Hello, Shardeum: A new "infinitely scalable" blockchain project
Nischal Shetty, Founder and CEO at Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible sharded blockchain, which claims infinite scalability, true decentralisation, and solid security., and Omar Syed, Co-founder of Unblocked and Blockchain Architect at Shardus, announced a new project Shardeum, an
Shardeum aims to solve the biggest issues faced by Layer 1 (L1) blockchains — low throughput and high fees. It will be open, collaborative, and community-driven, and would democratise accessibility to decentralisation, the founders revealed.
Nischal Shetty, Founder of Shardeum, said, “Blockchain scalability is one of the biggest barriers to crypto adoption. Existing infrastructure is slow and expensive. With Shardeum, our goal is to provide the world with a sharded, infinitely scalable blockchain while ensuring true decentralisation.”
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