Cardano Smart Contracts to Hit Public Testnet on Sept 12
Cardano will see smart contracts launch on the public testnet on Sept 12, bringing the much-anticipated upgrade to the public.
Input-Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the development team behind Cardano, announced that the smart contract upgrade will launch on the public testnet on Sept 12. The company tweeted on Sept 7 that the Cardano update, called Alonzo, will trigger the hard fork over the weekend.
Alonzo is a major step forward for Cardano, bringing smart contracts to a network that has been in development for years. It’s one of the biggest upgrades to arrive and could make the network a real contender in the decentralized app (dApp) space.