Status, also known as Status.im, has released a lightweight client Sharding called Nimbus , to resize the Ethereum protocol and create a better ecosystem for decentralized applications (dApps) in information processing.
First mobile client for dApp Applications
Since its launch in 2017, the Status development team has focused its focus on improving the traditional adoption of Ethereum  Distributing a client with an intuitive user interface (UI) and a seamless user experience that can handle dApp and various protocol operations Ethereum .
In essence, the concept of Status is very similar to the Chinese WeChat, but in a decentralized version. On WeChat, a mobile messaging app used by over 500 million people, users can send messages, payments and run applications. The status is similar in that it allows users to also send messages, payments and run applications, all based on the decentralized network Ethereum instead of on a centralized server.
However, to run such a platform on a decentralized protocol, a large capacity is required to handle many transactions per second to ensure that each user is able to send the number of requests for messages, payments and data required by the & # 39; app.
Earlier, Coinbase co-founder and former Goldman Sachs executive Fred Ehrsam said that to scale Ethereum to the level of Facebook or other major platforms such as WeChat, Ethereum must be able to process more than 750,000 transactions or data requests per second. At this time, Ethereum is able to do about 13 transactions per second.
So, for a team like Status also try to develop a messaging platform Ethereum based on the dimensions of WeChat and Facebook , the scalability of the basic protocol will have to be significantly improved.
This week, the Status team revealed plans to accelerate the development and adoption of Sharding one of the two major scalability solutions alongside Plasma, which the open-source developer community of Ethereum has focused in the last year.
"In To carry out the collective work on downsizing Ethereum we are building one of our clients, called Nimbus, which has a particular focus on sharding " the researchers said Status, adding " Sharding Plasma, STARK, better aggregation of signatures-a All this will contribute to the kind of processing speed of the network and the transactions we all have to do Ethereum a truly global phenomenon and actually building a more open, transparent and secure Internet. "
With Nimbus, developers will be able to implement mobile applications on Ethereum with the benefits of scalability of Sharding to optimize the blockchain for Internet of Things devices ( IoT ), built-in devices and large-scale dApps. The Status team commented:
"The impact we hope to make with Nimbus is to add a" mobile implementation first to the client ecosystem Ethereum ultimately increasing the its resilience and potential user base. "
The road to a million transactions per second
As Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin, the deployment of Sharding and Plasma could potentially increase the capacity of Etrurian  network from 13 transactions per second to 1 million transactions per second, which could allow dApp based on Ethereum to resize the size of Facebook, Twitter and WeChat.
Blockchain projects such as 0x, Status and Zilliqa have made significant progress in testing second-level solutions to improve the capacity and scalability of Ethereum to provide a better ecosystem for dApps and establish an & rsquo; infrastructure on Ethereum for feeding tream adoption, seeing the long term.
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