Starknet monthly recap #4: October

All you need to know about Starknet in October

Starknet monthly recap #4 : October

Welcome to the fourth edition of my monthly recap, where I bring you the most important updates and developments from the Starknet ecosystem!

๐Ÿ“ฃย Important news of the month

๐Ÿ”นย Starknet's New Support Campaign: The Starknet Foundation has announced its new support initiative, the "Early Community Member Program." This time, the initiative includes non-tech contributions and individuals. A whopping pool of 50M STRK tokens is up for grabs.

For all those who have actively contributed to Starknet's growth in the following areas, make sure you apply:

โžฏ Individual who significantly contributed to technical discourse in the community.

โžฏ Individual contributors listed by key projects of the ecosystem.

โžฏ Individuals who organized events around the world (meetups, conferences, workshops).

โžฏ Individuals who regularly published Starknet branded content.

๐Ÿ“Œ Application window is now open and closes on November 23, 2023, at 00:00 UTC. Decisions will be announced on December 29, 2023, by the designated committee. For more details and to apply ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”นย Starknet Development Progress: The provable game engine, Dojo, has released its v0.3.0 version, boasting numerous new features and enhancements. As this tool keeps improving, expect more games to be built on Starknet, further enriching our ecosystem. Learn more here.

Additionally, Starknet has released the new version of Cairo, v2.3.0, with performance enhancements.

To not miss any important updates from Starknet, do not forget to subscribe to their newsletter ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”นย Starknet & Decentralization: StarkWare is diligently working towards Starknet's decentralization and has unveiled its plan for achieving this. The goal is to shift the Sequencer & Prover operation to a decentralized proof-of-stake protocol, allowing anyone to participate in sequencing, and ensuring that no single party is indispensable to the network's vitality.

Read the full details ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”น Play an Active Role in the Starknet Growth: Starknet has released its job dashboard, showcasing job opportunities across its ecosystem. Regardless of your expertise, there's an opportunity waiting for you. Check out the job listings now ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”นย Transition to Cairo 1.0 & Security: In line with Starknet's Regenesis, where projects are transitioning their old contracts to Cairo 1.0, here is a list (potentially not exhaustive) of all the previous Starknet projects that have completed their migration to Cairo 1.0:

To ensure user security of these new contracts, below are the projects that are ongoing, or have completed their contract audits in October:

๐Ÿ“ขย What about the ecosystem ?

๐Ÿ”นย AVNU's Stellar Progress: The renowned DEX aggregator, AVNU, has been breaking records one after the other. This time, it has surpassed the significant milestone of $500M in volume and impressively achieved this in a record time of just four months!

To put this into perspective, check out the volume of all DEXs on Starknet and the time they took to achieve their milestones here.

๐Ÿ”นย Argent Integrates AVNU on Its Mobile Wallet: Argent, Starknet's leading wallet in terms of users, announced its native integration of AVNU earlier this month. Trade through this mobile wallet and benefit from the best execution provided by AVNU straight from Argent's frontend ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”นย Innovative Galactic Game Influence Launches on Mainnet: Influence, a pioneering game on Starknet, has unveiled the first phase of its Mainnet. This introductory version lets players explore the universe, scan asteroids, purchase them, bridge from L1 to L2, and recruit crew members!

For an in-depth overview of the game and this limited version, read this presentation.

๐Ÿ”นย mySwap Unveils its AMM version 2: mySwap, initially a simple UniV2-style AMM, has stepped up its game by introducing the concentrated liquidity feature, optimizing price for swappers and yield for LPs ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

Note that mySwap is incorporated into the Braavos wallet via the Swap feature, and that this new version has already been integrated by AVNU and Fibrous.

๐Ÿ”นย Starknet's Organic Growth in Devs Outpaces Competitors: One of the most crucial metrics indicating the health and potential of an ecosystem is its growth in developer numbers. On this front, Starknet is outperforming the entire crypto market ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”นย Nostra Finance No Limits: After months of limited Mainnet, Nostra has finally released its full Mainnet, allowing limitless lending and borrowing ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”นย Focus Tree Mobile App Launches on Mainnet: Say goodbye to aimless scrolling! The Focus Tree mobile app, designed to enhance productivity and reduce distractions, has launched its Mainnet ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

If you want your rare and exclusive Focus tree spot, I have a gift for you! There are only 50 so hurry up and grab it by following the steps below ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • First, install the App on your mobile: iOS Download here - Android Download here

  • Register your account and input the code: 8LmY (make sure you put the uppercase)

  • You can now focus and have the chance to win my exclusive tiles! ๐Ÿฅณย 

๐Ÿ”นย LUSD, Liquity's 100% Decentralized Stablecoin, Launches on Starknet: You can now mint LUSD directly from your wallet and utilize it in your DeFi activities on Starknet!

Need a video tutorial on how to mint LUSD from Starknet? Here it is.

๐Ÿ”นย New Projects Alert: Every month, new projects emerge or kick-start their journey on Starknet. Here is a list of my findings:

  • Owlto, a new bridge that has integrated the Starknet network

  • Bountive, a decentralized 'prize saving' protocol that empowers users with no-risk rewards (except for smart contract risk)

  • Galxe, the renowned community engagement and farming platform, has just integrated Starknet

  • Starkpass, an on-chain ticketing platform

  • GreenChain, a RWA protocol with an ecological focus

  • Yet Another Wallet, a new open-source wallet created by Lambda Class

  • Yet Another Bridge, a new bridge that uses storage proof, also developed by Lambda Class

There are also three new gaming projects:

๐Ÿ“ฐย Some of the best content of the month

๐Ÿ”นย Master Class: Understanding Ethereum Alignment: Delve deeper into the philosophy of Ethereum and unravel what it truly means to be aligned with Ethereum's vision ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”น Learn more about how Starknet works through this series of videos: If you're interested in grasping Starknet's operation and its core stacks in just 3-minute videos, don't miss out on these four:

๐Ÿ”นย Exclusive Interview with Starknet Foundation's CEO: With the much-anticipated release of the new ecosystem support program and future plans laid out by the Foundation, don't miss out on this interview with its CEO, masterfully conducted by Nurstar:

๐Ÿ”นย Starknet: Pioneering Decentralization, Open Source, and Client Diversity:

Dive into this thread to learn more about what this means, and why it is extremely important ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”นย The Most Advanced AMM: Surpassing Even UniSwap

Interested in learning about Ekubo and its groundbreaking features? Find out why it's already leading on Starknet in this comprehensive 5-minute read ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ”นย Spotlight: Emerging Projects on Starknet

Here's a curated list of 12 promising projects that have recently launched or are being built on Starknet. A must-watch for all enthusiasts keen on staying ahead of the curve ๐Ÿ‘‡๏ธย 

๐Ÿ‘€ย Stay on the Pulse of Starknet - Never Miss an alpha again!

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None of the content of this newsletter is financial advice. Always do your own research.

Thank you for reading, and see you next month for this monthly recap. โณ

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