Cardano, the smart contract platform with a focus on security, has announced it has upgraded its software, 1.1.0, making it the first major release for the technology platform since the release of its mainnet at the end of September.
As the sixth most valuable cryptocurrency on the market, with a value worth $4.5 billion, Cardano was founded by Charles Hoskinson, the co-founder of Ethereum, and is aiming to ‘provide a more balanced and sustainable ecosystem,’ for digital currencies. According to the website, Cardano is the ‘first blockchain platform to evolve out of a scientific philosophy and a research-first driven approach.’
Now, in an announcement, the team behind the technology platform have said they have addressed a number of issues users’ were experiencing with Daedalus, the platform’s cryptocurrency wallet that holds Ada, the digital currency token that Cardano runs. According to Cardano, with the software update:
“Daedalus will detect when the time on a user’s machine is out of sync with the global time and will display an error message asking the user to fix the issue. Before this feature was added when there was a time difference of 20 seconds or more, the Cardano node was unable to connect to the network and validate the blockchain, and Daedalus would be held on the loading screen with the “Connecting to network” message.”
The addition of a new support request feature has also been listed, enabling users to report a problem directly with Daedalus. Once a problem has been reported, it will automatically log a file providing the development team with the information to investigate and solve the issue.
The team also state that blockchain retrieval performance and reliability has been improved, which has seen the fixing of bugs that slowed network syncing and occasional network disruptions.
“Handling of whether Daedalus is connected or disconnected is improved, and a lost internet connection is now detected and brings the user to the loading screen to indicate that wallet is not currently operational,” the team said.
This latest release from Cardano represents a major improvement for the team signifying its development and where it’s heading. Over the next few months the development team will be releasing two more time-based releases with more improvements, fixes, and new features for Cardano.