Status Update

September 3, 2021

Status Updates (September, 2021) > September 3, 2021


This week, the team released Daedalus v.4.3.0 for the Alonzo testnet. They improved the stake pool ranking feature using the desirability parameter, which is now in the QA testing phase.

Finally, the team continued working on the custom browser protocol implementation.


This week, the team released the Adrestia components (cardano-wallet, GraphQL, Rosetta API, cardano-explorer-app) ready for the Alonzo hard fork on the testnet. They also updated and tested the metadata tools to support Plutus scripts minting native tokens, and added Catalyst voting support to cardano-rosetta.

The team is now working on changes required for smart contracts, including collaterals, the coin selection update, fee calculation, etc., and are also implementing some fixes and optimizations.


This week, the team resolved different issues related to the acceptance of existing network connections, enhanced connectivity with the node, and investigated a ‘query tip’ bug found in Alonzo.


This week, the team deployed the Alonzo testnet upgrade to the ledger and were busy preparing for the mainnet hard fork. They also updated the ERC20 converter to work with the node v.1.29.0 and the latest version of the wallet. Finally, they worked on ipxed to serve NixOS images on the network.


This week, the team completed the final testing of the internal ERC20 converter. They tested it against the latest node deployed after the Alonzo testnet hard fork this week. The team has now provided the code to SingularityNET for final assessments and production readiness in their environment prior to testnet deployment. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon.


This week, the team started performing Alonzo testnet benchmarking activities. They made progress on automatic profile statement insertion, fixed some compiler and let-floater issues, and added new documentation for cost model parameters.

The team also continued working on Hydra development, fixing various issues in the coordinated Head protocol, and running benchmarking load tests for a cluster of three local Hydra nodes.


This week, the Plutus team worked on the Plutus Application Backend (PAB) and updates to the chain index. They also added missing helpers to plutus-tx, plutus-ledger, and plutus-ledger-api and fixed some synchronization problems.

The Marlowe team worked on cards within the Marlowe Run client and on error handling for Marlowe contracts. They also updated the Marlowe tutorial and documentation.