As it’s been earlier reported, Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson announced that the hardfork for Shelley just began.
The Shelley hardfork process was initiated
The Shelley hardfork process has been initiated at about 21:45 UTC.
Over the weekend, IOHK will continue to carry out numerous tests. It’s been also mentioned that it is still possible to abort until Monday:
“We have now begun the countdown over the next 5 days to hard fork Cardano from Byron to Shelley. Our last chance to abort will be sometime on Monday, during the weekend the engineers and the QA-team will be conducting an exhaustive 72 hours burn-in, to go through all checklists that we have.”
Hoskinson made sure to point out the fact that everything looks as a successful launch.
According to info coming from Crypto News Flash, if it’s necessary IOHK will be releasing a new version or abort the launch process.
It’s been highlighted that the IOHK is not afraid to interrupt the “launch sequence” and postpone it to the next epoch, 5 days later.
The migration protocol
“The migration protocol supports this until July 27 at 21:41:51 UTC, so by that time the nodes can be rebooted with the new configuration and ready to produce blocks. Accordingly, the third step is a “vote of confidence”, whereupon the hard fork combinator is activated,” according to the online pubcalition mentioned above.
Rocket is on the pad. We are go for the 29th https://t.co/jVphMk4AdR
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) July 24, 2020
As always, Charles Hoskinson and the whole team got amazing feedback from the community who is happy to support the project.
Someone said: “Congrats Charles and the rest of the team, major milestones are a doorstep away now. Actually, we now finally see years of hard work come to fruitionGrapes Glad I’m on this ship!”
Cardano has been making a lot of headlines lately due to their bold plans and great achievements.