Cardano’s Vasil upgrade has been delayed for several weeks to ensure a smooth transition for the end users.
But the Input Output Global (IOG) CEO, Charles Hoskinson, believes that things are moving in the right direction, steadily and systematically.
While addressing the pushback of the highly anticipated upgrade in a brief update, the Cardano founder explained,
“Originally, we’d planned to have the hard fork with 1.35.0 and a lot of testing, both internal and community were underway. A collection of bugs were found. Three separate bugs that resulted in three new versions of the software and now we have 1.35.3 which looks like it is going to be the version that will survive the hard fork and upgrade to Vasil.”
Unless any new issues crops up, Hoskinson said that he does not anticipate any further delays. The exec claimed that the latest upgrade was a little harder than expected.
He also revealed that some of the issues caught the devs by surprise because they occurred very late in the production pipeline. This resulted in extra delays as the team had to deploy an alternative path.
According to the original roadmap, Vasil hard fork was slated for May 2022, which was then rescheduled to June 29. Eventually, it was postponed until the last week of July.
But IOG’s Technical Manager, Kevin Hammon announced that the team once again fell behind the target citing several issues and bugs.
Vasil is touted as a “game-changer” for the Cardano network that aims to enhance speed and scalability while making it attractive for smart contracts and decentralized apps (DApps).