Cardano Vasil Upgrade Officially Scheduled for September 22nd


Input Output and the Cardano Foundation have both confirmed that Cardano’s Vasil upgrade will take place on September 22nd. 

  • Input Output revealed the upgrade date in a tweet on Friday, after completing “extensive testing” and verifying “community readiness”.
  • “We along with the Cardano Foundation can today announce 22nd September for the Vasil upgrade on the Cardano mainnet,” said the company. 

  • Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson said last week that Vasil would launch in September, but didn’t reveal a specific date until today. 
  • Vasil will be the largest Cardano upgrade to date. It is expected to lower transaction costs while empowering developers to create more efficient blockchain applications. 
  • Thus far, the Cardano network looks ready for the update. 75% of blocks are being created by the final Vasil node candidate (1.35.3), and 25 exchanges are already on board. According to Input Output, most leading exchanges have already begun to update.
  • Vasil was originally scheduled for June but was hit with multiple delays since – much like the long-awaited Ethereum Merge. With today’s announcement, both Vasil and the Merge are slated to take place only a week apart
  • Input Output clarified that the transition is expected to be “seamless” and that Cardano users need to take no action in preparation. 
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