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With Preston Van Loon (Software Enggr, Google & Co-Lead, Prysmatic Labs).
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Galvanize NYC, 303 Spring St

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Scaling the world computer is hard. Join us in discussion around solutions for scaling Ethereum for the future.

The Ethereum network can process around 1.3 million transactions per day at a rate of 13 tx/s while VisaNet processes 150 million transactions at a rate of 1600 tx/s. How can Ethereum reach global adoption with 1/100th of Visas throughput? Blockchain scaling comes with a unique set of problems by the very nature of decentralization. How can Ethereum achieve scalability while remaining secure & decentralized?

Well be discussing solutions such as sharding, side chains, off-chain computation, & state channels.

About the speaker

Preston Van Loon, Team Co-Lead @ Prysmatic Labs, Software Engineer @ Google.Twitter: @preston_vanloonEmail:

Driven by the chance to have an impact on the world, Preston seeks challenges & solutions that can benefit everyone on a global scale. After first learning about Ethereum in early 2017, he began to explore & dive deep into Ethereum protocol. He co-founded Prysmatic Labs in January 2018. Prysmatic Labs has received grants from the Ethereum Foundation, Ethereum Community Fund, Aragon Nest, & others to enable implementation of an open source Ethereum Sharding client based on the popular client go-ethereum. He works closely with the Ethereum Research team & other clients to achieve sharding for Ethereum 2.0.

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