Vitalik Buterin co-authors research showing how Ethereum can scale securely



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Ethereum devs are edging closer to scaling Ethereum. A new paper, co-authored by Vitalik Buterin, claims to have eliminated certain security trade-offs plaguing its new ‘sharding‘ tech. Researchers Mustafa Al-Bassam and Alberto Sonnino from University College London teamed up with Buterin to publish, what they say, is the key to fixing Ethereum’s scalability problems. They declare that the paper details a new kind of mathematical proof that, when implemented, will keep Ethereum’s blockchain secure when sharding eventually happens. “We presented, implemented and evaluated a complete fraud and data availability proof scheme,” the paper says. “[This] enables light clients to have…

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