Last Week In Starknet #7: The briqs are taking over!
Stay updated with the latest developments in the Starknet ecosystem
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Everyone’s going crazy for the ducks!
Meet the brightest minds building on Starknet at STARKDenver
Track everything related to Cairo 1.0 with Starkscan’s new Dashboard monitor
🧱 Seize the briqs of creation
briq is an NFT construction protocol based around fundamental elements called briqs. Put differently, briqs are NFT building blocks; you can build anything with them!
Last week was the first week an independent NFT collection built using briqs was auctioned off to the Starknet community. It’s called DucksEverywhere, a collection of 200 unique ducks, and demand was high, with every duck finding a home. Those who missed out have felt the fomo.
DucksEverywhere is the first of many NFT collections built using briqs on Starknet. BriqArt launches its collection on MintSquare today at 5 pm UTC. And zkLend teased Zenducks, another NFT project leveraging briqs.
This begs the question, what is the hottest NFT project for Starknet enthusiasts? Is it Everai? Or is it DucksevErywhere? We’ll let you decide…
🤔 Would you invest?
StarkWare hosted some fantastic panels and talks during StarkWare Sessions. But one thing that you may have missed was StarkTank. The idea was forked from SharkTank, the popular TV show where founders would pitch their product to a group of investors hoping to gain investment. As you can probably assume, StarkTank was the Starknet adaptation!
There was a total of 14 pitches covering all areas of crypto. If you’re interested in learning about how teams use Starknet to build cool and exciting dapps, you’ve got to check this recap and listen to any talks that pique your interest.
📈 Another huge leap for gaming-kind!
Influence has just wrapped up phase 3 of their play-to-earn test campaign. There was around 6000 unique participants testing Influence, with 380,000 actions taken.
Those staggering numbers leave you feeling very bullish on blockchain gaming on Starknet.
Want to learn more about their testing campaign? Read all about it in their blog.
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📊 Cairo 1.0 Dashboard Monitor
The awesome team from Starkscan created a dashboard monitor to track the transition to Cairo 1.0 throughout the ecosystem effectively. Tools like this are vital for this massive upgrade to Starknet. The more information, the better!
🎧 Stark-struck Podcast Episode 11 with Canvas
Episode 11 of the popular Stark-struck Podcast is out!
In this episode, Liron Hayman from Starkware speaks with David Lavecky and Tim, Moddel from Canvas, about the company, its technology, and blockchains in general.
🌍 Starknet Nairobi Bootcamp
Starknet Africa, in partnership with the Kenyan community, will be holding a 2-weeks boot camp for African builders!
At the end of the bootcamp, eligible participants from Kenya will partake in a Hackathon with lots of prices and merchandise to be won.
🤯 StarkEX processes $842bn of settled transaction volume
StarkEX is the app-specific network that uses STARKs, the technology behind Starknet, to provide incomparable scalability.
It was revealed by StarkWare, shared earlier last week, that StarkEX has settled $842bn transaction volume since June 2020, including $17bn processed in a single day.
No other solution has scaled Ethereum as much as StarkEX to date!
🧱 Awesome Developer’s Resources
Learn everything about the new Cairo 1.0 in our recent blog article, Getting started with Cairo 1.0.
Mathieu made an update to the earlier Cairo 1.0 article from Nethermind covering new concepts such as dictionaries, macros, and lots more
Starknet Digger creates an in-depth list of all dapps on Starknet
A deep dive into the science behind layer 2s by Starkience
Learn to interact with your Cairo smart contracts using starknet-react
👀 What to look out for!
Join the Pioneers of Starknet at STARKDenver
Starknet House, in collaboration with Starkware, Argent, Nethermind, and Topology, will co-organize STARKDenver, an event that brings together some of the brightest minds on Starknet.
The event will be taking place on 3rd March 2023, during ETHDenver. Get your tickets while you can!
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