In a recent tweet, Adam Dean, a notable Cardano engineer, stated that the Cardano testnet is “Catastrophically Broken.” He explained on Twitter that the finding happened after they discovered a recent flaw.
The flaw was found in Cardano Node v1.35.2, which serves as the foundation for the impending Vasil hard fork. This is said to have happened because the pool operators were rushing to upgrade the mainnet, resulting in incompatible forks and a fall in chain density.
“This was the version that we had previously been told was “Tested and Ready” for the Vasil Hardfork. This bug was only discovered…”
New bug and Cardano’s Vasil hard fork
Adam stated in his conversation that 1.35.3 is currently unable to sync and is incompatible with it because the majority of operators upgraded to 1.35.2 on the testnet. He said that they are putting 1.35.3 through its paces on two brand-new testnets without a block history.
Adam added that he was feeling nervous because of all of these rushes to the upgrade. He has pressured Input-Output and Charles Hoskinson to deploy the tools necessary for a disaster recovery strategy.
The team has reportedly released Cardano Rosetta 1.8.0, easing the integration of the Vasil hard fork, as per information from the ADA team lately. The announcement was made via the Cardano Updates Twitter account.
ADA’s Rosetta is a suite of tools and features that will simplify the integration of Cardano. Rosetta’s main purpose will be to facilitate and speed up the integration of the Vasil hardfork.
It’s unclear if the devs would push the Vasil hard fork update any farther now that they have found the flaw. On the network, the hard fork was planned to launch in July. Due to certain delays, it was postponed.