Last week in Starknet Issue 6: StarkWare Sessions recapped!
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Missed out on StarkWare Sessions? We give you our recap!
Chainlink is coming to Starknet
Argent announces not one, not two, not three, but four products for Starknet
All this and so much more. Now let's get into it! 🚀
🤔 What’s StarkWare Sessions?
If you’ve spent any time on Twitter recently, you would have noticed that pretty much everyone has been talking about StarkWare Sessions. It was one of the most anticipated crypto events of the year, even if the year has only just started!
Expectations were high as some of the best minds in crypto came together to present, discuss and share ideas at the cutting edge of our industry. But it did not disappoint. Instead, it left us even more bullish about the Starknet ecosystem as it’s evident that everyone’s thinking very long term in building a public good vs the mercenary approach of many L1s.
Our co-founders and many of our team attended StarkWare Sessions, and here are our takeaways…
📖 Open Source is the wei
Every week, it’s becoming increasingly known that the Starknet community embraces open-source code, with many teams making announcements focusing on this crucial principle.
StarkWare announced that they’ll be open-sourcing the Starknet Prover, which is a massive leap toward decentralization. This follows the previous open-sourcing announcements for Cairo 1.0, Papyrus, and Starknet’s new sequencer.
StarkWare’s continued efforts in open-sourcing its tech stack is significant as it allows the community to maintain and develop the network independently and therefore provides the most genuine path to build Starknet as a decentralized public good.
🎉 Chainlink is coming to Starknet!
StarkWare has announced that they have a developer partnership with Chainlink Labs. This is a major milestone for the ecosystem, as this will bring reliable data feeds on Starknet, which will help Starknet reach its potential.
🚀 Visa is bullish on Account Abstraction
The head of crypto at Visa, Cuy Sheffield, chatted with David Engel of StarkWare about how Visa fell down the Account Abstraction rabbit hole. This is a continuation of Visa’s interest in Starknet after the release of their paper on auto payments for wallets.
Account Abstraction could transform how payments work. Watch this space.
Some of the leading teams in web2 and web3 are excited about what Account Abstraction can enable. With Starknet being one of the only networks to support it natively, you can see why teams are flocking to the network to explore what’s possible!
Here are some notes about the chat.
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🔨 Find out what we’ve been building!
Our CEO, Itamar, presented Argent X and revealed some products we’ve been building behind the scenes. We announced 4 new products: web wallet, 2FA, Multisig, and Starknet coming to mobile.
Web wallet takes advantage of Account Abstraction to help make user onboarding easier by creating a wallet with just an email address. No apps, no extensions, and no friction!
2FA is part of a wider security improvement for Argent X. With 2FA, even if someone has access to your account, they need to authenticate with your email to transact.
Multisig on Argent X will be the first on a network with native account abstraction. It’s been designed to help DAOs, teams, and builders manage their treasuries on Starknet.
Finally, Starknet on mobile means that you can create a wallet and interact with the ecosystem using the mobile wallet.
You can watch our full presentation here:
All these exciting product updates will be coming soon. Keep an eye on our socials!
📈 Learn about Starknet’s mission!
We couldn’t have recapped StarkWare Sessions without including this incredible talk from Eli Ben-Sasson on the mission of Starknet and why STARKs are the end game for blockchain scalability.
If there’s ever a talk to listen to, it’s this. Share it with your friends and watch them become STARK-pilled afterwards.
If you couldn’t attend StarkWare Sessions, there’s no need to feel the Fomo, as all recordings are on StarkWare’s youtube channel!
🧱 Awesome Developer’s Resources
Eni from Nethermind created a repository template you can use if you want to get started with Cairo 1.0.
A deep dive into Cairo 1.0 by Tarrence Van As from Cartridge.
Learn how to write and deploy your first NFT on Starknet.
💭 Things we found Interesting
Fresh Pizza shared an interesting use case for Account abstraction and how lending protocols could utilize it to pay gas fees for their liquidators.
👀 What to look out for!
This week, we’re co-hosting their first Starknet London meetup with the great minds from Nethermind and Starknet. At the time of writing, over 200 people have registered, meaning this could be the largest Starknet meetup. There will be a panel, an opportunity to network, and free pizza and drinks.
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