Starknet is a decentralized layer-2 network designed to enhance the scalability of the Ethereum blockchain. It uses advanced mathematical and cryptographic techniques to bundle many transactions and roll them into a single transaction on the Ethereum network, a process known as a Validity-rollup or ZK-rollup. This technology allows decentralized applications (dapps) to achieve unlimited scale for transactions and computation, thereby expanding Ethereum's benefits to a broader user base.
The Starknet project is community-led, with a variety of resources available for developers and users alike. The official Starknet documentation and developer tutorials provide guidance for building contracts and dapps on the network. Libraries, editor plugins, and other developer tools are also available to assist in the building process.
Users can explore a range of dapps within the Starknet ecosystem, spanning various sectors from decentralized finance (DeFi) to Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and gaming. Information about wallets on Starknet and the options available for depositing and withdrawing funds for use in the Starknet ecosystem is also provided.
STARK is a key component of the Starknet network.
Cairo is another integral part of the Starknet network.