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Ethereum might just be one step closer to sharding its blockchain. At least that’s according to long-time blockchain researcher Vlad Zamfir, who claims to have coded up a successful proof-of-concept of the idea at the ethereum hackathon EthBerlin this week. Built with the help of several other developers, including Tim Beiko and John Marling, the …

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Before my one and only “mon” reached level 4, I was out of ether. Such was the end result of my first experience with Etheremon, a game inspired by Pokemon and built on the world’s second-largest blockchain, ethereum. I had around $15 worth of ether to spare, so I decided to try it out, eventually arming …

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The developer team behind ethereum is considering possible changes to a planned rollout of new technology upgrades. Addressing rumors that such plans are now under review, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin told a meeting of the platform’s open-source developers Friday that the idea is that the team might seek to alter the sequence in which Casper and sharding, …

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Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin said yesterday that ethereum’s in-house scaling solution, sharding, is moving closer to completion. Tweeting that “sharding is coming,” Buterin shared a new code repository that documents a partial proof-of-concept for what is called the “fork choice rule,” the code for how ethereum shards interact with the main blockchain. As detailed by CoinDesk, …

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So-called “sharding” may still be theoretical, but the promising implications of the concept are becoming more and more real. At least that’s the case on ethereum, where developers are beginning to see the scaling solution, which would essentially split the blockchain into parts that would run on different servers, as an opportunity to test fundamental assumptions …

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A TechStars-incubated startup has launched what looks like the first production-ready platform designed to increase the capacity of ethereum. Called Loom Network, the little-known company is today releasing a developer toolkit that makes it possible to deploy scalable ethereum apps on the second-largest cryptocurrency network, effectively leapfrogging ongoing efforts such as Raiden Network and Plasma. For …

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Ethereum is getting closer to deploying new technology that would allow the network to scale, its founder said. “It seems like part one of phase one is getting something like being already done,” Vitalik Buterin said in a developer meeting. The technology, known as sharding, attempts to split the ethereum blockchain’s data into more manageable parts. …

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What do you do after you’ve created a multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency? A skinny, 23-year-old hacker in a green “Doge” t-shirt gave us an answer today. At ethereum’s flagship conference, Devcon, project creator Vitalik Buterin revealed he has been quietly working on a new long-term plan for the future of the blockchain network. What he called a …

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