StarkNet roundup #51

Weekly summary of all things StarkNet

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Welcome to the 51th edition of my weekly comprehensive StarkNet summary. The previous update can be found here. 👇🏻

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Protocol & dev tool updates

Media highlights

Ecosystem Highlights

Ecosystem stats

StarkNet Community & Shamans Highlights

Starknet’s current architecture can be summarized as follows:

There is usually a latency of several hours between creation and propagation of a Starknet block on L2 by the sequencer, and the block’s L1 finalization (inclusion in an L1 state update).

While the sequencer and prover are operated by the same entity, users can trust the operator’s reputation that every Starknet block published on L2 will eventually be proven and updated on L1. In other words, users trust the operator not to fork. Assuming such trust, the latency between L2 propagation and L1 finality is significant only for L1/L2 operations e.g withdrawals.

An obvious step toward decentralization would involve replacing the single sequencer with a Sybil resistant consensus protocol. In such a scenario, we assume confidence in L2 consensus to be much smaller than confidence in L1 security, which is Starknet’s eventual security. Without trust, latency between L2 consensus and L1 finality is significant to user experience because it marks the latency of L1 security and L1/L2 interaction. This justifies a fast finality gadget which has a latency of several minutes at most and also inspires greater user confidence than the L2 consensus by itself.

Heavily discussed StarkNet Improvement Proposals

Useful links & articles

Developer resources

Dates and Events

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