Founder of Cardano Charles Hoskinson posted a video on August 1st to address delays in the Vasil hard fork.
He said Vasil was the most ambitious upgrade to date, as it required changes to the Plutus programming language and consensus protocol. This meant more thorough testing requirements compared to previous releases, leading to setbacks.
The video message does not indicate a revised release date.
Vasil is late for the second time
Vasil is Basho We are entering an era of scaling and have incorporated several upgrades to bring optimization and scaling benefits to the chain.
The network upgrade was originally scheduled for release at the end of June. However, concerns over Terra implosion necessitated additional testing, pushing the deadline to his end of July.
The second delay was announced in the latest Cardano360, which aired on July 28th. His input/output (IO) technology manager, Kevin Hammond, said this was due to a bug discovered during testing. He added that shipping the “absolutely correct” final product is a priority.
Cardano supporters, on the whole, sympathize and understand the holdup, with many acknowledging that safety and robust operations are more important than hitting the target date.
Cardano founder speaks in more detail
In detailing the delay, IO CEO Charles Hoskinson said testing uncovered three separate bugs, resulting in the development of three new versions of the software. His version of the latest software, 1.35.3, is “likely to be the version that survives the hard fork,” he upgrades to Vasil.
Without going into a detailed answer, the Cardano founder said that the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) primitive “isn’t exactly where it should be.” However, the Cardano Improvement Proposal (CIP) that will be shipped with Vasil says: [looking] Pretty good. “
“There’s going to be a big throwback, but the bottom line is that the ECDSA primitives aren’t quite where they need to be, among a few other things. So I put that function aside. is needed.”
ECDSA Refers to the process of ensuring that funds can only be used by their rightful owners.
Hoskinson added that finding bugs requires deploying fixes, and that fixes also need to be validated. The process then returns to the testing pipeline, resulting in a delayed release.
However, the rollout is imminent and “shouldn’t take too long” unless new bugs are discovered.