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Whiteboard Video Part 2: Scalability

In Part 1, we learned that the 3rd Generation of cryptocurrency is about solving the problems of Scalability, Interoperability, and Sustainability. In this second excerpt from the whiteboard video, Charles explains the Cardano solution to Scalability:

Scalability has a lot of meanings, but from a cryptocurrency perspective, you can think of it three ways:

1) Transactions Per Second (TPS)

You’ll often hear people say, “Well Bitcoin has 7 transactions per second” or “Ethereum has 10 or 20 transactions per second”. This is simply the notion of how many transactions are able to get processed on the blockchain within some finite period of time. [Editor’s note: Cardano has achieved ~250 TPS, with plans to grow that number much higher!]

Introducing Ouroboros

To address TPS, we developed a peer-reviewed whitepaper for our provably secure proof-of-stake protocol called Ouroboros. Ouroboros is one of the most efficient consensus protocols in the cryptocurrency space, and it’s the first to be proven secure in a very rigorous cryptographic way. The magic of Ouroboros is that it’s been designed in a modular way and with future-proofing in…

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