Cardano Now ‘Better Than Ever,’ Declares Ecosystem Dev Who Warned Of Catastrophic Testnet Issues




Renowned Cardano ecosystem developer, Adam Dean, who previously highlighted some critical issues in the forthcoming Vasil hard fork, has affirmed that the blockchain network is now “better than ever”.

As ZyCrypto reported earlier, Dean flagged issues with the Cardano testnet stemming from an undiscovered bug in the Vasil node 1.35.2. He further claimed that the Vasil hard fork was being rushed, thus creating technical issues.

Cardano released its new client software, Cardano Node v1.35.3, on two separate testnets after the bug discovery. Dean maintained that v1.35.3 was still “incompatible and incapable of syncing” with the original testnet, despite Cardano co-founder Charles Hoskinson saying it was “heavily tested”.

Dean took to Twitter recently to share a screenshot of his latest Vasil testing, captioning “Building, together, stronger, better than ever.”

Vasil, an upgrade designed to increase Cardano’s scaling capabilities, had been scheduled for a June 29 release, but as the deadline approached, Input Output Global shifted the goal post to the last week of July to allow time for further testing.




Vasil is arguably Cardano’s most important update since the Alonzo hard fork went live last September. While the previous Cardano eras focused on decentralization and introducing smart contract functionalities to the network, the upcoming Basho era is about boosting Cardano’s underlying performance to better support decentralized finance applications.

Bug Fix Confirmed By Stake Pool Operators

The bug which caused a FUD storm on social media has been fixed.

The Ancient Kraken, a prominent Cardano devotee who develops the Plutus platform and operates the Logic stake pool, indicated that Cardano nodes 1.34.1 and 1.35.3 are normalized and working in line with the terms of use of smart contracts.

While there’s still more testing to be done, the developer feels more confident after the bug fix. 

Stake pool operator Andrew Westberg also confirmed that developers have successfully fixed the issue.

Adahandle co-founder also echoed the same sentiment, stating: “Retweeting this to confirm that, as of now, all tests demonstrate that 1.35.3 is in fact ready to go. All issues detected on 1.35.0, 1.35.1, 1.35.2 could NOT be recreated.” 

Cardano’s ADA tokens are down 2.26% in the past 24 hours and trade at $0.4513 amid a market-wide downturn. With a market cap of $15.26 billion, ADA is the eighth-largest cryptocurrency.