The wait is nearly over for a tech breakthrough that will elevate the Apollo project by making it among the first crypto ventures to have operational sharding protocol running on its network.
Over time, there will be billions of blocks (or more) on-chain. Although each block adds tiny amount of data, the accumulated info will eventually grow to huge sizes.
The Apollo developer team is creating solutions with long-term challenges in mind, and sharding will differentiate the foundation from other crypto ventures.
Here are a few questions:
- If nothing is ever deleted on a chain and blocks grow to trillions, can a network continue to function?
- Can a chain get overloaded with too much data, resulting in slower speed or compromised functionality?
- Will trillions of blocks make it difficult for users to download an entire chain in new wallet?
- Files are stored permanently on blockchain. What could it look like decades or centuries from now?
Sharding splits the blockchain into segments, which has positive effects on volume of transactions, download speed, blockchain speed, and overall stability of ecosystem. It processes a transaction in different parts. Therefore, transactions are confirmed by nodes much faster when compared to conventional processes.
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