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Welcome to Amberdata's Podcast series featuring leaders in the digital asset space where we explore the intersection of finance, blockchain, and technology! In this episode, Pat Doyle, Amberdata's Blockchain Research, interviews Vijay Chetty, CEO of Eclipse Labs.



In this episode, we are joined by Eclipse CEO, Vijay Chetty. Eclipse is an innovative Layer 2 solution that uses the Solana Virtual Machine (SVM) to help scale Ethereum. We dive into how the SVM can be used to help scale the Ethereum Layer 2 Ecosystem and how it is working to become the backbone of high throughput applications while still leveraging Ethereum's security.

Vijay has extensive experience working with major DeFi protocols like dYdX, Uniswap, and Ripple.  We dive into his learnings at Uniswap/dYdX and his plans to grow the Eclipse ecosystem.


This episode of the Amberdata podcast, features Eclipse Labs, a company pioneering the development of a Solana Layer 2 (L2) solution on Ethereum. The discussion dives into Chetty's journey in the cryptocurrency space, the rapid evolution of the L2 ecosystem, and the innovative approach Eclipse Labs is taking to improve blockchain scalability and performance.

Background and Experience

Vijay Chetty has been deeply involved in the cryptocurrency industry for over a decade. His career began on Wall Street as an investor at BlackRock, focusing on fixed income. In 2015, Chetty transitioned to the crypto space, joining Ripple. His fascination with the convergence of finance, technology, and legal coordination drove his interest in crypto. Over the years, he has played pivotal roles in the growth and development of major decentralized finance (DeFi) projects such as dYdX and Uniswap, before taking the helm at Eclipse Labs.

Eclipse Labs and the L2 Ecosystem

Eclipse Labs aims to address the limitations of existing blockchain solutions by building a high-performance execution environment on Ethereum using the Solana Virtual Machine (SVM). The L2 ecosystem has seen significant growth, driven by the need for improved scalability, data availability, and settlement efficiency. Chetty explains that the SVM on Ethereum offers the best of both worlds: Solana's high throughput and execution efficiency, combined with Ethereum's deep liquidity and robust security.

Technical Innovations and Market Evolution

Chetty highlights the evolution of DeFi market structures, from fully on-chain models to hybrid approaches that leverage off-chain computation for efficiency. He points out that while Ethereum's DeFi ecosystem has thrived, it has also faced challenges related to scalability and transaction costs. Eclipse Labs aims to solve these issues by integrating the high-performance SVM with Ethereum's settlement and security layers and using modular data availability solutions like Celestia to reduce costs.

Building the Eclipse Ecosystem

Eclipse Labs is currently in the test net phase, with plans to launch its mainnet soon. The company's strategy involves two key prongs:

  1. Leveraging Existing Solana Ecosystem: Many established Solana-based DeFi applications are exploring expansion opportunities on Ethereum through Eclipse Labs, attracted by the access to Ethereum's larger user base and asset pool.

  2. Fostering Eclipse-Native Development: Eclipse aims to attract new developers by providing the most performant general-purpose L2, optimized for high transaction throughput. The goal is to support a wide range of applications, from consumer-focused apps to complex financial protocols, all benefiting from Eclipse's high-performance infrastructure.

Decentralization vs. Performance Trade-offs

A critical aspect of Eclipse's approach is balancing decentralization with performance. While many blockchain projects prioritize maximal decentralization, Eclipse focuses on achieving the highest possible transaction throughput by adopting a more centralized sequencer set. This trade-off allows Eclipse to deliver the performance needed for mainstream-scale applications while still maintaining sufficient decentralization to ensure security and transparency.

Open Source and Community Engagement

Eclipse Labs is committed to contributing to the broader blockchain ecosystem. The team plans to open-source the Eclipse framework, enabling other developers and organizations to leverage their innovations. This approach fosters a collaborative environment where various blockchain ecosystems, including Solana, Ethereum, and Cosmos, can benefit from each other's advancements.

Developer Engagement and Future Outlook

For developers interested in building on Eclipse, the company offers extensive documentation and an active Discord community for support. Chetty emphasizes the importance of direct engagement, inviting developers to reach out via social media or the Eclipse website to discuss their projects and explore collaboration opportunities.


Vijay Chetty's extensive experience in both traditional finance and the crypto space, combined with his deep understanding of market dynamics and technical innovation, positions him uniquely to lead Eclipse Labs in its mission to revolutionize blockchain scalability and performance. Eclipse Labs' strategic focus on high throughput, combined with its modular approach and commitment to open-source development, promises to deliver a robust and scalable L2 solution that can drive the next wave of blockchain innovation.

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