The Apollo (APL) network’s first shard is coming soon.
Sharding protocol solves blockchain bloat which is the technical problem of how to permanently store trillions or more of blocks on-chain, as well as how to transmit and/or download the chain within a reasonable timeframe.
The foundation’s solution is groundbreaking sharding protocol. According to Sergey Rokhvarg, chief technology officer:
Sharding allows you to download the blockchain much faster, and it reduces the cycle-time of operations as well as lowers the needed disk space. Apollo sharding is a trailblazing innovation that is not implemented in most cryptocurrencies. Our developers anticipate potential issues in order to prevent them.
Steve McCullah, director of business development, says:
With the release of sharding, APL becomes the world’s ultimate currency — the fastest and most feature-rich crypto, as well as, the most sustainable blockchain available. Through sharding and adaptive forging, APL is among the first cryptocurrencies to solve blockchain’s vital challenge of sustainability.
Here’s what’s new:
- The first shard will contain 2,250,000 blocks
- Refactored and optimized Apollo core code
- Peer-to-peer networking improvements
- Layout updates
- Minor fixes
Apollo (APL) all-in-one privacy currency combines features of mainstream cryptocurrencies in a truly private and unregulatable platform. With two-second block speed, APL is one of the fastest cryptos on Earth. The privacy platform lets “Apollonauts” transact and send data anonymously via Encrypted Messaging, Private Ledger, Decentralized Exchange, IP Masking 2.0 and Coin Mixing. Learn more at www.apollocurrency.com