3 July, IOG teams hard fork of Cardano testnet for Vasil functionality. It was stated that it took at least four weeks for exchanges and SPOs (Stake Pool Operators) to test, meaning that the last week of July is the target launch date for the Vasil mainnet.
After the testnet hard fork was announced, work continued in earnest, starting with the initial version of Node v.1.35.0. The IOG teams have started work on node version 1.35.1 which fixes an issue with snapshot playback. The Cardano testnet explorer and other dependencies also received updates after the new node.
Work also continued on pipelining maintainability and adding tests to improve confidence and prevent regression.
IOG is currently reporting in its weekly evaluation report that he is working on the upcoming release of Node v.1.35.2. In this version, we hope to make improvements and fix bugs found in previous versions of nodes during testing of Vasil.
— Input Output (@InputOutputHK) July 22, 2022
This follows as teams continue to test Vasil functionality by working closely with DApps and Cardano-based projects. Plutus V2 testing is also ongoing using the Vasil developer network, while the V2 cost model will soon be restored to the Cardano testnet.
There are currently 1,040 projects under construction on Cardano, and recently 92 projects have been launched on Cardano. There are 6,304 NFT projects and 5.5 million native Cardano tokens. There were 2,929 Plutus scripts while there were 2,632 Github commits in a week.
Blueshift announces bridge
Blueshift, which is based on Cardano DEX, has announced a bridge that allows users to move assets from Cardano to Milkomeda right from the interface.
Milkomeda, a sidechain protocol that allows Ethereum DApps to run on Cardano, was launched at the end of March.
Cardano’s own Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) sidechain alpha is still in development and is currently on the testnet. The permissionless sidechain will allow developers to write Solidity smart contracts in Cardano and create EVM compliant DApps and ERC20 compliant tokens while retaining many of the benefits of Cardano.
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