Cardano has been making a lot of headlines recently ahead of the Shelley upgrade.

The community could not be more excited and supporters make sure to show this on social media.

Cardano made sure to highlight the fact that Shelley is the first step towards decentralization.

The countdown began

After IOHK, the development company that’s behind Cardano started the hardfork process for the Shelley upgrade these days, the countdown is currently running.

Until today at exactly, 21:41:51 UTC IOHK still has the option to cancel the launch of Shelley, but according to Crypto News Flash, Tim Harison explained that this will definitely not be the case.

He also said that this past weekend was very productive, and there were lots of advances in optimization in all areas, “including the wallet backend, Cardano GraphQL, Cardano db-sync, Daedalus and the node software.”

It’s been also reported that a new testnet (MC4) based on the new version of the node V1.18.0 was set up and added to Shelley – this could be the final version, Harrison said.

“We have a high level of confidence that this node version will be the final candidate we endorse before the mainnet hard fork. So we’re asking our stake pool operators (SPOs) to now join this new network,” he said.

He continued and explained that “We’re asking our pioneer pools to put it through its paces over the next 24 hours or so. If all goes well, this is the version which will become the new network that we’ll ask EVERY ada holder to join, for a last bit of testing and tasting, just before the hard fork.”

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