Cardano Vasil Hard Fork Delayed to Allow More Tests – Blockchain Bitcoin News

The Input-Output Global Team (IOG) said it will delay sending a Vasil hard fork update proposal because it still needs to resolve seven notable bugs currently classified as non-serious. While acknowledging that the news will likely be disappointing for some, the IOG team insisted that it “takes great care to ensure we do this publication properly.”

More time required

The core Input-Output Global (IOG) team working to facilitate the Cardano Testnet upgrade recently announced that it has “agreed” to delay sending a Vasil hard fork update proposal as previously mentioned. The team hinted that about seven notable errors, none of which were classified as serious, necessitated the delay.

According to a blog on June 20, the decision to postpone Hard Fork followed a weekend evaluation call for the core team. While the post noted that the team managed to pass 95% of the Plutus V2 test scripts, the post said the core team still needs to run some pending items to ensure everything works as expected. The post added:

We’ve decided we’ll need a few more days for this. This puts us behind the previously scheduled schedule on our previously reported target date of June 29th for the main solid network.

Meanwhile, in the blog post, the IOG team describes the work on Vasil hard fork as the “most complex development and integration program” it has worked on to date, which also required close coordination across the ecosystem.

Mainnet upgrade delayed

According to the blog post, the final decision on the extreme bifurcation of the Cardano Testnet will be made in consultation with “members of the SPO and DApp development community.”

Publication notes:

Today, the IOG and the Cardano Foundation have agreed on a new target date for the testnet crack at the end of June. Once completed, we will then allow four weeks for exchanges and SPOs to carry out any required integration and testing work. This is only reasonable and should not be rushed. So the working assumption should now be a solid Cardano mainnet split that takes place during the last week of July.

While the IOG team acknowledged that the news of the hard fork delay is likely to disappoint some, it insisted that the decision was made to ensure the deployment was done correctly. As previously reported by News, Cardano proponents have predicted that the hard fork will help the ADA token break through the $1 mark by the end of June. However, since the announcement, the token has ranged between $0.51 and $0.46.

Meanwhile, the IOG team cautioned that “timelines cannot be absolute in software development.” The core team made it clear that if more time is still needed, the developers will be quite comfortable with it.

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Terence Zimoara

Terence Zimoara is a Zimbabwean award-winning journalist, author and writer. He has written extensively about the economic problems of some African countries as well as how digital currencies can provide Africans with an escape route.

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