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TheBlock 2020-09-15 21:52:38

A brief architecture comparison of Layer 1 blockchains

Quick TakeMost next-generation Layer 1 blockchains scale with a parallel architecture, where transaction processing is split between multiple environmentsDepending on how security is handled for cross-chain (blockchain or shard) communication, this is referred to as sharding or interoperabilityThe challenge with sharded ecosystems is that they break composability — smart contracts can’t call each other synchronously unless they live on the same shard or blockchain

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