- ConsenSys and StarkWare have partnered.
- Infura and MetaMask are integrating Starknet, allowing developers and users to build and explore Layer 2 solutions.
- Starknet is expected to help Ethereum reach a throughput of 100,000 transactions per second.
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Software companies ConsenSys and StarkWare are now offering StarkNet integration on both Infura and MetaMask.
“An incredibly important step forward for Starknet”
ConsenSys and StarWare are partnering.
According to ConsenSys blog postThe two software companies are integrating StarkNet with Infura and MetaMask, a move that brings zero-knowledge rollup technology to the two most fundamental pillars of Ethereum’s blockchain ecosystem.
metamask A popular decentralized, non-custodial browser wallet for Ethereum is; infura Blockchain is an infrastructure provider for developers. starknet is a decentralized zero-knowledge Layer 2 solution for Ethereum, meaning it provides the Ethereum protocol and a side-chain for users to operate on while avoiding expensive gas fees (believes Starkware That fee will be 100 to 200 times cheaper).
The ConsenSys blog post indicates that the benefits of building StarkNet on Infura include lower fees, higher security, faster finality, self-detention, and a positive user experience. The integration was called an “incredibly important step for Starknet” by StarkWare cofounder Eli Ben-Sasson.
Meanwhile, MetaMask is now connected to Starknet through its MetaMask Snaps system, which allows developers to, among other things, connect wallets to otherwise incompatible non-EVM networks. Starknet Snap MetaMask enables users to transact on Starknet without creating new accounts.
The blog noted that Infura is only making Starknet available to a small group of users. MetaMask integration on the other hand is completely open to developers.
It also warned users that Starknet is still being tested and “may experience service interruptions.”
The major Ethereum protocol has already started expanding to Starknet, Including MakerDAO, which should be finished integrating Layer 2 solutions by early 2023. Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin previously stated that Starknet could help the network achieve 100,000 transactions per second.
Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author of this article owns ETH and several other cryptocurrencies.