Here’s Another Sharding Milestone

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Apollo has achieved another sharding milestone. The second shard executed on November 1, 2019 at 12:11:58 UTC.

You can view the block here on block explorer.

The first shard segmented on Apollo blockchain more than three months ago. Sharding continues to operate flawlessly and efficiently, and it’s creating better performance for desktop and mobile users.

As new nodes join Apollo network, they will only be required to keep a full copy of the first shard, as well as most recent shard to remain in consensus and validate new transactions. Shards that occur in between can be downloaded and accessed on-demand as needed.

Sharding 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 download the chain within a reasonable timeframe.

It’s a revolutionary solution that makes blockchain sustainable.

Sergey Rokhvarg, chief technology officer, says:

Steve McCullah, director of business development, says:

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