Will Vitalik’s ‘sharding’ proposal fix Ethereum’s scaling problems?

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At Devcon last week, Vitalik Buterin presented a proposal to deal with the massive problem of scaling facing the network as adoption of Ethereum and the smart contracts system it supports gains increasing market share. His "modest proposal" for Ethereum's future was timely and exciting. A problem common to all blockchains, but in particular Ethereum, specifically due to the  explosive growth of the ICO market, is that the size of the database underlying the blockchain grows without bounds,...