Cardano Developer Says Testnet is Catastrophically Broken, Could Affect the Vasil Hard Fork.


Top Cardano developer Adam Dean recently tweeted that the testnet is “catastrophically broken”. This development came after the blockchain protocol discovered a bug in the system.

The bug was discovered in Cardano Node v1.35.2, the basis for the upcoming Vasil hard fork. This setback reportedly occurred as the pool operators were in a hurry for the mainnet upgrade, causing incompatible forks and a decrease in chain density.

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Cardano Vasil Hard Fork Launch Could Be Delayed

The prominent developer added that 1.35.3 is incapable and incompatible with syncing because most of the operators upgraded to 1.35.2 on the testnet. He also raised his concerns about the rushed tests by developers because they are testing 1.35.3 on two new testnets that don’t have a block history. 

Additionally, Dean had pushed Charles Hoskinson and Input-Output Global to deploy the equipment required for a disaster recovery plan.

However, the ADA team reported on Twitter that it had released Cardano Rosetta 1.8.0 to facilitate the incorporation of the Vasil hard fork.

Rosetta is a collection of features and technologies that will make it easier to integrate the blockchain. Rosetta will primarily serve as an integration tool to hasten and simplify the integration of the Vasil hard fork.

The Vasil hard fork upgrade could be shifted further based on the bug’s discovery. Interestingly, the blockchain platform noted that the hard fork should have gone live last month but was delayed.

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