Charles Hoskinson confirms that he does not 'expect any further delays' with the Vasil hard fork

Cardano (ADA)'s highly anticipated Vasil hard fork upgrade has been delayed for several weeks as the smart contract platform continues to fix flaws.



In light of the fact that many issues regarding the hard fork remained unanswered, the founder of Cardano, Charles Hoskinson, came to his YouTube channel on August 1 to deliver an update and to discuss what happens next for the blockchain.


Hoskinson promised users that the Vasil hard fork would not be delayed anymore and that the upgrade is currently in the final stages of testing.


“The good news is that the set of things that could go wrong have gotten so small, and now we’re kind of in the final stages of testing in that respect. So unless anything new is discovered, I don’t anticipate that we’ll have any further delays.”

He added:


“Things are moving in the right direction steadily and systematically and I just wanted to give you guys an update that it’s all well in hand this is the nature of these types of upgrades”

In addition, Hoskinson observed that the team appears to be nearing the bottom of the barrel in terms of problem fixes.


He was also disappointed that the hard fork for July could not be completed, despite the fact that preventative precautions should be taken with bugs, "particularly one that is linked with consensus or serialization or related to a specific issue with a transaction."


Notably, the Vasil hard fork, which was initially scheduled on June 29, intends to improve the scalability of the Cardano blockchain, which explains why it is so difficult. The Cardano community has been anticipating the Vasil hard fork for months.


Vasil is expected to move the network into the Basho phase of its strategy, boosting both network scalability and smart contract capabilities.


“I mentioned before this is the most complicated upgrade to Cardano in its history because it includes both changes to the programming language Plutus as well as changes to the consensus protocol and a litany of other things.”

Given Cardano developers' constant testing, both externally and internally, Hoskinson believes there is a 'chance that certain features are bulletproof.'


As a result, the Cardano founder says that there are just a few "edge situations" that must be fixed, and the Cardano team hopes to deliver an update with additional news around the middle of August.

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