Launching a blockchain to be as easy as deploying a smart contract

Builders and communities will be capable to deploy their very own sovereign, custom-made blockchains on the “click on of a button” says Celestia co-founder Ismail Khoffi. 

Talking with Cointelegraph at Korean Blockchain Week 2022 final week, Khoffi stated that the venture’s imaginative and prescient is to decouple the consensus and software execution layers to unlock new potentialities for decentralized app builders. Celesita is mainly a stripped-back minimalist layer-1 blockchain that gives customers the infrastructure that makes it simple to deploy their very own blockchain, or layer-2 rollup.

“One of many targets of Celestia is to make deploying your individual blockchain as simple as deploying a sensible contract,” he defined, likening the venture to Amazon Internet Companies the place, “you write your code and click on a button, it’s deployed and other people can begin utilizing it.”

In the same method to how the brand new rollup-centric Ethereum imaginative and prescient separates the consensus and information availability layers from the execution layer, Celestia is modularly-designed however with customizable options that supply customers the liberty to decide on their execution environments:

“In Celestia, there isn’t a such factor as execution on the bottom layer, so it is fully outsourced to a special layer. You possibly can have a settlement layer, however as a particular specialised execution layer that solely does settlement on prime of Celestia, however is its personal factor.”

Khoffi added that “communities can [then] select which settlement layer they wish to use, or they will launch their very own settlement layer or launch their very own sovereign roll up.”

Khoffi stated that Celestia was launched on the concept on-line communities need some sense of sovereignty, and that they like “the concept of launching their very own […] blockchain” with no need to be “depending on Ethereum’s governance and design selections:”

“By having your individual sovereign rollout […] you’re not certain to any resolution […] you’re extra free within the selections that you’ve, that you are able to do by yourself chain”.

He stated a decentralized autonomous group (DAO) might want to deploy their very own blockchain, and make the principles for the way it operates, whereas benefiting from Celestia’s infrastructure and safety.

“Will probably be cheaper, and also you’re […] extra free within the selections that you’ve, that you are able to do by yourself chain.”

The Celestia Testnet was deployed in Might 2022, and the Celestia Group is planning to launch the Mainnet in 2023. Nonetheless, Khoffi stated that there are nonetheless “optimizations to be performed and bugs to be fastened” earlier than the launch. Celestia has not but issued a token however has already attracted loads of hype.