Eclipse will create a Layer 2 blockchain compatible with Solana and designed for the Polygon network

Polygon SVM, a Layer 2 blockchain created for the Polygon network and compatible with Solana, is being released by Eclipse.

Eclipse’s Polygon SVM blockchain aims to enable Solana developers to migrate their applications to Polygon without rewriting their code for the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The Polygon SVM testnet is anticipated to start in the first quarter, followed by the mainnet in the second quarter.

Polygon SVM is a Layer 2 blockchain that employs the SeaLevel Virtual Machine (SVM), a computing environment that allows the deployment of Rust-based Solana applications on other blockchains, such as Polygon.

Solana smart contracts can operate natively on Polygon SVM, allowing them to remain unchanged and be deployed straight on Polygon SVM. To construct blocks, the blockchain will use Optimistic Rollups technology, similar to other Layer 2 initiatives such as Arbitrum or Optimism. Rust programs will be able to move their code from Solana to Eclipse and execute it on the Polygon network. Afterwards, it may be settled back to Solana utilizing Rollups for enhanced protection.

“Because Solana smart contracts can be executed natively on the Polygon SVM, this facilitates the migration of Solana applications to Polygon. You may deploy your smart contracts straight to Polygon SVM without modifying their structure. Normally, while migrating from Solana to Polygon (using Polygon EVM), all smart contracts for the EVM must be rewritten “The creator of Eclipse, Neel Somani, informed The Block.

Avail, Polygon’s data availability protocol, will serve as the foundation for Rollup, and the blockchain will interface with Polygon’s main network and Ethereum through cross-chain bridges, according to Somani.

Eclipse secured $15 million in pre-seed investment in September and is a Polygon Ventures portfolio company. It is also a Solana Foundation award winner.

Eclipse is not the only initiative aiming to extend Solana applications to other blockchains. Nitro, a second Layer 2 blockchain, is constructing a network to install and run Solana applications on Sei, a blockchain that will shortly emerge on Cosmos.

Also Read: The Judge Refuses Dapper Labs’s Request To Drop The NBA Top Shot Security Case