Input Output and the Cardano Foundation have both confirmed that Cardano’s Vasil upgrade will take place on September 22nd.
Input Output revealed the upgrade date in a tweet on Friday, after completing “extensive testing” and verifying “community readiness”.
We along with the Cardano Foundation can today announce 22nd September for the Vasil upgrade on the Cardano mainnet,” said the company.
- Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson said last week that Vasil would launch in September, but didn’t reveal a specific date until today.
- Vasil will be the largest Cardano upgrade to date. It is expected to lower transaction costs while empowering developers to create more efficient blockchain applications.
- Thus far, the Cardano network looks ready for the update. 75% of blocks are being created by the final Vasil node candidate (1.35.3), and 25 exchanges are already on board. According to Input Output, most leading exchanges have already begun to update.
- Vasil was originally scheduled for June but was hit with multiple delays since – much like the long-awaited Ethereum Merge. With today’s announcement, both Vasil and the Merge are slated to take place only a week apart.
Input Output clarified that the transition is expected to be “seamless” and that Cardano users need to take no action in preparation.