Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has recently addressed some of the misconceptions and criticisms surrounding the Hydra project, which aims to enhance Cardano’s scalability and performance. In a video, Hoskinson explained the current status and vision of Hydra, as well as refuted some of the false claims made by some detractors.
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— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) October 5, 2023
Hydra is a layer-2 scaling solution that leverages Cardano’s extended UTXO model to enable parallel processing of transactions. Hydra can spawn multiple heads, each representing a state channel that can handle up to 1,000 transactions per second (TPS).
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However, Hoskinson clarified that TPS is not the only metric that matters for scalability and that Hydra’s main goal is to provide a robust platform for developers to build complex applications on Cardano.
Hoskinson also emphasized that Hydra is not a standalone project, but rather a part of a larger ecosystem that includes other components such as Ouroboros, Plutus, and Catalyst. He said that Hydra is designed to support various use cases, such as NFT drops, decentralized exchanges, and smart contracts, by offering fast, cheap, and secure transactions.
Moreover, Hoskinson debunked some of the myths and lies that have been circulating about Hydra, such as the claim that Hydra has failed or that Cardano has lied about its capabilities. He said that these allegations are baseless and disrespectful to the hard work and research that have gone into developing Hydra.
He urged the Cardano community to be vigilant and fact-check any information they encounter about the project. Hoskinson also shared some of the progress and challenges that Hydra is facing, such as optimizing the code, testing the network, and integrating with other protocols.
He said that Hydra is still in development and will undergo rigorous peer review and formal methods before launching on mainnet. He added that Cardano is always open to feedback and collaboration from anyone who wants to contribute to the project.
Hoskinson concluded by expressing his confidence and optimism about Hydra and Cardano, saying that they have the potential to revolutionize the blockchain industry and create a more inclusive and sustainable world.
Despite the controversies surrounding the launch of Hydra, Cardano’s native token ADA slightly rose 0.6% and currently trades at $0.262001 according to CoinGecko.