Sharding

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    The horizontal partitioning of data within a database into smaller components known as shards. In a blockchain context, sharding is being explored as a scaling solution to Ethereum’s current limitations, whereby nodes in the network are grouped together into shards, and each shard processes transactions in parallel with the other shards. As such, transaction throughput can be increased.

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    Dr Chan founded DataDrivenInvestor.com (DDI) and is the CEO for JCube Capital Partners. Specialized in strategy development, alternative data analytics and behavioral finance, Dr Chan also has extensive experience in investment management and financial services industries. Prior to forming JCube and DDI, Dr Chan served in the capacity of strategy development in multiple hedge funds, fintech companies, and also served as a senior quantitative strategist at GMO. A published author at professional journals in finance, Dr. Chan holds a Ph.D. degree in finance from UCLA.