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Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson: Public will soon have the ability to run the network in God mode

Arijit Sarkar

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What seemed like a major point in Cardano's evolution, Hoskinson shared that the platform will not only be converging into a viable testnet for the Haskell code but is also ready for a self node testnet deployment over RUST. He explained,
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Innovations within the crypto-market are getting impossible for the general public to keep up with. While the mainstream media chooses not to cover every other development, the industry hosts a wide range of pioneers who have taken to the Internet to keep enthusiasts informed about the good, bad and the future of the cryptospace. Leading this space is IOHK’s CEO, Charles Hoskinson. In one of his recent AMA sessions, Hoskinson updated the community about future developments within the Cardano ecosystem.

Hoskinson shared that the platform will not only be converging into a viable testnet for the Haskell code, but is also ready for a self node testnet deployment over RUST. He said,

“This way we are giving our community the opportunity to have a blockchain in the box. This is the first time that the general public would have the ability to run the network in God mode!”

By God mode, Hoskinson means that users can decide various factors including the distribution of the token, maximum number of nodes, and delegation mechanics, primarily for performing network stress tests. Following the successful preliminary tests, the company’s roadmap includes the deployment of the final incentivized version of the Cardano testnet.

One of the most important milestones for the company, Shelley functionality, will also be introduced latest by the end of August. It is planned to be implemented with RUST and Haskell testnets to identify the best option for the final iteration. Hoskinson assured viewers,

“There’s a very clean upgrade path in both cases. So that’ll be a fairly seamless transition.”

Hoskinson also spoke about Plutus infrastructure development, which is constructed to support Haskell, RUST as well as other crypto-ecosystems. Charles Hoskinson concluded the AMA by saying,

“The second half of this year is going to be spent very aggressively getting Plutus and Marlowe to a “ship ready state” so that we can bring it into Cardano for smart contracts.”





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