On June 16th Charles Hoskinson sat down to give a surprise AMA.
IOHK hit the deadline for connecting the wallet backend to the Shelley node. We are now working towards the balance check and the hardfork combinator. Based on next week’s test we will either launch on the 30th of June or July 7th.
It is exciting to see the balance check happening. After 5 years of amazing work we are finally here. We went from whiteboard, to conversations, to many failures to this moment. In spite of all of this we are making it happen. Shelley will be out. This is an incredibly special moment that we are looking forward to sharing with everyone.
Sharing with the community
The real victories are those that can be shared with a community. Cardano is a global community. This is a moment that we’re all looking forward to sharing because it happened because of all of us. We thank everyone who has stuck with us.
We are now in the ITN clean up phase. Some within IOHK are looking for a way to continue the ITN, particularly as an experimental chain. To anyone who is currently working on the ITN, if you want to see this built into another project, we encourage you to continue staking and working with it.
In terms of Goguen we are currently looking into it. We will be making more announcements at the virtual summit so we encourage everyone interested to go to the virtual summit website and sign up to join in. We have over 100 speakers registered at the moment with many more in attendance. Vint Serf and Stephen Wolfram will be speaking. We hope that we can have over 10 thousand people participating.