Cardano News: Good news is starting to come from the Cardano upgrade. The development team at Input Output HK (IOHK) announced that Cardano has launched the first test network of Alonzo upgrade to bring smart contracts to blockchain. The testnet, codenamed Alonzo Blue, is described as the upgrade’s “early alpha network providing core Alonzo node networking capability.”
What talents will Cardano gain with the Alonzo network?
Alonzo Blue will initially be available to a small group of DPTs (share pool operators), Cardano’s partners and Plutus pioneers. This early group will have access to Alonzo Blue, which will evolve to include more users over the next few months as more functionality is integrated into the testnet.
Once complete, the Alonzo upgrade will successfully integrate smart contract capabilities into the Cardano mainnet. This will lead to the evolution of Cardano and will allow developers to create decentralized applications for DeFi, gaming, NFTs and more.
When will the upgrade be completed?
The Alonzo upgrade is expected to be completed in June or July, after which the code will be frozen for four weeks before the final launch. The freeze will provide a time for wallets, exchanges and individual developers to upgrade their code in preparation for the final launch on Cardano Mainnet. It was stated that a concrete date and time will be given by the IOHK team in the upcoming days and weeks.
A few hours ago, Charles Hoskinson, founder of Cardano, reiterated on Twitter that the project is on the way to implementing smart contracts. He also invited Cardano’s internet trolls to the best “insult” contest, as seen in the tweet below.
So now that smart contracts are on the horizon, what do you think the next insult is going to be from the trolls? We've had just a wallet and ghost chain. What do you guys think? Should I hold a contest for best trolling? pic.twitter.com/QKI4VgS1Am
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) May 28, 2021