StarkNet Roundup #13
Weekly summary of all things StarkNet
gm fellow STARK enthusiasts! ✨🐺
Welcome to the 13th edition of my weekly comprehensive StarkNet summary. The previous update can be found here. 👇🏻
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Protocol & dev tool updates
StarkWare announce collaboration with Web3Auth! Their Auth Network infrastructure provides important support for seamlessly and intuitively onboarding users into both #StarkEx and #StarkNet ecosystems.
Nile 0.6.0 is out! Featuring: nile debug command, plugin support, disable hint validation flag, and more.
starknet.py 0.2.2-alpha was released, which includes support for cairo-lang 0.8.1 and some other minor changes.
znity just built Mostar, a trust-less reflection-based bridge between Starknet and Ethereum using Cairo and Solidity. It works with ERC721 assets and soon will support 1155 & 20 standards.
ZKPad Community Call #6, including notes by Stark Disciple.
This newsletter isn’t just the most comprehensive and most read source of StarkNet news, it’s also the perfect place to list your StarkNet job offers.
Argent. Product lead - Argent X. Apply here.
Sandclock. Looking for Solidity devs interested in Cairo to port Sandclock's codebase. Port Sandclock's codebase to Cairo and implement sustainable yield generation strategies. Apply here.
zkLend. Full stack developer to help build out zkLend’s product infrastructure. Apply here.
Magnety, asset management protocol: Cairo developer.
JediSwap, AMM: Contribute in their open Mesh program.
ZkPad, decentralized crypto launchpad and incubator on StarkNet: UX/UI designer to join their fully remote team.
MatchboxDAO, on-chain games incubator: Technical and Product Lead with an understanding of zk rollups (bonus if you know Cairo), to lead a variety of our technical projects and manage teams of developers.
SithSwap, AMM: professional content and documentation (GitBook) writer with in-depth knowledge of the Uniswap V2 and Curve Finance protocol mechanics (their AMM + Curve tokenomics). Contact: Twitter, Telegram, Discord.
Apibara, NFT marketplace: functional engineer to build the best NFT API on Ethereum and StarkNet.
The Ninth, metaverse game: freelance blockchain developer with professional knowledge of blockchain technologies and work experience with Solidity, Cairo or zk snarks. Contact email.
Brine finance, decentralized order-book exchange: community manager who is experienced at executing marketing campaigns, expertly engaging and igniting communities and leading narrative design.
nftJorge: Starknet developer to build and maintain the StarkNet component of our multi-chain marketplace currently in stealth. We are a company building out a decentralised hyper realistic Metaverse with an in-game (and standalone) marketplace. Twitter, Email.
Bibliotheca DAO: experienced Creative director to spearhead Art style across the decentralised Lootverse they are building on StarkNet. Web3 Adventurers can apply by joining the Bibliotheca DAO discord and messaging LordOfAFew.
ZKasino: An innovative non-custodial casino project is seeking to bring in fast learning and enthusiastic Cairo developers to build game contracts. For enquiries, join Matchbox DAO's Discord at: https://discord.gg/7FmkTfGZRP and send a message in the ZKasino chat!
PlayOasis: NFT marketplace where our clients offer and list nfts with near zero gas fees. We are looking for a software engineer to work on frontend, backend and smart contracts. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Coding knowledge and experience is required. Contact email.
Yuki Labs are hiring Senior Frontend Engineers (React Typescript) and Product Designers to help Ethereum and Layer 2 teams ship outstanding user experiences.
Want to build on StarkNet? Check out this building on StarkNet page.
briq alpha 1.7 is out. A lot of bugfixes and improvements, & introducing NFT descriptions! Give a description to your NFT when minting it and it will appear on NFT marketplaces like @PlayOasisXYZ and @MintSquareNFT.
Continually updated list of projects building on StarkNet. 🏗️
1,589 new smart contracts have been deployed on StarkNet in March. This number 2x’d month over month from November until now.
Weekly StarkNet stats (will update once they’re out - few hours from now): 340k txs on Goerli, 3.9k txs on Mainnet. To date: 2.9m txs on Goerli, 81.9k txs on Mainnet. Contracts deployed last week: 37.5k on Goerli, 2.1k on Mainnet.
StarkNet Community & Shamans Highlights
StarkNet Community Call #12 - How to decentralize StarkNet
Useful links & articles
Argent research thread - why zkRollups are the future. Another Argent thread explaining StarkNet.
Paradigm research: As ZKPs become more integrated into L1s and L2s, the opportunity for ZK mining could grow to a size similar to that of PoW mining. FPGAs, not ASICs or GPUs, are the best answer to meet the unique compute needs of ZK-rollups.
New video on Ethereum Scaling, the Modular Vision, the "Holographic World Computer", ZK/Optimistic Roll-ups, Roll-up cost model, and more. Including isometric diagram of how L2/roll-ups integrate with a modular Ethereum, by jordanmmck.
Francesco Ceccon: now is the best time to prepare for next week's StarkNet workshop and hackathon. Here's a list of his favourite StarkNet tools and libraries.
Dates and Events
StarkWare’s Henri Lieutaud breaks down “the Starkening” - a thread of all StarkWare related events in Amsterdam. Come by and Henri might hand you some StarkWare swag!
next community call April 26th: Live AMA / presentations from the Amsterdam Starkathon.
StarkWare is a sponsor for Layer 2 Amsterdam: April 19th-20th.
Magicdust.gg workshop at DevConnect: From Zero to Cairo in 5 hours, April 20th.
Lightshift StarkNet bootcamp in Amsterdam: April 20th-21st.
StarkNet’s Ohad Barta will be talking at How to Dex, April 21st.
First ever StarkNet hackathon: April 25-26, Amsterdam. Registrations now open. 0xjanek and jniset from Argent, as well as guiltygyoza, imrgoyal from JediSwap and Francesco Ceccon will be there, mentoring hackers and sharing their input! Addition: Meet the Magnety team in Amsterdam.
Ohad Barta will be the first speaker at L2Beat’s L2 conference in Amsterdam. Ohad's lecture will cover how L2s in general, and StarkNet in particular, create a new paradigm when developing dApps for blockchains.
StarkNet Summit: TBD
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