StarkWare, a company that develops scaling solutions for Ethereum (ETH), has released a new full node client called “Papyrus” for its ZK rollup solution called “StarkNet” on January 11th. Papyrus is built using the programming language “Rust” and is open-sourced under the Apache license. The company claims that Papyrus will help pave the way for mass use of StarkNet.

StarkNet uses ZK Rollup technology, which aggregates multiple transactions processed off-chain into a single cryptographic certificate and stores it on the Ethereum blockchain. It offers higher fraud resistance and faster transaction processing times compared to other rollup solutions.

Papyrus is the third type of StarkNet full node client and it is expected to improve network decentralization and redundancy. The diversification of clients can reduce the impact of a denial of service attack (DoS). StarkNet was launched on the Ethereum mainnet in November 2021 but is still in the alpha stage.

StarkNet is currently in the second step of its three-step roadmap which includes: establishing usability, improving performance, and decentralization. Papyrus is expected to improve the processing performance of the “sequencer,” which is responsible for generating blocks on StarkNet. It will also be the basis for providing the storage layer for the upcoming “StarkNet Sequencer” feature.

The Papyrus team is working with the teams behind the other two StarkNet node clients, Pathfinder and Juno, to form the foundation for a peer-to-peer (P2P) layer for StarkNet. This will greatly improve the network synchronization time and lead to a more decentralized network. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has stated that he expects many rollup projects to become more decentralized by the end of 2023 and move to “stage 1 (limited training wheels),” which reduces the level of trust required in rollup developers and increases the safety of using L2.

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