Vitalik Buterin Ditches Sharding

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Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin has revealed the ethereum 2.0 roadmap has changed considerably to the point eth1 will no longer be a shard in the new Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain. Instead, eth1 will be merged into the beacon chain itself, something that means effectively base sharding is now out of the picture, and with it base scalability too. Buterin says: “Eth1 transactions will live directly on the beacon chain instead of being in a shard and… “phase 2″ (native sharded execution) is de-emphasized for the time being.” That means the new execution engine, eWASM, is out of the picture too, with the ethereum roadmap now basically being staking but without base scaling. Danny Ryan, the ethereum 2.0 coordinator, says: “If we move forward with just one execution chain (eth1), then a native integration into the beacon chain as a first class citizen provides the highest security, immediately native access…

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