- Charles Hoskinson expressed disappointment at the barrage of criticisms he received over the challenges plaguing the network.
- Last week, there were widespread reports of the Cardano testnet being “catastrophically broken.”
- The outspoken founder stated that he will not be leaving the network and foresees better days for the network.
Cardano and its founder were in the news for the wrong reasons after a developer raised the alarm over the state of the testnet. Hoskinson attempted to clear the air over the incident in light of the uproar.
Cardano released node 1.35.3., an upgrade touted to provide the network with full Vasil era capabilities as a step towards its next epoch. While the upgrade was met with excitement, things turned sour for community members following reports of a bug.
“It’s important to point out today that the Cardano testnet is catastrophically broken due to a bug in Cardano Node v 1.35.2,” said Adam Dean, a developer. Cardano’s team swung into action with the release of node 1.35.3 but hit the roadblock of not being able to sync with the original testnet.
The result was a flurry of commentaries criticizing the network and its founder. Things reached a fervent pitch amid claims that the long-awaited Vasil hard fork could be postponed.
“I’m seriously tired of taking the blame on both sides,” said Hoskinson. “Cardano is decentralized. The people running the network ultimately decide upgrades, not me.”
Clearing the air
Hoskinson took to Twitter to douse the tension from his outburst and clear the air over the recent happenings in the network. He highlighted the importance of the SPO community and assured users of the desire to roll out better updates.
“I’d like to see the community reach its full potential and for its capabilities to be deployed towards making the world better,” he wrote. “When I see things that go against that, it makes me sad and angry.”
He noted that as Vasil is the last hard fork of an era, developers will be held to a higher standard. Hoskinson confirmed that he would not be going anywhere, and Cardano remains his greatest passion.
Looking unto Vasil
Cardano’s Vasil hard fork is poised to introduce a range of benefits for the network. Users are eyeing the benefits of new and upgraded governance processes, “faster development, more parallel efforts”, and the move to a new era.
However, enthusiasm toward the hard fork has been dampened by delays and reports of hacks. These delays have an adverse effect on ADA’s price as the native token trades at nearly 80% below its all-time high.