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Cardano’s Hoskinson spills beans about upcoming Byron Reboot roll-out

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Cardano has been on a roll since the start of this year. With numerous developments under its hood, 2020 is a very busy year for the ecosystem.

While the launch of the long-anticipated OBFT hard fork was implemented without a hitch, there is still more to come as Cardano heads for a smooth transition to optimize decentralization. Following the hard fork, Cardano roadmap’s next task is to release Byron Reboot with the new Haskell wallet backend.

In a recent update, IOHK CEO and Co-Founder Charles Hoskinson revealed that the Byron Reboot will be released in March. Hoskinson said,

“The Byron reboot release is very significant and we are still sizing up exactly everything that is going to be in it. So we are finishing up the sprint for this month and the next sprint will be the polishing and finishing the sprint for the Byron reboot. So with any luck, mid-March is when we will expect to see that.”

Touted as the most significant release, especially for the retail side, the Byron Reboot is a “100% re-written code, security audited, built with formal methods and it’s a 100% built in-house,” as stated previously by the CEO. The Cardano Forum also revealed,

“In March the Byron reboot will launch. We hope to get the Shelley testnet up and running in March or April depending on how each sprint works. We are very close to getting a band for the release of the Shelley mainnet. That band gives us a two-month time frame for the release of the Shelley mainnet. We will have greater clarity by the end of March as to a two to a four-week window when the Shelley launch will occur.”

A telecom deal underway

The Cardano ecosystem is also close to sealing a deal with a telecom company in the country of Tanzania, a country Hoskinson is set to visit soon. Additionally, the CEO will also travel to South Africa, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Uganda where he will be meeting with various political leaders. According to the latest update, Hoskinson will also attempt to do a meetup with supporters in the area.


In terms of the Incentivized testnet [ITN], Jormungandr’s latest version 8.11 is all set to release on Wednesday. The ecosystem is on its last leg in terms of network stability and enhancements which have been a priority for a long time now.


Chayanika is a full-time cryptocurrency journalist at AMBCrypto. A graduate in Political Science and Journalism, her writing is centered around regulation and policy-making regarding the cryptocurrency sector.
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