Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson had commendations for former Cardano technical contributor John Alan Woods, who is now joining Algorand as its CTO.
The Cardano creator also praised the Algorand community, saying, "Algorand is an excellent project with exceptional people," adding that new prospects for future research and collaboration between the two projects might be in place.
John Alan Woods worked briefly to stand in for Duncan Coutts, IOG's principal technical architect, who went on paternity leave but has now returned to his full duties.
In a recent interview, Coutts expressed his delight at the scope of current development at Cardano and mentioned that a lot of big-impact projects were in the pipeline.
One instance is the Vasil upgrade, which is a part of the Basho phase and focuses on scaling and network and ledger optimization while bringing forth numerous enhancements to the ledger. Cardano's hard-fork combinator (HFC), a cutting-edge technology that implements seamless protocol transitions and ledger upgrades while minimizing disturbance for end-users, will be used to deploy Vasil at the protocol level.