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Cardano releases final node, Vasil Hard Fork set

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Nonhlanhla P Dube

Cardano node 1.35.0 has been launched by Input-Output, the infrastructure that powers the decentralized and smart contract platform, Cardano. The Input-Output team reported through Twitter that Cardano node 1.35.0 has been released successfully.

This advancement brings us one step closer to the Vasil Hard Fork. Cardano developers believe that the introduction of the node is a significant step toward the Vasil hard fork.

The Input-Output Global Team (IOG) earlier indicated that the Vasil hard fork would be postponed from June 2022 to a later date due to the presence of minor flaws.

The ADA testnet is currently being prepared for release by the developers. The testnet update proposal is due and will be implemented if 75 % of all stake pool operators have agreed on it. This will ensure that the required level of chain density is maintained.

Cardano Node 1.35.0 Specifications

The introduction of Cardano Node 1.35.0 was a big step forward for the whole ADA community. This is a significant step toward the Vasil hard fork.

According to the IOG core developers team,

We are code complete on all the core Cardano software. Testing on the new Plutus v2 code (including new CIPs which significantly improve smart contract performance) has been successful and delivered very positive results in terms of performance and improved cost.

Following this development, preparations for the testnet release have begun. It has also been stated that the Stake Pool Operation (SPO) communities support the Vasil testnet, and that they have been specifically informed that the new node is now ready for deployment onto the testnet.

When 75 % of block-producing SPOs on the testnet have been upgraded, the developer community will give testnet SPOs time.

This upgrade isn’t going to be easy; it could be complicated, according to IOG. This is why the development team has been thorough and meticulous.

The reason for being so cautious is because the major goal is to ensure the safety and security of the ADA ecosystem and its partners.

Vasil Hard Fork is getting closer

Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform built on secure blockchain technology, which has been peer-reviewed. Cardano’s decentralised network is made possible by the secure blockchain network.

The blockchain protocol is known as Ouroboros, and it allows for blockchain scalability without compromising security.

The Vasil blockchain upgrade will help to increase and improve the performance capabilities of the Ouroboros-based proof-of-stake algorithm (PoS).

The Vasil Hard Fork was supposed to be live at the end of June, but due to minor problems, the upgrade was postponed. The Hard Fork is currently scheduled for the end of next month, according to the current timeline.

Nonhlanhla P Dube

Nonhlanhla P Dube is a senior news reporter at Rateweb. Nonhlanhla is a student of International Relations at the University of South Africa. She reports primarily on personal finance and economics. You can contact her directly by email at

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