Research summary


Eclipse lets you deploy customizable rollups powered by the Solana virtual machine, EVM and more

Project summary

Eclipse gives you maximum control as a developer to build web2-scale applications with the power of web3. Eclipse’s cutting-edge blockchain architecture splits any blockchain into “modules” where you can mix and match for your needs.

With Eclipse you can control who’s allowed to run nodes on your network. Democratize NFT drops so bots don't have an unfair advantage. Collect arbitrage opportunities and return them to your community. With Eclipse, you can structure your blockchain to your desires.

Eclipse is deploying as an optimistic rollup, but they are working on a zero-knowledge rollup in parallel.



  • Neel Somani
    Founder. Quantitative Research Analist at Citadel. Software Engeneer at Arbnb, Two Sigma and Oasis Labs
  • Sam Thapaliya
    Creator of Zebec Protocol. ASMI co-Founder.
  • Kevin JI
    Founding Engineer. Co Founder & CTO at Triple Finance. Software Engineer at Jane Street and Dropbox.

Investors & partners

Investors: The $6 million pre-seed round was led by Polychain Capital and also participated Tribe Capital, Tabiya, Galileo, Polygon Ventures, The House Fund, and Accel

The $9 million Eclipse seed was co-led by Tribe Capital and Tabiya, a company started by former Binance executives. CoinList and other participants in the round such as Crypto Ventures, Soma Capital, Struck Crypto.

Partners: Celestia, Solana, EigenLayer, Polygon...




They use the Solana (Sealevel) Virtual Machine


With Eclipse, you get to pick the virtual machine for your blockchain. How should you decide?

  • Performance: Some virtual machines are designed to enable greater parallelism across transactions, such as the Sealevel (Solana) VM, MoveVM, and FuelVM. Others typically do not support parallelism such as the EVM.
  • Security: Languages such as Rust and Move can protect against many bugs that Solidity does not. For example, Ethereum smart contracts are vulnerable to so-called reentrancy attacks.
  • Community: Popular blockchains like Ethereum and Solana have fostered thriving developer communities around the EVM and SVM respectively. This means better tooling and developer support compared to newer virtual machines like the Move VM or Fuel VM.
  • Ease-of-use: Languages such as Solidity are easier to code in, and not all bytecodes support compilation from Solidity. On the other hand, Rust is typically considered more difficult to code in.

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