MakerDAO and DAI Creator Proposes New Native Chain Based on Solana (SOL) Fork – The Daily Hodl

MakerDAO co-founder Rune Christensen is proposing that Maker (MKR) launch its own native blockchain based on the Solana (SOL) codebase.

Writing in a new blog post, Christensen reveals plans for the fifth phase of “Endgame,” the long-term roadmap for Maker that was originally laid out in May of 2022.

In the post from May, Christensen said the fifth and final phase of Endgame was the launch of “NewChain,” a separate chain that houses backend security while interacting with Ethereum (ETH) through a “state of the art bridge.”

Now, Christen says that after researching, a Solana fork should be a candidate for NewChain.

“The last phase of Endgame is the launch of a native blockchain for Maker with the codename NewChain.

It will make the ecosystem more secure and efficient

After some research, I believe the Solana codebase should be considered as the basis for NewChain.”

Christensen names three reasons in particular why Solana is the most promising codebase for NewChain and one that should be explored further.

Specifically, the veteran crypto developer says that Solana presents high efficiency, along with an ecosystem galvanized by the collapse of FTX, plus a history of already successfully being forked, such as Pyth, the oracle solution.

“The first reason is the technical quality of the Solana codebase, as it is highly optimized for the purpose of operating a singular, highly efficient blockchain, which is what NewChain requires. The Solana codebase is engineered well and benefits from being designed long after the bottlenecks and challenges of blockchains were already well understood, which fits nicely with the objective of NewChain itself in fixing the technical debt of Maker. Solana also already has two client implementations, which is crucial for resilience.

The second reason is that the Solana ecosystem has proven its resilience by having gone through the FTX blowup. Despite all of the issues and hardships, the project still has a thriving developer community. This means that it has a significant Lindy Effect and is likely to stick around long term and means that the costs for development and maintenance will be much lower and that there will always be a high-quality pool of talent available for Maker to access and contribute to.

The third reason is that there already exists examples of the Solana codebase being forked and adapted to act as appchains. Most notable is the Pyth project which runs its own adapted version of Solana to act as its backend.”

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