Virtual chains are intelligent sharding.
Unlike current solutions that randomly split traffic, virtual chains optimize (lane) usage by allocating one per app.
Current solutions group users and resources into random lanes, lowering efficiency when users transact across lanes.
Virtual chains group users by their likelihood to transact with each other.
Virtual chains isolate DApps from general network hazards and offer the security, decentralization and maintenance-free benefits of the Orbs common infrastructure.
Virtual chains allow governance to be optimized per application and resources to be added on-demand