July 16, 2021, 5:30AM EDT
• 13 min read

Scaling blockchains with sharding

Quick Take

  • Sharding refers to the splitting of computational load and data storage into smaller pieces and has been touted as a potential blockchain scaling solution 
  • Despite the immense challenges of implementing sharding, it has the potential to overcome the blockchain trilemma
  • Only a handful of protocols utilize sharding as a scaling mechanism to date, for instance, Zilliqa and NEAR
  • Ethereum 2.0 is targeting to utilize sharding as a scaling solution by Q2 2022

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