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What Is Sharding?

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Tech

What Is Sharding?

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 note that in sharding, the partitioning is done horizontally as…

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Meet Nimbus: Ethereum 2.0 “Sharding” Client

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Development, Ethereum, News

Meet Nimbus: Ethereum 2.0 “Sharding” Client

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 of nodes verifies a transaction. This allows for parallel transactions…

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What is Zilliqa And Is it a Good Investment?

Category: Altcoins, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, News

What is Zilliqa And Is it a Good Investment?

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 innovative ways leading to improvements in several industries, but not…

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PayPal’s High Fees May Have Given Crypto a Lifeline, but There Are Huge Challenges ahead

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

PayPal’s High Fees May Have Given Crypto a Lifeline, but There Are Huge Challenges ahead

In what could count as a boost for propagating the adoption of cryptocurrencies, April 2018 saw Paypal – the world’s most extensive payments network – announce a fixed levy of $4.99 per cross-border transaction. However, low fees represent only one certain benefit, with other issues severely impeding the sector’s growth. Crypto’s Low Transfer Fees Paypal’s move was satirically lauded by…

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Sharding Could Be the Only Way Forward for Ethereum

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Sharding Could Be the Only Way Forward for Ethereum

The scalability debate is all across the cryptocurrency community. With major occurrences such as the CryptoKitties debacle clogging up the entire Ethereum network over the span of a few days, it is well-known that the biggest, public blockchains in their current state can’t handle excessive transactions, and hence need to scale. Ethereum’s developers are beginning to notice problems faced on…

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“I Think we should Demount these kind of Training Wheels, Step by Step.”

Category: Ethereum, Interviews, News

“I Think we should Demount these kind of Training Wheels, Step by Step.”

Christoph Jentzsch, co-founder of Slock.it and one of the leading Ethereum developers, spoke to BTCMANAGER about lessons from the DAO hack, the ICO hype and Ethereum’s plans to scale. Slock.it is a startup from Mittweida, a small town in Saxony, Germany. The startup aims to build an Universal Sharing Network, which runs almost solely on Ethereum’s smart contracts. After the…

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