Rollup, Validium, Volition — Where is Your Data Stored?

StarkWare Nov 21 · 5 min read TL;DR StarkWare offers a range of Data Availability (DA) modes for customers to choose from, according to their priority There are three approaches to Data Availability for STARK proofs, all of them are already available in production: — Rollup: the ledger is published directly on the blockchain — … Read more

Data Availability is Not Data Storage

Recall this grade school experience: you raise your hand and ask, “Can I go to the bathroom?” To which your teacher responds with “I don’t know. Can you?” Might seem far fetched, but this is a perfect entry point to understanding the difference between data availability and data storage. Let’s bring this analogy close to … Read more

From Rollup to Validium With Polygon Avail

Rollups scale Ethereum by providing a separate layer where transactions can be executed. But they still rely on the mainnet to store transaction data, which is costly and eats up valuable blockspace. Polygon Avail is a modular data availability blockchain that solves this problem by taking the data off chain, helping bring the vision of … Read more

Understanding Polygon Avail & Modular Blockchains Through Metaphors

Polygon Avail is a modular data availability blockchain. For most people, that’s not much of an explanation. Below are a few clear metaphors for understanding modular blockchains, one of the most important concepts in the Web3 space. The metaphors mostly describe one potential use case for Avail – the Validium solution for Layer 2s. Future … Read more

Polygon Avail: Unlocking the Modular Blockchain Future

Blockchain architecture needs to evolve with the times. Whether people are coordinating in DAOs, executing complex contracts in DeFi, or investing through gaming with GameFi, the demand placed on today’s monolithic blockchains is increasing exponentially. The challenge is scalability.  Monolithic chains are feeling the symptoms of their success: blockspace is coveted and expensive, and it’s … Read more

Introducing Avail by Polygon — a Robust General-Purpose Scalable Data Availability Layer

Introducing Avail by Polygon We are extremely excited to announce Avail — an important component of a completely new way on how future blockchains will work. Avail is a general-purpose, scalable data availability-focused blockchain targeted for standalone chains, sidechains, and off-chain scaling solutions. Avail provides a robust data availability layer by using an extremely secure … Read more

The Data Availability Problem

Special thanks to Dankrad Feist for an in-depth review of the post. Special mention to John Adler for his comments. The Data Availability Problem explained by Polygon In this post, we delve into the details of the data availability problem and how it can impact scaling on Ethereum. The Data Availability (DA) problem: How can … Read more