Sharding: A Solution To Blockchain Bloat

Apollo Foundation
Mar 5 · 2 min read

by Marvin Dumont

When you store data permanently, you can acquire a lot of info — more than what original planners initially bargained for.

Over time, accumulated data can grow to astronomical sizes, and this can be problematic for a crypto network in which users expect near real-time settlements.

Here are a few questions:

  • If nothing is ever deleted on a chain and blocks grow to trillions, can a network continue to function?
  • Can a chain get overloaded with too much data, resulting in slower speed or compromised functionality?
  • Will trillions of blocks make it difficult for users to download an entire chain in new wallet?
  • Files are stored permanently on blockchain. What could it look like decades or centuries from now?

Bloat Issues

Sharding is groundbreaking innovation that will make Apollo one of few 3.0 projects in industry. When released, it will make Apollo one of first sustainable blockchains.

Sharding solves the long-term problem of bloat. Over time, there will be billions of blocks (or more) on-chain. Although each block adds tiny amount of data, the accumulated info will eventually grow to huge sizes.

The Apollo developer team is creating solutions with long-term challenges in mind. In a few weeks, APL will be among first crypto ventures to have operational sharding protocol running on its network.

When it comes to blockchain 3.0, think Apollo.


Apollo all-in-one privacy currency combines mainstream crypto features in a truly private and unregulatable platform. APL lets you transact and send data in total anonymity via tech breakthroughs such as private ledger, decentralized exchange, , and .

With 2-second block speed, Apollo is one of fastest cryptos on Earth.

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