Cardano developers propose to increase Plutus script memory

gimbal developer Input Output has proposed increasing the limit of memory units per block for blockchain 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 sophisticated scripts.

Cardano has regularly implemented several incremental improvements intended to make the proof-of-stake blockchain more scalable. Last month, its block size was increased by 11%.
Input Output expects to see “high volumes” of network traffic as more decentralized applications are launched on top of the network. The developers warn that users can sometimes face delays in transactions. As reported by U.Today, the launch of the decentralized exchange’s mainnet SundaeSwap was accompanied by a multitude of technical difficulties that prevented the proper functioning of the application.

Minswap, the largest decentralized app on Cardano with a total locked value of $176.9 million, sparked controversy in September due to the “competition” issue that prevented users from making basic trades.

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

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

As reported by U.Today, the total value of assets staked in Cardano protocols recently jumped by 13%. According to Input Output, there are around 500 projects underway. They cover industries such as lending, gaming, and non-fungible token markets.