This article hopes to explain in a clear and comprehensive manner what Plasma Cash is and how it helps solve Ethereum’s scalability issues. It will also explain the trade-offs made when using Plasma. This post is aimed at both beginner and intermediate readers.
Plasma Cash is a scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain. It makes use of sidechains for faster and cheaper transactions, and periodically checkpoints its state to the main Ethereum network to utilise the security and decentralisation of the main network.
Plasma Cash is one variant of the Plasma framework. Other variants include Plasma Debit and Plasma MVP. All are somewhat similar.