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Overview

StarkWare solves the two most pressing problems of permissionless blockchains: scalability and privacy.

We develop StarkEx, a STARK-based scalability engine, currently deployed on Ethereum Mainnet.

StarkWare’s cryptographic proofs are zero-knowledge, succinct, transparent and post-quantum secure.

  • Founded2018
  • FoundersEli Ben-Sasson, Alessandro Chiesa, Uri Kolodny, Michael Riabzev
  • Team39
  • FundingRaised $36M in equity, and a $4M grant from the Ethereum Foundation

About

StarkWare was founded by Eli Ben-Sasson, Alessandro Chiesa, Uri Kolodny, and Michael Riabzev. Eli was a professor of CS at Technion for many years. Together with Dr. Michael Riabzev, his former doctoral student, Eli co-invented STARKs. Eli is also a Founding Scientist of Zcash. Alessandro Chiesa is a professor of CS at UC Berkeley, and he too is a Founding Scientist of Zcash.

StarkWare was founded with a mission to productize the ZK-STARK proof system and has recruited a strong team of mathematicians, engineers, product and business people to do that.

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Founders

Uri Kolodny

Uri is a co-founder and CEO at StarkWare, and a member of its Board of Directors.

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Eli Ben-Sasson

Eli is a co-founder and president of StarkWare, and Chairman of its Board of Directors.

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Michael Riabzev

Michael is a co-founder and Chief Architect at StarkWare. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technion Israel Institute for Technology.

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Alessandro Chiesa

Alessandro is a co-founder and Chief Scientist (in the West) at StarkWare. Alessandro is a faculty member in Computer Science at UC Berkeley.

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Announcements

The Road to L2 Interoperability

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ParaSwap Partnership Announced

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The Optimistic Rollup Dilemma

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