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Injective and Eclipse have partnered to launch Cascade, a rollup chain that aims to revolutionize interoperability for Solana applications across the Cosmos ecosystem. The project allows Solana applications to be deployed on Cascade, a Layer 2 network on top of Injective. Once deployed, the applications can interact with other blockchains in the Cosmos ecosystem, providing more opportunities for users to experience the best Web3 dApps in an integrated network.
Solana applications are largely limited to its ecosystem, as they are written in Rust, a programming language not used by many blockchains. By porting these applications onto Cascade, which is compatible with Rust, developers can use the same code and access a much wider crypto audience.
Cascade relies on optimistic rollups, a scaling technique typically used by blockchain networks to aggregate multiple transactions into a single transaction, reducing the number of transactions that need to be processed on-chain. The reason for relying on rollups in this case is not to achieve scalability but rather ensure that the interoperability between the differing technical architectures remains secure.
Applications deployed on Cascade will be able to access the wider Cosmos ecosystem through the IBC (Inter-Blockchain Communication) protocol, which lets anyone send tokens and messages between Cosmos-based blockchains. With Cascade, Rust developers will be able to transfer their code from Solana to Cascade and run it on the Cosmos ecosystem.
To initiate this project, Injective and Eclipse have started a private testnet, granting selected Solana developers exclusive access. These developers, proficient in Solana tools and the Rust language, can write and deploy their applications in the Cosmos ecosystem via Eclipse without learning Cosmos-specific tooling.
“The SVM environment will drive a tremendous amount of developer activity, and we are excited to bring it into the Cosmos ecosystem for the first time alongside Injective,” said Neel Somani, founder of Eclipse Labs, on the launch of Cascade.
Eclipse Labs had recently revealed plans to deploy a similar rollup-based blockchain called Polygon SVM, allowing Solana developers to deploy on Polygon, a popular Ethereum sidechain. Nitro is another blockchain project developing a network to deploy and execute Solana apps on Sei, a blockchain set to launch soon on Cosmos.
This partnership between Injective and Eclipse has the potential to break the barriers that have limited Solana applications to its ecosystem only. By providing access to the wider Cosmos ecosystem, Solana developers can use the same code and reach a much wider crypto audience. However, traders should note that trading carries high risk and should always seek professional financial advice before investing in any asset.