Zilliqa is a blockchain based platform and cryptocurrency that supports smart contracts.
With the use of the sharding concept, Zilliqa is able to achieve high scalability and is can support a large n
umber of transactions.
Unlike Bitcoin and Ethereum, which are often congested and offer little in terms of transaction speed due to low scalability, Zilliqa aims to make this a non-factor, claiming it can handle thousands of transactions per second due to its linear scaling mechanism.
While using a proof-of-work algorithm, Zilliqa does not use it for its consensus mechanism, thus requiring a lot less energy compared to other proof-of-work blockchains. Nodes start with PoW to create an identity, but then switch to Byzantine Fault Tolerant (pBFT) consensus protocol, allowing it to keep a small energy footprint.
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