Welcome to the StarkEx documentation.

StarkEx leverages STARK technology to power scalable self-custodial transactions (trading & payments) for applications such as DeFi and gaming. StarkEx enables an application to scale significantly and improve transaction speed while also reducing transaction costs. Implementation requires minimal change to existing setups.

StarkEx currently supports ETH, ERC-20, ERC-721 tokens and synthetic assets. Also, it can readily support tokens on other EVM-compatible blockchains.

This documentation refers to two slightly different systems: StarkEx for Spot Trading and StarkEx for Perpetual Trading. While the systems typically function in a similar manner, there are differences. Content that refers only to Spot Trading or Perpetual Trading clearly states so.

StarkEx is a mature platform that has been deployed on Ethereum Mainnet since June 2020. Before its Mainnet deployment, over 50M StarkEx transactions were settled on both public and private Ethereum testnets.

Many applications are currently using StarkEx, including:


Launch Date

Current StarkEx Version


June 2020

spot Trading V3


Apr 2021

spot Trading V3


Apr 2021

perpetual trading V1


June 2021

spot Trading V3

The concrete smart contract deployments is listed here.