Zebec, a blockchain-based payment infrastructure provider, has recently launched Nautilus, a modular L3 network that brings scalability and continuous payment streaming to the next level. This innovative technology not only enables instant payments but also supports Zebec Protocol’s live-payment streaming service on a large scale. With Nautilus, Zebec aims to revolutionize the way web3 payment infrastructure is built and adopted.
Nautilus is designed for scalability, interoperability, and security, featuring interchangeable modules for consensus, settlement, data availability, and transaction execution. This modular approach allows developers to customize their “chain stack” and build decentralized applications (dApps) according to their specific needs. It also enables infinite horizontal scaling and greater levels of interoperability, making code safer, more battle-tested, and easier to connect.
One of the key advantages of Nautilus is its ability to facilitate payment streaming at scale, addressing the limitations of existing blockchain technology. By integrating with Ethereum-based chains, Nautilus opens the door to various sectors beyond decentralized finance (DeFi), including NFTs and Gamefi. The Nautilus testnet has already demonstrated its utility, facilitating over 50 million transactions, with 400,000 wallets and 3,000 smart contracts deployed in just eight months.
Nautilus leverages Solana’s VM, MOVE, for its settlement layer and Neon EVM for its execution layer using Solidity smart contracts. Data availability is stored off-chain using Celestia. While the initial default execution layer relies on optimistic rollups, the team plans to transition to zkRollups for faster settlements, enhanced privacy, and even higher scalability.
With the launch of Nautilus, Zebec is set to introduce single-side staking and DeFi yields in select jurisdictions. Additionally, ZebecPay, the company’s live streaming web3 payroll services, will be powered by Nautilus. Zebec also plans to launch WageLink, a traditional payroll app integrated with Circle, and offer crypto off-ramps directly linked to US bank accounts through a partnership with CoinFlow. Moreover, Zebec aims to roll out Zebec Card programs in Asia and Europe, expanding its range of products and services.
By combining the speed of Solana with the security and decentralization of Ethereum, Nautilus provides a high-performance platform capable of meeting the demands of the real world. It opens up opportunities for decentralized markets in various financial instruments and tokenized real-world assets, such as stocks, bonds, and real estate.
Zebec’s vision goes beyond efficient payment services. The company aims to onboard millions of new users through user-friendly and secure payment apps, while also fostering the development of new business models and applications. Zebec invites developers and founders from around the world to join them in creating a more connected, efficient, and accessible financial future.
Zebec is a leading provider of real-time and continuous payment streams and financial transactions for payroll, investments, and more. Founded in 2021, Zebec has received investments from prominent companies such as Circle, Coinbase, Solana Ventures, Breyer Capital, Republic, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company already serves hundreds of companies, running thousands of continuous payment streams and bringing the benefits of blockchain technology to everyday life.
Nautilus is a high-performance modular chain designed for real-world payments. Powered by Celestia and Eigenlayer, Nautilus offers fast and low-cost transaction processing with a secure and stable decentralized foundation.