With the implementation of smart contract functionality through the Alonzo hard fork earlier this year, Cardano launched itself into the mainstream of decentralized services and web3. However, for a blockchain platform to exist in this competitive industry, constant development needs to be an important part of its ecosystem.
Recently, a Cardano developer opined on Twitter that the network needs to implement an alternative node as it is “critical for the success of our blockchain.” To this, founder and creator Charles Hoskinson replied,
“Client diversity is critical for the long-term viability of Cardano. I’d love to see a Typescript, Rust, and Haskell client all working together and certified against the formal specifications.”
A client would essentially mean a software application that implements the Cardano specification and communicates over the peer-to-peer network with other Cardano clients.