get more decentralized, meaning more operators running the system, you get more channels which means that you get more throughput.”
According to the creator of Cardano, interoperability is another important aspect of the Basho era. This will give room to integrating sidechains into the Cardano network, which will allow Cardano to interact with external proof of work (PoW) and proof of stake (PoS) systems, coupled with permissioned ledgers. He pointed out that various projects have been launched to this effect.
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Conclusively, Hoskinson admitted that the Voltaire era (an era when a governance system will be introduced to the network) that follows Basho is the most difficult part of Cardano development.
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