Sovereign rollup

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:

  1. More freedom over the execution environment
  2. No sharing of computation resources
  3. Ability to hard fork if something goes wrong

For more information on sovereign rollups, view the blog post Rollups as sovereign chains.