The Cardano blockchain released its new node version v.1.35.6, which comes with functionality called Dynamic peer-to-peer (P2P) networking.

  • The upgrade is designed to ensure network uptime and stability and improve overall resilience – or the ability of a network to provide and maintain an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operations.
  • There are two ways to configure a Cardano node – either as a block-producing node or as a relay node. A block-producing node is responsible for producing blocks on the blockchain, while a relay node communicates with other relays and broadcasts blocks from block-producing nodes.
  • Dynamic P2P enables bidirectional usage of each connection, simplifying communication and increasing network resilience against failures or malicious behavior.
  • Although available Cardano’s main network, the dynamic P2P functionality will be tested over the next few weeks by the Cardano code maintainer IOG and the Cardano Foundation to ensure a smooth rollout.