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

Developers and communities will be able to deploy their own sovereign and custom blockchains with the “click of a button,” says Celestia ...



Developers and communities will be able to deploy their own sovereign and custom blockchains with the “click of a button,” says Celestia co-founder Ismail Khoffi.

Speaking to Cointelegraph during Korean Blockchain Week 2022 last week, Koffi said the project’s vision is to decouple the consensus and application execution layers to unlock new possibilities for decentralized application makers. . Celesita is essentially a minimalist Layer 1 blockchain that provides users with the infrastructure that makes it easy to deploy their own blockchain, or Layer 2 rollup.

“One of Celestia’s goals is to make deploying your own blockchain as easy as deploying a smart contract,” he explained, comparing the project to Amazon Web Services where, “you write your code and click a button, it’s deployed and people can start using it.

In a similar way to how the new Ethereum vision focused on deployment separates the consensus and data availability layers from the execution layer, Celestia is designed in a modular way but with customizable features that give users the freedom to choose their execution environments:

“In Celestia, there’s no execution on the base layer, so it’s completely outsourced to another layer. You can have a settlement layer, but as a specific specialized runtime layer that only does settlement on top of Celestia, but that’s its own thing.

Koffi added that “communities can [then] choose which settlement layer they want to use, or they can launch their own settlement layer or launch their own sovereign deployment.

Koffi said Celestia was started on the idea that online communities want a certain sense of sovereignty, and that they like “the idea of ​​starting their own […] blockchain” without needing to be “dependent on Ethereum’s governance and design choices”:

“By having your own sovereign deployment […] you are not bound by any decision […] you are more free in the choices you have, that you can make on your own channel”.

He said a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) may wish to deploy their own blockchain and establish the rules for its operation, while benefiting from Celestia’s infrastructure and security.

“It will be cheaper, and you are […] more freedom in the choices you have, that you can make on your own channel.

The Celestia Testnet was rolled out in May 2022, and the Celestia team plans to launch the Mainnet in 2023. However, Koffi said there were still “optimizations to be done and bugs to be fixed” before launch. Celestia has yet to issue a token but has already garnered a lot of hype.