Rollup, Validium, Volition — Where is Your Data Stored?

StarkWare Nov 21 · 5 min read TL;DR StarkWare offers a range of Data Availability (DA) modes for customers to choose from, according to their priority There are three approaches to Data Availability for STARK proofs, all of them are already available in production: — Rollup: the ledger is published directly on the blockchain — … Read more

Introducing: The StarkNet Foundation

StarkWare Nov 9 · 5 min read The Foundation will facilitate the building of StarkNet as a permissionless, decentralized Validity Rollup. TL;DR StarkNet Foundation is officially launched It is dedicated to supporting a thriving StarkNet Strong interdisciplinary board will lead the Foundation The Foundation is independent of StarkWare StarkNet is taking a major step towards … Read more

StarkEx Version 4.5 is Here!

StarkWare Jun 23 · 4 min read Volition, ERC-1155, and Transaction Bundling TL;DR StarkEx version 4.5 is here! Volition — allowing users to choose — for every single asset! — which data availability mode they would like to use: Rollup (on-chain data) or Validium (off-chain data) ERC-1155 support is now available Transaction Bundling — execute … 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

STARKs, StarkEx, and StarkNet

StarkWare Jun 2 · 3 min read StarkWare Glossary TL;DR STARKs enable blockchain scaling by efficiently proving the integrity of computations StarkEx is an application-specific scaling engine StarkNet is a permissionless, smart contract Layer 2 network STARKs STARKs (Scalable, Transparent ARgument of Knowledge) are a proof system that enables the proving and verification of computations. … Read more

StarkNet: On to the Next Challenge

Usability Delivered, StarkNet Team Moves to Next Challenge StarkWare Feb 9 · 5 min read TL;DR We are building StarkNet in steps, starting with establishing usability, then improving performance, and finally, moving on to decentralization We have achieved our first goal: usability. This means we delivered general computation in an Ethereum-like state (years before it … 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

StarkNet Alpha is Coming to Mainnet

StarkWare Oct 5 · 5 min read TL;DR StarkNet Alpha is launching on Mainnet Ethereum by November The time to build on StarkNet is now A Brief History We announced our vision for StarkNet at the beginning of the year: to bring massive scalability to Ethereum while preserving L1 security, permissionless interactions, and decentralization. We … Read more