Ethereum core developers recently had a meeting to discuss the most significant upcoming updates to the ETH network at Ethereum Core Devs Meeting #40 that took place on Friday, June 15th. The main topic of discussion involved testing, client updates, research update, and Casper and Sharding Upgrades.
Ethereum’s tweet about the meeting | Source: Twitter
The key point of this meeting was rescheduling the releases of two main Ethereum chain upgrades Casper and Sharding. Casper was supposed to have been released as a smart contract separately from the sharding upgrade. The new proposals suggest that Casper may be discharged on a shard, or a sidechain instead.
Sharding, which was announced by Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin in April 2018, is a design of increasing the number of transactions that a blockchain can process. The purpose of sharding is that the nodes store just a part of the distributed registry, but each element of sharding i.e. a node can…