Charles Hoskinson Surprise AMA - 29/05/2020
May has been a difficult month for the United States. We are all frustrated and divided at the moment. We have gone through this before. The 1960s were a similar time of division. This is why it is important to maintain a principled approach in all aspects of life and work.
In terms of the Cardano project, this has been one of our most productive months ever. We have now put code that we have been working on for two years into the hands of people who know how to use it and break it. By going through our exercises the pioneers on the Haskell Shelley Testnet have helped us to know our code in a far deeper way.
We are grateful to them. We are also confident in the code. That has allowed us to announce a date for the launch. June 30th will be the launch of Shelley with a back up date of July 5th if this does not go according to plan. On June 9th, we will open up the Haskell Shelley testnet to the general public. The pioneers have set up the town and it is ready for mining.