Nautilus announced a collaboration with Eclipse to launch a high-throughput chain. The emphasis will be on enabling payment as a built-in feature. Nautilus and Eclipse intend to fuel projects with the potential to serve customers in DeFi-related categories. Both partners contribute essential components to the table. Eclipse, for instance, provides access to its cutting-edge capabilities. This will undoubtedly pave the way for a seamless, high-throughput zk-EVM rollout.
While a list of projects is yet to be announced, there is a hint that Zebec could be among the first deployments under the partnership. If deployed, it will bring along over 20,000 daily active users. The list also includes Questbook and Poseidon Swap, though not necessarily in the sequence of their release.
There are over 80 projects that could be deployed on the Nautilus chain.
What really works well for the chain is the way it functions. To start with, it is backed by the SVM and employs the Neon EVM. SVM, short for Sealevel Virtual Machine, remains underneath while Neon EVM leverages the capabilities of proxy nodes to relay EVM transactions to it.
The EVM transactions are executed by Sputnik VM, after which the state is stored in SVM accounts for higher SVM parallelism. SVM is an EVM bytecode interpreter. Celestia ensures data availability for the chain.
Users are the final beneficiaries since they get their hands on EVM wallets and their tools. The speed of SVM remains available to them throughout the session.
The current deployment can process over 2,000 transactions per second. Nautilus can, therefore, be assumed to be an optimistic rollup on a chain that is being settled by circulating fraud proofs on the layer.
Eclipse is turning out to be the perfect piece of the puzzle that Nautilus has been trying to solve. A list of requirements shows that Nautilus wanted the ability to add zk features in the execution layer, along with the ability to switch to a zk-rollup after the technology has been successfully deployed. Moreover, gas fee redistribution and payment for gas in $ZBC have opened the door for Eclipse in the Nautilus ecosystem.
The future now holds the dynamic feature, with users being able to move their data layers at their convenience.
Eclipse has also saved Nautilus by meeting the basic need for a team of infrastructure experts to ensure a good amount of uptime and better implement chain upgrades. The team employed will now be responsible for developing and rolling out features from the ground up. Infrastructure rides high on the potential of how well it can be manually deployed by a team that can write its logic.
The roadmap of the Nautilus chain, or rather its future, appears to be backed by the zk-EVM rollup that uses the RISC Zero Proof system. There is a possibility that the chain may directly implement the BRF circuit.