Cardano Vasil Hard Fork: Here's the History and What You Need to Know

Cardano Vasil Hard Fork: Here's the History and What You Need to Know


Leading altcoin Ethereum (ETH) has made its long-awaited Merge. Now, all eyes are on Ethereum's strong competitor Cardano (ADA). Cardano plans to implement the Vasil Hard Fork in the near future, which increases the functionality, performance and scalability of the network. The upcoming upgrade has been a catalyst for the ADA price.

What does Vasil Hard Fork mean for Cardano?

Cardano is currently in the Basho era according to the Cardano Roadmap. The Basho era refers to the era of optimization to improve the scalability and interoperability of the network.

Vasil Hard Fork will bring functionality, performance and scalability to the Cardano network. A joint IOG/Cardano Foundation team will deploy the Vasil Hard Fork using Hard Fork Combinator (HFC) technology on September 22. This upgrade will further enhance Cardano's Proof-of-Stake (PoS) Blockchain. The upgrade will provide many features and capabilities such as:

  • Plutus v2 scripts will improve Cardano's smart contracts platform. It will also provide higher transaction throughput and higher cost efficiency.
  • Diffusion pipelining: It will provide faster block propagation and improve network capacity.
  • Script collateral adjustment: Will improve two-step transaction verification by specifying a change address to avoid funds on failure.
  • Reference inputs: It will enable data sharing on the Blockchain without spending and recreating UTXOs.
  • Inline datums: Will allow developers to create scripts and eliminate hashing by adding transaction data directly to outputs.
  • Reference script: It will reduce the transaction size. It will increase the yield. It will also reduce script execution costs.
  • Datums and redeemers: Will allow developers to see recoveries for all entries.
  • Data Serialisation primitive: It will reduce overall memory and CPU costs.

Additionally, Vasil Hard Fork will remove the 'd' parameter as block generation is fully decentralized. Additionally, the upgrade will provide faster block validation and network sync times. Because only one Ouroboros' Verifiable Random Function (VRF) will be required instead of two per network hop.

IOG, Cardano Foundation, SPOs, DApp developers and crypto exchanges conducted intensive testing for a smooth process. In addition, he did integration studies. Block production of DPTs running 1,35.3 nodes reached 98%. Also, 7 of the 12 largest crypto exchanges in terms of liquidity are 'ready' for a Hard Fork, including Binance, Upbit, MEXC and Bitrue. Also, 7 out of the top 12 DApps completed the test. Additionally, 5 are currently testing against 1,35.3 nodes.

ADA shows strong momentum

ADA shows strong momentum

According to CoinMarketcap data, Cardano price has increased by around 4% in the last 24 hours. At press time, ADA was trading at $0.4837. Cardano's 24-hour low and high are $0.4648 and $0.4851 respectively.

Cardano continues to record increased whale activity after Robinhood listed the token on September 1. Also, as you follow on, ADA is among the top 10 tokens purchased by the top 100 BSC whales in the last 2 days. But macros and the Fed meeting on Sept. 21 are likely to affect the ADA price. That's why experts warn that investors should be careful.


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