StarkWare intends to provide the StarkNet Prover, a major component of its StarkNet Layer 2 system, as open-source software.
Ethereum scaling initiative StarkWare intends to open-source the StarkNet Prover in order to make the technology accessible to the public and boost the code’s openness.
The prover is an essential part of StarkNet, a widely accepted Layer 2 scaling network for Ethereum based on ZK-STARKs technology. The prover is responsible for creating cryptographic proofs to increase the efficiency of Layer 2 scaling and compress transactions.
The open-sourcing of the StarkNet Prover will enable more people to evaluate the code, which will help in the detection of problems and promote transparency. This action may also be considered a good step toward greater decentralisation of StarkNet, according to the team.
After the announcement, StarkWare co-founder and ZK-STARKs creator Eli Ben-Sasson said, “This represents a big milestone towards scaling Ethereum and cryptography, since STARK technology becomes a publicly accessible resource.”
Since the initial launch of StarkNet on the Ethereum mainnet in November 2021, the StarkWare team has open-sourced portions of the StarkNet stack, including the Cairo 1.0 programming language, Papyrus client software, and StarkNet sequencer. When StarkNet is finally deployed in the not-too-distant future, the team behind today’s move says open-sourcing the whole software stack will be complete.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial or investment advice. Cryptocurrency investments are subject to market risks, and individuals should seek professional advice before making any investment decisions.