MakerDAO co-founder proposes fork of Solana codebase for native chain

by Jeremy

MakerDAO co-founder Rune Christensen has submitted a proposal to construct the decentralized finance undertaking’s upcoming native chain off of a fork of Solana’s codebase, and never the Ethereum Digital Machine regardless of its long-running ties with Ethereum.

MakerDAO’s native chain or what’s at present dubbed as “NewChain,” is a part of the fifth and last part of the MakerDAO “Endgame” improve introduced in Could.

The ultimate part is anticipated to take round three years to finish, and it’ll see the total re-implementation of the Maker Protocol into a brand new stand-alone blockchain.

In a Sept. 1 X (Twitter) put up highlighting the proposal, Christensen said that: “After some analysis, I consider the Solana codebase must be thought-about as the idea for NewChain.”

Within the proposal on the MakerDAO discussion board, Christensen described Solana’s codebase because the “most promising” choice to discover, as he supplied three key explanation why he thinks it must be used as the inspiration for NewChain.

Firstly, he highlighted the “technical high quality” of the Solana codebase, and argued that it’s “extremely optimized for the aim of working a singular, extremely environment friendly blockchain.”

“The Solana codebase is engineered properly and advantages from being designed lengthy after the bottlenecks and challenges of blockchains had been already properly understood, which inserts properly with the target of NewChain itself in fixing the technical debt of Maker.”

Secondly, Christensen argued that the Solana ecosystem has “confirmed its resilience by having gone by way of the FTX blowup” and a number of other different challenges with out crumbling.

As such, the MakerDAO co-founder urged that the Solana ecosystem is more likely to stick round long run, keep a “high-quality pool of expertise out there for Maker to entry and contribute to” whereas additionally offering a cheap avenue to construct and keep NewChain with.

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Lastly, Christensen famous that as “there already exists examples of the Solana codebase being forked and tailored to behave as appchains,” MakerDAO might observe an identical course of to develop NewChain.

Again on Twitter, Christensen was questioned on why favored utilizing Solana code over EVM.

Christensen famous that whereas the EVM is the “most essential in the case of constructing stuff for customers, since that’s the place the customers are,” it doesn’t swimsuit MakerDAO’s particular necessities on the backend.

NewChain will basically function a back-end for the undertaking’s SubDAO tokenomics and governance safety. On the opposite aspect of issues, Its governance token Maker (MKR) and stablecoin Dai (DAI) will proceed to perform as typical on Ethereum.

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