Jul 271 mins read

Ethereum's Sharding Project Takes Another Step Forward

Founder Vitalik Buterin announces progress on new scaling technology

Ethereum's Sharding Project Takes Another Step Forward

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Ethereum's founder, Vitalik Buterin, announced that the deployment of new scaling technology has taken another step forward. This technology is called sharding.

Sharding will divide data on the Ethereum blockchain into more manageable parts, including the "main shard" that stores the entire Ethereum ledger and smaller shards called "universes" that store different data and smart contracts.

Sharding Diagram

The main shard coordinates the smaller ones through an administrator contract, enabling different processes to sync and accelerate the blockchain's processing speed.

The sharding project will have four stages, with the next phase expected to be completed within a month. Developers may run the development work on a "stateless client" to save sync time and storage space.

Buterin also mentioned that Ethereum's next version, "Casper," is being tested and that the project's core is functioning normally despite some delays.

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