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Is there anything of significance beyond Shelley is required for staking?

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  • I think that the upcoming Vasil fork will bring us into the Basho era that introduce scalability to the current Goguen. Commented Jun 27, 2022 at 10:37

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With the Shelley upgrade, Cardano became a fully decentralized and dynamic ecosystem. In the Byron era there were no stake pools (and therefore no staking) and the blockchain was run by the creators alone.

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I believe number of slots reserved in a single epoch is also increased in Shelley. In DBSync, syncing Shelley takes way too much time to sync compare to Byron era.

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    Yes, correct. Neverthless I think that the scope of the question was less technical al more tehorical. Commented Jun 27, 2022 at 10:35

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