Representatives of Cardano (ADA) development team Input Output HK have informed the community about the process of testing Alonzo mechanisms.
"Good first week"
According to a statement by Input Output HK shared on its official Twitter account, the first phases of Alonzo testnet, dubbed Blue, have successfully concluded.
#ALONZO UPDATE:— Input Output (@InputOutputHK) June 4, 2021
We’ve had a good first week on the #AlonzoBlue testnet:
?Initial SPOs and pioneers set up their nodes
?Successfully hard-forked into #Alonzo era: our HFC technology performed perfectly?#Cardano $ADA
The first batch of staking pool operators and pioneering testers have set up their nodes. Also, Cardano's hardfork coordinator has allowed the seamless migration of testnet to the Alonzo era.
Meanwhile, the team and its enthusiasts have detected a number of issues with the operation of Cardano's testnet.
"Exercises" with the issues uncovered will be demonstrated in the Alonzo testnet GitHub repository.
Approaching smart contracts activation
The Input Output HK team added that development and integration progress continues "behind the scenes." It asked Cardano (ADA) stake pool operators to "buddy up" and introduce Alonzo to their colleagues.
The hardfork is named "Alonzo" to immortalize American mathematician and computer science innovator Alonzo Church (1903-1995). It paves the way for the most anticipated upgrade of 2021 for Cardano (ADA): the release of smart contracts.
As covered by U.Today previously, Alonzo's rollout plan includes five stages: Blue, White, Purple, Red, Black. A usable version of Cardano's smart contract may be unveiled as soon as September 2021.