On February 2, Cardano developer Input Output announced that as part of its network optimization efforts, Cardano’s block size is expected to increase by 11%, from the current 72 KB to 80 KB. This means Cardano will be able to carry more transactions. As more and more projects launch on its mainnet, Cardano has to handle more traffic.
Last month, Cardano load spiked as high as 90% due to increased adoption. According to Cardano Blockchain Insights data, as of February 1, almost all blocks remained at full capacity, with the average load remaining above 85%.