Celer + DFINITY: Speed-of-light Off-chain Scaling on the Internet Computer

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Today, we are excited to announce our partnership with DFINITY, a next-generation blockchain-based decentralized cloud platform. Both teams will work closely on developing and integrating Celer Network’s off-chain scaling solutions in DFINITY, with the common vision of enabling Internet scale on public blockchains and bringing dApps to mass adoption.

Celer Network has gained early access to DFINITY’s blockchain SDK. Using the SDK, Celer Network has successfully implemented the first version of cChannel on DFINITY. Through this partnership, Celer Network has become the first project to incorporate off-chain scalability solution to DFINITY.

DFINITY is a next-generation public blockchain system that uses a decentralized network to create a secure “Internet Computer” (decentralized cloud — “cloud 3.0”) designed to host the world’s business systems and data. DFINITY is applying novel mathematics and data structures to support its secure distributed computing network. To support developer adoption and facilitate use, DFINITY uses a WebAssembly-based virtual machine — the future software standard for the web. This enables DFINITY to deliver high performance, never-before-seen platform interoperability, and data security.

Celer Network, as a layer-2 scaling platform, will develop and integrate its off-chain scaling solutions on top of DFINITY to further boost its scalability. With DFINITY as the underlying security layer, Celer Network’s generalized state channel and sidechain suite (cChannel) and provably-optimal state routing algorithm (cRoute) can provide DFINITY with another dimension of unlimited scalability. Celer Network’s cOS also provides a friendly development framework and application runtime that allows the DFINITY community to easily access the off-chain solutions and scale their applications to millions of users.

According to Dr. Mo Dong, Co-founder of Celer Network, “With DFINITY’s novel technical solutions such as WebAssembly virtual machine, it brings unprecedented scalability, data security and platform interoperability into blockchain systems. Integrating Celer Network to DFINITY is important for us because its novel virtual machine enables easier on-chain and off-chain interaction and state exchanges. This is essential to simplify the future off-chain applications’ development process and user experiences.”

Timo Hanke, Head of Engineering at DFINITY, found that “Celer Network provides an impressive layer-2 scaling solution. Its flexible generalized state channels and high-performance state routing can bring in another layer of scalability on top of DFINITY. We believe Celer Network and DFINITY together can enable easy-to-develop and easy-to-use decentralized applications that hit mass adoption.”

Due to the aligned vision and complementary technical stacks, both tech teams aim to continue optimal collaboration and integration. Celer Network looks forward to continuously working with DFINITY and other ecosystem members to build blockchain ecosystems that are scalable, prosperous and sustainable.


DFINITY is a public blockchain system whose protocols generate a reliable “virtual blockchain computer” running on top of a peer-to-peer network upon which software can be installed and can operate in the tamperproof mode of smart contracts. It has received funding from top-tier VCs such as Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital. For more information, visit: dfinity.org

About Celer Network:

Celer Network is an Internet-scale, trust-free, and privacy-preserving platform running on top of existing and future blockchains. It enables everyone to quickly build, operate, and use highly scalable decentralized applications through innovations in off-chain scaling techniques and incentive-aligned cryptoeconomics. For more information, visit: celer.network

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