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Cardano’s Vasil Update Has Completed its First Phase

Cardano’s Vasil Update Has Completed its First Phase

Cardano's long-awaited blockchain upgrade - the Vasil hard fork - successfully completed its first phase early Friday morning.

This was confirmed by Cardano’s developer Input Output Global Hong Kong’s (IOHK) official Twitter page.

What does the Cardano update change?

Vasil will bring improvements to the blockchain protocol, making it more scalable and boosting its efficiency and profitability, Input Output Global said in a Twitter thread.

Hard forks are final updates to a blockchain protocol that require all nodes (nodes) or users to upgrade to the latest software version of the protocol. The Vasil hard fork will implement new features into the network without losing existing data in the old blockchain.

Earlier in the year, Cardano delayed the upgrade several times, citing bugs and “an abundance of caution”.

The latest phase of the Vasil update, a new version of Cardano’s Plutus smart contract platform, is expected to go into a “pre-production environment” on Saturday and then become fully active on the circuit on September 27.

Plutus V2’s new features and enhancements will help dApp developers create more powerful and efficient blockchain-based applications within the network, according to Input Output.

At the time of publication, Cardano’s ADA was up about 6% over the past 24 hours, erasing last week’s losses.

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