Blockchain & Research
The very first recursive proofs of general computation, now live on Ethereum Mainnet
Introducing the First Version of StarkNet Bridge: StarkGate Alpha
Extreme Integrity in Decentralized World
A Blockchain Vision That Would Impress Narnia’s Creator
A Thundering Herd: The Rise of L2-Native dApps
Unleashing L2’s computational richness: dApps can now flourish free of traditional L1 gas restrictions
Fractal Scaling: From L2 to L3
Introducing L3, the application-specific layer, built recursively over L2
How to define scalability, which tradeoffs are made to achieve it, and why Validity Rollups are the ultimate scalability solution.
The Delphi Podcast: StarkWare’s ZK-Rollups
Transacting on Starkware's live ZK-Rollups and building a vibrant ecosystem of dApps
StarkEx 3.0 now live on Mainnet
Empower L2 users to easily interact with L1
dAMM (Distributed AMM)
A Cross-L2 AMM
A Trustless Sidechain-to-StarkEx Bridge Secured by Ethereum
How to transfer funds between sidechains and StarkEx trustlessly, securely, and inexpensively
Oracle Price Feed on StarkEx
StarkEx uses oracle prices in an effective and secure manner, enabling better protection from price manipulations, explains product manager Ohad Barta in this April 2021 post.
Self-Custody 1: Introduction, Proof Systems & Audits
With StarkEx, users retain maximum control of their funds and avoid centralized exchanges. The first of a four-part series on this concept.
StarkEx — Now for NFTs
Gaming company Immutable X wanted to reduce gas costs for its hit blockchain game, and chose StarkEx to mint its NFTs. This April 2021 blog is about entering the "fast-moving and exciting NFT space.”
Scaling Ethereum with STARKs: StarkWare Industries
Into The Ether, Jan 2nd 2019
StarkWare: Scalability and Privacy for Blockchains
Token Talks with Zach DeWitt, Sep 3rd 2019
StarkWare – Productizing zk-STARKs to Provide Blockchain Scalability and Privacy
Epicenter, Oct 22nd 2019
Chain Reaction with Eli Ben-Sasson, Uri Kolodny & Will Harborne
Tom Shaughnessy of Delphi Digital hosted us to talk about how DeversiFi is leveraging Starkware's tech to power a decentralized exchange capable of 9k+ TPS
Transparent scalable computational integrity
Eli Ben Sasson, Silicon Valley ethereum meetup
The STARK Truth About DEXes
Eli Ben-Sasson @ Standford Blockchain Conference
Zcon1: The State of STARK
Eli Ben-Sasson & Lior Goldberg @ Zcon1 in Croatia, June 2019
Stanford Blockchain Conference 2020 – STARK-Based VDF
Eli Ben-Sasson talks about the 2 uses of a STARK-based Verifably Delayed Function and what developers can do with it
STARK @ Home 18: T+epsilon – Capital Efficiency on L2-DeFi
Moving DeFi to layer 2 (L2) - with Andre Cronje and Louis Guthmann
L2 Scaling – Interoperability with Shared State
L1-L2 interoperability using both on-chain and off-chain Conditional Txs.
Scaling Computations on Blockchains with ZK-STARKs
Eli Ben-Sasson at Real World Crypto 2021.
StarkEx 2.0 is Now Live on Mainnet!
StarkEx 2.0 is launched in December 2020. Improvements include better user onboarding, faster L1-L2 connectivity, and readiness for massive off-chain NFT minting.
dAMM, an L2-Powered AMM
StarkWare enables AMMs to share liquidity across L2 solutions . For the first time dAMM -- which stands for distributed AMM -- makes shared AMMs practical
Conditional Transfers — The Key to Interoperability
StarkEx’s Fast Withdrawal solution eliminates the need to wait before withdrawing funds moved from L2 to L1. The feature is discussed in this blog from March 2021, three months after implementation.
Reducing gas costs for DeFi by batching L2 transaction requests from different users. It’s “the way to go to scale to 10M more DeFi traders,” we wrote in January 2020.
Self-Custody 2: Contract Upgradability
The novel mechanism that safeguards users’ assets — upgrading smart contract code without compromising on self-custody.
The Vending Machine Model
Trustless Payment for Scalable Smart Contracts
The Optimistic Rollup Dilemma
Capital Efficiency vs. Security
The Road to L2 Interoperability
This October 2020 post outlines StarkEx’s vision — today a reality — for L1-L2 interoperability using both on-chain Conditional Txs and off-chain Conditional Txs.
Volition and the Emerging Data Availability Spectrum
Data availability is not an on-chain / off-chain dichotomy
STARKs over Mainnet
Celebrating a two-year journey from exciting math to a robust product, the team announces the launch of StarkEx on Ethereum Mainnet.
Self-Custody 3: Wallets
Building safe wallets is a major challenge of crypto. StarkEx integrates with wallet providers; achievements include the first hardware wallet brought to L2.
Self-Custody 4: Data Availability
StarkEx users have confidence they would be able to withdraw funds to L1 even if an emergency scenario arose in which StarkEx Operators don’t service requests.
With StarkEx, Ethereum is ready for Reddit
Resounding illustration of scalability: StarkEx onboards 1.3M accounts to Ethereum Mainnet, using 2.5% of the network and taking just 12 hours.
Loopring’s Frontend Vulnerability, Explained
A Tale of 2 Keys
The Cambrian Explosion of Crypto Proofs
And the role of symmetric STARKs within
StarkWare & Immutable
Gaming company Immutable X wanted to reduce gas costs for its hit blockchain game, and chose StarkEx to mint its NFTs.
The Fact Registry
Proofs, DApps, and Economies of Scale
StarkDEX Deep Dive: Introduction
Part 1 of 4
StarkDEX Deep Dive: Contracts & Statement
Part 2 of 4
StarkDEX Deep Dive: the STARK Core Engine
Part 3 of 4
StarkExchange: Fast Withdrawals using Cookie Jars
A trustless mechanism that breaks the “proof-time” barrier
When Lightning STARKs
Scaling Payments with STARKs
The Future of Crypto Trading
On the Road to StarkNet: A Permissionless STARK-Powered L2 ZK-Rollup
The vision for StarkNet is outlined here. Published in January 2021, the post discusses the potential to scale without compromising security, to economize on gas fees, and to allow the blockchain ecosystem to grow.
The Road Ahead