Additionally, the upgrade 8.1.1 contains software corrections for minor bugs in a prior node version.
Developers released on Monday an upgrade that reduces epoch transitions to make the Cardano blockchain more user-friendly.
Epochs are the periods of time on the Cardano blockchain. Each epoch consists of 432,000 slots, and each slot lasts one second; therefore, each epoch lasts approximately five days. During these epochs, during which new blocks are generated on the Cardano network, ADA tokens are pledged.
Upgrade 8.1.1 modifies how epoch calculations are performed to accelerate network processes during the epoch transition.
Cardano SPOs 8.1.1 has been released for mainnet! 🔥
This update improves node performance at the epoch boundary and corrects previous concerns with P2P/DNS.
— Rick McCracken DIGI (@RichardMcCrackn) June 19, 2023
In addition, the update includes remedies for problems with peer-to-peer network communications and the Cardano-based domain name system.
According to CoinGecko, ADA prices have remained relatively stable over the past 24 hours, trading at 25 cents as of Tuesday morning European time.
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