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# sharding News

Parity Technologies, the company behind one of the fastest Ethereum clients on the market, has secured a $5 million grant from the Ethereum Foundation to increase scalability, usability, and security of their product, the foundation announced on its website on January 7, 2019. A New Ethereum Foundation Grant Goes to...
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin lanced a “tweet storm” on December 10, 2018, and briefly noted the non-financial applications of blockchain technology, such as academic degree verification and determining the “integrity of processes.” Alternative Use Cases The extended bear market in 2018 has given cryptocurrency critics and believers alike a chance...
Sharding is a concept in database design, and as implied by its name, sharding involves creating smaller parts from a larger one. In the context of databases, sharding results in the creation of smaller partitions in the ledger. These partitions are thus referred to as shards. It is important to...
Status, an Ethereum messenger, looking to bring mass adoption to Ethereum, announced the launch of Nimbus, it’s new client with a “particular focus on sharding," as announced on  August 1, 2018. What is Sharding? Sharding is an Ethereum 2.0 scaling implementation, where instead of every node verifying a transaction, a smaller subset...
The cryptocurrency space continues to expand with new blockchain projects seemingly launching on a daily basis. While many of these projects do not contribute anything of note to the cryptocurrency community, some projects are working on solving real challenges that the market is facing. Blockchain technology is being utilized in...
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