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Upcoming Cardano Update: Charles Hoskinson Announces Major Hard Fork

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  • Charles Hoskinson announces Cardano’s major hard fork for June, set to upgrade governance with the Chang Hard Fork.
  • Cardano’s hard fork requires 70% of Stake Pool Operators to upgrade, crucial for transitioning to the Age of Voltaire.

Charles Hoskinson, has announced that a major hard fork for the blockchain protocol is scheduled for June. This development aims to upgrade the Cardano Node to version 9.0, a step that has been in preparation for several years by the protocol’s development teams. 

The upcoming Chang Hard Fork represents a significant update, promising to enhance the blockchain’s governance system.

It’s the most significant milestone in the history of Cardano and for the industry as a whole. Cardano will be a decentralized civilization spanning the entire world with millions of residents. We’ll have the most advanced blockchain governance system, annual budgets, a treasury, and the wisdom of our entire community to guide us.

Details of the Chang Hard Fork

Hoskinson shared on his official X account that the success of the hard fork depends on 70% of the protocol’s Stake Pool Operators (SPOs) upgrading to the new node.

Achieving this milestone will transition Cardano into what Hoskinson calls the “Age of Voltaire,” a phase anticipated to introduce a more sophisticated and decentralized governance structure. 

The update has been designed to empower millions of users globally with a governance model that includes annual budgets, a treasury, and community-driven decision-making processes.

Cardano’s Response to Criticism and Its Vision

Despite facing criticism regarding issues of centralization, Cardano has continued to develop its platform with a strong emphasis on decentralization.

Hoskinson describes the upcoming hard fork as “the most significant milestone in the history of Cardano and for the industry as a whole,” suggesting that it will establish a “decentralized civilization” with a highly advanced blockchain governance system.

Community Anticipation and ADA’s Market Response

The Cardano community is keenly observing the developments around the Chang Hard Fork. While the technical updates are substantial, many are also focused on the potential economic implications, particularly how they might affect the price of ADA. 

Currently, ADA is trading at $0.4398, having increased by 0.68% in the last 24 hours. However, it has seen a decline of 27% on a Year-to-Date basis, which has been a point of concern among investors.

As the hard fork approaches, there is speculation about how it might influence ADA’s valuation. A successful update could attract more investors, especially those interested in participating in a refined governance model.

Such interest could potentially decouple ADA from Bitcoin’s market movements and help elevate its market price.

Looking Forward

The Cardano Chang Hard Fork is not just a technical upgrade; it is poised to redefine blockchain governance. If executed successfully, it could set a precedent for how decentralized networks manage growth and user engagement, potentially leading to increased demand for ADA.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628
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