Cairo 1.0

StarkWare Sep 12 · 5 min read TL;DR Cairo 1.0 is the first major release following the introduction of Cairo two years ago Cairo 1.0 will give developers a safer, simpler, more usable programming language At the heart of Cairo 1.0 will be Sierra, an intermediary representation layer that promises greater long term stability for … Read more

StarkNet Alpha 0.10.0

StarkWare Sep 5 · 3 min read StarkNet Alpha 0.10.0 released to Goerli! TL;DR Account Abstraction Improvements in spirit of EIP-4337 Validate — Execute separation Transaction uniqueness is now ensured in the protocol (Nonce) The fee mechanism is extended to include: L1→L2 Messages Declare Transactions Few Cairo syntax changes Intro We are excited to present … Read more

Recursive STARKs

StarkWare Aug 11 · 9 min read The very first recursive proofs of general computation, now live on Ethereum Mainnet TL;DR Recursive Proving is live on Mainnet, scaling StarkEx apps as well as StarkNet with a single proof It boosts scale, and delivers benefit in cost, and latency (a rare and exciting occurrence of scale … Read more

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

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

Behind zkLend, a dual solution money market protocol for institutions and retail

zkLend is an L2 money-market protocol built on StarkNet, combining the best of zk-rollups and Ethereum to bring more users to the DeFi market.  To differentiate itself from the growing competition on the market, zkLend offers an innovative, dual solution to the problems faced in DeFi—a permissioned and compliance-focused solution for institutional clients and a … 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

Roll-up developers StarkWare to raise $100M at a $6B valuation

Just three months after the last series C funding round, the Israeli company StarkWare is raising another $100 million at a $6 billion valuation, according to a report by the Israeli tech outlet Calcalist. The last series C round closed in November, brought in $50 million at a $2 billion valuation, thus tripling the company … Read more

GoL2: Conway’s Game of Life on StarkNet

StarkWare · Follow Mar 3 · 2 min read Unlocking the Power of Compute on L2 TL;DR GoL2 (based on the classic Conway’s Game of Life) is live on StarkNet testnet It is a powerful demonstration of how compute-hungry dApps, that are impractical on L1, can thrive on L2 What is the Game of Life? … Read more