Cardano approaches smart contracts with Alonzo White
According to an announcement by IOHK, Cardano has officially entered the Alonzo White phase of smart contract rollout. This phase will significantly increase the number of testers and add more functionality.
As previously reported, Cardano had launched its first testnet, Alonzo Blue, in late May. After the White era, Alonzo will be fully public during the Purple phase, meaning it will be available to all stake pool operators (SPOs) and pioneers.
The much-anticipated Alonzo hard fork , named after mathematician Alonzo Church, is expected to be available on the mainnet in early September. This will bring smart contracts to the Proof-of-stake blockchain and mark the end of the Goguen era.
Cardano will be able to establish a presence in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space and compete with the likes of Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and Solana.