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Vasil: what to expect

Increased functionality, performance & scalability; find out what the Vasil upgrade will bring to Cardano

16 September 2022 Tim Harrison 10 mins read

Vasil: what to expect

We’re now a little under one week away from the deployment of the Vasil upgrade, which significantly improves and enhances Cardano's capabilities. New Plutus v2 features and enhancements will enable DApp developers to create novel and exciting experiences, while diffusion pipelining unlocks the potential for greater throughput and network capacity.

Vasil preparations have been underway for some time across the entire Cardano ecosystem. The core engineering teams at IOG and the Cardano Foundation, SPOs, DApp developers, and exchanges have performed intensive testing and integration efforts, with positive results. A joint IOG/Cardano Foundation team will use the hard fork combinator to deploy Vasil at…

Cardano’s approaching Vasil upgrade: what to expect

The Vasil upgrade will bring increased functionality, performance, scalability, and interoperability to Cardano through new features and improvements

4 July 2022 Tim Harrison 9 mins read

Cardano’s approaching Vasil upgrade: what to expect

The Vasil upgrade will bring significant performance and capability enhancements to Cardano. The network has seen consistent incremental improvements over the past couple of years – and the launch of NFT, multi-asset and smart contract capability in 2021 – but put simply, Vasil is the most significant network upgrade since the deployment of staking via Shelley.

In June, the node…

From node enhancement to block leadership… Cardano’s February release

In 2022 we’re grouping multiple code releases to improve delivery predictability for the ecosystem. Here’s what’s coming in our first major update of 2022

28 February 2022 Tim Harrison 4 mins read

From node enhancement to block leadership… Cardano’s February release

Following the deployment of smart contract capabilities with the Alonzo update, Cardano is now focused on performance optimization and scalability. We’re now starting to see a diverse range of decentralized applications (DApps) and exchanges (DEXs) launch, with many more to come over the months ahead. 2022 is the year when Cardano starts evolving into a platform to provide…

How we’re scaling Cardano in 2022

With core smart contract capability now deployed, the next phase for Cardano focuses on performance optimization and scaling. And it starts right here…

14 January 2022 Tim Harrison 5 mins read

The Cardano project has always been committed to addressing the classic blockchain trilemma; scalability, security, and (importantly) decentralization. As the organization tasked with creating the core platform, we have always pursued a defined, clearly staged roadmap to deliver on Cardano’s capability and fulfill its long-term potential.

Utilising formal development methods and…

Optimizing Cardano

The path to network optimization lies in gradual step-by-step adjustments

10 November 2021 Tim Harrison 10 mins read

Optimizing Cardano

As a proof-of-stake blockchain, Cardano is built to be highly secure and resilient to network failures. Driven by the Ouroboros consensus algorithm, built-in Haskell that uses formal methods, and peer-reviewed academic research, Cardano is designed to provide a rock-solid environment to process millions of transactions globally, in a decentralized and highly scalable manner.

In our previous blog post, we discussed network performance – how the system works as a whole when processing, verifying, and signing transactions. Getting this right at the very earliest design stage is crucial if you want a system that is built for the long term. Yet, network capacity is a valuable resource, so for the most efficient performance metrics, it is essential that computation, memory, storage, and network resources are…

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