Cardano will start testing smart contracts as early as spring.
IOHK boss Charles Hoskinson has presented an updated roadmap for the introduction of smart contracts in Cardano. In the monthly Cardano conference “Cardano360,” Hoskinson presented the key data for the next steps.
Accordingly, the Cardano developers are preparing the Alonzo test network, which is due to go live at the end of April. Alonzo integrates the functions of the Mary Hard Fork (especially the multi-asset support) with Plutus, Cardano’s smart contract platform.
Initially, the Alonzo-Testnet will only be available to twelve “Alpha Partners” of IHOK. At the end of April or beginning of May, the Alonzo Testnet is to be made available to a wider public.
For the first time ever, people will be publicly able to write smart contracts and use them on Cardano. This is an iterative process that will be improved step by step, week by week.
If everything goes according to plan, the code for the Alonzo Hard Fork could be ready by the end of June. Then all that remains is to coordinate the switch to the new software with the partners — from Bitcoin exchanges to custodians to staking pools. The Alonzo Hard Fork transfers the functions of the test network to the Cardano mainnet. After Allegra and Mary, Alonzo marks the third and final scheduled hard fork of the Gougen era. Hoskinson is optimistic that smart contracts will reach the Cardano mainnet as early as July or August.
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