- Alexey Akhunov claims Turbo Geth will allow Ethereum nodes to use less expensive hardware.
- Says Turbo Geth will significantly improve ‘Ethereum’s state.’
Alexey Akhunov, an independent software developer, has built a solution called Turbo Geth, to help address the scalability issues plaguing the Ethereum smart contracts blockchain, according to a Reddit post on September 20, 2018.
Turbo Geth to End Ethereum Scalability Woes?
Just like the Bitcoin network, Ethereum has been plagued with severe scalability problems. Now, Alexey Akhunov, a professional software developer that is not part of the Ethereum development community, has said that his Turbo Geth solution which has been in the works for quite some time now is ready.
Though still in its raw state, the coder noted the software can now be tested by experts so that any bugs discovered can be fixed.
Alexey Akhunov has reportedly made it clear that his Turbo Geth Ethereum scalability solution will not hasten the transaction confirmation times of the network, neither will it do anything about the high gas fees threatening to cripple Ethereum.
However, Akhunov claims his solution is aimed at tackling Ethereum’s so-called state.
Presently, the Ethereum network does not have a way of handling the transaction history that keeps piling up and congesting the system.
However, Akhunov claims that his Turbo Geth software drastically reduces the storage space occupied by computations on the network by a whopping ten times.
Importantly, Turbo Geth will eliminate the need for Ethereum nodes to run on sophisticated hardware.
While Akhunov’s work is not part of the Ethereum scaling roadmap and there’s no denying that more work still needs to be done on Turbo Geth, Ether enthusiasts have commended his effort, stating that the software is one of Ethereum’s most promising scaling solutions.
Will Ethereum’s Problems Ever End?
Since its launch on July 30, 2015, the Ethereum smart contracts blockchain has grown to become the home of more than 1,000 distributed applications (dApps), including CryptoKitties, the popular crypto collectibles.
While Ethereum has succeeded in becoming the most significant platform crypto to date, the load on its distributed ledger has however started weighing down the network, pushing up gas fees and forcing some blockchain projects to move to other systems like EOS.
As previously reported by Blockchain Reporter on September 20, 2018, Bancor (BNT), a decentralized Ethereum liquidity network spread its tentacles to the EOS network in a bid to circumvent the bottlenecks on the Ethereum platform.
Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum and the entire development community, are not oblivious to the scalability issues threatening to crash Ethereum.
On September 4, 2018 Blockchain Reporter informed that the Ethereum team had agreed to push back the activation of Casper – a scalability solution that would switch the network to the proof-of-stake consensus algorithm, to 2019.