If you follow the cryptocurrency community, you may probably have already heard of Charles Hoskinson, the Cardano founder. Recently, the creator of one of the most important cryptocurrencies recently has announced on Twitter that the token will have new updates.
According to Hoskinson, the Cardano 1.3 version of the network has finally left QA and it will be implemented as soon as possible. The update will be proposed tomorrow and will probably go online during the next three or four days.
Hoskinson affirmed that many improvements have been made with the network. For instance, now the network uses 90% less memory usage than before. There are also considerable refractory improvements in the network and the improvement will be of about 300%. Blocks will be downloadable faster because of this.
A lot of network and efficiency improvements and solve many connection issues, so the network should be more stable.
Cardano 1.4 And Shelley
Not only Hoskinson has told that the next update is ready, he also affirmed that the 1.4 update will be released in September and that it is already in the works. It will be the largest update so far and it should go from a file system should be considerably improved, which will also impact the speed of the network. Wallet solutions will also be implemented.
Hoskinson also affirmed that the team is working hard on Shelley and that the update should be ready this month. A lot of issues have been solved and finished by now. A lot of the particular issues of Shelley, like the network stacks, have already been solved. It took more time than they believed it would, but it is also done at the time.
One of the other announcements that Hoskinson made on the video was Prometheus, whose code will be based in Rust. Prometheus will have a library of different functionalities and third-party companies will be able to use them for their products. The product was already tested on mobile devices with success.
A new Chrome extension based on Prometheus will be also announced in the future, so wait for more updates about it. Unlike the formal code, Prometheus will be mainly used by third parties because its main goal is to easy to deploy with technologies different from desktop computers. This protocol will also be decentralized, just like the original Cardano protocol.