IOHK, the company behind Cardano, has tweeted that the target for Alonzo-ready stake pools they set has almost been reached. Not 70 percent pools are ready to meet Alonzo but the figure of the Alonzo-ready pools has almost doubled.


64% of pools upgraded by now

The amount of Cardano stake pools that are now ready for the Alonzo upgrade totals 64 percent, while the target was to get 70 percent upgrade to the 1.29.0 Alonzo node by September 6 (today). Overall, Cardano developers expect eighty percent of pools ready by September 12, when the event is scheduled to take place.

The data on the upgraded stake pools has been provided by Pooltool.

Cardano founder addresses “noise and FUD” on Twitter

As reported by U.Today earlier, the CEO of IOG and Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, published a video stream, in which he tackled the recent attacks against Cardano and the smear campaign initiated by Anthony Sassano, co-founder of, who is one of the most prominent members of the Ethereum community.

On his Twitter page he posted screenshots from Reddit, showing that the Minswap swap exchange that went live on Cardano had faced several big issues.

It has turned out that Cardano’s EUTXO is able to handle only a single transaction per each block, which leaves Miswap unusable for customers.

This has led many users to believe that Cardano’s blockchain is broken and the smart contracts that are being tested now simply do not work.

Charles Hoskinson has called this “noise and FUD” and the IOHK team provided an explanation to what has happened and how the issue is being addressed.

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