Cardano deploys Byron reboot and moves closer to Shelley

  • IOHK has launched Cardano’s Byron reboot successfully in one of the most important milestones in the transition to the Shelley mainnet. 
  • In this context, IOHK also released Daedalus Flight, a new version of the Daedalus wallet to accompany the launch of the Byron reboot.

In one of the most important milestones for Cardano, IOHK has successfully launched Byron reboot. The launch is one of Cardano’s most important steps to complete the transition to the Shelley main network. Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK and founder of Cardano, celebrated the launch via his Twitter account.

Implications of the Byron reboot for Cardano

Byron reboot consists of a series of updates to various components of Cardano: the explorer, the node software and the Daedalus wallet. The latter component was pre-released as a new version called Daedalus Flight. Via the official website, users are invited to participate in the testing process to discover bugs, check the new features and give feedback to the developers in general.

The development of the Byron reboot implied a work of 18 months of the IOHK developers’ team. As the company stated, Byron was an opportunity to rewrite the entire code base in the Haskell, a programming language being known as highly secure, applying formal evidence-based methods and testing to every aspect of the node.

Charles Hoskinson explained that Byron reboot will bring significant performance improvements to the entire Cardano network. On the one hand, it will increase the capacity of transaction performance per second. In addition, due to the improvements implemented, the Cardano node will be more efficient and will allow a Cardano node to run on a machine with minimal resources or a poor network connection.

The IOHK CEO also spoke about the launch of Byron reboot in a recent update. First, he spoke about the Byron launch event where leading IOHK developers presented the progress of their projects and answered questions from the viewers. Hoskinson invited the Cardano community to continue to participate in these planned events and said that their concerns would be heard, even if they were not answered immediately. According to Hoskinson, he will try to answer them at future events.

On the other hand, Hoskinson emphasized the importance of Byron Reboot, stating that “this is not just another piece of software,” but an important event to advance Shelley and Cardano’s future. Hoskinson said that the future of Cardano will be entirely in the hands of the community. The community will be able to vote on the changes it wants to make after the planned development phases of Cardano and the direction in which the ecosystem will develop, as Hoskinson said:

(On the cryptocurrencies) If they are indeed decentralized systems, these systems must give the people who build them a democratic mandate to do that (…) If we build Cardano correctly (…) in time, it can take 10 years, 20 years (…) this thing will grow to the point that we will be the financial operating system of the world.

Below you can see Charles Hoskinson’s update on the Byron reboot:

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