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NDAX New Coin Listings: What Is Celestia (TIA)

Feb 07, 2024
byNDAX Labs

What is Celestia (TIA)? 

Celestia is a blockchain network that adopts a modular approach, aiming to address scalability issues commonly found in traditional blockchain systems. This network differentiates itself by separating execution from consensus and implementing data availability sampling (DAS) as a core feature. 

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The History of Celestia 

Celestia released its native cryptocurrency, TIA, alongside its main net launch on October 31, 2023. The project had earmarked 60 million TIA tokens (6% of total supply) to be airdropped during genesis to developers, researchers, highly-active stakers, and addresses on Ethereum, Ethereum rollups, Cosmos, and Osmosis.Dec 18, 2023. 

Early protocol backers include crypto venture capital firm Polychain Capital, who made their first investment in Celestia on Oct 19, 2022 in its Series B round. Another crypto venture capital firm Bain Capital Crypto, made their first investment in Celestia on Oct 19, 2022 in its Series B round. Cryptium, made their first investment in Celestia on Mar 03, 2021 in its Seed round. 


Celestia Project Details 

Celestia (TIA) stands out as the inaugural modular blockchain network that simplifies the deployment of individual blockchains with minimal complexity. It revolutionizes blockchain architecture by introducing a groundbreaking concept—data availability sampling—decoupling execution from consensus. This unique feature empowers developers by eliminating constraints on execution and settlement, allowing them the freedom to define their own environments for execution and settlement. This flexibility opens up unprecedented opportunities for builders and developers. 

Unlike traditional monolithic blockchains, Celestia breaks away from the norm. Monolithic blockchains encounter scalability challenges because they handle all fundamental blockchain functions—processing transactions, verifying transaction accuracy, and gaining consensus on validity and transaction order. Modular blockchains, on the other hand, innovate by separating consensus from transaction execution, achieving heightened scalability without compromising security or decentralization.  

The modular approach to blockchains introduces a realm of possibilities. Experimentation becomes more accessible as both application-specific and general-purpose blockchains can seamlessly deploy to Celestia and immediately benefit from its validator set's security. This modularity also grants developers control over application rules, offering sovereignty as they can adjust the tech stack without needing permission from external applications. 

About TIA 

How Celestia Works: 

Celestia tackles scalability through the following approaches: 

1. Modular Design: Celestia adopts a modular design by separating the responsibilities of execution and consensus. This design choice offers enhanced flexibility and scalability. 

2. Data Availability Sampling (DAS): DAS allows nodes to process only the transactions relevant to their specific needs. This targeted processing reduces network load and improves overall efficiency. 

  3. Security and Resource Efficiency: Celestia employs technologies such as DAS and fraud/validity proofs to ensure that light nodes enjoy security comparable to full nodes but with lower resource requirements. 

4. Architecture: The architecture is aligned with scalable and decentralized protocols. The goal is to support a high volume of users without compromising decentralization or security. 


What TIA Is Used for

TIA is the native token of the Celestia network. It is utilized primarily for participating in the network's consensus mechanism and for paying transaction fees. 


Key Takeaways

 - The Celestia network positions itself as a foundational layer for building new blockchain ecosystems and providing a relatively decentralized and secure framework for dApps (decentralized applications). 

- Celestia's modular blockchain network proposes a solution to scalability challenges in crypto. 

- The network integrates trust-minimized bridges, sovereign rollups, and efficient resource pricing. 

- Celestia's value proposition is centered around its modular design and its approach to scalability and security. 

- $TIA, Celestia’s native token, plays a crucial role in the ecosystem's operation. 


Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide investment, legal, accounting, tax or any other advice and should not be relied on in that or any other regard. The information contained herein is for information purposes only and is not to be construed as an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of cryptocurrencies or otherwise.