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


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 challenge’s imaginative and prescient is to decouple the consensus and software execution layers to unlock new prospects for decentralized app builders. Celesita is principally a stripped again minimalist layer one blockchain that provides customers the infrastructure that makes it simple to deploy their very own blockchain, or layer two rollup.

sooner or later, we’ll all have the ability to have our personal blockchains.

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

In an analogous strategy to how the brand new rollup-centric Ethereum imaginative and prescient separates the consensus and information availability layers from the execution layer, Celestia is smodularly-designed however with customizable options which affords customers the liberty to decide on their execution environments:

“In Celestia, there isn’t any such factor as execution on the bottom layer, so it is utterly outsourced to a distinct layer. You possibly can have a settlement layer, however as a selected 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 on-line communities need some sense of sovereignty, and that they like “the thought of launching their very own […] blockchain” while not having to be “depending on Ethereum’s governance and design decisions”:

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

He mentioned a Decentralized Autonomous Group could want to deploy their very own blockchain, and make the principles 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, that you are able to do by yourself chain.”

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


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