Cardano developers propose to increase Plutus script memory

Alex Dovbnya

The most recent change provides more resources for Plutus scripts and the increasing number of decentralized applications using them

Cardano developer Input Output has made a proposal to increase the limit of memory units per block for the blockchain’s Plutus scripts from 56 million to 62 million, according to a Monday announcement

The change, which will increase network capacity, is expected to take effect later today.

Developers will be able to use this extra memory by running more advanced scripts.

Cardano has routinely made several incremental improvements aimed at making the proof-of-stake blockchain more scalable. Last month, the block size was increased by 11%. The Input Output expects to see “large amounts” of network traffic as more decentralized applications are launched on top of the network. Developers warn that users may experience delays in transactions from time to time. As reported by U.Today, the mainnet launch of the decentralized exchange SundaeSwap was accompanied by a slew of technical issues that prevented the application from functioning properly.

Minswap, the largest decentralized application on Cardano with a total value of $176.9 million, sparked controversy in September due to its “concurrency” issue that prevented users from performing basic swaps.

As usual, developers will continue to test the network before making further changes after the next era.

ADA, the native token of the Cardano blockchain, is currently trading in the green, up 11.06% in the past week.

As reported by U.Today, the total value of assets deployed in Cardano protocols has recently increased by 13%. According to Input Output, there are about 500 projects in the pipeline. They cover sectors such as lending, gaming and non-fungible token marketplaces.

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