...to bring it up recently and talk about it, you know, the reality is that SanchoNet is in version 8.5. And if you look at the velocity of things, within a few months it should be feature-complete; meaning, it's shifting from "Hey, how do we get all the functionality in?" to discussions about integration, testing, QA, and basically, what it would look like to initiate a hard fork on Cardano to bring that it.
...for developer expediency will be preserved and we'll find some other approach. That's above my pay grade to make these decisions, and it's yours. The point of CIP1694 is you now get to express those types of opinions explicitly, in an on-chain way. If that's the shell you want to occupy, then sanchonet is the roadmap to get there. We see a lot of really good people working.
We're right in the thick of things with, uh, SanchoNet. I think we're at version 8.5, uh, and we're getting pretty close to full implementation of the CIP. This means that from a feature perspective, uh, things in the CIP you can actually do through the command line. Uh, it'll be a little while more, you know, a few more releases before I think we get there, and then at that point, it's productization.
This means that we actually have to do integration, testing, and QA, among other things. However, this means that Sanchonet has been fully realized, and people can begin to experiment with it, play with it, and have a lot of fun with it. So, we're kind of moving along, getting those things done. 2024 is really looking from an IO perspective to be the year of the side chains and Mithril.
For a variety of guard rails that one would want to put in the system, they should then go from a unicameral to a trimal model, adding DReps and Stake pool operators formally into the governance process. Well, this is not a new concept. We've been talking about it this year in more than 50 workshops and so on. The sanchonet, entire reason for its existence is for that, and every single person on the development...
...has anyone ever beaten Earthworm Jim. No, no, no, no. How do you like your bison cooked? Medium rare. Hi Charles, I'm a Cardano ambassador from Ghana. Any words of motivation for me? Well, first, thank you so much for the support. My recommendation is just to know the protocol, know the people. Get involved in sanchonet. Get involved in CIP1694. We are looking for a lot of
And obviously, we'll have a lot of people from the Voltaire team there to talk about governance. Sam Leathers is going to be there, and Sam is going to do a master class workshop on Sanchonet, which is 1694's testnet. The Hydra team is actually in the office today preparing for RareEvo to talk about a Hydra Master Class where they're going to show you guys how to use Hydra, Mithril, and other technologies together.
Now there's a big open question of alternative clients and blueprints. Okay, so there are some people who want to do a Rust client. I saw on Twitter there's some people that want to do TypeScript. That's great and fine, but the issue is what is the canonical Cardano. What is Cardano? Well, a major innovation that's occurring right now with the CIP1694 work, the Conway era that's being pushed out with sanchonet, is that we actually wrote the specifications for these not in a prose like LaTeX but actually in AGAD.
..and a lot of third party contribution for the HYDRA code base and a nice open cadence as well as everything living in git. So that's what we should aspire for, and it's going to be a lot of fun to move things over. A huge amount of progress as well on CIP1694, we had the workshop in Edinburgh. It was very successful as a closing workshop to finalize a candidate spec and now Sanchonet is underway. That is a very specialized test net specifically to give Bleeding Edge features.
For people to test the rollout of 1694, build against it play, as did reps, kind of like the incentivized testnet and it will connect to wallets via the CIP95 standard, which is right now in the final stages of ratification. So, node 8.2 has just been tagged. And should be working its way this week and next week and that will enable Sanchonet for people to play around with it and throughout the next 6 to 8 weeks you'll see a lot of features roll their weigh in on the Constitutional Committee concept to dRep concept.
There's kind of like 6 major areas of concern for Sanchonet, and there's kind of a mad dash that all the developers are pushing towards to get Sanchonet to a level of functionality where people feel very comfortable playing around with it, breaking that functionality and it's rolling out a lot of new concepts. For example, this is the first release where we have an end to end active specification for all of the Ledger rules and the things that define what the Conway era is the Voltaire era is.
By the way, we're creating something very similar for Sanchonet just to because it's so effective.
And bolt load of stuff to do download sanchonet we'll have a website for it, just like we have for Hydro dot family and obviously all lives in GitHub, just like Hydra does. Can't wait to see what you guys construct and a lot of really exciting things to come. It took a very long time to build all these pieces and all these pieces are now coming together.