There are major limits to blockchain scalability. You cannot simply ‘increase block size and speed’ without severely compromising decentralisation, stability and security.
Increasing demand from transactions causes blow outs in available distributed hard disk space on networks causing severe scalability issues and bottleneck limitations.
Enter the magic of Sharder’s protocol, a revolutionary architecture that will change the way blockchain technology can, and will be used into the future.
Sharder’s goal is to create as large, and decentralised, a distributed network as possible, with custom built hardware and also the ability for anyone with hard disk space from laptops and desktops to small and large virtual private servers to download the mining client and instantly start earning rewards for simply providing spare or available storage.
The encryption, data sharding and distribution methods with which ‘Sharder Distributed Network’ protocol implements will increase the parameters of scale by a minimum of 3 times. So essentially, at any given time, the amount of nodes on the Sharder network will have a minimum 3 times the scalability, computing power, bandwidth, efficiency, security and storage than any other project with the same amount and size of distributed nodes.
Sharded blockchains can scale much further because no single node needs to process every transaction. Sharding fundamentally gets around standard blockchain bottleneck limitations (see ETH) because it decouples the data contained on a blockchain from the data that a single node needs to process and store. More importantly, sharded blockchains have infinitely higher levels of stability and security.
Then add the option of off-chain storage with the same security parameters of encryption, sharding and distributed storage along with one of Sharder’s main points of difference to any other storage project — validation and authentication, and you have the makings of a revolution in blockchain storage capabilities.
In addition to highly secure storage, data owners will have the option to validate and authenticate their own data making it completely immutable (unable to be changed or altered). Sharder technology makes it possible to verify authenticity of a file using its digital fingerprint or file hash. Through this mechanism the data owners can keep ownership and 24/7 access to the files or information whilst no one, without their authorisation can access it.
‘Sharder Protocol’ is the key element to the ‘Sharder Distributed Network’. With full cross-chain capabilities. This is a major advantage in the fact that Sharder’s protocol can be deployed on almost any public chain or distributed storage platform.
‘Sharder Storage Network’ will have the ability to — auto shard, provide on or off-chain data storage, map unique CID, replicate and automatically archive data for any of the public chains or platforms that deploy the protocol.
An extremely efficient, cross-chain, encryption, sharding, distributed on or off-chain storage, future multi-chain token, validation and authentication with the ability for anyone to build storage D’Apps with the aforementioned attributes, directly on the network.
Sharder Distributed Network. The most complete, secure, data storage solutions, all in one place. Sharder.org
Also published on: https://medium.com/sharder-chain/sharder-distributed-network-98b9dcbe54aa