TechCrunch reports that Eclipse, a customizable rollup provider, is launching a scaling solution focused on Solana that allows applications to be compatible with Polygon. Rollups are a part of the layer-2 blockchain ecosystem that help to make blockchains faster and cheaper by compiling multiple transactions into one bundle to be added to a layer-1 blockchain. The Polygon Solana Virtual Machine (SVM) will be powered by Eclipse and will increase throughput speed and interoperability for crypto subsectors such as gaming and DeFi.
Eclipse’s initial motivation was to create a highly parallelized rollup that sticks to a standard set of tooling that already exists, such as the Solana Virtual Machine or Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). However, it has since evolved into a customizable rollup provider, allowing people to choose their base level, virtual machine, and make customizations to their applications.
According to Neel Somani, founder of Eclipse, applications, games, projects, and protocols in the crypto ecosystem are still “too expensive,” but rollups can help support different use cases without constraining the blockchain. Through this launch, dApps built for the Solana blockchain can migrate or become multichain through the Polygon SVM, opening up doors for both communities using and building on different blockchains.
In the long term, Eclipse sees this launch as just the beginning of scaling and believes that we will see a future proliferation of all kinds of virtual machines across different base layers. Somani believes this could be one example of an SVM rollup, but we are likely to see SVM on Ethereum mainnet or SVM on other base layers.