Tim Harrison Confirms Cardano’s New Ouroboros OBFT Consensus Protocol

Tim Harrison, the Marketing and Communications Director of Cardano affirmed that a spic and span Ouroboros Byzantine Fault Tolerance consensus protocol will be released tomorrow.

A Way to Decentralization

It has been uncovered that following year and a half of development, the Cardano group is prepared to upgrade its primary algorithm, Ouroboros Classic, to Ouroboros Byzantine Fault Tolerance. Where the first is related to Byron Mainnet, the new one is the stage of system evolution before the Ouroboros Genesis which power the Shelley Mainnet.

The update will happen on February 20, 2020, inside the Epoch 176 of the Cardano network. Neither Cardano holders nor the members of Shelley Incentivized testnet have been approached to do anything during the hour of the upgrade.

The end-users will profit by this foreseen update from its initial days. As indicated by the official statement, the system performance (transaction per second, TPS) will be improved just as blockchain versatility and convenience. Mr. Harrison likewise outlined –

“This novelty will re-consider the decentralization of the Cardano (ADA) blockchain as it will enable the evolution of Cardano on the Byron era, with its federated blockchain, to the decentralized Shelly era.”

The Mainnet

Most usually, users on the Cardano YouTube channel valued the up and coming release. However, because of the way that, as indicated by Mr. Harrison, the new update following the OBFT release will be sent ‘over the next few months’, some of Cardanians are suspicious.

The critics recall that Charles Hoskinson saying the Shelley Mainnet will be propelled in the first quarter of this year. Regardless of past duties, now the release of Shelley might be deferred until the second quarter of 2020.