Better Late Than Never
Later on tonight the Cardano blockchain will undergo the Vasil Hardfork which is nearly 3 months overdue. The first announced date was the 30th June which soon turned out to be a false alarm as bugs were found. Kudo's to the team for resisting the urge and making sure what they were adding was trouble free.
What is interesting to know is Cardano has a very different type of Hardfork than what we know on Hive. They have a HFC or Hardfork Combinator technology which allows them to over to the new protocol without any restart or interruptions so no downtime in involved. The new protocol is used keeping the history of all the old blocks. Sounds pretty cool and didn't know this as I thought all hardforks were the same.
The aim of this Vasil hardfork is to speed up transaction times, reduce the fees and help increase the scalability of the Dapps. One would have expected a slight increase in price but how often we see nothing happen at all. Most development only adds to the value and is only realized much later on. Buy the news and sell the rumor when it is 3 months overdue isn't going to happen.
I am not someone who has done much research into Cardano as it is only a small bag of my portfolio. The thought is the team was way too slow and it would take years to get anything done. This however seems slightly different as now Cardano DeFi should start to take off. The lower fees and the launch of DJED the stable coin for Cardano is imminent and expect that to appear within the next two weeks.
Cardano has a market cap of over $15 billion and is ranked at number 8 which is quite amazing considering what do they do? Up till this point Cardano (ADA) has rolled along creating no waves and has been no threat to other Cryptos ranked higher than them.
This Vasil hardfork should change things as I do expect their DeFi to start challenging what Ethereum has and mainly due to the fees. I do expect the Cardano DeFi to start eroding away at the dominance Ethereum has over this sector.
Just looking at the Cardano ecosystem we can see how big it actually is and would take forever to research what they have going on. 71% of the circulating supply is already staked and may actually be a good time to buy some more. There is too much happening on this chain to ignore and it has to start to increase in value at some point. The DeFi system I believe is going to unlock quite a bit of price potential.
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