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Last week in Starknet Issue #24
Stay updated with the latest developments in the Starknet ecosystem
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Quantum Leap hits testnet
Rango Exchange integrates Argent X
$LORDs is now available to trade
Starknet Alpha v0.12.0 a.k.a Quantum Leap hits testnet
The highly-anticipated v0.12.0 a.k.a Quantum Leap has successfully launched on Testnet, with the goal of increasing Starknet’s transaction per second (TPS) and improving performance and scalability. Quantum Leap is a huge moment for the entire Starknet community and is the result of months of hard work.
Built in collaboration with the Lambdaclass team, Alpha v0.12.0 sees some major changes: a rewrite of the existing sequencer in Rust, the introduction of a Rust-based Blockifier, a replacement of the `PENDING` status of transactions to `ACCEPTED_ON_L2`, support for an experimental `get_block_hash` syscall, and utilisation of the new Cairo compiler v2.0.0.
The Cairo 1.0 Pragma Hackathon comes to an end!
After weeks of intense hacking and shipping of amazing products, the Cairo 1.0 Pragma Hackathon finally came to an end last week, featuring a grand closing ceremony.
A lot of teams built awesome products with strong use cases spanning across account abstraction (AA), storage proofs, Madara, gaming and so many more. We’ll be unveiling some in our next newsletter, so make sure you read that!
Rango exchange integrates Argent X
The amazing team at Rango Exchange, a cross-chain DEX/Bridge Aggregator recently announced they’ve integrated Argent X wallet, the best and most secure wallet on Starknet.
To get started swapping tokens and assets on Starknet with Rango, head over to the Chrome webstore to download Argent X. We recently passed 1 million downloads!
Juno undergoes massive improvements
Nethermind's Juno, a node implementation for Starknet, has undergone significant improvements as demonstrated by the recently released test results from Nethermind.
From the test results, Juno was able to sync 90000 blocks in just over 41h, with a 28GiB DB size average CPU usage clocked at 34.3%, while RAM usage maintained an average of 9%, with an RPC response time averaging 31ms & P95 at 39ms!
In case you were wondering… the test results were carried out on a VM with an AMD EPYC 7763 (6 Cores) & 16GiB RAM on mainnet.
$LORDs is now available for trading
PS: $LORDs still remains the first ERC20 project token to bridge to Starknet.
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💭 Other things we found Interesting
Fran Alagba from Giza recently announced that they will be releasing the Giza CLI, a tool to easily interact with Giza’s Platform. It is coming “Very soon.”
The Giza CLI should help you transpile any ONNX model into Orion in just a few seconds to perform verifiable inference! Something is certainly cooking over there…
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🧱 Awesome Developer’s Resources
During the Starknet live workshop #16, Francesco Ceccon showed us how to analyse on-chain data with Apibara and ChatGPT.
Understanding how Starknet works under the hood by Starknet Africa
A dive into the history of Kakarot ZkEVM
👀 What to look out for!
Starknet Paris meetup #10
Just before the ETHCC craze, there will be a Starknet meetup in Paris, featuring a demo day where OGs will show their progress.
Looking to attend? Check the thread for registration details.
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