Apollo’s sharding protocol was implemented in July, and it’s a game changer.
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 to making 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.
The result is remarkable speed and scalability. After implementing sharding, the Apollo database became just a fraction of its previous size.
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.
According to Digitech in an Aug. 31 blog:
Blockchain operations are optimized to run on code from the last slice of the ledger record. Each slice contains reliable data, and this is ensured by signing its summary table.
This makes downloading the full blockchain unnecessary. You get the latest slice of the ledger — and start processing. Previous slices can be accessed on demand — from last block to first.
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, Dapps, and Decentralized File Storage.
Learn more at www.apollocurrency.com