An Approach for Turing-Complete State Channels

State-channels are another potential blockchain scaling solution that are a bit further along than sharding. Lightening Network, Raiden, and Counterfactual are a few formal efforts working to bring this technology to production, and Funfair has posted their own research as well. Many competing ideas and implementation are a good thing, because these aren't easy systems to design and a lot of testing is required before they will be ready for prime-time. However, the more work is done in this area, the more likely it is that we will see substantial progress on scalability in the near future. 


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