Sharding = 100x
Total= Scalable Ethereum!
This is just an initial start. The posibility of scaling is much more.
What is Sharding?
In essence, Sharding is a solution that optimizes the process of verifying transactions and smart contracts by splitting the blockchain network into partitions called shards. Instead of having every single node go through the entire transaction history of the Ethereum blockchain network, Sharding allows certain nodes to be assigned to certain shards, optimizing the process of nodes verifying transactions.
What is Plasma?
Plasma is very similar to the Bitcoin Core development team’s scaling solution Segregated Witness (SegWit) in the sense that it eliminates unnecessary data in smart contracts and only broadcast merkelized commitments to the public Ethereum Blockchain.
Plasma is a scaling infrastructure that will help the Ethereum blockchain handle much larger data sets than is currently possible.
Plasma is an on-chain scaling solution that scales the Ethereum blockchain by optimizing data passed onto the root blockchain. By doing so, it can reduce gas costs or transaction fees handled by smart contracts and decentralized applications, making the Ethereum ecosystem more flexible for developers and users.
Ethereum has an incredibly active and cooperative open source development community and one advantage of such a community is the ability to develop solutions like Plasma that are needed to scale Ethereum and decrease the sizes of smart contracts and transactions.
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