Customizable roll-up provider Eclipse announced that the startup is launching scaling solutions compatible with Solana and Polygon. Eclipse revealed that Layer 2 blockchains can run smart contracts on Solana, and distributed applications (dapps) can easily migrate to Polygon’s Sea Level Virtual Machine (SVM).
Eclipse’s L2 scaling concept is expected to improve blockchain efficiency
On Thursday, rollup providerEclipseannounced that the startup is working with the Polygon team to launch the Polygon Sealevel Virtual Machine (SVM). Eclipse noted that Polygon SVM will add new use cases and traffic to the Polygon ecosystem. Additionally, the technology is intended to leverage Polygon’s security to provide a faster and more efficient experience.
Eclipse works with customizable rollups, a layer 2 (L2) scaling concept that combines many transactions and validates them off-chain at once before recommitting them back to the blockchain. The roll-up concept is intended to increase scalability, reduce fees, and maintain the security and decentralization benefits of the underlying blockchain network.
“Ethereum was obviously still really slow and still very expensive, so it was very obvious that the rollup was the way to go for Ethereum scaling,” explained Neel Somani, founder of Eclipse to Techcrunch.” So we thought why not create a highly parallelized rollup, but the difference is that we stick to the standard toolset that already exists, like Solana Virtual Machine and Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).”
Eclipse raised $15 million last year and is backed by Polychain, Tribe Capital, Struck Crypto, Soma Capital, Tabiya, and Galileo. The startup is also a Solana Foundation grantee and works with Celestia, Eigenlayer, and Near. Somani, a former Terra blockchain developer, worked on Terranova, a Terra-based Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) project, before the collapse of the Terra ecosystem.
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