Can Casper, Plasma and Sharding Elevate Ethereum to New Heights?

New solutions are currently in development to solve some of Ethereum’s most pressing issues. Casper, plasma and sharding are all about improving the network and its performance. Ethereum has serious scaling issues at the moment, evidence of which was highlighted when the network almost ground to a halt under a pile of digital kitties in December last year.Quadratic Sharding to the RescueA couple of days ago co-founder Vitalik Buterin posted a breakdown of the sharding technology that could rescue Ethereum’s blockchain from its current woes.Sharding is coming.https://t.co/Aqo9MBiCj0 pic.twitter.com/FXEQeiKGDr— Vitalik "Not giving away ETH" Buterin (@VitalikButerin) April 30, 2018Without getting bogged down in the technicalities of it all, sharding will basically divide data across multiple servers instead of just the one. Essentially the ledger will be fragmented in this scaling out process, Buterin elaborated on Reddit;“This is a proof of concept of (part of) a fork choice rule-based mechanism for how…

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