Cardano is boosting its workforce as it gears up to introduce smart contract capabilities, according to its creator, Charles Hoskinson.
In a new video update, Hoskinson tells his 195,000 subscribers that his team is hiring for key positions in preparation for Cardano’s Alonzo launch in August, an upgrade that will add smart contract capabilities to the protocol.
“We have internally Alonzo nodes running, the code is running on Alonzo. There’s still lots of bugs and kinks and things to get out and there’s still lots of stability that needs to be improved as expected… And there’s a boatload of things that need to be integrated properly like the wallet backend and we need to make sure that the Plutus application backend is portable. And we are doing everything in our power to make sure that that works in parallel and speedy.
We’ve brought on a lot of extra QA (quality assurance) resources. We’ve brought on a lot of part-time and temp (temporary) dedicated people just to handle specific things. So we upgraded part-time, I should say, to full-time and all these kinds of things.”
The Cardano founder assures that the scalable blockchain has assembled a team to assist in getting projects off the ground.
“Over the next 90 days, we are extremely interested in making sure that those who have viable projects or the potential of viable projects aren’t just left to die on the vines but rather get the support that they need so that they can take those projects to the next level. So part of that is the Catalyst program, and part of that is making sure that we have a broad group of developers who are there to lend a hand with some assistance in this new model and help people get their applications to a ship-ready state.”
Hoskinson, who is also the CEO of Cardano-focused development firm Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), predicts that the Alonzo upgrade will lead to unprecedented levels of activity at the company and the wider Cardano community.
“So this is probably going to be the busiest 90 days in my company’s history and in the ecosystem’s history.”