Regenesis: StarkNet’s No-Sweat State Reset

StarkWare Jul 7 · 4 min read All you need to know about why and how this will happen Intro StarkNet is preparing for a regenesis on Ethereum Mainnet. This post presents our current thinking on what this will look like, as well as why it is necessary and what its impact will be. We’re … Read more

StarkNet Alpha 0.9.0

StarkWare Jun 6 · 4 min read TL;DR Fees are now mandatory on Testnet, soon on Mainnet Contract factory pattern is now possible! StarkNet is introducing contract classes Delegate call is replaced with library call Intro We are happy to introduce StarkNet Alpha 0.9.0! This is an important version in which StarkNet makes significant steps … Read more

StarkGate Alpha

StarkWare Apr 4 · 3 min read Introducing the First Version of StarkNet Bridge: StarkGate Alpha TL;DR The first version of StarkNet Bridge, StarkGate Alpha, is ready to use on Testnet! We await community feedback on how things can be improved Mainnet deployment will follow soon Excitement! We are thrilled to release StarkGate Alpha, the … Read more

StarkNet Alpha 0.8.0

StarkWare Mar 14 · 4 min read Introducing: Fee Mechanism TL;DR StarkNet Alpha 0.8.0 presents the initial version of the fee mechanism (optional until StarkNet Alpha 0.9.0.) New API calls for estimating the transaction fee for obtaining the transaction trace, allowing better visibility and debugging capabilities Performance improvements to the StarkNet sequencer L1→L2 message cancellation … Read more

A Thundering Herd: The Rise of L2-Native dApps

Unleashing L2’s Computational Richness StarkWare Jan 11 · 5 min read TL;DR L2-native dApps can now flourish free of traditional L1 gas restrictions Introduction dApp developers have always faced severe constraints due to Ethereum’s (L1) block gas limit. It limits not only how those dApps operate but also what those dApps are capable of doing. … Read more

Fractal Scaling: From L2 to L3

It’s layers all the way down StarkWare Dec 21 · 4 min read TL;DR Recursive proofs open up surprising and novel design options Introducing L3, the application-specific layer, built recursively over L2 L3 serves the bespoke needs of apps, such as hyper-scalability, better control of the tech stack, and privacy StarkEx, currently serving customers as … Read more

Optimistic Rollups: the present and future of Ethereum scaling

Offchain Labs Dec 17 · 14 min read We’re hearing a lot of talk about how ZK rollups are supposedly the future of general smart contract systems. We disagree — and this post explains why. It draws on the practical lessons we have learned from running an open, secure, EVM-compatible L2 chain with hundreds of … Read more

Redefining Scalability

StarkWare Dec 1 · 8 min read Blockchain scalability has always been a heated topic. Nearly every blockchain network touts high numbers of transactions per second (TPS) as a selling point. However, TPS is not a valid metric to compare blockchain networks with — making it a challenge to evaluate their relative performance. Moreover, big … Read more

StarkNet Alpha, Now on Mainnet!

StarkWare Nov 29 · 4 min read TL;DR Alpha is live on Mainnet It supports general computation and composability Fast-growing community, developing tooling, and applications Additional features to be rolled out on an ongoing basis in the coming weeks Disclaimer: this is an Alpha version (read the fine print below) Introduction StarkNet Alpha is launching … Read more

Loopring L2 Liquidity Mining: Round 15

Leila Lin Oct 6 · 4 min read Get ready for round 15 of incentives on Loopring’s L2 AMM & Orderbook exchange, beginning at 00:00 UTC October 7, and lasting 28 days. During the event, the settlement cycle will be every seven days. With a total of 4 cycles, rewards will be distributed on the … Read more