Cardano (ADA) ‘Mary’ Hard Fork Combinator (HFC) to Launch on Mainnet Next Month
The year 2021 seems to have got off to a great start for the Cardano team as the blockchain network says they are on schedule to roll-out the next phase of their roadmap.
‘Mary’ HFC Right On Schedule
According to a recent announcement by Cardano's founder and CEO, Charles Hoskinson, the much anticipated ‘Mary’ Hard Fork Combinator (HFC) will go live on the mainnet come March 1.
The news was made public on Tuesday by Charles, who excitedly revealed that the network upgrade would be available for use soon after quality assurance and validation checks are done by Feb.24. Charles promised,
“We’ve been testing it for almost a month on the testnet…looks good. Exchanges are happy. We’ve done a huge QA set, so… looks like it’s going to take off on schedule.”
The event is to commence five days before its initial activation and subsequent exit from its previous stage. Per the announcement, the mainnet launch would only pull through if the quality assurance reviews get sorted before Feb.24.
Charles said that users would need to upgrade their nodes by installing a more recent version of the Daedalus, the Flight. The Flight, a pre-released version of the Daedalus wallet, will be the initial version that will support the native multi-asset interface. It will also hold the crypto platform's primary utility token, ADA.
The Daedalus Flight upgrade is also scheduled for March and will be live on the mainnet around mid-March after a two-week burn-in.
All things being equal, Cardano's latest upgrade should be available for public use in the next month. But Charles said poor weather might see the launch date extended.
Cardano Is Getting Popular By The Day
The subsequent release of Mary will see Cardano keep its promise of releasing upgrades into the blockchain network in February 2021.
The update is part of its Goguen era transition phase, which replaced the Byron or foundational stage as per its plan.
Generally seen as a suitable competitor to Ethereum, Cardano aims to create a faster, safer, and more decentralized blockchain ecosystem than any other developer. Cardano is commended for its scientific approach to solving the blockchain question and is getting quite popular.
The market is looking quite good for its digital token, the ADA, after it posted a near 300% rally since January 2021. It currently trades at $0.916 following a 4% rise in the past 24hr.