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 released StarkNet Alpha on a public…


New Phase: Composability

TL;DR

  • StarkNet now supports composability, the main feature defining StarkNet’s Constellations phase.
  • We are releasing a testing framework for StarkNet — developers can now test their contracts locally and effectively.
  • This release includes several notable performance improvements, such as support for Merkle-Patricia Tries and a builtin for bitwise operations.
  • Ecosystem front:


How to transfer funds between sidechains and StarkEx trustlessly, securely, and inexpensively

TL;DR

  • Transferring funds between sidechains and L2s is a growing need
  • Current methods: via L1 (Ethereum) — slow, expensive, yet trustless; or via App (or LP) — requires trust, yet fast and inexpensive
  • We propose a trustless, secure and inexpensive sidechain-to-StarkEx bridge, which relies on Ethereum’s security
  • By extending such a…


A Cross-L2 AMM

TL;DR

  • AMMs on L2 face a liquidity fragmentation problem
  • dAMM, a cross-L2 AMM that shares liquidity across layers, solves this
  • dAMM enables ZK-based L2s (e.g., DeversiFi, Loopring …) to asynchronously share liquidity — exposing LPs to more trades
  • dAMM enables LPs to serve L1 AMM such as Uniswap while partaking in…


Empower L2 users to easily interact with L1

TL;DR

  • StarkEx 3.0 is live on Mainnet
  • Main features: L1 Vaults & SHARP (SHARed Prover)
  • L1 Vaults: Ethereum addresses (specifically, smart contracts) can now trade with StarkEx’s users by owning an L1 Vault — enabling DeFi Pooling & dAMM (formerly Caspian)
  • A new batch-long-flash-loan capability improves the Operator’s capital efficiency in…


Featuring: L1<>L2 Interaction, On-Chain Data, and the Growing StarkNet Ecosystem

TL;DR

StarkNet Alpha 1 has two new features:

  • L1<>L2 interaction
  • On-chain data

Introduction

At the beginning of the year, we announced that StarkWare is building StarkNet, a permissionless decentralized STARK-based ZK-Rollup¹ operating as an L2 network over Ethereum. …


The First Step to a Permissionless ZK-Rollup

TL;DR

  • StarkNet Planets Alpha — the first step on our road to Mainnet — is now live on Testnet!
  • StarkNet is a permissionless Turing-complete ZK-Rollup¹.
  • Developers can implement their business logic of choice in a smart contract and deploy it permissionlessly on StarkNet.
  • The state transitions of StarkNet are proven off-chain…


Faster, Cheaper, as Safe & Secure as Ethereum

Introduction

dYdX has recently launched their perpetual contracts platform, powered by the StarkEx scalability engine in ZK-Rollup mode (i.e. with on-chain data). StarkEx provides scalability and lower gas costs for users, but it also enables building a better system: implementing new business logic, including new features that were too expensive without…


The First L2 Platform for NFTs

StarkEx-Powered Immutable X is now on Ethereum Mainnet, providing NFT minting and trading at scale. Immutable X — the first L2 platform for NFTs — offers unmatched scalability, near-instant UX, as well as affordable minting & trading.

This is the third use case for StarkEx, our L2 scalability engine —…


StarkEx for Perpetual Trading

Introduction

Eight months ago we announced our cooperation with dYdX. Following the announcement, we worked closely with the dYdX team to port their perpetual contracts trading platform to run over StarkEx, our L2 scalability engine.

Supporting perpetual contracts is a major enhancement of StarkEx, as up until now it proved computational…

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