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Definition: Verkle tree


(VEctor commitment MeRKLE tree) A more efficient version of a Merkle tree that uses a different type of hash function. Like a Merkle tree, a Verkle tree is used to provide a digest (footprint) of transactions in a blockchain. However, instead of proving all the hashes in the tree, the Verkle tree can be verified with a single proof. Ethereum 2.0 is switching to Verkle trees. See Merkle tree and Ethereum 2.0.