ADA Input Endorsers Is Positive, but Insufficient for Success: Expert
In a recent tweet, Justin Bons, a prominent critic of altcoin architecture, shared his view on Cardano‘s scaling efforts, particularly focusing on their layer-one scaling approach with “Input Endorsers.”
Bons predicted that the endeavor could grant ADA a transaction processing speed (TPS) ranging between 1,000 and 2,000 transactions per second (TPS). However, he expressed reservations about whether the initiative would be sufficient for Cardano to compete effectively with similar blockchains.
1/5) Cardano is pursuing L1 scaling, with “Input Endorsers”
We can predict that this will give ADA a TPS of between 1-2k!
It is a great start, but I argue it is not enough to be competitive
ADA should scale its L1 more instead of relying on L2s such as Hydra & sidechains! 🧵
— Justin Bons (@Justin_Bons) September 18, 2023
Specifically, Bons stressed the need for Cardano to prioritize further scaling at the layer-one section rather than relying extensively on layer-2 solutions such as Hydra and sidechains. Moreover, he underlined that Input Endorsers represent the primary layer-one scaling method on Cardano’s roadmap.
He drew parallels with Avalanche (AVAX) pre-consensus technology, noting that they share a similar underlying concept. Bons highlighted that the core idea behind Input Endorsers involves the creation of a communication protocol that allows transactions to be endorsed before their official inclusion in a block.
Furthermore, he mentioned that the approach enables parallelization and asynchronous transaction processing while maintaining non-deterministic block production. Consequently, Bons suggested that even with Input Endorsers, Cardano’s TPS would likely not surpass the 1,000 to 2,000 range, which aligns with AVAX’s C-Chain capabilities, as they both employ a similar technique.
Meanwhile, Bons noted that Input Endorsers represent a positive development in Cardano’s journey but voiced concerns regarding its long-term scalability. He reiterated his advocacy for monolithic scaling, a viewpoint he has previously championed for AVAX.
Also, Bons expressed his commitment to applying a consistent analytical lens to all blockchain networks. He encouraged the community to provide input to his critique, noting that researchers possess more profound expertise than himself.
“I am trying to engage with the community in a friendly manner, as I am also here to learn,” the critic remarked.