eWASM was first proposed in EIP 48 with performance advantages over the EVM. Are there other advantages since the EIP was written in 2015?

The initial benchmarks are also gone and are there any current benchmarks that show how much faster eWASM is over the current EVM?

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The project is still ongoing: https://github.com/ewasm/evm2wasm

WASM seems more secure, also, webassembly is backed by Google, Apple and Microsoft, the community is also active, it's gonna be a widely used platform. So embrace WASM will be a really good choice.

I'm also looking for the benchmark ...


ewasm, an improved version of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) is envisaged, which will make code execution faster, hence resulting in an overall performance gain. Speed is kinda nature of web assembly

ewasm will be the execution engine for sharding when sharding comes online. It will still execute all the code written for evm.

Another benefit is you could write smart contracts in other languages, such as C, C++, and Rust and compile it down to ewasm.

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