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As the EOSIO™ platform continues to evolve, Block.one’s collaboration with the open source community building on EOSIO has become a critical component of the software’s adoption. Recently announced in the EOSIO Strategic Vision, we’ve proposed a foundation based on four core principles of focus: Scalability, Developers, Users, and Enterprises, each with fundamental features which set EOSIO apart. In this first article of a four part series to review each pillar of the Strategic Vision, we’ll take a closer look at Scalability and how we’re taking strides to maximize efficiency across EOSIO based blockchains.
When it comes to mass consumer adoption of blockchain applications, scalability remains one of the greatest focal points. Through continuous research and innovation, our team has strived to develop a robust, efficient, and highly capable software environment that can rapidly scale to meet needs determined by marketplace dynamics. In fact, Bart Wyatt, our Director of Blockchain Development, recently published a byline focused on Blockchain Scalability on Cointelegraph that discusses various interpretations of scalability and why scale is the most critical component of blockchain’s adoption.
Block Production: Vertical Scaling
Running parallel instances of smart contract business logic isn’t always possible. This factor makes it important to maximize the single threaded performance of executing WASM code in smart contracts. EOSIO has been engineered with this tenet in mind, and delivers stellar smart contract performance by leveraging a wide range of WASM engines including WABT, WAVM, and our most recent announcement of EOS VM, a blockchain specific WASM interpreter with associated JIT compilers that further accelerate WASM performance. We are continuing to explore solutions for WASM engines that can rise to the challenge of blockchain technology related needs. Read more about EOS VM in our recent developer preview release announcement.
As far as business logic is concerned, ...
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