March 23, 2022, 1:56AM EDT
• 11 min read

On rollups and data availability

Quick Take

  • A monolithic blockchain like Ethereum handles state execution, consensus and storing data, which makes it difficult to scale
  • Rollups can abstract state execution from the main chain, reducing the computational load on the Ethereum main chain
  • Zk rollups can also abstract the data from the main chain by utilizing Validium and external data availability committees
  • Data can also be compressed on-chain with data availability attestations, which is what Celestia is focused on
  • Ethereum would be able to leverage both rollups and data availability layers to become much more scalable than it currently is today

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