Cardano continues to enhance network infrastructure by improving its native Daedalus wallet

Dissatisfied with recent victories, Cardano continues to improve network infrastructure by improving its Daedalus wallet.

Daedalus upgrade caused a stir in the Cardano community

Daedalus Flight is a new test wallet through which users can evaluate changes in the environment directly using ADA transactions.

The announcement from Cardano stated:

“Daedalus Flight is a new ‘pre-release’ version of the Daedalus wallet. Specially created for ada holders who want to help us test new Daedalus wallet features.”

IOHK CEO, Charles Hoskinson, reached out to the community and encouraged users to download Daedalus Flight to provide feedback on performance improvements.

After a few days of testing, the Daedalus wallet has been criticized by users for taking a long time to synchronize with Blockchain. Even the latest version 2.1, which launched for the Shelley mainnet just three weeks ago, was very slow to sync 100%.

IOHK admits the problem but also thinks that this is just a feature of a full node wallet.

While addressing issues related to users’ Internet speeds and machine specifications, the team said:

“Daedalus is a full node wallet and requires a copy of the Cardano blockchain on your machine to operate. The Blockchain is now over 6Gb in size on disk as of August 2019, so if your internet speed is quite slow, it could take many hours. For most users with broadband connections and a relatively new machine, full sync should take about one hour.”

So far, user feedback on the Daedalus Flight test wallet has been very positive.

One user commented that legacy blocks are rapidly syncing, while Shelley blocks, in the minority, are still quite slow. The real result, however, is that the sync time has been cut from 80 minutes to just half an hour.

In a recent update video, Hoskinson talked about the implementation of Daedalus version 2.2 and the upcoming node 1.19. After the launch of Shelley, about three weeks ago, community feedback pointed to some performance concerns.

But Hoskinson has talked about the work he and his team are doing to solve the problems:

“After talking to QA, devops, and the rest of the gang, it looks like there are very significant performance improvements. Some aspects of the software are 100 times faster.”

Further development, Hoskinson analyzed key areas by saying that enhancements were made to speed synchronization, chain validation, and reassertion, as well as database accessibility.

Based on the feedback of the Daedalus Flight wallet, Daedalus 2.2 will improve the user experience.

Along with that, all eyes are moving to the development stage of Goguen (smart contract). Goguen has given the latest murmurs for the release in late 2020.

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