Token locking is a feature in the next Cardano protocol update that we are now preparing to deploy on mainnet. Internally, we are calling this development stage Allegra (named after Lord Byron’s daughter). You can read more about it here.
This is an exciting period for Cardano, as we continue to bring new Goguen utility and use cases to the platform building on the staking, delegation and rewards of Shelley. It’s also an update process that requires close and careful coordination with exchanges and any other third party currently integrated to Cardano.
Over the past two months, we have been working closely to support exchanges through this next platform upgrade. So we hope that the whole upgrade process will be smooth and cause minimal disruption to exchanges and their customers.
People holding ada on exchanges or in wallets need have no concerns about the safety of their ada. However, it is possible that some exchange customers may experience some exchange downtime/service interruption as exchanges complete their integration work.
And ada holders keeping their funds on an exchange will be able to continue to be able to trade during this period. However, they may encounter issues making withdrawals and deposits temporarily during the time their exchange is updating.
We continue to work closely with all exchanges to support them through the integration and to swiftly address any issues slowing them down. Exchanges have full access to the Cardano testnet to support their integration work. However, every exchange is different and follows its own integration processes and timelines.
For the latest status on your preferred exchange, please find a list of links below of major exchanges we are currently working with on integration. We’ll be updating this page at least twice a day this week (at 10:00 UTC & 16:00 UTC) to keep the status information as up to date as possible.
If you experience any access issues around this time on your preferred exchange platform, please first contact and log a support ticket with them if necessary. We recommend you also check their Twitter – often they will communicate status updates from there. Please also log a support request with us, using the "Submit a request" button. If we know which exchanges are having issues, we can help triage and ensure your exchange has got what it needs to complete an efficient transition to Shelley-era functionality.
Thanks as ever for your patience during this time.
|Third party name||Integration status|
|Altcoin Trader||Not started|
|Biki||Allegra integration in progress|
|Bitcoin Suisse||Not started|
|Bittrex||Allegra integration in progress|
|BTCTurk||Allegra integration in progress|
|CROSS||Allegra integration in progress|
|DCoin||Allegra integration in progress|
|Thodex||Allegra integration in progress|
|Abra Wallet||Not started|
|Adalite (Vaccumlabs)||Not started|
|Atomic Wallet||Not started|
|CryptoStorage AG||Not started|
|Yoroi Chrome Extension||Not started|
|Yoroi Mobile Android||Not started|
|Yoroi Mobile iOS||Not started|