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Cardano Hype Train Departs - Hoskinson Predicts June Hard Fork To Boost ADA

Cardano, the blockchain network championed by Charles Hoskinson, is on the cusp of a major upgrade. The upcoming Chang hard fork, targeted for June, promises to usher in a new era dubbed the “Age of...

Cardano Hype Train Departs - Hoskinson Predicts June Hard Fork To Boost ADA

Cardano, the blockchain network championed by Charles Hoskinson, is on the cusp of a major upgrade. The upcoming Chang hard fork, targeted for June, promises to usher in a new era dubbed the “Age of Voltaire.” While excitement simmers within the Cardano community, a crucial question lingers: will this translate to a price surge for ADA, the network’s native token?

Hoskinson’s Vision Realized

Cardano’s development has been a marathon, not a sprint, meticulously guided by Charles Hoskinson’s vision. Unlike some blockchain projects that prioritize rapid innovation, Cardano emphasizes rigorous testing and peer-reviewed research.

One of the key features of the Chang hard fork is the implementation of Voltaire, a novel governance system championed by Hoskinson himself. He boasts that Voltaire will be “the most advanced blockchain governance system” in existence.

It looks like June will be the month that Cardano Node will reach 9.0. This means that Cardano is Chang fork ready and waiting for 70 percent of the SPOs to install the new node. Then, a hard fork can occur pushing Cardano into the Age of Voltaire.

It’s the most significant…

— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) June 9, 2024

It empowers ADA holders to participate in shaping the network’s future through a system of proposals and voting. This enhanced decentralization addresses a major criticism Cardano has faced – concerns about perceived centralization under Hoskinson’s leadership.

Will Cardano Investors See The Light?

While the technical advancements and increased decentralization championed by Hoskinson are exciting developments, the impact on ADA’s price remains a cause for debate. The token has had a rough year, currently trading at around $0.44, a significant drop from its all-time high of over $3.

Proponents believe the Chang fork could be a catalyst for a price increase. Increased investor interest in a more robust governance structure could drive demand for ADA. Additionally, a decoupling from Bitcoin’s price movements is a possibility. If ADA establishes itself as a leader in decentralized governance, its value proposition could become independent of broader market trends.

ADA market cap currently at $15.71 billion. Chart: TradingView.com

However, skepticism remains. The cryptocurrency market is notoriously fickle, and major price swings are often based on a combination of factors beyond technical upgrades. Some analysts warn that the impact of the hard fork on price might be overstated.

Innovation Vs. Market Volatility

The Chang hard fork is a pivotal moment for Cardano. It represents a significant leap forward in terms of functionality and decentralization. However, the project faces the challenge of balancing its commitment to thorough development with the fast-paced and often impatient nature of the cryptocurrency market.

In the meantime, Cardano’s meticulous approach, while commendable, may need to adapt to the ever-evolving demands of the cryptocurrency landscape.

Featured image from Indian Infrastructure, chart from TradingView

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Christian Encila

Christian, a journalist and editor with leadership roles in Philippine and Canadian media, is fueled by his love for writing and cryptocurrency. Off-screen, he's a cook and cinephile who's constantly intrigued by the size of the universe.

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