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This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
May 2020
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The performance of blockchain technology has been greatly improved since we initially assessed this area in the Radar. However, there's still no single blockchain that could achieve "internet-level" throughput. As various blockchain platforms develop, we're seeing new data and value silos. That's why cross-chain tech has always been a key topic in the blockchain community: the future of blockchain may be a network of independent parallel blockchains. This is also the vision of Cosmos. Cosmos releases Tendermint and CosmosSDK to let developers customize independent blockchains. These parallel blockchains could exchange value through the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol and Peg-Zones. Our teams have had great experiences with CosmosSDK, and the IBC protocol is maturing. This architecture could solve blockchain interoperability and scalability issues.