Monitoring will continue for at least four epochs after hard fork
On September 22, Cardano Builder and IOG partnered with the Cardano Foundation to launch the Hard Fork Combinator event to deploy Vasil at the protocol level. About three days later, Rick McCracken DIGIThe owner of the DIGI stake pool on Cardano took to Twitter to share his comments about the network.
According to Rick, block propagation times remain consistently near 300 milliseconds, which is a drastic drop from about 1,600 milliseconds recorded before the hard fork. Network sync is around 99%, which represents a high-performance network.
This spread comes as part of the Vasil release of pipelining, another improvement to the consensus layer that allows for faster block propagation.
Diffusion pipelining effectively speeds the process of sharing information about newly created blocks among network users by ensuring that blocks can be shared (propagated) on the network within five seconds (the safe security “ceiling”) of being created. Diffusion pipelining propagates blocks before they are fully validated, “overlapping” the time spent on diffusion and the time required for validation.
September 27 is another “big” date
According to IOG, monitoring will continue for at least four epochs after the hard fork, after which a decision will be made about future adjustments based on “regular” network bandwidth.
Full Vasil functionality, including support for reference inputs, inline datums, reference scripts, collateral outputs and a new Plutus cost model, will be available to developers on the mainnet on Sept. 27.
Cardano developer community is excited ahead of this date. cardano users lucid Tweeted, “Tomorrow we will see the remaining Vassil improvements upgraded on the Cardano mainnet! This is bringing the rest of the upgrades to Plutus 2 with CIP 31-33! Developers will now be able to build and launch all of their projects, Cardano DeFi The beginning of a new era.”