This page describes the overall architecture of the Kinto Blockchain.
Kinto is an Ethereum L2 rollup designed to accelerate the transition to an on-chain financial system. It features permissionless KYC/AML and native account abstraction to solve the two biggest blockers to mainstream adoption: compliance and user experience.
We adopted the modular thesis to maximize decentralization, credible neutrality, and scalability. The modular thesis, where different layers of the blockchain architecture are separated and optimized, allows each layer to function more efficiently. Let's analyze the different components of the Kinto rollup:
Settlement: From day one, Kinto used Ethereum as the settlement layer. Ethereum is the network with the most mature infrastructure for on-chain financial applications and the most censorship-resistant, neutral block space.
Execution: On the execution layer, we announced our partnership with Arbitrum a few weeks ago, becoming the first Arbitrum-based L2. Arbitrum is the undisputed L2 leader in TVL, maturity, and size of its DeFi ecosystem.
Data Availability: We have partnered with Celestia. Kinto will tap into Celestia via Blobstream on Ethereum Mainnet, which provides L2s secure on-chain access to Celestia’s data root for integration with the bridge and Nitro. You can read our announcement here.
Sequencer: Initially, Kinto will run its sequencer, but we are talking with Espresso and others to transition to a decentralized sequencing system.