In view of the congestion that is afflicting the EOS blockchain these days, Daniel Larimer has once again intervened on Twitter to talk about the transactions per second that are processed by EOS.
#eos has sustained 578 transactions per second for days while using a fraction of its capacity. Much More than the all time tps highs of the next 5 most active chains combined. All before #eosio 2 which gives a 5x increase in capacity. #proofOfScalability
— Daniel Larimer (@bytemaster7) November 12, 2019
As can be read in the tweet, Larimer reiterates that there have been no problems these days, considering that EOS has maintained a load of just under 600 transactions per second, which are obviously only a fraction of the maximum that can be achieved: the maximum peak, in fact, was 3996 transactions per second.
Moreover, as explained in the tweet, these numbers have been reached by the previous version of Eosio and not by the new 2.0 version that allows increasing the capacity by 5 times. For this reason, Larimer refers to the Proof of Scalability, a demonstration of how the EOS blockchain can maintain high rhythms and that still has much to prove.
Some users have obviously stressed and pointed out to the CTO the issue of RAM, CPU and NET resources, which are quite limited.
In fact, if a dApp or smart contract is designed to consume a lot of resources to get a token in return, it is natural that the system slows down for those who have very few resources available: at the moment, in fact, those who stake less than 300 – 350 EOS can experience slowdowns and consequently carry out few operations a day.
In this regard, the EOS community is already trying to discuss options to improve the system. One of these could exploit sister chains, such as Telos, or give a different weight to those who use the power of the network for certain actions.
So, although there is actually a problem that Larimer doesn’t recognise, the solutions have already been proposed and will probably be included in the update to Eosio 3.0 and in the social media Voice.