Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin says the network is on the verge of scaling 100X with the second layer solution to be launched in the near future.
Speaking on the Tim Ferriss Podcast, Buterin said Optimism will soon launch its mainnet and users will gain access to the long-awaited layer 2 solutions for scaling.
Buterin said: The rollups are coming soon. When we need to scale more than that, we are totally confident that the sharding subject will be ready for a long time by then. ”
Rollups allow transactions to be packaged and stored in specified side chains, alleviating the network activity of ethereum and increasing the scalability of the protocol. Buterin’s comments come after rising gas fees on Ethereum’s network, forcing some crypto projects to look elsewhere for a local blockchain protocol.
Buterin said the issue of Rollups would potentially increase the scalability of Ethereum by a factor of 100 and give users reason to celebrate the improvement in the meantime before the sharding is released.