Cardano Smart Contract
The smart contract update will take place in the Cardano Alonzo hard fork, which IOHK has confirmed will happen on September 12.
Nigel Hemsley, Cardano’s Head of Delivery, announced this Alonzo mainnet hard fork during the Goguen Alonzo Development Update on August 13.
The testnet hard fork will occur a couple of weeks before, commencing from September 1.
In a recent live stream hosted by Hoskinson, the founder described the release as a “very achievable date” which the community will be happy about.
The smart contract release will take place before the Cardano Summit 2021, scheduled for September 25-26.
These smart contracts will allow for the creation of dApps on Cardano, opening up a variety of potential uses for the blockchain that will allow it to challenge the Ethereum platform.