STARK: Endgame

How we got here, our DNA, and where we’re going. This article is based on a talk by Prof. Eli Ben-Sasson, a co-founder and president of StarkWare, at the StarkWare Sessions ’23 that were held in Israel recently. How did we get here? The STARK technology is based on proofs, and more precisely: proofs of … Read more

StarkWare Sessions ’23: Two STARK Days

StarkWare Mar 8 · 5 min read Our second StarkWare Sessions is in the books. Here’s a recap of the top news, announcements, and workshops. Some weeks after StarkWare Sessions 2023 and we’re still buzzing from the excitement. Over the course of two days Tel Aviv, we hosted over 1,000 attendees from all over the … Read more

Cairo 1.0-Alpha.3 — Just released!

StarkWare Feb 23 · 2 min read TL;DR Cairo 1.0-alpha.3 was just released. Added new language features that will be supported in Starknet alpha v0.11.0, expected in two weeks. New Features Cairo 1.0 continues to move forward, providing developers with the ability to write richer applications and taking another step towards feature compatibility with Cairo … Read more

Open-Sourcing the Starknet Prover

StarkWare Feb 5 · 2 min read TL;DR: The Starknet Prover will be open-sourced under the Apache 2.0 license The move will boost accessibility to developers, promote collaboration within the community and offer other benefits This announcement follows the open-sourcing of Cairo 1.0, Papyrus Full Node, and Starknet’s new Sequencer Intro Exciting news ahead: Starknet … Read more

Cairo 1.0-Alpha.2 — New Release is Coming

StarkWare Jan 26 · 2 min read TL;DR We are releasing Cairo 1.0-alpha.2, which brings a host of new features to the language It is now possible to implement an ERC20 contract Those new linguistic features will be applicable in the upcoming StarkNet-v0.11.0 version Fresh New Features! Cairo 1.0 is continuing its fast improvement pace. … Read more

StarkNet’s New Sequencer

StarkWare Jan 25 · 3 min read TL;DR A new StarkNet sequencer is being developed It is open-source under the Apache 2.0 license It’s first goal is to increase StarkNet’s throughput A Shiny New Sequencer We are happy to announce a new StarkNet Sequencer is in the works. As StarkNet’s tech stack moves towards open-source, … Read more

Papyrus: An Open-Source StarkNet Full Node

StarkWare Jan 11 · 3 min read Papyrus will be a key component of the decentralized StarkNet infrastructure TL;DR Papyrus is a Rust implementation of a StarkNet full node It will provide foundations for the new StarkNet Sequencer, which will dramatically enhance StarkNet’s throughput Papyrus will help advance performance and decentralization. Now that StarkNet has … Read more

Cairo 1.0 is Here

StarkWare Jan 5 · 3 min read Or, as the ancient Egyptians would say, ‘Hieroglyphics just got a whole lot easier’ TL;DR Cairo 1.0 first release is here! Developers can start writing and testing Cairo 1.0 programs Feature parity with the older version of Cairo will be reached in the coming weeks Support for StarkNet … Read more

What is StarkEx and How Does it Work?

StarkWare Dec 21 · 4 min read Scaling Ethereum with StarkEx: A Layer-2 Solution for Lightning-Fast Transactions and Low Gas Fees Ethereum, like many other layer-1 blockchain networks, has been long facing scalability issues resulting in low throughput, long transaction times, and unpredictable gas fees. For decentralized applications that rely on the processing of hundreds … Read more