Plans to build a new version of the ethereum virtual machine (EVM) are moving ahead.
According to Becze, that testnet will serve as a hub for continued experimentation, including work on a planned shift to a proof-of-stake consensus algorithm, dubbed Casper.
The eWASM implementation has many perceived advantages. The language change would allow for script executions at "near-native speed" by taking advantage of hardware capabilities. This would further enable a wide array of uses that typically require high performance and throughput capacity.
According to the blog post, the eWASM team is also developing tools to support the incorporation of WebAssembly, as well as a further integration with the Solidity smart contract programming language in preparation of a future hackathon.
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