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Validium System Attributes

CDK-developed chains operate with a commitment to cost-effectiveness. The cost structure is thoughtfully constructed, factoring in several key considerations to help maintain competitive and predictable expenses.

The following tables outline the key system attributes and costs within a CDK-developed chain and specify where each measurement is taken.

Metrics Overview

MetricMeasurementMeasurement ContextDescriptionKey Term Definition
Unified LiquidityHighPolygon 2.0Seamlessly interacts across chains via LXLY Bridge for high liquiditySeamless flow of assets between different chains.
Future-ProofEssentialPolygon 2.0Key component of the Polygon 2.0 framework for future-ready operationsPreparation and composability of the product suite for future advancements.
Gas AvailabilityUnlimitedL2Supports virtually unlimited processing capacity due to unlimited L2 gasThe amount of computational effort required to process transactions.
Transaction FeesVery LowL2Designed for efficiency, resulting in significantly reduced fees due to off-chain DA and ZKPsCosts associated with executing transactions.
DecentralizationCustomizableL2Employs Ethereum for transaction proofs to ensure decentralized control; Permissioned DAC; Customizable Access ControlDistribution of processing and management across the network.
Data AvailabilityValidiumDACIncorporates a Data Availability Committee for reliable off-chain dataAssurance of consistent data access, even in case of failures.
SecurityHighL2Inherits Ethereum's robust security mechanisms, ensuring transaction proof integrityBuilt on Ethereum's tested security infrastructure, offering a high level of protection against network attacks.
InteroperabilityHighPolygon 2.0Promotes cross-chain interaction via LXLY Bridge for greater reachAbility of a system to work with other systems with ease.
Initial StakeNot RequiredL2Eliminates barriers to entry with no initial stake or collateralInitial capital or resources required to participate in a network.

The DAC serves as independent entity holding the up-to-date chain data. In case of chain disruptions, The DAC assures data availability, enabling chain reconstruction from any DAC member's data.

What are the Transaction Fees?

Compared to zkEVM and similar architectures, CDK-developed chains` cost structure can lead to an approximately 80% reduction in transaction fees due to the data availability layer.

Through ongoing optimization and innovation, we project further significant reductions in transaction fees in the future.

Transaction costs in CDK-developed chains are primarily influenced by the volume of transactions processed by the app-chain and withdrawal frequency. External factors such as Ethereum price and L1 gas price also contribute. Notably, L2 gas price can be adjusted for an optimal cost-profit balance.

What is Meant by "Unified Liquidity"?

As a fundamental component of Polygon 2.0, CDK-developed chains adopt an advanced interoperability layer, facilitating seamless cross-chain interaction for projects.

Stay tuned for more information.