Celer joins forces with Nervos to accelerate layered blockchain technology

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The project teams have been in constant discussion for the last few months about technology collaboration and integration.

Celer, an off-chain protocol for scaling blockchains today announced it has joined forces with Nervos, a blockchain network and DApp platform built with a layered architecture to collectively refine the layered blockchain architecture and accelerate the mass adoption of blockchain technologies.

Nervos Network’s  base layer, Nervos CKB (Common Knowledge Base) is a Layer 1 public blockchain that is optimized for Layer 2 solutions, with three primary goals: (1) to serve as a store of assets; (2) to serve as a Crypto Court; and (3) to be Layer-2 friendly. Nervos CKB uses a RISC-V based virtual machine, a simple state model called the Cell Model. The whole architecture is a generalization of Bitcoin, which enables Nervos CKB to provide powerful data abstraction, broad consensus, and strong security — all without sacrificing decentralization.

Celer Network is a leading layer-2 scaling platform that enables fast, easy and secure off-chain transactions for not only payment transactions, but also generalized off-chain smart contract. Celer aims to be a coherent architecture to consolidate multiple off-chain scaling techniques including state channel, side-chain, and interactive computing and also encompasses the first-ever off-chain crypto economics suite to incentivize security, data connectivity and liquidity in the off-chain ecosystem.

Partnership

  • Integration – The teams will work closely to realize the initial integration of Celer Network’s generalized state channel functionality with Nervos CKB.
  • Research – Will conduct research and examine possible new primitives to add in layer-1 blockchain to support layer-2’s continuous evolution in terms of cost, efficiency, privacy, and user experiences.
  • Education – The projects will continue to raise awareness of the global blockchain community about the need for a layered blockchain and the technology, design pattern, and usage pattern around this thesis.

“Nervo’s vision of building “layer-1 for layer-2” resonates with us deeply. We have a long wishlist for layer-1 to enable a more efficient and better-UX layer-2. With this opportunity, we hope to leverage great technology innovation provided by Nervos like RISC-V virtual machine, and also hopefully provide some feedback to Nervos’s design during our integration to enable entirely new possibilities in layer-2 together.”

Dr. Mo Dong, Co-founder of Celer Network

“We are impressed by Celer Network’s coherent design of off-chain scaling technology and crypto economics architecture, fast production delivery speed and all-star technology team. We are excited to have Celer Network as our first layer-2 partner and look forward to continuously working together to bring another layer of scalability on top of Nervos CKB.”

Jan Xie, Chief Architect from Nervos

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