Omni Network launches Octane, a powerful EVM Framework

Omni Octane (“Octane”), an open source and modular implementation of the EVM, is now available, as announced by Omni Network.

The Omni Network’s adoption of Octane has resulted in the most significant breakthrough in the field of blockchain technology. The groundbreaking open-source framework was built to accommodate different consensus engines, including CometBFT (formerly known as Tendermint), and to integrate Ethereum’s Virtual Machine (EVM). This remarkable breakthrough aims to improve the scaling and performance of numerous blockchain systems.

EVM is renowned for establishing an environment that is very strong, reliable, and supportive of developers, with sophisticated tools and a robust network. In addition, CometBFT, a successful platform, can give blockchains high confirmation times at a lower latency. Nonetheless, the combination of both of these techniques has been difficult due to historical scaling constraints. The Octane modular version of EVM substitute, which improves its integration into any blockchain platform, is an obvious solution to this challenge.

Octane was created to overcome the scalability and maintenance concerns of Ethermint, a platform previously used to deploy EVM on CometBFT. It provides the main updates, which are not only better but also more flexible in terms of scalability and maintainability. Octane, using Ethereum’s Engine API and ABCI 2.0 on Cosmos, distinguishes between the execution ambience and the consensus engine as the key architectural elements. As a result, this differentiating feature serves to ensure that the achievement of consensus is not jeopardized by any transactions, which is a significant advancement for blockchain technology.

Octane allows developers to accomplish microsecond finality and query latencies at levels as low as 5 milliseconds, which is complemented by transaction throughput at excessively high rates. This becomes an additional incentive for Octane to act as a foundation for scalable Layer 1 chains and Layer 2 rollups, too. Platforms such as Optimism, Arbitrum, and zkSync can use Octane since they can implement decentralized sequencers, which implement the principle of fast confirmation speed without relying on centralized sequencers.

Additionally, Octane’s interoperability with advanced execution and consensus tools enables perpetual review and development. The framework requires an EVM client compatible with it “out of the box.” It can be easily modified to contain optimized EVM clients or alternative virtual machine architectures, such as MoveVM.

The structure of Octane is intentionally designed so that it can be used for CometBFT as well as another deterministic consensus mechanism that utilizes the ABCI 2.0 specification, like Rollkit. Such adaptability signifies its capability to take ground and transform both the blockchain community and the world we live in.

Projects using Octane will be required to establish and maintain an Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) connection with the Omni Network due to the GPL licensing and the “Open Interoperability Requirement” within 90 days of production deployment. These projects also require the creation of additional IBC networks in conjunction with other networks.

Like the Octane project, which is set to define a new standard in the industry for the integration of EVM at apex finality consensus engines such as CometBFT, this development gives existing blockchain platforms more capability. It opens the possibility for the creation of different types of blockchain experiences, such as ones that have low latency and low cost.

The Omni Network is now experimenting with and perfecting Octane, while the blockchain community is anxiously waiting to see what is following in the line. Blockchain technology will shape its destiny. Developers looking to take advantage of Octane for their applications can do so with the Omni Network, which benefits from the Omni team’s years of experience in building this revolutionary platform.

Trevor Holman

Trevor Holman follows crypto industry since 2011. He joined CryptoNewsZ as a news writer and he provides technical analysis pieces and current market data. He is also an avid trader. In his free time, he loves to explore unexplored places.

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