Cardano users can now track Vasil’s progress via a page built by IOG exclusively for communicating Vasil readiness. The information on this page will be updated twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. UTC. As a result, it encourages users to obtain the most recent “live” figures on Vasil from PoolTool or Cexplorer.
Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson noted in an Aug. 20 tweet, highlighting the importance of effective communication, “There will be a comprehensive post-mortem of Vasil and where we are at and lots of positive reforms through CIPs and new groups that represent all the many factions.”
SPOs, developers, and exchanges are presently undertaking final integration testing and upgrading in preparation for the hard fork combinator event, with a node release candidate (1.35.3) given and updated downstream components.
Tim Harrison, VP of community and ecosystem at IOG, provided the following readiness metrics to tick: node, exchanges, and dApps.
Vasil functionality is reliant on the vast majority of block-producing nodes running the most recent 1.35.3 release. To initiate the upgrade, the last Vasil node candidate must create 75% of mainnet blocks (1.35.3). According to IOG’s assessment, the Vasil node has created 48% of mainnet blocks as of August 26.
IOG and the Cardano Foundation have set a metric of about 25 exchanges (representing 80% of liquidity) being upgraded to trigger the mainnet hard fork event.
According to the source, only Bitrue has confirmed preparation for Vasil, while Binance is in the process of updating its nodes. At the time of the publication, the majority of exchanges had yet to begin upgrading their nodes. IOG expects several exchanges to begin their integration process next week, on August 29.
DApp developers must also be prepared for Vasil and have enough time to test. According to the report, Cardano dApps Minswap, SundaeSwap, WingRiders, and VyFinance are still “in testing” in the preproduction environment (running 1.35.3).
Lending Pond, Aada, and Dquadrant have also checked the “tested” box on preproduction, but other dApps, MuesliSwap and AdaxPro, are still “awaiting info” as of the report date of August 26.