The community of the Celo blockchain has been encouraged to take into account using Polygon Labs‘ Chain Development Kit (CDK) to speed up the planned layer-2 migration on the Ethereum network. This comes after cLabs, the main Celo development team, presented a different plan in July to convert its layer-1 into an Ethereum-compatible layer-2 solution by using Optimism’s OP Stack, a comparable customisable toolset that makes use of Optimism’s ‘optimistic’ technology.
Sandeep Nailwal, a co-founder of Polygon Labs, made a suggestion to the Celo community this week, urging the blockchain ecosystem to take into account adopting Polygon’s CDK, a codebase that enables programmers to create unique layer-2 chains using zero-knowledge (ZK) technology.
According to Nailwal, this change would allow Celo to fully capitalise on the advantages of acting as an Ethereum layer-2 solution while maintaining the core characteristics that first helped the chain achieve popularity. The shift, he continued, “should come with built-in Ethereum alignment and as-close-to-the-developer experience, without compromising security.” He also stressed that it is a big technical advance.
In August, the Polygon CDK toolkit was made available, allowing programmers to create blockchain networks with the use of ZK proofs.With the help of this open-source codebase, developers can join chains using a ZK-based bridge to form the “Value Layer,” a single ecosystem. Canto, a layer-1 blockchain powered by Cosmos, stated that it would transition to a zero-knowledge layer-2 on Ethereum using the Polygin CDK. The platform outlined how this change is consistent with its goals of creating a blockchain specifically for real-world assets (RWA). In addition to Canto, other initiatives including Astar, Gnosis, and IDEX have also made plans to develop ZK layer-2 solutions using the toolkit.