• 28 May, 2024
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Polygon Founder Lauds StarkWare For Open Sourcing Its Stone Prover

Polygon founder Sandeep Nailwal recently congratulated the StarkWare team and its co-founder, Eli Ben-Sasson, for open-sourcing its Stone Prover. StarkWare, which is best known for developing the scalable transparent argument of knowledge (STARK), would make the Stone Prover open source on August 31, 2023. 

Nailwal took to X (formerly Twitter) earlier today to laud StarkWare for open-sourcing its Stone Prover:

According to a recent blog post by StarkWare, the Stone Prover (formerly STARK Prover), is a vital part of the blockchain firm’s tech stack. One of its primary functions is to compress transactions and generate cryptographic proofs, which makes it valuable for Ethereum scaling solutions such as Nailwal’s Polygon. 

The decision to open source the Stone Prover was initially announced in February 2023 as part of StarkWare’s Apache 2.0 license. The Starknet Summit scheduled for August 31 would include a code review session for the Stone Prover, following which its code would be made available to the crypto community. 

Speaking on the decision to open source the Stone Prover, StarkWare stated:

StarkWare believes open-sourcing the Starknet tech stack means more collaboration, better quality, improved security, innovation, and independence. All of these values can help Starknet and Ethereum reach their full potential.

The Stone Prover first went into production in June 2020 and has since played a major role in proving transactions from decentralized applications powered by StarkEx, including dYdX, Sorare, Immutable X, etc. STARK-tech scaling solutions developed using the Prover reportedly compressed and proved a whopping $1 trillion worth of transactions so far. 

StarkWare stated that the open-sourcing of the Stone Prover would boost decentralization and innovation in the space. New crypto developers would have access to Prover’s code, allowing them to observe and optimize it, which may eventually benefit the StarkWare ecosystem. It would also pave the way for open-sourcing the license for the Starknet Stack. 

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