The massive increment IOTA (MIOTA) has been witnessing in the last few months due to the continuous implementation of its Tangle technology by developers is gradually metamorphosing into something great as the altcoin receives gestures for massive adoption.
Due to the rapid growth rate, the Cryptocurrency experiences increase in database, and this may be challenging for nodes with limited resources. Evident of this, IOTA foundation performs global snapshots regularly to mitigate the envisage challenges.
The snapshots helps to trim down transactions history by merging the resultant balance of the history into a new genesis state after allowing the nodes to restart. Nevertheless, this method proved not effective as the database grew massively big, and the foundation resorted to Local Snapshots.
Local Snapshots Proffers Solution To IOTA (MIOTA) Growth Problems.
Just like website, where increase in traffic may have great effect, IOTA’s team has been working relentlessly to on the implementation of the Local Snapshots in a bid to curtail the database growth problem.
At present, while testing the initial implementation internally, the team intends to observe all changes and make proper documentation about the effect of the new feature.
Before Local Snapshots Implementation.
Prior to the implementation of the Local Snapshots, when the global Snapshot failed to knob the situation of amplified growth properly, IOTA foundation had to request the stop of coordinator temporarily, create the rate of snapshot state, and allow verification of the generated files before reigniting the coordinator.
How IOTA (MIOTA) Local Snapshot Works
Local snapshots trims down transactions by initially selecting an old confirmed transaction as an anchor. Then, all transactions referenced by the selected one will be cropped and the database will be cleaned up.
Next to this is solid entry point (syncing of new nodes). While new nodes, compared to old ones have issued cropping down old transactions, local snapshot files allows new nodes to start operations based on the same file, and this can be shared by the community.
Summarily, IOTA foundation has been able to disclose to us in a report that the imminent new feature, Local Snapshots will not only battle space challenges associated with the cryptocurreny’s growth, but also help to streamline the structuring of new nodes while allowing operation on permanodes.