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Eclipse to Launch Rollup Blockchain for Polygon Network with Solana Compatibility

Customizable rollup provider Eclipse announced that the startup is launching a scaling solution that is compatible with Solana and Polygon. Eclipse disclosed that the Layer 2 blockchain can run smart contracts on Solana, and decentralized applications (dapps) will be easily migratable to the Polygon Sealevel Virtual Machine (SVM).

How Eclipse’s L2 Scaling Concept Hopes to Improve Blockchain Efficiency

On Thursday, rollup provider Eclipse announced that the startup is collaborating with the Polygon team to launch the Polygon Sealevel Virtual Machine (SVM). Eclipse noted that the Polygon SVM will add new use cases and traffic to the Polygon ecosystem. Furthermore, the technology will leverage the security of Polygon and aims to provide a faster and more efficient experience.

Eclipse works with customizable rollups, a Layer 2 (L2) scaling concept that combines a large number of transactions to validate them all at once offchain, before committing them back to the blockchain. Rollup concepts aim to improve scalability, reduce fees, and maintain the security and decentralization benefits of the underlying blockchain network.

“Ethereum was obviously still really slow and still very expensive, so it was very obvious rollups were the path to scaling Ethereum,” Neel Somani, the founder of Eclipse explained to Techcrunch. “So we were thinking, what if we made a highly parallelized rollup, but the difference is that we stick to a standard set of tooling that already exists like the Solana Virtual Machine or Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).”

Eclipse raised $15 million last year and is backed by Polychain, Tribe Capital, Struck Crypto, Soma Capital, Tabiya, and Galileo. The startup is also a grant recipient of the Solana Foundation and has worked with Celestia, Eigenlayer, and Near. Somani, a former Terra blockchain developer, worked on Terranova, a Terra-based Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) project before the Terra ecosystem collapsed.

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