Flexible rollup service that can be customized Eclipse has launched a Solana-based scaling solution that lets applications integrate with Polygon the two companies exclusively revealed to TechCrunch.
Rollups, which are an element of the Layer-2 Blockchain ecosystem is a way to scale to make blockchains more efficient and less expensive. Rollups are used to combine several transactions into a single bundle that can be added to a layer-1 Blockchain such as Ethereum as well as Solana. This means that rather than sending thousands of separate transactions, it’s a larger one that is less expensive.
The Polygon Solana — also known as Sealevel or Sealevel Virtual Machine (SVM) will be powered by Eclipse and will be equipped to run smart contracts as well as tooling that is compatible with Solana and will eventually improve throughput and increase interoperability with crypto subsectors, such as gaming, DeFi and much more, Neel Somani, founder of Eclipse spoke to TechCrunch.
“Ethereum was clearly slow and very expensive, and it was obvious that rollups would be the best way of increasing the speed of Ethereum,” Somani said. “So we thought about what if we created an extremely parallelized rollup but the difference is we use a standard tooling system that currently exists, like Solana Virtual Machine or the Solana Virtual Machine, or Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).”
This was the original reason for Eclipse and it’s now developed into a custom rollup solution: Users can choose their stage (like Polygon or Solana) and select a virtual machine such as EVM or SVM and create customizations within the application to include various elements at the base levels, Somani said.
Projects, applications, games protocols, and many other things are “too expensive” in the crypto-related ecosystem however rollups are able to facilitate different applications without limiting blockchain use, Somani said.
After the launch, the launch, decentralized applications (dApps) designed to work on the Solana blockchain will be able to be migrated or converted to multichain using the Polygon SVM. This will open the door to communities both using and building on various blockchains.
There’s been an increased demand for a solution that can be collaborative for gaming and physical infrastructure areas, Somani said. “That’s the biggest areas that we’ve seen a lot of increasing demand and that’s the same areas that Polygon and Solana have been pursuing recently.”
In the long run, Eclipse sees this launch as a beginning point for growth.
“I believe this is a sign of the future growth of various types of virtual machines on all the different layers of base,” Somani said. “This could be a case of an SVM roll-up, however, we’re likely to witness SVM on the Ethereum mainnet as well as SVM on different bases layers.”