Cardano co-founder Charles Hoskinson has responded to critics of the company’s silence on the Vasil hard fork and it is being rushed after a critical bug was identified in version 1.35.2.
As updated in a previous Coincu News article, Aug 18, Cardano developer Adam Dean has confirmed that the network’s testnet is experiencing a critical bug. The foundation is still rushing to find this disaster recovery tool before the upcoming hard fork of Vasil.
Version 1.35.2, which was supposed to be used for the upcoming Vasil hard fork, contained a critical bug that was discovered because stake pool operators rushed to upgrade on the mainnet, and it led to the creation of incompatible forks.
After that information, some dissatisfied Cardano enthusiasts quickly fired back at Hoskinson. One user stated that Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the blockchain research and engineering company that developed Cardano, has been quiet about the ”catastrophic death” in 1.35.2, and out of the blue, SPOs are being asked to upgrade to the latest version.
After that, Hoskinson noted that everyone, including the network’s stake pool operators (SPOs), has thoroughly tested the code for months. He added that the vulnerability in 1.35.2 was removed in version 1.35.3, released earlier this week after the bug was found.
Hoskinson replied, arguing that the company was not quiet about it. He noted that the reason for 1.35.3 was the issue found on the testnet, adding that respinning another testnet provides no value for the vulnerability. Instead, it will only cause unnecessary delays that would hurt DApp developers.
The Vasil hard fork is a highly anticipated network upgrade supposedly designed to enhance Cardano’s scalability and overall usability while making the blockchain more attractive for smart contracts and decentralized applications.
The upgrade was initially expected to go live earlier this year but was postponed several times due to vulnerabilities and other issues. It is still unclear when Vasil will be implemented. However, Hoskinson noted that, in the end, the nodes running the network would ultimately decide when to initiate the hard fork, not him, considering that Cardano is a decentralized blockchain.
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