The Cardano development team has been hard at work improving its Peer-to-Peer (P2P) features to make the blockchain more revolutionary. In a recent weekly update, they mentioned fixing some small kinks in peer sharing, which is a move that makes the network run more smoothly. The broader aim is to get more people to use Cardano’s full range of features by rolling out P2P capabilities.
They’re also putting in the effort to make sure that new nodes can easily join the network, a process known as bootstrapping. This not only helps the network grow but also makes it more resilient and stable. To this end, they’ve restructured their networking tests to make them more effective.
These tests have been divided into two types: io-tests and sim-tests. The io-tests are tailored for specific platforms and focus especially on Input/Output (IO) system calls. Sim-tests, on the other hand, are platform-agnostic, making them versatile and applicable in various settings.
On top of all this, the team hit a significant milestone by conducting the first-ever system-level benchmarks for their UTXO-HD (Unspent Transaction Output – Hierarchical Deterministic) technology. This is a clear sign of their commitment to fine-tuning Cardano’s performance.