Thursday, April 15, 2021

Vitalik Buterin Unveils Details about Ethereum Scaling; ETH Roadmap to 100,000 Tps

The co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), Vitalik Buterin, has in a series of tweets shared a quick recap of short and medium terms of Ethereum scaling.

He also captioned an image that displays how the Ethereum network will scale to 100,000 Tps, which is the best wish of the community at this time that the gas fee is skyrocketing on a daily basis.

Vitalik Buterin tweeted, “A quick recap of the short and medium term of Ethereum scaling. TLDR: 1. Ultra-high scaling with sharding + rollups will be possible *in phase 1* 2. Sharding is NOT “cancelled” 3. Get on a rollup asap; you get 100x scaling even without eth2.”

Vitalik further revealed that the original Ethereum 2.0 roadmap was designed with 3 phases:

“The original ETH2 roadmap was created with 3 phases: 0. PoS (this is the one that’s coming very soon) 1. Sharding of data, but not of computation (that is, the sharded chain will *include* ~2 MB/sec of data, but it will just be dumb data blobs, not txs) 2. Sharded tx processing.”

For clarification, the Ethereum co-founder explained how the interaction between sharding and rollups would look like:

“Currently, we have ~15-45 TPS. Rollups offer a ~100x increase in throughput. Sharding offers a ~64x increase. These two stack multiplicatively; rollups *on top of* sharding offer a ~6400x (!!) increase in throughput.

Read Also: Vitalik Buterin: ETH 2.0 Is Taking a Long Time, but I’m Happy with the Progress of Launched Testnets

“But the roadmap has an interesting unintended artefact: sharded applications by themselves need phase 2. But sharded rollups only need phase 1, because rollups use the chain only for data, not for computation. So we will have all the tools we need for 6400x throughput quite soon!

“So it’s not “rollups instead of sharding”, it’s “rollups on top of sharding”. That said, rollups are already here or coming soon even before sharding, and rollups without sharding still offer that 100x increase in throughput. So get on a rollup today!

“PS. Lightclients has a compelling take that rollups and sharding-of-tx-execution are actually *very similar* mechanisms. But this gets into more complicated theory and is further away from concrete consequences to applications…”

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Solomon Odunayo
Solomon has a growing passion for writing, this propelled him to keenly work on Eagles News Media for about two years before delving into the cryptocurrency and Blockchain industry he finds more interesting. He worked as a crypto Journalist and Editor at NewsLogical before joining Herald Sheets, owing to the priceless experience he has accumulated since he became a contributor in the crypto community.

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