New Cardano Node 1.35.3 Released for Upcoming Hard Fork


LawrenceIO has released Cardano node 1.35.3. According to Cardano Updates, Cardano Node 1.35.3 was released on August 11.

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson mentioned the new node when commenting on Vasil. Hoskinson says that it is the likely candidate for the hard fork. Hoskinson added that he “doesn’t anticipate any further delays unless anything new is discovered.”

As stated in the newest developer notes: “Node 1.35.3 fixes some important issues with previous versions of the node and provides some CLI enhancements. The node provides full Vasil-era capabilities.

The notes continue, “none of the (known) issues were considered to be blockers for the mainnet hard fork as they would be addressed in future releases.” For example, an issue covered in the node includes the Shelley era Tx body in CDDL format not supported by some CLI commands (#3688).

Minimum System Requirements for Cardano Node 1.35.3

  • An Intel or AMD x86 processor with two or more cores, at 1.6GHz or faster (2GHz or faster for a stake pool or relay)
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 100GB of free storage (150GB recommended for future growth)

The IOG Team hard-forked Cardano’s testnet to Vasil functionality on July 3. Consequently, Cardano node 1.35.3 is the latest update to fix bugs found in the system.

The much-anticipated Vasil hard fork remains one of the most significant updates for Cardano to date. Vasil hopes to bring significant improvements to Cardano and its Plutus smart contracts.