What is Plasma

Plasma is a scaling solution that increases transaction speed and decrease costs by taking off the load from the main chain. It first emerged in a whitepaper written by Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Poon. The solution employs Merkle trees and smart contracts. Each plasma chain is somehow a “child” side chain, pegged to the main Ethereum root “parent” chain.

Plasma

Plasma is a scaling solution that increases transaction speed and decrease costs by taking off the load from the main chain.

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