Cardano (ADA) founder Charles Hoskinson in his latest live stream update on YouTube confirmed that “we are on schedule things are moving along, chugging away” with the ‘Alonzo’ hard fork update.
In his brief video, Hoskinson revealed that a parallel hard fork is required and it’s not something done sequentially as there are two parallel tracks taking place simultaneously; track number one is the hard fork itself, and the other is building around that node.
“There are kind of two parallel tracks going on at the same time for the launch of Alonzo. Track number one is the hard fork combinator event, strictly about getting Alonzo capabilities to the node the other track is about building the infrastructure around that node that allows you to run both off-chain and on-chain code and build full Dapps.
I still believe that most of the development infrastructure will be built in the August-September time frame. What does that mean? It means that you actually can run smart contracts the moment that hard fork comes on Cardano infrastructure and building an increasingly better environment for Cardano apps to be developed and deployed on”