Here’s Another Sharding Milestone

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:

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.

Apollo (APL) all-in-one privacy currency combines features of mainstream cryptocurrencies in an unregulatable platform. With two-second block speed, APL is one of the fastest cryptos on Earth. “Apollonauts” use features such as encrypted messaging, smart contracts, decentralized exchange, decentralized applications and decentralized file storage.

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