Huge Cardano Upgrade Imminent, Plutus V3 Is Here
Cardano has well and truly jumped onto the market bandwagon this week. With the crypto sector flush with green, the price of ADA has surged nearly 14% in the last seven days. Even though much of the community is focussed on the Bitcoin ETF and the upcoming halving event, Cardano still commands a significant amount of attention in the DeFi world. Yesterday, Charles Hoskinson and the development team announced yet another major upgrade to the blockchain, coming in the form of Plutus V3.
What is Plutus V3?
Cardano currently operates using a scripting language known as Plutus Core – meaning it is a vital piece of infrastructure for dApp developers and the broader Cardano blockchain. To be candid, the press release is a little heavy on the jargon and technical details (for those interested, you can read it on the IOHK website). But in a general sense, the most recent upgrade to the Plutus system has significant ramifications.
Essentially, this upgrade has “enriched the developer toolkit…[Plutus V3] not only reduces costs but also helps bring in new developers”.
Without diving into the weeds, the upgrade has enhanced Plutus Core’s cryptographic capabilities, generally meaning that apps developed with the code will now have superior security without sacrificing performance. Users can now also create sidechain bridges to improve transaction speeds and processing.
The price of ADA, Cardano’s native token, is up 3.5% on the day.