DeveloperWeek Europe 2021 DeveloperWeek Europe 2021
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Scalability in Decentralized Architectures

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Hugo Briand
ekino, Deputy CTO & Blockchain Lead

With more than 13 years of experience building web applications, Hugo Briand has been specializing for 5 years in crypto-currencies and Blockchain technologies. IT enthusiast, Hugo started developing with PHP when he was 16 years old. He naturally chose software engineering studies. In 2013, he joined ekino, attracted by the projects and the group’s vision.
Deputy CTO, he’s now in charge of all decentralized or crypto-currency related projects. He’s managing the technical direction, technological watch and business development of the department.

Scaling is hard.
Decentralized architectures are complicated.
So how do we scale decentralized architectures? How should we improve upon existing protocols to allow them to handle a large number of transactions, of users, while maintaining a certain level of decentralization?
We’ll try to get some answers to these questions by first looking at what we’re doing most of the time in centralized architectures, and trying to see if it fits the specifics of decentralized architectures. Then we’ll take a look at some of the options chosen by the most populars public blockchain protocols.