Tag Archives: Scaling

Kik Messenger Team Moves Away From Ethereum Blockchain due to Scaling and Fee Issues

The Kik Messenger ecosystem has been pretty interesting to keep an eye on. After a successful ICO, the company is now building their main infrastructure for their new ICO token. Unfortunately, the team feels Ethereum is not a good choice in this regard. Both the altcoin and technology to power everything will be moved to […]

Ethereum Price Analysis – Scaling solutions join the mix » Brave New Coin

Ethereum (ETH) remained in a tight trading range this week near it’s all time high. The market cap now stands at US$43.89 billion with US$1.26 billion in trade volume over the past 24 hours. Holders have seen a 58% increase from November. The number of transactions per day recently hit a new all time high […]

Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Weighs in on Blockchain Improvement & Scaling Issues

Now that Bitcoin and Ethereum have gained ground and established themselves as the big hitters, they are beginning to experience the growing pains that all maturing technologies go through. There now remains one question: How will they address the problem of scalability? Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, has already thought of some solutions to Ethereum’s […]

Lightning Only? Scaling Bitcoin Might Require A Whole ‘Nother Layer

Researchers are putting new effort into developing bitcoin’s Lightning Network. With the Segwit2x hard fork – which looked to increase the bitcoin block size parameter to 2MB – suspended, ETH Zurich researchers Conrad Burchert and Roger Wattenhofer and Blockstream engineer Christian Decker have proposed a more scalable version of the payments channel scheme, believed by […]

Augur Founder: Not Enough Developers are Working on Ethereum Scaling & Development

Joey Krug, the founder of Augur, the decentralized prediction market build on top of the Ethereum protocol, believes there is a shortage of talented developers working on Ethereum scaling solutions. In September, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin noted the lack of incentives for core developers working on improving the Ethereum blockchain network and fixing scalability issues. […]

Will Vitalik’s ‘sharding’ proposal fix Ethereum’s scaling problems?

At Devcon last week, Vitalik Buterin presented a proposal to deal with the massive problem of scaling facing the network as adoption of Ethereum and the smart contracts system it supports gains increasing market share. His “modest proposal” for Ethereum’s future was timely and exciting. A problem common to all blockchains, but in particular Ethereum, […]

Hold the Fork: No 2x But Everything Else Goes at Scaling Bitcoin Event

“Bitcoin is the currency of enemies.” If adversarial thinking like Tadge Dryja’s was on display, it’s target was relegated to theoretical targets on day one of Scaling Bitcoin Saturday. Held this year at Stanford University, the event’s fourth edition, first started to bridge bitcoin’s then-scaling crisis, saw noticeably less discussion of issues currently facing the […]

Buterin Gives ‘Modest Proposal’ For Ethereum Future, Sharding Named Scaling Solution

The future of scaling on the Ethereum network is the main issue in the mind of Vitalik Buterin these days, according to his ‘Modest Proposal’ offered at Devcon.  The developer has been considering the massive problem of scaling facing the network as adoption of Ethereum and the smart contracts system it supports gains increasing market […]

The cryptoeconomics of scaling blockchains

In the first half of 2017, tech startups raised more money through ICOs (initial coin offerings) than VC investments worldwide combined. It took the Bitcoin blockchain network nine years to grow to $70 billion valuation; the Ethereum blockchain network took three years to reach $30 billion, a growth rate and size on par with the […]

Scaling Bitcoin Just Released This Year’s Program and a New Developer Bootcamp

Today, Scaling Bitcoin, the international engineering conference focused on Bitcoin and blockchain research, released its program for the 2017 edition. The conference, to be held in Stanford, California, in the first weekend of November, will also introduce a new side event this year: Bitcoin Edge, a bootcamp for starting Bitcoin developers. “The program is extremely interesting […]

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