Settlement - Ethereum

As with today’s major rollups, Eclipse Mainnet will settle to Ethereum.

The Eclipse Mainnet features a validating bridge directly integrated into the Eclipse infrastructure. This bridge, crucial for establishing the "canonical chain," is respected by all Eclipse nodes. To ensure accuracy in transaction sequencing, Eclipse nodes are required to operate Ethereum full nodes concurrently.

This integration imparts several security benefits derived from Ethereum. Primarily, the bridge authenticates all transactions on the Eclipse network, safeguarding against the submission of invalid states. It also guarantees eventual liveness and provides censorship resistance, ensuring that, in scenarios where the sequencer fails or engages in censoring activities at Layer 2, users retain the ability to enforce the inclusion of their transactions through the bridge.

These robust security features contribute to the classification of validiums and optimums as "Ethereum L2s." L2BEAT describes an L2 as a network that "fully or partially derives its security from layer one Ethereum, thereby alleviating users from solely depending on the integrity of L2 validators for the protection of their assets."

Recognizing the significant role of Ethereum-native assets in the DeFi and NFT markets of the Eclipse Mainnet, Ethereum is chosen as the preferred decentralized currency. Consequently, Ethereum (ETH) will also serve as the gas token on the Eclipse Mainnet. Looking forward, fee abstraction will allow users the flexibility to pay gas fees using their preferred tokens, such as USDC. As of now, there are no plans to introduce a proprietary token for Eclipse Mainnet.

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