CryptoURANUS Economics: Sharding: Defined in CryptoCurrency

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sharding: Defined in CryptoCurrency

Sharding: Defined in CryptoCurrency


Sharding is defined as a smaller pieces of a whole. In technology, sharding is a small part of a large computer program that is quicker and more manageable to run.


Shard comes from an Old English word that meant, “to cut” and in present time, a shard is a small piece of a bigger whole. By sharding a massive computer program, you can reduce the computer requirements and make a large program more manageable. 


In other words, with sharding, smaller portable computers can run what used to require a larger, more powerful, and expensive computer.

In blockchain technology, the files are often over 100 gigabytes in size and growing. 

Using sharding, the huge blockchain program is split up and shared by the network of thousands of computers.

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