Charles Hoskinson, co-founder of Cardano (CRYPTO:ADA), announced during an AMA session that the Chang hard fork is nearing completion and is expected to launch next week.

This upgrade, marked by Node 9.0, signifies Cardano's transition to decentralised community governance under the Voltaire era.

The Chang hard fork, part of Cardano Improvement Proposal (CIP) 1694, introduces Delegates (DReps) elected by ADA token holders to draft the network's constitution.

Despite upcoming milestones like Plutus V3 and Hydra, preparations for the hard fork are still underway within Cardano's ecosystem, highlighting anticipation for enhanced governance and network decentralisation.