StarkEx Layer 2 records $1 trillion in on-chain trading volume since June 2020

Quick Take

  • The StarkEx Layer 2 ecosystem has recorded over $1 trillion in on-chain trading volume since its launch in June 2020.
  • StarkEx is operated by blockchain scaling and development firm StarkWare.

The cumulative volume of on-chain trading and swaps on the StarkEx Layer 2 network has surpassed $1 trillion across different apps since its launch in June 2020, reported StarkEx's developer StarkWare.

This non-custodial trading volume on StarkEx, the largest in the Ethereum Layer 2 niche, has been driven by the crypto derivatives trading exchange dYdX. Other apps, including ImmutableX, Sorare, and Rhino, have also contributed substantially to the cumulative volume on StarkEx, the team noted.

StarkEx is a Ethereum Layer 2 solution that aggregates transactions from Ethereum’s mainnet to reduce congestion and transaction fees. It leverages a zero-knowledge rollup technology called "Starks" to increase Ethereum’s efficiency without undermining its security.

StarkWare runs StarkEx

Blockchain scaling and development firm StarkWare operates StarkEx as a SaaS solution to help Ethereum projects scale. It also contributes to StarkNet, a separate Ethereum Layer 2 project.

“We’ve built infrastructure that supports the most sophisticated user-friendly blockchain apps," Uri Kolodny, co-founder and CEO of StarkWare, told The Block, reflecting on the $1 trillion cumulative volume milestone.

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