Celestia is a modular blockchain network that enables developers to build scalable, secure, and interoperable decentralized applications (dApps). Celestia decouples the data availability layer from the execution layer, allowing each layer to be optimized for its specific purpose. This makes Celestia more scalable and efficient than traditional monolithic blockchains.
Celestia works by separating the blockchain into two layers: the data availability layer and the execution layer. The data availability layer is responsible for storing and validating transaction data, while the execution layer is responsible for executing transactions and updating the state of the blockchain.
The data availability layer uses a sampling mechanism to ensure that all transaction data is available to all nodes on the network. This makes Celestia more secure than traditional blockchains, as it is more difficult for attackers to tamper with the transaction data.
The execution layer can be implemented using any type of virtual machine, which makes Celestia more flexible and adaptable than traditional blockchains. Developers can choose the virtual machine that best suits their needs, and they can even build their own custom virtual machines.
Celestia's native token is TIA. TIA is used to pay for transaction fees, secure the network, and participate in governance.
TIA has a total supply of 1 billion tokens. The tokens are allocated as follows:
TIA is currently trading at $2.38 (as of November 1, 2023). It has a market capitalization of $336.99 million.
Celestia was founded in 2021 by Mustafa Al-Bassam and Ismail Mahmutovic. Al-Bassam is a former software engineer at Google, where he worked on the development of the WebAssembly virtual machine. Mahmutovic is a former software engineer at Facebook, where he worked on the development of the Novi digital wallet.