Charles Hoskinson, a co-founder of Cardano, tweeted about a new GitHub release which adds support for Cardano node v1.33.0. Cardano continues to add node improvements to tackle transactional traffic on DeFi project launches over the coming weeks.
The launch of SundaeSwap, Cardano’s decentralized exchange and token staking platform, marked a milestone in the ADA ecosystem. SundaeSwap allowed users to perform swaps and add liquidity, but network congestion slowed transaction processing in a way.
IOHK previously shared this: ”With the arrival of many exciting new DeFi projects over coming weeks, users should expect network congestion & this may be significant at times of peak load around launches and large drops.”
In the process of addressing this issue, Node v1.33.0 was released in early January and now runs on about 80% of SPOs. IOHK said technical improvements included in Node v1.33.0 can be broadly categorized as RAM usage optimization and efficiency upgrades. The major improvement included in node v1.33.0 is a change to the algorithms that Cardano uses to calculate rewards and stake distribution.
Basho phase is where network growth and scaling are concerned
Cardano is entering the “basho” stage with a focus on optimization, scaling and network growth. The Cardano Foundation earlier proposed an increase in the amount of Plutus script memory units to 12.5 million. This is the first time that the amount of script memory units has been increased since the initial launch.
The Plutus Improvement is one of the eleven ways that Cardano intends to scale in 2022. Other paths include increasing block size, pipelining, input endorsers, node enhancements, disk storage, sidechains, layer two Hydra scaling, offloading computation, and the Mithril solution.
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