Nodle and Click are at ETH Denver to Announce Ethereum Expansion via Rollups

Nodle
5 min readMar 2, 2024

Earlier today, Nodle announced that the Click camera app is being deployed on a new dedicated Ethereum Layer 2 testnet, built with ZKsync. The Click app has effectively become multi-chain and now supports both the Nodle parachain and the Ethereum rollup. Nodle Co-Founders Garrett Kinsman and Eliott Teissonniere announced the release with a live demo at ETH Denver of Click running on the Layer 2 rollup.

Here’s Garrett announcing the news at ETH Denver:

Garrett Kinsman at ETH Denver 2024 “Unlocking Truth in a World of Fake News with NFTs”

Nodle is a Digital Trust Network designed to connect and verify reality. Nodle is using the C2PA open source stack (led by Adobe and The Linux Foundation) to create a proof of provenance and help certify that photos and videos captured by a user are authentic. Media and certificates are then anchored to the Ethereum rollup.

To further this mission of enabling anyone with a smartphone to capture verified media, Nodle launched the Click app, allowing anyone to take C2PA certified videos and images and push those records on-chain using IPFS and their proprietary software, ContentSign. Today Nodle is the most active Polkadot Parachain by a number of metrics, and the Nodle app just crossed 100,000 daily active users.

Authentic Photo Shot on Click in Denver, CO: https://clickapp.com/rollup/contract/0xf98633dd7a7af38a3da2c7fc34f1a7a3a14a26b9/0x4c

“We are thrilled to be joining the Ethereum ecosystem and look forward to contributing to the community by bringing Click, the world’s first Digital Trust Network forward, as a rollup with full EVM compatibility,” said Garrett Kinsman, Co-Founder of Nodle. “With Click on Ethereum, content creators and influencers finally have a tool that enables them to publish their content on any existing web platform and trace ownership permanently.”

World’s first Digital Trust Network to fight fake news

“Ethereum Rollups are currently the most mature L2 technology and stacks for scaling blockchain applications as well as enabling strong interchain operability.” said Eliott Teissonniere, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Nodle. “The rollup will bring Click to the vibrant Ethereum ecosystem while growing the Digital Trust Network”.

Commercial Applications

Additionally, Click’s ContentSign SDK empowers businesses and organizations to effortlessly create and share authentic content with device location and verification through an immutable digital trust network. Authentic content enriched with verifiable metadata can be easily confirmed for authenticity via Click’s public website, mobile apps, and Content Credentials “Verify” page.

“We’re excited to bring Click to Android and iOS devices worldwide in 2024, especially given the numerous elections taking place globally,” said Micha Benoliel, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Nodle, creator of Click. “Determining what’s real, fabricated or simply outdated is now more crucial than ever. We aim to address this massive problem by providing accurate and trusted information for the decision-making of two billion voters across 50 countries going to the polls this year.”

About Nodle and Click:

The Nodle network connects the world by using smartphones as nodes to create a Digital Trust Network for social good. The Nodle network is decentralized, secure, private, and scalable making it perfect for digital witnesses, smart missions and micro-transactions. Anyone with a smartphone can join the Nodle network today. Download Nodle on iOS or Android and visit us at nodle.com.

Click empowers creators and consumers everywhere to easily create authentic media content. Click makes it easy to confirm it’s real and actually happened at a specific location, time and via a specific mobile device and camera. Click is the first app to leverage the Nodle network as an app for social good. Download Click on iOS or Android and visit us at clickapp.com.

FAQs:

We’ll be adding more FAQs soon. Reach out if you have a question!

What is a Rollup?

A Rollup is a cutting edge technology designed to amplify a blockchain’s capacity to handle an increased volume of transactions. It leverages the security infrastructure of its parent chain, notably Ethereum in this case. Different methodologies exist for implementing Rollups, with Zk Rollups, Optimistic Rollups, and Polkadot’s Parachains being the primary ones. Their key distinctions are outlined below, although we strongly advocate that individuals do their own research:

  • Zk Rollups: These offer a more intricate and modern approach, capable of scaling to significantly higher transaction throughput.
  • Optimistic Rollups: Known for their simpler implementations and active usage by networks like Base, Arbitrum, and Optimism. However, they entail extended finality times and operational costs.
  • Polkadot’s Parachains (and Core Time equivalents): A newer development boasting swift finalization times. However, they face challenges in terms of compatibility within the broader Web3 ecosystem and might not fully capitalize on the innovations surrounding more traditional Rollups.

Why are we doing this?

The Nodle community has expressed an interest in compatibility with Ethereum, thereby enabling the utilization of digital assets such as NFTs, Click media, and tokens on EVM platforms like Decentralized Exchanges and DeFi platforms. This Rollup serves as a public experiment aimed at future-proofing the Nodle Chain while enhancing interoperability with the wider Web3 ecosystem, which predominantly operates on Ethereum.

In addition, Rollups present a compelling avenue for scaling the Network in response to increasing customer demand, particularly in certifying millions of records on a monthly basis.

Why are we doing this now?

Although Rollups are not a nascent technology, their active development over the past few years has led to significant maturity within their respective stacks, particularly in recent months. The timing is ripe for the creation of a dedicated Rollup tailored to the Nodle Network’s needs.

What are the benefits of it for the end user/the company?

Rollups offer a gateway to innovative methods for scaling the Network’s usage and adoption, particularly among enterprise customers. For instance, segregating high-scale customers and users into their own sub-rollups (Layer 3s) can bolster their economic incentives while expanding Network adoption.

Furthermore, EVM compatibility grants enterprises and users access to a broader developer base, abundant open-source code, and potential enhancements in liquidity.

Will Click/Nodle still be part of Polkadot?

The Nodle Rollup does not supersede the Nodle Parachain currently. The Parachain primarily focuses on managing and issuing Network rewards for Bluetooth coverage, a functionality not currently integrated into the Rollup. The decision to prioritize one ecosystem over another would ultimately rest with NODL token holders and Network governance as the technology evolves.

Is the Nodle Rollup compatible with Polkadot?

While immediate compatibility with Polkadot is not feasible just yet, bridges such as those via Polkadot Bridge Hub or similar could provide a solution. Initially, the Network treasury will transition a portion of its NODL holdings to the Rollup, enabling the NODL token to exist on both platforms. Certain exchanges and bridges may also support both the Rollup and Parachain.

Are there noticeable differences for the end user?

End-user addresses will adopt the native Ethereum format. Initially, some features for Click and ContentSign may be exclusive to Rollup users, with ongoing community feedback guiding further developments. Nodle’s enterprise-focused Account Abstractions have already been integrated into the Rollup, with continued enhancements aimed at optimizing user experiences.

Ethereum is notorious for the excessive gas fees, will this affect the end users?

Rollups serve as a prevalent scaling solution for Ethereum, enabling users to transact at significantly reduced fees compared to the Ethereum chain itself. While fees may slightly exceed those on the Nodle Parachain, they are projected to remain manageable, reflecting demand for block space within each ecosystem. Ethereum’s upcoming upgrades, such as the Dencun upgrade, and continued advancements in Rollup technologies are expected to further mitigate these fees.

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