The CEO of Input and Output HK (IOHK), Charles Hoskinson, has said a number of updates on the roadmap of Cardano blockchain network are close to complete realization even though the extension of Coronavirus into Japan has been slowing down some of their works.
Charles made the pronouncement during a broadcast in Colorado. The CEO said it was a great moment for the Cardano foundation to have successfully completed the OBFT hard fork without a hitch, adding that the Shelley testnet should be out hopefully by March.
Charles said the Byron reboot would also be out next month, and all the sprints including the polishing and finishing sprints for the Byron reboot would be released by mid-March to make way for the launch of the Shelley testnet.
The CEO of the blockchain firm said after the PwC workshop in March, he would be going to Tanzania. In Tanzania, Cardano is close to sealing a deal with a telecom company in the country, hence, the visit of the CEO, even though not detailed, maybe dedicated to the deal.
This is part of Cardano’s effort to grow its presence in Africa. Charles said he would also be going to South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Charles looks forward to meeting various political leaders in the continent to help enhance the adoption of the blockchain network.
The Cardano’s partnership with PwC is building up great results. The PWC workshop is scheduled for March 6th or 7th, and it would be featuring EMURGO, the Chairman of the Cardano Foundation, and Charles Hoskinson.
Cardano said due to PwC’s portfolio of clients in the Fortune 500, its parent company, IOHK would have direct access to important firms, and be able to pitch them the blockchain technology to enhance its adoption.