StarkNet Roundup #42
Weekly summary of all things StarkNet
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Welcome to the 41st edition of my weekly comprehensive StarkNet summary. The previous update can be found here. 👇🏻
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Protocol & dev tool updates
@StarkNet_ZH - Account Abstraction and the Future of Contract Wallet - Twitter space with @myBraavos
@crypto_gurkha - MOTTY! What’s the Hardware Signer? - Walk the Talk SZN2 EP 3 - Interview with the CEO and founder of @myBraavos
@0xNurstar - Shill Me Your Fundamentals Ep.5 "Kakarot, the ZK-EVM" - Twitter space recording
@0xHashstack - The Road to Web3 Mass Adoption. Hashstack x Magic Square - Twitter space with @MagicSquareio
@StarknetCC - StarkNet's roadmap: all things Regenesis & Cairo 1.0 - Tom Brand & Uri Kolodny - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@StarknetCC - STARKs explained to my grandma - Stanislas Bernard - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@StarknetCC - Building the Data Layer for ZK Rollups - Jonas Nelle - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@StarknetCC - It's over 9000 - Abdelhamid Bakhta & Elias Tazartes - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@StarknetCC - Decentralized ID: why does it matter and what are the use cases? - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@StarknetCC - Growing DeFi to 1 billion on StarkNet - Richard Thomas-Pryce - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@StarknetCC - Computational Feeds: unlocking capital efficiency for DeFi while minimizing risk - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@StarknetCC - Starkway: a universal bridge for ERC-20 to StarkNet - Eduard Jubany Tur - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@StarknetCC - Future of on-chain games - GuiltyGyoza, LOAF, Gabe Rudich, Thomas Marchand - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@StarknetCC - Exploring the limits of account abstraction on StarkNet - Julien Niset - StarkNetCC Lisbon
@myBraavos - Zero-Click Argent Contract Vulnerability, explained - Braavos co-founder @yoavgaziel found a critical vulnerability in Argent contracts on StarkNet, (funds are now safe) explanation article on this event
@StarknetCC - Super excited to host the Co-Inventor of ZK-STARK who is also the Co-Founder of @StarkWareLtd - StarkNetCC announces the @EliBenSasson presence for its next edition in India
@zkxprotocol - Pumped to announce @redstone_defi as our data provider - @zkxprotocol announces a new partnership
@ahmetoznarr - Testnet v2.0 is on its way, we are implementing new frontend and backend - version 2 of the @dolvenlabs testnet
@starkboard - Just a quick post to let you know that we are currently working on the V2 of Starkboard - a sneak peek of the V2
@zkxprotocol - The past week has been tough on all of us and, as most say, was Crypto's Tower Moment with FTX and Alameda Research falling down - @zkxprotocol makes a statement about FTX and the effects on their project
@cartridge_gg - Get ready for Non Fungible Football, the Starknet World Cup fantasy league - StarkNet Gaming Project, @cartridge_gg, has announced the "StarkNet World Cup Fantasy League", a NFT-driven contest that will make company to the upcoming Tournament
Weekly StarkNet stats - last week: 366K txs on Goerli, 58K txs on Mainnet. To date: 9M3 on Goerli, 750K txs on Mainnet. Contracts deployed last week: 11K on Goerli / 5K on Mainnet
StarkNet Community & Shamans Highlights
STARK @ Home 27: Recursing on Recursion
STARK Struck Podcast | Episode 6 | Henri Lieutaud with Julien Niset from Argent
StarkNet Community Call #27 | Presentation of Carbonable + StarkSheet
StarkNet Basecamp - Cohort 1, Session 5
A few months ago we shared a preliminary version of our thoughts about the decentralization of StarkNet. Since then we have absorbed feedback, consulted with experts, and expanded our thoughts to previously “blackboxed” areas such as leader election. The time is ripe for another round of feedback.
Our thought process about StarkNet’s decentralized protocol consists of three parts, to be presented in a series of three posts.
Overview and tight requirements that reflect the tradeoffs in question.
A concrete suggestion for leader elections.
Our thoughts surrounding the remainder of the protocol, namely consensus and proofs.
We highly recommend starting by reading this 46 post for an outline of the architecture, and the problems specific to StarkNet.
The (ongoing) planning for StarkNet’s decentralization has been challenging and we have received valuable help. Thanks to Bartek Kiepuszewski and Joachim Neu for illuminating discussions on consensus and high level architecture.
Actors in the protocol
In a nutshell, StarkNet’s decentralized scheme will use PoS Sybil resistance and feature two sets of actors: block-proposers (often called sequencers) and provers who produce proofs of many blocks at a time. At a high level, the protocol answers three questions about each set:
Who are the members?
How are tasks assigned to members?
What actions comprise each task?
In this section we will discuss the first two questions.
Heavily discussed StarkNet Improvement Proposals
Useful links & articles
@myBraavos - Hardware Signer: The Last Innovation in Crypto Wallet for Everyday Users - Deep dive into this innovative feature
@myBraavos - Introducing Braavos Wallet “How-to Series”, the videos that help you get the best out of your #self-custodial wallet on #StarkNet - This thread explore how you can onboard funds to your Braavos wallet
@argentHQ - Meet @aspectdotco - the first NFT marketplace on StarkNet mainnet - a presentation video of @aspectdotco by Argent
@Victor_crypto_ - Ma première vidéo de vulgarisation sur l'incroyable projet @briqNFT - French presentation video about @briqNFT
@trialityorg - Check out our newest education course, Starklings! - Course in 5 modules presented by @OnlyDust_xyz
Dates and Events
@briqNFT - briq mainnet launch - feat. Argent, StarkWare, Realms - Twitter Space - Date : Nov 22nd at 17:00 UTC+1
@starknetvietnam - StarkNet Vietnam Conference will be hosted in HCMC - Register here - Date : November 23rd and 24th, 6 PM - 9 PM
@StarknetCC - StarkNetCC India 🇮🇳 will happen on Nov 30 & 1st Dec - You can register here
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