Sep 12 • 4M

Episode 42 - Blockchain Performance vs. Scalability

 
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When it comes to blockchains, we use the terms performance, scalability, transactions per second (TPS) many times interchangeably. But these are all very different things. I recently read an article on a16z crypto where all these terms were nicely explained and clarified. I encourage you to read this article.

https://a16zcrypto.com/why-blockchain-performance-is-hard-to-measure/

In this episode of the podcast, I am sharing my understanding, mainly after reading this article, of blockchain performance and scalability and how they are different from each other.

Basically, performance is about the current throughput of a blockchain while scalability is about the capability of a system to increase performance by taking certain measures.

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