The Vasil hard fork is now one of the attention-grabbing matters in the crypto market. It is a part of Cardano’s third development process. It was named after Bulgarian mathematician and prominent Cardano community member, Vasil Dabov. The fork means improving network capacity along with lower transaction costs. It aims to make the network more developer-friendly also.
The Ethereum Beacon merge is another hot topic for the network. But it is not alone in the market. Cardano’s Vasil hard fork is also fixed to launch this month. It will be live on September 22. The date is just a week after Ethereum switched to the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism.
The Cardano Vasil hard fork upgrade has finally got its release date. Currently, the upgrade is one of the crucial ones for the blockchain.
Vasil took a long time to be ready. Earlier, it was scheduled to launch on June 29, 2022. But, it has been delayed multiple times as the goal was to get the right time instead of not being rushed.
The hard fork is going to introduce so many Cardano Improvement Proposals (CIPs) and bug fixes items. Three crucial improvement proposals are CIP 33, CIP 31, and CIP 32.
The apps that were developed on Cardano are written in a programming language. The language is known as Haskell. That time, the code was converted into Plutus. Notably, Plutus is the native smart contract language for Cardano.
Though, the Plutus script is not accumulated on the blockchain. So, when a transaction takes place, it requires carrying all the app data along with it. Massive data with the transaction causes slow performance and also increases cost.
CIP 33 will initiate reference scripts that act “in place” of the script the user wants to use. They can be added to outputs. Also, it can point the Cardano Virtual Machine to a reference script instead of the whole script with the transaction. However, this will work for small and lighter transactions. It will produce a quicker process and lower fees.
Additionally, Cardano developers will introduce a new kind of input with CIP 31. It is known as reference input. It will allow users to consider outputs without spending them.
CIP 32 is going to introduce an on-chain data storage feature for the user community. It is expected that it would improve Cardano’s decentralized architecture.
The Vasil fork also contains CIP 40 and diffusion pipelining. CIP 40 will bring a new type of output transaction. It will be known as collateral output. On the other hand, diffusion pipelining will upgrade information extension regarding a newly added block before it is approved.
Before Vasil, there have been three Cardano hard forks. The hard forks are followed by Shelley, Mary, and Alonzo. All these hard forks impacted the price of ADA timely. One general matter is that prices rallied due to these hard forks and decreased after the upgrade. That price dropping has happened with Shelley and Alonzo. But, during Mary’s upgrade, prices continued to rise.
The same scenario was seen for the Vasil fork. The prices were rallying over the last couple of days after the reveal of Vasil’s launching date. Prices raised from $0.453 on September 2 to $0.496 during the time of the post. It means a 9 percent price increase within a couple of days.
ADA is trading now at $0.4969. That is up 0.27 percent in the last 24 hours. Whereas, Trading volume is now at $737 million and down 8.20 percent at the same time.