The Cardano (ADA) team of developers are getting closer to the much-anticipated and great milestone. The first tests of a fully decentralized Shelley network were reportedly run successfully.
Obviously, Cardano (ADA) is one of the most active cryptocurrency projects in the crypto space at the moment, considering its ambition and the manner of making things happen, without getting overwhelmed with the present environmental challenges.
A couple of weeks ago, the CEO of IOHK Charles Hoskinson, assured the community that the outbreak of coronavirus will not delay the launch of Shelley. And with the look of things, he and his team of developers have kept the promise to date.
Cardano (ADA) Team Runs First Successful Tests of Decentralized Shelley Network
In the latest development playing out in Cardano (ADA) ecosystem, the team of developers ran the first tests of a decentralized Shelley network successfully, with the blocks issued by stake pool operators, rather than genesis delegates.
The official report said:
“The success of this test is a significant milestone, validating the ledger and consensus implementations of the team. The team added new annotated decoders in the Shelley ledger for blocks, block headers, and transactions. They also added stake pool relays and made the active slot coefficient a global constant rather than a protocol parameter.”
At the moment, the team is advancing to the phase of transitioning to the Shelley mainnet, following the successful Byron Reboot that took place a couple of days ago.
According to a report shared by IOHK, the firm behind the development in Cardano (ADA), the transitioning process will be set in motion with a series of Haskell Shelley testnets, which will lead to the hybrid phase of Shelley upgrade.
The first phase is known as ‘Pioneers, and the Friends & Family’. When the co-founder of Cardano (ADA) Charles Hoskinson was stressing the ‘closed alpha testing phase’, he disclosed that the phase will be launched on 11th May 2020.
The second phase has to do with the ‘opening up the testnet-public phase’. While the third and final phase that precedes the mainnet deployment is for balance check, the one that will integrate Byron and ITN transaction histories and get the mainnet ready for the Shelley era.