Despite Cardano’s incredible performance in recent years, the development team has no plans to slow down as they continue to build new infrastructure and protocols to make the network more scalable.
While the community waits for the important features that will be added to the Vasil Hard Fork later this month, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has teased about the amazing features that will be added to the network’s Input Endorsers upgrade.
According to a recent tweet by Hoskinson, the Cardano development team discussed the features that will be included in the Input Endorsers upgrade, which is set to go live later this year.
Although Hoskinson refused to give the Cardano community any hints about what to expect, he did reveal that the team will discuss the upcoming features that will be added to Input Endorsers extensively in a video by next week, the period of the upcoming Consensus 2022 conference.
“Just got off a research call. I think everyone will be pleased about some genuinely amazing things coming together for Input Endorsers. We’ll have a video at Consensus on it,” Hoskinson said.
Cardano Input Endorsers to Bring Faster Transactions
Input Endorsers is a Cardano upgrade that will go live after the Vasil Hard Fork Event later this year. The upgrade is expected to result in a super-fast layer-1 network in the race to the top among top blockchain networks such as Ethereum and Solana.
Cardano’s Ouroboros research paper, published by Input Output Global, was the first to mention the Input Endorser (IOG).
While Cardano’s Ouroboros protocol has improved network security and transaction processing speed, Input Endorsers will boost the blockchain’s overall performance, particularly the time it takes to complete transactions and develop decentralized applications (dApps).
Input Endorsers Needed to Meet Future Demands
Although the current Cardano network has been operational and meeting user demands for more than five years, Input Endorsers represent a future preparation that the IOG believes should be made available before the need arises.
Input Endorsers intend to make Cardano extremely fast by dividing each block into two, with one used to hold transaction data and the other as a consensus block.
Last month, John Woods, IOG’s Director of Cardano Architecture, provided additional details on how the company plans to implement Input Endorsers:
“If we decompose it, we split the block into two. So, we no longer have a single block on the network, but we now have two blocks. And we use one block to hold transactions and another block to achieve consensus.”
Woods went on to say that when Input Endorsers go live, Cardano will always have consensus every 20 seconds and transactions will be able to be sent all the time rather than having to wait as is required in the current system.