Today we’re gonna talk about Ethereum. Lately, there was many news reports about its planned updates. We have to remember that it's a long-term plan, and we have to wait 3—4 years to see all these updates deployed on the mainnet, so now we have time to quietly analyze, what features will it have, how will it work.
Sharding is a proposed solution to Ethereum’s scalability problem. Sharding breaks a blockchain into several smaller chains called shards. When necessary, shards communicate with one another through the main chain.
Vlad Zamfir, an Ethereum researcher, coded up a proof-of-concept for Ethereum sharding at this week’s ETHBerlin hackathon.
Crypto and blockchain blooming in Russia, Waves tries to make partnerships all around the world, a first concept for ETH sharding is written — in this weekly digest!