The Actor Model & Inter-Shard Communication on ETH 2.0

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There is much buzz around Ethereum 2.0 — a large re-imagining of how Ethereum works, which is especially focused on scaling. One of the primary strategies is to shard the state. Sharding comes with its own set of trade-offs, and leaves several open questions around how smart contracts will communicate across shards.

While we have the hood up, this is perhaps an opportunity to revamp Ethereum’s programming model to something that’s clearer and better reflects people’s intuitions about ownership, state ownership, and code autonomy. …


Brooklyn Zelenka

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