Coda Protocol Code Review: Ultra Compressed Blockchain

Coda Protocol code review, wondering if their claims make any sense. Over here, look! The Ethereum blockchain, currently 667GB! And over here, Coda… which claims that a pinch of recursive composition of zk-SNARKs and some clever ideas can reduce the size of their chain into a “tiny snapshot”. Mass adoption anyone? So, anyway. Coda is a new cryptocurrency with a constant size blockchain, improving scaling while maintaining decentralization and security. No need to store the entire blockchain for verification. Instant mobile syncing (or somewhat instant, let’s be serious for a…

Chainspace Code Review: Sharded Smart Contracts

Chainspace is a platform for creating a distributed web of blockchains that – like many before it – seeks to create the Ultimate Answer To Life, The Universe, And Everything. (Or, as we refer to it in crypto, Scalability, Speed, and Security.) In my code review I point out that it might even work. I have to admit, I’m excited. I loved their paper, I love their published work, I really admire the team. I’m very excited that I got my hands on the code. “Sharded smart contracts, decentralized infrastructure…