Celo’s developer, cLabs, has put forth a comprehensive plan to facilitate the selection of a Layer-2 technology provider, with the intention to make a final decision by January 2024.
Outlined in a “framework for selecting an L2 stack,” published on their discussion forum, cLabs seeks feedback from users and the community. The framework delineates the criteria for choosing a Layer-2 technology provider, which is a pivotal aspect of Celo’s strategy to integrate with Ethereum’s network. The initiative is designed to encourage community participation in the decision-making process, with the final choice anticipated by mid-January.
Key Features of Celo’s Proposed Layer-2 Framework
The framework elucidated its fundamental criteria and values, encompassing Ethereum compatibility and heightened security for technical considerations, streamlined migration with minimal downtime for migration feasibility, and autonomy within Ethereum for governance alignment.
In a statement, the post expressed, “We would love your input, suggestions, and feedback, to make this framework more reflective of all the priorities and concerns of Celo stakeholders.” It further emphasized that the current perspective represents cLabs’ views, with the aspiration to evolve the document to incorporate the general consensus of the entire Celo community. The collaborative nature of seeking input underscores the commitment to inclusivity in the decision-making process.
cLabs has expressed its openness to adapting to user suggestions if the team deems them suitable. Despite a slight delay in their self-imposed timeline, the aim is to achieve a general consensus on the framework by mid-December. Once this consensus is reached, cLabs will initiate the process of evaluating each Layer-2 (L2) stack against the established framework.
To facilitate further discussion, cLabs has scheduled an L2 discussion call on December 13 at 4 pm (GMT) regarding the framework. The announced framework is an extension of cLabs’ original proposal from July. The L1 to L2 upgrade was initially introduced to “foster a financially inclusive community and build openly in the spirit of Web3, bringing real-world use cases to the Ethereum ecosystem.” In August, Celo disclosed a partnership with Google Cloud for the Ethereum Layer-2 migration.