What do you know about Eth2 Sharding?
Ethereum proponents beamingly say the platform would be infinitely scalable, processing more transactions than the fastest centralized solutions.
This may sound utopian and just a skit, especially now that meme coins clog Ethereum, and efforts to scale the base layer seems futile.
Yet, there is a glimmer of hope.
This may take several months of testing before deployment, but Sharding is an audacious move.
Presently, Layer-2 solutions are in the advanced stages of testing. Soon, options like Optimism will go live, getting adoption from leading DeFi' heavyweights.'
Still, the real deal and the marker of Eth2 will be Sharding.
As a simplified breakdown, Sharding will split the Ethereum network into multiple portions to spread the load.
Each part of this interconnected web is called a shard and would be independent. That means, regardless of the network state, a shard would have its set of account balances and smart contracts.
A node within a given shard won't have to broadcast each confirmation to the whole network. Instead, it would be within the shard, translating to faster confirmation time, meaning more rapid processing and better scalability.
Sharding appears easy on paper but is a complex proposition Ethereum developers are still researching.