Zilliqa resolve the current blockchain's problem: scalable and transaction per second.Has been doing research and development for 2 years. Running the testnet in September 2017 and reaching 1,389 trans / sencond.
- Sharding: Split the mining network into smaller pieces capable of handling parallel transactions. Sharding ensures transaction speed increases linearly with network size. The idea of Sharding was first proposed in an article titled "A Secure Sharding Protocol for Open Blockchains" co-authored is Prateek Saxena (ZIL's dev team) and Loi Luu (ZIL's advisor).
- The smart contract's language of ZIL follows the dataflows programming style, which is ideal for running large-scale calculations that can easily be parallelized and referred to collectively as MapReduce.
- ZIL has 6 layers: Cryptographic Layer (Section III), Data Layer (Section IV), Network Layer (Section V), Consensus Layer (Section VI), Smart Contract Layer (Section VII) and Incentive Layer (Section VIII).