Cardano Vasil Hard Fork Postponed to Allow for More Testing – Blockchain Bitcoin News

An IOG team from The Input-Output Global has announced that it will delay sending Vasil’s hard fork update request because seven remaining bugs need to be fixed. These issues are currently considered non-severe. While acknowledging that the news will likely be disappointing for some, the IOG team insisted it was “taking an abundance of caution to ensure that we do this deployment correctly.”

You will need more time

The core Input-Output Global (IOG) team working to facilitate a Cardano Testnet upgrade announced recently that it had “agreed” to delay sending the Vasil hard fork update proposal as previously stated. It was revealed that seven bugs were still unresolved, but none have been considered severe.

According to a June 20 blog post, the decision to postpone the hard fork followed the core team’s end-of-the-week evaluation call. The post acknowledged that the team had completed 95%, but the core team needed to still run some items to verify everything was working properly. This was added to the post:

We have determined we’ll need a few more days for this. We are now behind our originally communicated June 29 target date for a mainnet fork.

Meanwhile, in the blog post, the IOG team describes the work on the Vasil hard fork as the “most complex program of development and integration” it has worked on to date, which has also required close coordination across the ecosystem.

Mainnet Upgrade Pushed Back

According to the blog post, the final decision to hard fork the Cardano Testnet will be made in consultation with “members of the SPO and DApp development community.”


IOG and Cardano Foundation agreed today to a new date for hard forking the testnet at June’s end. After the testnet is hard forked, it will be open to exchanges between SPOs. This allows them to complete any integration or testing. It is reasonable, but not to be taken too quickly. Therefore, the working assumption is that a Cardano mainnet fork will occur in July’s last week.

The IOG team admitted that hard fork delays are likely to disappoint some but insisted that they were made to ensure deployment went smoothly. Cardano supporters believed that the hardfork would allow the ADA token to surpass $1 by June, as previously reported by News. The token’s price has fluctuated between $0.51 to $0.46 since that announcement.

The IOG team in meantime warned that “no timelines can be absolute in software development.” If more time is still needed the developers will be fully comfortable with this, the core team explained.

Let us know your opinions on the story. Please comment below to let us know your thoughts.

Terence Zimwara

Terence Zimwara, a Zimbabwean journalist, writer and author who has been awarded the Zimbabwe Booker Prize. His writings have covered the economic problems of several African countries and how digital currency can offer an escape route.

Image creditShutterstock. Pixabay. Wiki Commons

DisclaimerThis article serves informational purposes. This article is not intended to be a solicitation or offer to sell or buy any product, service, or company. is not a provider of investment, tax, legal or accounting advice. The author and the company are not responsible for any loss or damage caused or alleged caused by the content or use of any goods, services, or information mentioned in the article.

Get more Crypto News at CFX Magazine