Input Output CEO Charles Hoskinson has reported that a hard fork combinator request has been made and accepted, indicating that the Vasil hard fork implementation has reached its conclusion.
According to Hoskinson, an automated process of adapting Cardano to the Vasil era has already begun. “We’re all going to sit back and watch the Vasil rocket launch.” It’s now in the air… There is no turning back now. “It’s been started,” he remarked.
After months of anticipation, the hard fork is set to go live on September 22.
Some of the Vasil hard fork’s changes will go into effect on September 27 for a number of technical reasons, according to Hoskinson.
Hoskinson has advised the community to switch to Daedalus 5.0.0, the most recent version of the wallet with significant bug fixes.
Cardano’s biggest ambitious upgrade to date, the Vasil hard fork, will significantly increase the blockchain’s scalability. Plutus V2 scripts, for example, will be able to significantly improve Cardano’s smart contract capabilities.
Hoskinson describes the update as “extraordinary” because it is named after his “close friend” Vasil Dabov. The Bulgarian mathematician, who was an active part of the Cardano community, died in December of last year. “I’m glad that we’re able to immortalize his legacy forever in the Cardano ecosystem,” Hoskinson said.
He has noted that Cardano is “one of the strongest” cryptocurrencies in the space, and he expects the project to exit the year “very strong.”