A Summary of the Space
Introduction by Daniel James, COO, Dmail Network
Greetings everyone, I’m Daniel, COO and Co-Founder of Dmail Network. We're thrilled to host another Web3 Infrastructure Innovation Seminar. Dmail Network has seen remarkable growth, now with over 3 million users exchanging over 30 million messages! Today's focus is on 'Interpreting Starknet,' part of our series connecting with industry leaders. We're privileged to have Louis Guthmann, Ecosystem Lead at Starkware, and Antoine Sperrenburg, Ecosystem Lead at Argent Wallet, with us.
Louis Guthmann on Starkware and Starknet
Louis introduces Starkware, a company pioneering zero-knowledge proofs, a technique revolutionizing computation compression on the blockchain. Starknet, their Ethereum Layer 2, leverages Ethereum's security for its operations. This means as long as Ethereum maintains its stability, Starknet remains secure by default. Louis emphasizes their ZK roll up, a compressed blockchain, live for 2 years.
Antoine Sperrenburg on Argent Wallet
Antoine, Ecosystem Lead at Argent, dives into their smart account wallet, a pioneer on Starknet. Argent holds 70-80% market share, emphasizing its role in account abstraction. This allows multiple accounts, secure user IDs, and multicalls. Antoine underlines the importance of account abstraction for self-custody and improved UX.
Web3 UX Challenges and Solutions
Louis and Antoine pinpoint UX and cost as major roadblocks to Web3 adoption. Louis calls for simpler onboarding processes and lower costs. Antoine highlights the need for account abstraction to bridge the convenience gap between centralized and decentralized solutions.
Trends in Chains and Wallets
Antoine predicts a trend towards invisible wallets integrated within applications and the rise of super apps. Louis sees a shift in blockchain execution layers, indicating the open design space.
Anecdotes and Experiences
Louis shares a humbling NFT drop experience, while Antoine reflects on Argent's bold move to Starknet, a gamble that paid off with impressive TPS and successful account abstraction.
Alpha Information and Roadmap
Antoine unveils Starknet's mobile compatibility, soon to be followed by a multisig release. Hito Studios, a builder-focused studio, is also in the pipeline. Louis encourages community involvement, emphasizing long-term commitment for fruitful results.
A big thanks to Louis and Antoine for their invaluable insights in Seminar 2 - Interpreting Starknet. Stay tuned for our next session!