Ethereum\u2018s Co-founder Vitalik Buterin featured on Chain Reaction podcast to discuss one of the new proposals, while highlighting how it would impact the ecosystem upon deployment. Buterin stressed that the new Sharding proposal is intended to improve the experience for the ecosystem\u2019s validators. He added,\r\n\u201cIt really feels like we\u2019re finally overcoming of all of the bottlenecks that we\u2019ve had all along \u2013 privacy preserving applications, on-chain scalability, optimistic roll-up, Sharding and proof of stake.\u201d\r\nAccording to the Buterin\u2019s calculations, the network will be able to reach and handle 100,000 transactions per second at its high point and a few thousand at its low point, within the next year. The ecosystem is expected to handle such network loads with the help of Shard blocks, which will no longer need any decentralized exchanges as a medium to facilitate paying transaction fees across Shards.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEthereum 2.0\u2019s transition is complete\r\nDiving into more detail, Buterin highlighted two types of cross-shard communications: asynchronous and synchronous. Traditionally, the network follows asynchronous communications. However, he claimed that there are ways to fuse the two methods, while using synchronous features whenever needed.\r\n\r\nAn important point to note here is that once Ethereum 2.0\u2019s transition is complete, other dependent projects including MakerDAO will be automatically tranferred on to the updated network. However, Buterin did not address whether external intervention will be required. He guaranteed,\r\n\u201cEven if you do nothing, your app will be safe and continue living and eventually will live inside Ethereum 2.0\u2033\r\nConcluding the interview, Buterin highlighted that the Ethereum ecosystem has challenged the status quo that says \u201cproof of work and non-charted blockchains are the only way to do things.\u201d The Ethereum community\u2019s role is to just deliver, he said.