Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK, shed light on the current progress of the Byron Reboot launch, according to Crypto News Flash website.
He indicated that Cardano is in the midst of the rollout process, which has been successful to date.
Additionally, improvement in synchronization times of 30 to 50 percent has been made and some pending Windows issues have already been resolved, which are more prevalent in the first generation of the software as IOHK is being built on Linux.
If everything goes according to schedule and there is no a problem as regards the latest Daedalus Flight applicant, the Daedalus mainnet wallet will be upgraded the next week.
“So for those who are not aware. The network stack that we use in Byron Reboot is actually the same network stack that we intend to use on Shelley. So we are actually testing Shelley network infrastructure live on mainnet. And there’s other things like the wallet backend design.”
This will allow IOHK to offer a working Shelley node software, based on Haskell, which can interact with the wallet backend. The software will be available on the most “loyal” node operators, until the release in a test network.
Participants should be able to synchronize their Shelley Incentivized Testnet (ITN) balances in this test network, as well as the one from mainnet. However, it won’t be a new ITN because it won’t operate for a very long time. If no errors take place during the evaluation process, Shelley will be deployed on mainnet, Hoskinson said.
Shelley mainnet launch date not set yet
The launch date of the Shelley mainnet has not yet been announced. It is expected to be released by the end of the second quarter, especially amid the latest progress related to the rollouts, said Aparna Jue, Cardano’s head of product development at IOHK. However, the date depends on the rollout progress.
Cryptolydian earlier reported that IOHK has successfully launched Cardano’s Byron reboot which includes numerous updates for the Cardano blockchain in readiness for the Shelley generation.
Byron Reboot is said to be the network’s most important release, especially when you mean the retail side. The Byron Reboot is “100% re-written code, security audited, built with formal methods and it’s a 100% built in-house.”
The reboot was efficaciously released on the Cardano network after more than 18 months of hard work. It includes several updates to the Cardano network, including the Cardano explorer, Cardano node and the Daedalus wallet.