A type of rollup that does not use a settlement layer to determine its canonical chain and validity rules. Instead, the canonical chain of the rollup is determined by the nodes in the rollup's peer-to-peer network. This means that settlement occurs on the rollup, rather than a separate settlement layer.
Sovereign rollups have three key benefits:
- More freedom over the execution environment
- No sharing of computation resources
- Ability to hard fork if something goes wrong
For more information on sovereign rollups, view the blog post Rollups as sovereign chains.