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

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Builders and communities will have the ability 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 mentioned that the mission’s imaginative and prescient is to decouple the consensus and utility execution layers to unlock new prospects for decentralized app builders. Celesita is mainly a stripped-back minimalist layer-1 blockchain that gives customers the infrastructure that makes it straightforward to deploy their very own blockchain, or layer-2 rollup.

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“One of many objectives of Celestia is to make deploying your individual blockchain as straightforward as deploying a wise contract,” he defined, likening the mission to Amazon Internet Providers 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 new rollup-centric Ethereum vision 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’ll be able to have a settlement layer, however as a particular specialised execution layer that solely does settlement on high of Celestia, however is its personal factor.”

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

Khoffi mentioned that Celestia was launched on the concept that on-line communities need some sense of sovereignty, and that they like “the concept of launching their very own […] blockchain” without having to be “depending on Ethereum’s governance and design decisions:”

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

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

“It is going to be cheaper, and also you’re […] extra free within the decisions that you’ve got, that you are able to do by yourself chain.”

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