The new technology is aimed at expanding the effective bandwidth and speed of block creation which can benefit the businesses utilizing the Waves platform. The Waves-NG technology is claimed to enable the platform to effectively tackle high loads like the distribution of tokens following crowdsales and airdrops of bonus tokens. It is also supposed to increase the speed of processing trading transactions on the Waves decentralized exchange (DEX).
According to Cornell University’s Co-Director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts, Emin Gün Sirer, Waves has adopted the cutting edge of Blockchain protocols for on-chain scaling with the implementation of Waves-NG.
“In recent years, we have seen Blockchain technology show the world its unique capabilities and amazing promise. As well, we’ve seen it hit a wall when it comes to scalability. If Blockchains are to conquer the world, they need to scale. The Waves team is at the forefront of this race to scale. With NG, Waves has adopted the cutting edge of Blockchain protocols for on-chain scaling. Specifically, NG enables Blockchains to minimize latency and maximize throughput. The Waves team has shown that they have an innovative platform that incorporates the best-known technology and is ready for challenges of the next generation of demanding applications.”
Brief details of Waves-NG technology
The Waves-NG technology was based on the Bitcoin-NG protocol that was developed by Sirer for the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The NG protocol allows an increase in the number of transactions per block while maintaining the number of forks.
The required information to begin generating the next block should be delivered to all nodes fast after the previous one is generated. Only then can a miner send the transactions that will fill the block to the network in several tranches or microblocks.