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Waves Platform Implements New Blockchain Scalability Approaches

The Waves platform, a custom Blockchain token initiative targeting mass-market consumer and business adoption, has announced a series of measures to enable greater network scalability.

Scalability has long been a problem for cryptocurrency platforms. Since every transaction is recorded on the Blockchain, the requirement of resources to process and store the information continues to increase. Bitcoin itself has been the subject of numerous scalability proposals, including Segregated Witness (SegWit) to improve its current maximum capacity and allow greater adoption.

Diverse Approaches for Scalability

The Waves team has made a series of publications and presentations aimed at addressing various aspects of scalability. These will be integrated into the Waves protocol in near future.

Early in January, Leonid Reyzin delivered a presentation titled “Improving Authenticated Dynamic Dictionaries” at Real World Crypto 2017. It offered details about possible ways to streamline the large and growing key value store associated with Blockchain transactions. The implementation of authenticated data structures allows for continued use of lower-powered devices to maintain the network, enabling greater efficiency than current approaches.

Waves platform is refactoring and optimizing the storage to reduce Blockchain size so that it is ready for different implementations in the near future.

Next-gen PoS and Choices for Miners

This can dramatically increase transaction throughput. Using these combined techniques, the Waves development team aims not only to improve security and create a robust network but also to raise the transaction capacity. However, until Blockchain can scale properly it cannot hope to compete against traditional payment processors capable of handling thousands of transactions per second on an average. At peak capacity, they can process tens of thousands of transactions as well.

An updated scalability roadmap for Waves will be released in due course, detailing how these different methods will allow the platform to achieve the capacity it needs for mass-market adoption.

Learn more about the Waves platform at – www.WavesPlatform.com

For more information, read the first tech paper at – https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/994.pdf

View the code at – https://github.com/input-output-hk/scrypto/tree/master/src/main/scala/scorex/crypto/authds

Richard Kasteleinhttps://www.the-blockchain.com
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, the Netherlands where he has set down his anchor to raise a family and write. Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications. Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute software and Technology. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ cities.
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