the big brain behind Offchain Labs and a key player in creating Arbitrum, is at it again! He’s stirring the pot and telling the world about a shiny new tool that’s about to flip the script for all those techie developers out there. And let me tell you, it sounds like a real game-changer!
During a chit-chat at the star-studded Korea Blockchain Week, Felten was all buzzed about this newfangled thing called the Arbitrum Stylus. Sounds fancy, right? Rolled out on testnet on the last day of August, this bad boy is designed to help devs whip up Arbitrum apps using classic faves like Rust, C, and C++. Yep, you heard that right.
Felten, with stars in his eyes, said, “It’s like giving a kid a new toy! Devs who aren’t all about that Web3 life can now dive in with the tools they know and love.” And, get this, the inclusion of these go-to languages is bound to rally more developers to the EVM party. Heck, there’s a swarm of them who prefer Rust over Solidity – the usual go-to for Ethereum contracts.
He was like, “Imagine having tools that are not only tried and true but also give your work a turbo boost!” With Stylus, computations are lightning fast, think 10 to 15 times the speed of EVM! Talk about hitting the jackpot!
But wait, there’s more! Embracing these so-called legacy languages is a total win, primarily because there’s a treasure trove of code already out there, tested and tweaked to perfection. And Rust? Oh boy, it’s the guardian angel of programming, always having your back and ensuring you don’t goof up your masterpiece.
Today is Arbitrum Day— Offchain Labs (@OffchainLabs) August 31, 2023
Last year we took one giant leap with the launch of Arbitrum Nitro.
Today we’re excited to announce that we are taking another big leap with the release of the code and public testnet for Arbitrum Stylus. 🖊👇https://t.co/NaxOuir5WH
Felten couldn’t contain his excitement, “It’s like having a trusted old recipe! You can now bring that goodness directly into the blockchain universe. Less DIY, more leveraging genius works from others.”
Gas cost? Oh, man! It’s like finding coins in your old jeans – so much lower with Stylus. Meaning? You can cram more into a single transaction and even dabble in some cool iPhone-friendly crypto stuff. Yep, Stylus makes it a breeze to sync Ethereum’s cryptography with iPhones, making crypto wallets on Apple devices a reality. Just imagine, using FaceID for a quick crypto transaction. Neat, huh?
And with those saved pennies on gas, the sky’s the limit! Picture ultra-realistic blockchain games or evaluating machine learning models in real-time. The mind boggles!
Felten wrapped up with a gleam in his eye, “With Stylus, budding projects can race to the finish line, armored against glitches and amped up on power.”
Gosh, it’s a brave new world out there, and Stylus might just be the shiny key to unlocking it! 🚀🌟