Polygon Adopts Celestia’s Data Solution to Enhance Cost-Effectiveness in Layer-2 Networks

Polygon Integrates Celestia for Cost-Effective Layer-2 Networks

Polygon, a leading blockchain platform, has announced the integration of Celestia’s data availability (DA) solution into its customizable software stack, the Chain Development Kit (CDK). This strategic move provides blockchain builders with an alternative to Ethereum’s data storage, potentially reducing costs significantly for layer-2 networks.

Celestia, launched in October, positions itself as a cost-effective DA solution, eliminating the need for layer-2 networks to pay continuous fees to Ethereum for data storage and verification. With integration into Polygon’s CDK, developers can leverage Celestia when designing and deploying their own layer-2 networks, powered by zero-knowledge technology.

The inclusion of Celestia in Polygon’s CDK aims to simplify the process of launching high-throughput, zero-knowledge-powered Ethereum layer-2 networks. Sandeep Nailwal, Polygon co-founder, expressed the significance of this move, likening it to the “broadband moment for Web3,” enabling blockchain adoption with the ease of deploying a smart contract.

Celestia’s Data Availability Solution for Polygon CDK

  • Provides a cost-efficient alternative to Ethereum’s data handling.
  • Scheduled for availability in early 2024.
  • Empowers developers with a seamless integration for deploying layer-2 networks.

Polygon, incubating Avail initially but later spinning it out to align more closely with Ethereum’s roadmap, still relies on Ethereum’s data solution for its Polygon zkEVM network. While Celestia becomes an option for developers using Polygon CDK, the platform may consider integrating other data availability solutions, such as Avail, in the future.

Developers building validiums using Polygon CDK now have the option to leverage Celestia for data availability, with potential integration of other solutions into Polygon networks on the horizon. Avail, run by Polygon co-founder Anurag Arjun, recently launched a test network and is set to go live in 2024.

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