Eclipse has announced the mainnet launch of its new general-purpose layer 2 scaling solution powered by the Solana Virtual Machine (SVM).
Eclipse has announced
the mainnet launch of its new general-purpose layer 2 scaling solution powered by the Solana Virtual Machine (SVM).
Eclipse Mainnet will leverage the “best-in-class execution environment” that Solana Virtual Machine offers for parallel transaction execution. This enables it to scale throughput linearly with hardware. It will also use Solana's localized fee markets to prevent fee spikes from congesting the whole chain.
Eclipse will use Celestia for data availability, which is expected to support much higher throughput than Ethereum.
In addition, Neon EVM is a smart contract which brings Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility to the layer-2 chain.
Meanwhile, Ethereum will be used for settlement, utilizing its security properties. Eclipse will use ETH as its gas token, recognizing it as the “best decentralized money that most users clearly prefer.”
Eclipse also stated that they have “no plans for Eclipse Mainnet to have its own token at this time.”
Users can access Eclipse Mainnet through the recently launched MetaMask Snaps, which allows open-source contributors to build on MetaMask, or Solana native wallets.
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