StarkNet Roundup #20
Weekly Summary of all things StarkNet
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Welcome to the 20th edition of my weekly comprehensive StarkNet summary. The previous update can be found here. 👇🏻
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Let’s get into this week’s news! Lots of partnerships and meetups on the plate. 💪
Protocol & dev tool updates
StarkNet Alpha v0.9.0 is now live on testnet! Devs, pay attention: fees are now mandatory. More features: Contract factories are now supported; Introducing contract classes and instances. Soon on mainnet.
@StarkWareLtd announce partnership w/ @Web3Auth. This partnership embodies our teams’ vision of providing secure and easy access to the crypto ecosystem, while providing non-custodial management.
@StarkWareLtd announce a new strategic partnership with @SnapshotLabs. Over the last year, we’ve worked together with Snapshot to bring secure voting to #StarkNet. DAOs deserve L1’s security guarantees with L2’s gas costs.
@StarkWareLtd announce new strategic partnership with @Layerswap. Our shared goal is to provide a range of world-class solutions for onboarding users to web3 and #StarkNet, and encouraging interoperability on a large scale.
StarkNet House Weekly Session 0: "What are zk-STARKs?" By Eli Ben-Sasson
Avihu Levy - STARK Recursion. Talk at ETH Prague.
Want to build on StarkNet? Check out this building on StarkNet page.
@magnetyfi: Alpha version launch on Goerli testnet in two weeks. Here is a short overview to help you understand the protocol's mechanisms.
@StarkWareLtd to continually develop The Ninth. They also launched Community Quests powered by @crew3xyz for their community. Complete tasks, earn XP and get exclusive rewards.
@influenceth - We are extremely excited to publicly announce our Grantees! Also: The Adalian Creator's Collective launches soon. If you are a developer, Artist, Content Creator, or have some skill/talent that you want to show off, this is for you!
@starkswap - The #IronFleet special launch event has arrived! This is an exciting opportunity to earn the coveted early adaptor #pirate Discord role by helping test the new dApp!
@xBankFinance - Our team continues to BUIDL regardless of market conditions! Multiple upgrades going live tomorrow: - Support on ERC4626 standard, StarkNet 0.9.0 and Argent X 0.4.x - Improvement on Dashboard & Market menu performance & UI.
@AstralyXYZ - ZKPad (@ZKPadfi) is now Astraly (@AstralyXYZ). We've decided to change for a name that is more aligned with our branding and long term vision. More information (and testnet) coming soon.
@zkLend - ZKLEND QUESTS WEEK 2 OPENED. Join the hunt now: https://zklend.crew3.xyz. ICYMI: Overall prizes include: testnet spots, #zkLend swag, POAPs and other prizes. Week 1 snapshot taken, top 10 mid season winners have now been chosen.
Continually updated list of projects building on StarkNet. 🏗️
Argent X (@argentHQ) is currently the most popular wallet to interact with #StarkNet. Key Metrics (27/05/2022) : - 3.5M transactions - 462K wallets created.
14k txs on Mainnet. To date: 4.1m txs on Goerli, 171k txs on Mainnet. Contracts deployed last week: 28k on Goerli, 17.5k on Mainnet.
Over 310 ETH have been bridged to StarkNet so far (there’s a cap).
StarkNet Community & Shamans Highlights
StarkNet Community Call #16: SnapshotX
Much exciting stuff has happened since my last update; one that is especially worth mentioning is seeing many of you on the STARKATHON in Amsterdam in April (!!!). Crazy event.
Before starting with the regular versions’ update - I want to introduce the new boy in town. We released a new documentation site. Better looking, constantly updating, and open for all of you to comment and contribute. Have you ever wondered how the contract address is calculated? How the state of StarkNet look like? I know I did.
We plan to merge “Hello StarkNet” tutorials to this new documentation soon, as currently, the situation is quite confusing, and it’s not clear where to find the information.
Highly recommend reading the full post for more information about Alpha versions & StarkGate. Alternate twitter thread summarizing the post here.
New StarkNet Improvement Proposals
Useful links & articles
@henrlihenrli - Hey Cairo devs, do you remember "Solve to mint", a Cairo puzzle including a physics engine, deployed to StarkNet a few weeks ago by @topology_gg and @matchbox_dao? Tomorrow at 14h CET I'll show you how to solve it, and reuse its code.
@ChainstackHQ - A StarkNet odyssey part 2: Everything you need to know before you start writing your first line of #Cairo.
@0xZorz - StarkNet Cairo Trivia #2! Why does this function need alloc_locals to compile even though there are no local variables?
@Starknet_Intern - My top 9 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝘀 on GitHub from over 340 Cairo and StarkNet repos.
Dates and Events
With DevConnect Amsterdam and the StarkWare hackathon concluded, things are getting a bit more relaxed again.
next StarkNet community call June 21st: Open for presentation, roadmap update.
Introducing @StarknetHouse - a virtual educational summer program presented by @topology_gg in collaboration with @StarkWareLtd and pioneers in the #StarkNet ecosystem. The program is open to anyone excited about learning to build on StarkNet using #Cairo. Starting June 1st. Check out their research fellows here.
@contributedao: We're hosting a StarkNet workshop series! The workshop will have 5 chapters: 1. Tools Setup 2. Cairo Basics 3. Cairo Smart Contract 101 4. Cairo Provable Program 5. Cairo Security and the first workshop will be on 8 June 2022.
@encodeclub: Want to pick the brain of a Product Manager & Blockchain Researcher at @StarkWareLtd—Tom Brand (@bbrandtom)? Join us for an AMA on Tuesday, 14th June at 6:30 pm GMT+1 and ask questions directly to Tom! Everyone is welcome!
@NathanVDH0x - Happy to announce the first Brussels StarkNet meetup! Attendance is limited so grab it while it's hot. June 21st.
@matchbox_dao: You are a dev and want to build cool games and gaming-related projects on #StarkNet? Time to join the very first MatchboxDAO hackathon (3rd to 10th of July) before it's too late!
StarkNet Summit: TBD
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