Ethereum scaling: first stage of sharding is almost done
The Ethereum platform made some progress in preparation for the launch of shading, a special technology for network scaling. This was announced by the founder of the project Vitalik Buterin, reports CoinDesk.
Sharding consists in separation of data in a distributed ledger into smaller blocks, which will allow managing them more effectively.
According to Buterin, the first stage of introducing sharding is now completed. The next stage involves 4 steps. It is planned to be done in a little more than a month.
According to its results, sharding will be transferred to a test network for approbation of its work.
In addition, he noted that Casper protocol will be implemented a little later than planned. It will be launched along with the Constantinople update. Due to the popularity of Ethereum, there are minor problems on the network – slow transactions and high processing commissions.