Two weeks after the Vasil hard fork, the biggest event in Cardano's life to date, it could be argued that the update has had a rather positive effect on the blockchain performance, and detailed insights confirm this.
A glance through the overview section of the Cardano Fans Stake Pool page reveals a steady increase in the number of ADA wallets and a slightly lagging increase in the number of delegators who have put their ADAs on staking.
One can also note an increase in the number of transactions, which was generally the case before the Vasil hard fork. However, a particular move in the number of Cardano transactions being processed was made Sept. 25, and so far this momentum has continued.
One transaction distributed 16,164 ada to 217 holders for a fee of 0.78173 ada. Tell me again how EUTXO can't scale and we only do 1 tps. pic.twitter.com/glCtBJwUoQ— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) October 6, 2022
Finally, qualitative and quantitative changes have taken place with Cardano's smart contract platform, Plutus. According to the portal, 100 new smart contracts have been implemented on the platform since the Vasil hard fork was introduced. The total number of Plutus-based smart contracts has now reached 3,392.
Less pleasurable effects
However, there are also negative changes that have occurred since Sept. 22. Cardano's total value locked (TVL), for example, has significantly tapered. The cumulative outflow in TVL on various platforms after the Vasil hard fork attack was $3 million. We can also see a significant drop in ADA trading volumes of almost $1 billion, which generally describes the attitude of anxious investors in the turbulent crypto market.