In another surprise AMA session, Charles Hoskinson shared the latest updates on Cardano. The CEO of IOHK said that October has been a month packed with action that could enable the first snapshot for the Shelley incentivized testnet to happen as early as Nov. 12.
An action-packed month brings Cardano closer to launching Shelley’s incentivized testnet
The past month has been groundbreaking for Cardano, as the ambitious research-oriented blockchain project has received more press than in the entire previous year. Not only did IOHK, the company behind Cardano, launch several pilot projects and collaborations, it also upped the ante when it comes to communication.
Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOHK, held several hour-long live AMA sessions on YouTube, answering questions from the community about everything from concrete protocol upgrades to long term plans for Cardano. Cardano’s development team also discussed everything Cardano-related in a lengthy AMA, reinforcing the company’s incredible relationship with its close-knit community.
Two weeks after his first surprise AMA on YouTube, Hoskinson went back on YouTube to deliver more details about the upcoming incentivized testnet for Shelley.
The new era of the Cardano blockchain that is set to bring about staking saw its network testnet released in October. Since then, Hoskinson said, the company managed to “learn a lot” and correct an “enormous amount of bugs.” Cardano saw around 20 releases in the previous month alone, all of which solved the issues users brought to light within the testnet.
Hoskinson said that an average of three releases was put out every week for the past month and that commits to Cardano’s code were made every 30 minutes across Cardano teams.