StarkWare, the driving force behind Starknet blockchain evolution, has disclosed plans to introduce the “Cairo Verifier” in the imminent weeks. This strategic move signals a significant leap towards accommodating layer-3 application-centric chains within the Starknet platform.
Collaborative Technological Advancement with Herodotus
Developed through a collaboration between StarkWare and the developer Herodotus, Cairo emerges as a pivotal technological tool. Its primary function revolves around the verification of proofs, redirecting them back to the layer-2 blockchain, thereby bypassing Ethereum’s mainnet.
Addressing a Critical Gap in Layer-3 Scalability
In a communication via Telegram to CoinDesk, a representative from StarkWare emphasized the Cairo Verifier as a solution to bridge a critical gap in achieving layer-3 scalability within the blockchain ecosystem. The tool is envisioned as a catalyst for advancing the capabilities of layer-3 chains on the Starknet platform.
Cairo Verifier’s Impact on Transaction Confirmation Speed
StarkWare anticipates that the Cairo Verifier will not only streamline the verification process but also enhance transaction confirmation speed, commonly known as latency. This improvement is expected to result in reduced transaction costs, offering a more efficient and cost-effective blockchain experience.
Time to unlock L3!
We are excited to announce that the launch of a Cairo Verifier on Starknet is coming soon!
This means:… pic.twitter.com/IPTFHeQXxz
— Starknet 🦇🔊 (@Starknet) February 8, 2024
Central Role in Verifying Storage Proofs
Cairo is positioned to play a central role in verifying storage proofs across layer-2 and layer-3 platforms, according to StarkWare. These storage proofs serve as cryptographic features empowering users to validate specific transactions or assets independently on alternative chains, without the need for intermediary entities.
Evolution of Verification Technologies
Building on their previous collaboration in storage proof development for Starknet, StarkWare and Herodotus developers are steering the evolution of verification technologies with Cairo. This upgraded tool promises enhanced capabilities designed to meet the dynamic demands of the ever-evolving blockchain landscape.