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How does Ethereum deal with blockchain scalability?

The Bitcoin community are currently trying to solve the problems of blockchain scalability. Some are advocating an increase in block size, others are talking about things like Segregated Witness. Lots ...
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How many transactions can the network handle?

The voting on ethereum analysis by Dominik Schiener calculated that it would take 40 days to hold the UK general elections on the ethereum blockchain due to the transaction and gas limits. I redid ...
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What are Ethereum performance dynamics?

Date Dec 16th 2017. Based on the block stats of the few last days, block gas limit being around 8 million, block time little short of 15 sec and the block used gas / gas limit ratio approaching 95 %, ...
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What would be potential problems with building “private” Ethereum network on AWS?

Suppose I have two EC2 instances on AWS that are running geth nodes. They have the same genesis block and are in synchronization because peering is setup with open port 30303 (by default is for ...
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Difference between Sharding and Plasma

What are the differences between Ethereum Sharding Proposal and Plasma? I know plasma can run on top of sharding, but what are the differences innterms of paradigm and technology?
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What is the utilisation level on the Ethereum blockchain? [duplicate]

How many transactions are currently executed on the Ethereum blockchain and how does this compare to other blockchains?
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What is BigchainDB and how can it be used with Ethereum?

BigchainDB says: It is complementary to decentralized processing platforms like Ethereum. In the Blockchain Stack it suggests that the Ethereum "decentralized processing" is above the File ...
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Can ZKSnarks be implemented on the Ethereum ecosystem?

Since Zcash seems to have it's ZKSnarks implementation finished (or almost at least). And versions of JPMorgan's Quorum had appeared with ZKsnarks implementations included see: https://www.coindesk....
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What are zkSNARKs? How do they work?

From my brief exposure to the concept, zkSNARKs seems to be a form of zero-knowledge cryptography. What can zkSNARKs bring to the table for Ethereum? I have looked at projects like this but still ...
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Can Proof of Stake (PoS) improve the number of Transactions per Second?

Currently Ethereum is using Proof of Work (PoW). From my understanding there is a limit of time between blocks for two reasons: Part of that time between blocks represents the time to solve the PoW ...
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What are the scalability benefits of PoS vs PoW?

This accepted answer claims that one advantage of PoS vs PoW is that some scalability problems can be addressed more easily with PoS What are those scalability problems? What are the scalability ...
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How do I compare the “scalability” capabilities between ethereum and bitcoin?

I'm trying to assess how they can be compared. Bitcoin can process 7 trans/sec, is there some equivalent on the Ethereum side? How should I think about this and what quantitative info should I use?