Cardano developers postponed the Vasil hard fork due to outstanding bugs, although they highlighted they are not serious.

Cardano is not yet prepared to show its highly anticipated Vasil update because of various struggles that need a rapid solution.

The development company behind Cardano, Input-Output (IOG), highlighted that it postponed the rollout of the Vasil hard fork, which got initially intended to get carried out on June 29 on the Cardano main net.

Cardano said that after some consideration, they agreed not to send the hard fork update proposal to the test net to gain more space and time for testing. IOG further explained that the delay happened due to seven bugs still on hold, although it did not rate any as critical.

The developers highlighted that some outstanding items got required to assure that everything was working and that they would need a few more days to test the update.

According to the new tentative schedule, a hard fork in the test net could occur in late June. For its part, the final update of Vasil on the Cardano main net could arrive in the last week of July.

Vasil: the Long-awaited Step into the Basho Era

Vasil is an update expected to increase Cardano scaling skills. It got described as one of the most significant updates for the network since the Alonzo fork in September of last year, as it will usher in the new “Basho” era.

As Crypto Briefing notes, Vasil arrived as part of Cardano’s long-planned transition from the so-called Goguen era to the Basho era, designated as an era of evolution, upgraded network scalability, and improved interoperability.

While previous periods focused on decentralization and introducing smart contract capabilities to the network, Basho’s goal is to upgrade the underlying performance of Cardano to back up decentralized finance (DeFi) applications.

That media outlet also explained that the Vasil hard fork would implement four essential network improvements: CIP31, CIP32, CIP33, and CIP40. These updates intend to check the logic behind some of Cardano Plutus scripts. Together, they would try to minimize the size of transactions, thus increasing network performance and minimizing transaction fees.

The fork would also improve the concurrency flaw that impacted the scalability of DeFi applications on Cardano. A hard fork is a network improvement that causes the blockchains to validate and generate new blocks with new default policies, leaving the old ones behind.

The Actors of the Ecosystem Would Take Part in the Improvement

In its statement on Monday, IOG explained that releasing the new update would require significant coordination between stakeholders. The final decision to fork the Cardano main net will happen jointly with the decentralized application (dApp) development community.

Criteria got evaluated to trigger the Vasil fork resolving any critical flaws in testing and leading tests for the software. It also updates the broader developer community to give enough space and time for renewing the testing procedure in their dApps before the hard fork.

By: Jenson Nuñez


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