Over the years, Cardano has been one of the best cryptocurrency platforms. Through various protocols, it has continued to receive surges in price. However, a recent update, the Vasil hard fork designed to improve Cardano scalability, keeps getting delayed.
The incorporation of the Vasil hard fork has received numerous delays; this time, a testnet broke due to a bug in Cardano v 1.35.2, as posted by Cardano developer Adam Dean on Twitter.
Fork incompatibility and a decrease in chain density led to the discovery of the bug. The developer made a statement pointing out that rushing was the reason behind the bug.
Following the bug’s discovery, v 1.35.3 was released, which is incompatible with the current testnet. As a result, the block history from v 1.35.2 cannot be synced. The newer version (v 1.35.3) is currently running on two testnets.
While the breakdown of a testnet can be problematic, one takeaway is the clear advantage of using testnets. In this case, it has effectively prevented the bug from the mainnet.
The Vasil hard fork update seems to be the most challenging for the Cardano team. Delays after delays have moved the update from as early as May 2022 to a non-slated time.
Following the latest bug, the team is taking time to carry out tests on the newer upgraded version (v 1.35.3). It will take time because new testnets need to be formed. The developers are working to solve the issues and incorporate the Vasil hard fork as fast as possible.
Twenty hours after the update from Adam Dean, the Cardano token (ADA) crashed from $0.54 to $0.46. The CEO of Input Output Global (IOG), Charles Hoskinson, earlier this month assured us that, without any issues, there would not be further delays. It is yet to be known if there will be any massive delay in incorporating the Vasil hard fork upgrade due to the recent testnet break.