The one and only question that may hit you is what do you do if you have multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency? The best revert to this question is said by the project creator Vitalik Buterin at the Ethereum’s flagship conference, Devcon.
Vitalik Buterin disclosed that he has been honestly implementing appropriate strategies. Since it is on a new long-term plan for the future of Blockchain network. What he called a “modest proposal,” it is possibly better described as a three-to-four roadmap for Ethereum’s technical development.
In the month of September, Vitalik Buterin discussed with the Naval Ravikant, founder of AngelList regarding Ethereum at Disrupt SF 2017.
“You basically need to have some system that keeps track of how much money you have at any given time, how much money you have the right to spend. You can very easily do it with centralized servers, but if you want to do it in a decentralized manner, it’s actually a very hard problem”.
Further, he went on describing how he looks the footprint of Ethereum adoption and evolution.
Particularly, the central aspect of the vision is a long-in-the-making technical change to Ethreum called “sharding,” which is expected to be included in the protocol’s plans.
The Nodes of the Ethereum need to store everything whatever it is executing on the system network. Therefore, Buterin stressed that there’s a necessity for solutions that moderate expensive storage costs that could intensify exponentially as the system enlarges.
Therefore, Buterin recently published additional research into alleviating this problem. But the discussion was the proof of his emphasis on determining the solutions.
Buterin told the crowd:
“Scalability is probably problem number one […] There’s a graveyard of systems that claim to solve the scalability problem but don’t. It’s a very significant and hard challenge.These are just facts”.
Vitalik strongly believes sharding is an appropriate solution to this difficulty. It involves partitioning data into subsets so that each node will have to store only a part of the entire network.
The underlying mechanism would certify accountability of the system and if needed, nodes could bank on on other nodes for the data.
However, this also creates the problem that nodes should transfer appropriate information to other nodes.
Hence while addressing this problem, he proposed a new sharding infrastructure which would fix both scalability and governance. Therefore, he proposed different types of shards by splitting Ethereum- the central shard embracing the current Ethereum network and other shards or “universe”.
As per Buterin, this math would let more aggressive changes on the smaller shards. The warning changes on the central blockchain. Therefore, it directly ensures the network’s stability.
“Other universes where all this stuff we’ve been working on these last few years can be rolles out much much faster”.
Roadmap of the Buterin includes other issues like planned upgrades to the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The technology that complies smart contract code and converses it to the network.
Further, different ideas he proposed like “stateless clients,” a proposal for how clients could synchronize with the system network feasible.
Ultimately, that sharding will appear to be the biggest change in the upcoming years.
Lastly, he concluded by saying:
“Fundamentally we’re just at the edge from a proof of concept in python.”