Charles Hoskinson Brief Cardano Update and Sunday AMA - 17/05/2020
(Written by @Eric_Czuleger)
On May 17th 2020 Charles Hoskinson sat down for an AMA below please find a list of his statements and hyperlinks to the questions he answered.
Launching the pioneers
The pioneer testnet has launched. The first week was about onboarding and getting exercises to the pioneers. This opened a communication channel between IOHK and the pioneers. The next week will be about propagating blocks. After that we will be opening the network to the wider public. Once we get it open to everyone we will wire on the Shelley wallet and do an end-to-end testnet with Daedalus.
After this we will do a balance check to ensure that all balances are correct. We will then verify that the hard fork combinator is working properly. This will allow us to ensure that everything is working seamlessly like the Byron reboot. This month is the pioneer month. Next month is about getting Shelley users online. We are looking forward to the product update at the end of this month.
Pulling it together
It is exciting to see the things we worked on in pieces pull together without a hitch. Oftentimes when building with polylithic architecture pieces don’t fit right when placed together. At the moment the VRF is operating correctly. It has also been a joy to work with the Cardano pioneers and the broader community. Shelley is looking good.
We are looking forward to having trolls reconsider their opinions. It is great for us because it means that the market is not pricing ada correctly. This will catch many detractors flatfooted. As a consequence of the launch we will see some whiplash.
One example of this is the fact that Cointelegraph did not mention Cardano in its article on POS cryptocurrency projects. This is ignorance at best and censorship at worst. This makes it vital to show off Shelley at the launch. It is for our supporters as well as us. We will invite the media and launch our marketing reset at this point as well. We believe this will correct the amount of respect and accolades that we receive.
There has never been in the history of cryptocurrencies a testnet as successful as the ITN. We 19 thousand validating nodes. This is for complex testnet software. In spite of the bleeding edge nature of the Rust codebase the community showed up and did their jobs. They did it with passion, dedication, and enthusiasm. This is ignored by the community in general.
However, we feel that this is an opportunity for our ecosystem. The good news is that the engineering is getting done. We are number one for commits. Some websites like CryptoMiso have not updated their information to clarify this fact. We have made over 2400 commits this week alone and those have not populated to the proper news channels. This is par for the course as far as we are concerned. Ultimately, we will overcome this.
We have already made an enormous impact. People are taking formal methods seriously now. Some people overlook the fact that we have made a large amount of commitments to the crypto space and this can be seen in Ethereum, though we are often neglected to mention EOS or Tezos instead.
This is akin to a previous effort on behalf of Charles Hoskinson to audit the Federal Reserve. At this point he encountered a media blackout due to the powerful nature of the Fed. This means that we can operate well in circumstances that are less than ideal in terms of media and messaging. Ultimately, we are here to change the world together.