The benefits of modular blockchains

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The benefits of modular blockchains 🧵 Modular blockchains are the result of separating the core components of a single blockchain and running them on separate layers. Here’s what makes them powerful 👇

Scalability Layers that specialize on a couple of core components allows for greater scalability innovations without the burden of making tradeoffs that come with a modular blockchain. For example, a modular DA layer with DA sampling can scale linearly with the number of users.

Interoperability Blockchains can utilize a modular shared security layer, like Celestia, to enable trust-minimized bridging between blockchains in the same cluster. This increases both the security and ease at which blockchains can communicate with each other.

Bootstrapping costs New blockchains can be effortlessly created with minimal cost and time spent. Rollup SDKs, like Optimint, will not only help facilitate this but provide a way to bootstrap without needing a consensus mechanism, large validator set, or token distribution.

Experimentation Blockchains can be effortlessly created and used to experiment with new innovative technologies that bring further scalability and optimizations to the entire stack. This allows them to focus directly on the key elements they want to innovate on.