Paying for blobspace
To publish data on Celestia, developers can submit
PayForBlobs transactions. A
PayForBlobs transaction consists of the identity of the sender, the data to be made available, the data size, the namespace, and a signature.
PayForBlobs transaction is split into two parts: the blob or blobs which include the data to be made available along with the namespace, and the executable payment transaction which includes a commitment to the data.
Both the blobs and executable payment transactions are put into the block within the appropriate namespace. The block data is extended using erasure coding and then Merkelized into a data root commitment included in the block header.
Learn how to submit data to Celestia’s data availability layer.
Fee market overview
Celestia uses a standard gas-price prioritised mempool. This means that transactions with higher fees will be prioritised by validators. Fees are comprised of a flat fee per transaction and then a variable fee based on the size of each blob in the transaction.
Understand how fees are calculated on Celestia in the overview on submitting PFB transactions.