Rick McCracken DIGI, a member of the Cardano community and a stake pool operator, said that the network sync for Vasil node candidate 1.35.3 across more than 400 reporting nodes is 99.77%, indicating a very high-performance network. Rick believes that this measure has always been between 97 and 99%.
The operation of Vasil is dependent on a significant majority of block-producing nodes running the most recent 1.35.3 version of the software. The IOG has determined that 75 percent of mainnet blocks must be generated by the final candidate for the Vasil node in order to activate the upgrade. At the moment, more than 87% of the total block percentage has been reached using this statistic.
The upgrade to Vasil will hopefully bring significant improvements by utilising the hard fork combinator (HFC) approach. This will improve the performance of the network by increasing throughput and the efficiency of scripts, as well as reducing the amount of latency that occurs during block transmission.
The update, which is also anticipated to improve smart contracts, is a component of the Cardano roadmap’s Basho phase, which focuses on scalability as well as network and ledger optimization. Vasil HFC will offer much-anticipated features like diffusion pipelining and updates to Plutus, which is Cardano’s primary smart contract language.
At the moment, a variety of stakeholders, such as SPOs, exchanges, and dApp projects, are in the process of updating their nodes and testing their code, in addition to testing other Cardano components, in preparation for the update to Vasil that is anticipated for this month.