Hoskinson made this clarification in a Twitter live video he conducted a couple of hours ago. There, he assured that the much-awaited Shelley will be launched this year.
Recall that Herald Sheets reported a scenario between the co-founder of Cardano (ADA), Charles Hoskinson, and a troll on Twiter, who was ready to place a bet on the fact that Shelley will not be launched in 2020.
As expected, Hoskinson engaged him in a conversation, to reassure the Cardano community that things will go as promised, contrary to the troll’s claim.
Charles Hoskinson Goes Live to Reassure Cardano (ADA) Community about Shelley’s Launch In 2020
The notion prompted by the troll on Twitter supposedly called for another Twitter video by Charles Hoskinson, which was meant to update the community and dismiss rumors regarding the shipping date.
“There is still an impending skepticism, I have noticed of many people about the shipping of Shelley mainnet in 2020. We have a Shelley node that is currently running at IOHK. We are adding a CLI to it for the next week’s Friend and Family testnet, so it’s there it exists.”
Refuting the claims of delays in the integration of Shelley testnet into mainnet, the leader of IOHK added that “It is now a situation of just getting the plumbing right, distributing it, getting people to install it, use it. It’s imminent. It’s publicly there in the Github repository and it’s not like we have secret code that we are hiding or something. We are literally writing to an open repository that you all can see and it’s very clear that the Shelley node is almost ready to go.”
Launch of Shelley https://t.co/7Bu9ZiSkFi
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) May 8, 2020
Moreover, Hoskinson had earlier denied any form of delay about the community-led funding of the Cardano Commercial Critical Infrastructure, reassuring that Cardano (ADA) needs this to compete with other cryptocurrencies. He added that this should be expected in the next few months.
Herald Sheets also reported a few days ago that Cardano’s team of developers has successfully run the first test of the decentralized Shelley network, and promised that the Family and Friends Haskell Shelley testnet will be released on 11th May 2020, indicating that Shelley’s final launch is imminent.