MakerDAO Bridges Main Chain & StarkNet’s Layer 2 Via ZK-Rollups System, Plans to Rebuild Multicollateral Dai (MCD)

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Starting on April 28, the first phase of rebuilding Maker on StarkNet goes live.

The pioneering cryptocurrency lending and stablecoin platform MakerDAO is bridging to a cheaper, faster overlay network in the form of StarkNet, the zero-knowledge side chain created by StarkWare, in order to address the cost and congestion of its native Ethereum environment.

Due to Ethereum’s high gas fees, more users and activity are moving to other blockchains. By bridging to other platforms, MakerDAO plans to expand its product offering as well as move toward a multichain future. Maker will be rebuilt on StarkNet’s system of ZK-rollups (a way of freeing the Ethereum blockchain from costly transaction settlement procedures), in four phases, beginning on April 28 with a simple bridge between the main chain and StarkNet’s layer 2 (L2).

By using Maker’s “Wormhole” design, users can withdraw from Level 2 to Level 1 in the second phase. Louis Baudoin, an engineer on the MakerDAO/StarkNet project, said that such transactions will take “a couple of minutes and even less in the future.” The third phase is called “teleportation,” and it allows users to travel between layers – say, between StarkNet and Arbitrum. A multicollateral dai (MCD) will be rebuilt by StarkNet in the fourth phase.

Baudoin said in an interview with CoinDesk: 

“With our Wormhole design, we are taking advantage of our battle-tested oracles and our ability to mint Dai as a DAO.That allows you to teleport dai from one layer to the other in minutes, something which would usually take much longer.”

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According to Baudoin, the third and fourth phases of integration will be completed by the end of this year or the first quarter of next year at the latest.

The fast-moving world of decentralized finance (DeFi) has created challenges for blockchain bridging protocols.


  “We learned from the Solana Wormhole, as well as the Poly hack,” Baudoin said. “Obviously, there’s been a lot of testing done. In addition to increasing the bridge limit slowly, it’s a good idea to have some emergency measures in place internally in case a hack occurs.”

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