Starknet, a solution for scaling Ethereum using zero-knowledge technology, is making progress towards achieving full compatibility with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). This is made possible through the upcoming launch of Kakarot, a new zkEVM, on the testnet in August.
The Kakarot project, supported by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Ledger co-founder Nicholas Bacca, and Starkware, aims to address the obstacle posed by Starknet’s lack of EVM compatibility.
Although Starknet provides efficient scaling for decentralized applications, transactions, and computation on Ethereum, its use of the Cairo language has hindered adoption among developers familiar with Solidity and EVM.
Kakarot aims to bridge this gap by enabling Starknet to be EVM-compatible. This will allow developers to easily migrate their existing Solidity code to the Starknet ecosystem without the need for separate development teams and costly code audits. The concept of zkEVM was introduced during a Starkware conference, and the Kakarot team has worked diligently to complete the project without venture funding.
The launch of the Kakarot testnet in August will give developers the opportunity to experience the benefits of EVM compatibility within the Starknet ecosystem.
With support from industry leaders and the enthusiasm of Vitalik Buterin, Starknet and Kakarot are set to further advance the Ethereum ecosystem by improving scalability and accessibility for developers.
Compiled by Coinbold