Cardano's most recent protocol update, (referred to as ‘Mary’ after Mary Shelley, the author of classic novel Frankenstein) has been executed on the Cardano blockchain. This update greatly expands Cardano's potential with two very significant features: native tokens and multi-asset capability. For further insights on this, please check out this recent article.
We are very excited about this latest expansion to Cardano’s feature set which as we recently announced has taken effect on the Cardano mainnet at the border of epoch 251 at 21:44:51 UTC on March 1st 2021. As a key component of the part of the ongoing Goguen rollout, native tokens and multi-asset support opens up whole new avenues of technical capability and use cases for the Cardano platform.
It’s also an update process that requires close and careful coordination with exchanges and any other third party currently integrated to Cardano.
‘Mary’ has been running successfully on our testing environments for several weeks and we have been working closely to prepare exchanges for (and support through) this upgrade.
As with our previous two Cardano protocol updates (‘Shelley’ and ‘Allegra’) we used the same HFC approach. We hope that the whole upgrade process will be similarly 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 final integration work.
Any ada holder 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 daily over the next few days to keep the community updated on the status. If you have any concerns, we recommend you contact your chosen exchange; while we are working closely with all leading exchanges, they will be able to provide the very latest technical status.
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|
|Yoroi Chrome Extension||Mary-ready|
|Yoroi Mobile Android||Mary-ready|
|Yoroi Mobile iOS||Mary-ready|