Parity Technologies has added a preliminary version of the long-awaited code exchange Casper from ethereum to its blockchain development platform, Substrate.
Released yesterday on GitHub, the code contains in particular a mechanism for the transition to the "Shasper" update, which combines the internal scaling solution to the platform, sharding, together with its consent test switch, Casper.
"Shasper is the combination of Casper and sharding, once we land, we should see huge improvements in terms of transaction throughput of ethereum," Tang Leader, the leading developer of Parity's integration, told TangDesk.
Continuing, Wei described the implementation of the Substrate as a "basic skeleton" that has yet to be tested, but added that interested parties can already execute the codebase. Once again, the rules surrounding the creation of the block have been added to the software, Wei said that a shared Shasper test network can follow.
However, the developer described this as "just being the first step", telling CoinDesk: "To make Shasper really work, there is still a lot of research work on the specifics, in addition to the implementation work to be done."
Regarding today's exit, he said:
"On the one hand, we show that the Substrate is a general framework that works for many different blockchains, from the other we can hopefully provide more input for Shasper specifications and accelerate their development."
Created by co-founder of ethereum and founder of Parity Gavin Wood, Substrate is a modular block development framework that aims to allow projects to create custom blockchains. Substrate offers simplified tools to implement Shasper change, compared to the ethereum network itself, according to Wei.
"The definitions of Shasper's blocks have changed a lot: almost everything is different, including block definitions, hashing algorithms, encodings, etc.," Wei told CoinDesk.
While this creates a set of implementation challenges for ethereum, he said:
"[Substrate] tries to define a general framework for blockchain. Works with Shasper. "
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