Vitalik Buterin: Sharding Is Future Of Ethereum Scalability
Thu, 08 Apr 2021, 03:36 am UTC
Vitalik Buterin published a post to explain exactly what specific properties sharding provides, how it differs from other technologies that are not sharding, and what sacrifices a sharded system has to make to achieve these properties.
Vitalik said that Sharding is the future of Ethereum scalability, and it will be key to helping the ecosystem support many thousands of transactions per second and allowing large portions of the world to regularly use the platform at an affordable cost. It refers to a very specific set of ideas with very specific properties, but it often gets conflated with techniques that have very different and often much weaker security properties.
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