Cardano’s Shelley public testnet is all set to roll out tomorrow. With hours left for the testnet to go live, Cardano’s social engagement crosses 1 million for the second time this month.
Shelley Public Testnest Fuels Cardano’s Publicity
Off late, Cardano seems to be all over crypto Twitter, thanks to the Shelley testnet. The Cardano network is said to bid adieu to the Byron era and traverse into the Shelley era. However, this transition seems to be taking longer than usual as the network has been working to acquire a smooth shift with minimal risks that would cause no service interruptions. As per the network, the Shelley era will be set to “optimize decentralization” and claims to deliver 50-100 times more decentralization than other prominent networks in the industry.
While the actual Shelley hard fork will take place on 7 July 2020, the Shelley public testnet is all set to go live tomorrow. The Input Output HK tweeted about the forthcoming release. The tweet read,
“Tomorrow, the 9th June, we’re entering a new phase for Cardano. The Shelley public testnet will open up so any operator that wants to set up a #Cardano stake pool can do so, ready for staking and delegation on mainnet later this summer #ShelleyTestnets “
The Cardano community seems to be making headway towards the Shelley era and the price of ADA seems to be acting salubrious as well. ADA has been recording an uptrend starting from April 2020 all the way to June. At the time of writing, ADA was trading at $0.0861 with a 2.38% increase in price over the past 24 hours.
Cardano’s social engagement followed right behind as the network crossed 1 million. As per Lunar Crush, the network’s social engagement of about 1,111,010 on 8 June 2020, a day before the launch of the Shelley public testnet. The network had previously recorded a high of 1,453,829 in terms of social engagement back on 5 June 2020.
Cardano seems to be having an eventful start to June, as the network witnessed another uptrend on Google Trends. Just last week, the network witnessed a significant increase in terms of social volume. Cardano’s uptrends have left many in the community bullish towards the altcoin.
The Cardano community seems to be giving Shelley era the perfect welcome by breaking several records within the network.