Celer Network was founded in 2018 by Computer Science PhDs from MIT, Princeton, UC Berkeley and UIUC with the goal to bring blockchain technology to mass adoption. In 2019, Celer Network launched the world’s first Generalized State Channel Network on mainnet that has allowed users on the same blockchain to interact with each other in real-time while maintaining scalability. As the blockchain ecosystem has progressed towards a more multi-chain world, Celer Network extends its core technology, specifically the State Guardian Network used in the Generalized State Channel Network, and transforms it into a generalized inter-blockchain and cross-layer communication platform. This pivot led to the creation of the Celer Inter-chain Messaging Framework (Celer IM), cBridge, and layer2.finance. Today, Celer Network has a strong global team pursuing the unchanged goal of pushing blockchain to mass adoption.