Celestia will be available within the Polygon CDK software. According to a Dec. 11 announcement, Celestia will integrate with Polygon’s chain development kit (CDK) “early next year.” The integration will enable Polygon-based networks to use Celestia for data availability.
According to the revelation, networks could lower transaction fees by more than 100 times if they kept compressed transaction data on Celestia rather than Ethereum. The integration, which will be available in early 2024, will ease this decision by providing this option within the Polygon CDK software itself.
“This is the broadband moment for Web3,” said Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon. “The ability to launch a high-throughput ZK-powered Ethereum layer 2 as easily as deploying a smart contract will do for blockchain adoption what high-speed fibre did for Web2 applications.”
Polygon CDK software enables developers to build new blockchain networks that are part of the larger Polygon ecosystem. According to the announcement, it is currently used by OKX, Astar, Canto, Gnosis Pay, Palm, and IDEX. Some Polygon-based networks, such as the Polygon zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine, are “rollups” that directly store transaction data on the Ethereum network. Others are “validiums” that simply store validation proofs on Ethereum while leaving the actual compressed transaction data on a separate network. Avail, in addition to Celestia, is a network that may store transaction data for validiums.