Browsing the "Scaling" Tag

As Plasma Stalls, Snarks Become New Hope for Scaling Ethereum Now

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

As work on ethereum's plasma scaling solution proceeds, some developers are hailing a form of cryptography used by zcash as an alternative.

Crypto Reckoning? Industry Vets Strike Humble Tone in San Francisco

| Leigh Cuen

Many at San Francisco Blockchain Week are warily reflecting on the lessons of the 2017 token boom, the pride that came before the bear-market fall.

Bitcoin ‘Breakthrough’ Claims Block Size Increase Possible Without Hard Fork

| Alyssa Hertig

Developer Mark Friedenbach has unveiled a discovery that could make certain contentious changes to bitcoin a bit easier.

Multicoin Leads $10 Million SAFT Sale for Ethereum Scaling Startup Skale

| Nikhilesh De

Skale Labs has raised $10 million to launch a layer 2-focused scalable blockchain for ethereum dapps.

Bitcoin Startup Acinq Raises $1.7 Million to Double Down on Lightning

| Alyssa Hertig

A new funding round shows that lightning technology isn't just a big hit with bitcoin developers - investors are getting interested, too.

You Won’t Have to Wait for This Ethereum Scaling Solution, It Works Now

| Christine Kim

Most ethereum scaling technologies are a far from completed, but OpenST says it's got a solution that's ready for the "here and now."

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Bitcoin Takes a Step Toward Becoming a ‘Multi-Network’ Cryptocurrency

| Pete Rizzo

A long-in-the-works proposal heralded as the best way to bring sidechains to bitcoin has released its first code after three years in development.

‘500 Transactions a Second’: Vitalik Says Zk-Snarks Could Scale Ethereum

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

A form of cryptography pioneered by zcash might help scale ethereum "by a huge amount," says founder Vitalik Buterin.

‘Turbo Geth’ Seeks to Scale Ethereum – And It’s Already in Beta

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Instead of tackling ethereum's transaction costs, developer Alexey Akhunov focused on the blockchain's state, and the software is ready.

Ethereum’s Vlad Zamfir Claims Milestone In Blockchain Sharding

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Ethereum researcher Vlad Zamfir has coded up the base architecture of upcoming scaling solution, sharding.