Cardano Software, the company responsible for its development, has posted a blog post revealing that it still has a few things to do in order to ensure that everything works as it should.
Nigel Hemsley, head of delivery and products, said the team would need a few more days то re-evaluate the latest status.
The June 29th target date for the mainnet-hard fork was previously set.
“The IOG engineering team is extremely close to finalizing the core work, with just seven bugs still outstanding to complete the hard fork work, with none currently ranked as ‘severe’. After some consideration, we have agreed NOT to send the hard fork update proposal to the testnet today to allow more time for testing.”
IOG and Cardano Foundation reached an agreement on a new date to hard fork testnet at the end June. The expected time frame for Vasil hitting mainnet is the last week in July, once the task has been completed.
This decision follows rumors that the upgrade might be delayed.
Tim Harrison, vice-president of community and ecosystem, responded to the news. saidWhile everything was going as planned, there were some factors that had to be taken into consideration before the hard fork combination event takes place.
Vasil’s hard fork has one main purpose: to increase scaling. It also includes pipelining that will improve block-diffusion.
The upgrade falls into the Basho scaling era of Cardano’s development.
Cardano founder, Charles Hoskinson, had earlier touted that Vasil would be a “major major major major” event for the ecosystem.