With the introduction of the groundbreaking L2 Hydra onto the Cardano (ADA) main net, the Cardano community is filled with joy. Seizing this opportunity, a seasoned developer has emerged to share valuable insights regarding this revolutionary technology’s bandwidth and performance capabilities.
Matthias Benkort, the Technical Director of the Cardano Foundation, cautions against promoting the notion that Hydra, the second-layer scaling solution for Cardano’s Proof-of-Stake (PoS) network, can handle one million transactions per second.
He clarifies that this claim is inaccurate. While Hydra has the potential to enhance the network’s transaction throughput, it still needs to be capable of processing a million transactions per second (TPS).
Matthias Benkort, also known as KtorZ, and Marco Meerman, an ADA staking pool operator and enthusiast within the Cardano community have shared their perspectives on Hydra, the layer-2 scaling solution developed by Input Output Global, the Cardano Foundation, and the Hydra team.
Meerman admired Hydra’s performance statistics, suggesting that the platform should achieve a bandwidth of 2 million transactions per second (TPS). However, Benkort cautioned against this viewpoint, considering it “misleading,” and encouraged people to rely on the statistics officially published by Input Output Global, the Cardano Foundation, or the Hydra team.
Despite Benkort’s advice, some members of the Cardano community disagreed and argued that reaching 2 million TPS should be the ultimate goal of Hydra’s advancement. Varying opinions exist regarding Hydra’s potential.
Nevertheless, one undeniable fact is the passionate and engaged nature of the Cardano community, which will continue to drive the platform’s progress forward.