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The price of #ASTR today is $0.05 USD.

The lowest ASTR price for this period was $0, the highest was $0.050, and the exact current price of one ASTR crypto coin is $0.05009.

The all-time high ASTR coin price was $0.33.

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The code for ASTAR is #ASTR.

ASTAR is 1.3 years old.


The current market capitalization for ASTAR is $199,979,960.

ASTAR is ranked #148 out of all coins, by market cap (and other factors).


There is a big volume of trading today on #ASTR.

Today's 24-hour trading volume across all exchanges for ASTAR is $4,137,097.


The circulating supply of ASTR is 3,992,153,978 coins, which is 50% of the total coin supply.


ASTR is the native coin for the Astar blockchain.

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Interacting with Wasm Smart Contracts on Astar Network using TypeScript and Astar.js

WebAssembly (Wasm) is a binary instruction format designed as a portable target for the compilation of high-level languages like ink! and Ask. In the context of blockchain, Wasm smart contracts are self-executing agreements written in a language that compiles to WebAssembly, allowing them to be executed on the blockchain in a highly efficient and secure manner. Astar Network provides an alternative to the more traditional Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) based smart contracts by supporting Wasm contracts. This offers greater flexibility, better performance, and a broader range of supported languages. Ink! is a Rust-based domain-specific language (DSL) designed for writing smart contracts on the Substrate and Polkadot platforms. It was developed by Parity Technologies to make it easier for developers to create secure and efficient smart contracts that compile to WebAssembly. The ink! language builds on Rust’s safety features, such as its strong type system and memory safety, to reduce the risk of vulnerabilities in smart contracts. Using ink!, developers can create custom smart contracts tailored to their specific use cases and requirements. These contracts can then be deployed to Astar, Shiden and Shibuya Networks, enabling a wide range of decentralized applications (Dapps) and use cases. Interacting with contract requires Weight. For ink! the term Weight refers to the resources used by a contract call. It’s important for s...

Leading Japanese Snack Food Maker Calbee Inc.

Leading Japanese Snack Food Maker Calbee Inc. to Deploy its Evolving Potato Chip NFTs on Astar Network - Tokyo, Japan / April 12th, 2023 / Astar Network, the smart contract platform for multichain, today announced that Japan’s leading potato chips and snacks company Calbee Inc. will issue evolving NFTs on the Astar blockchain as part of a new promotional campaign, “NFT Chips”. Calbee’s products can be found in thousands of retail stores across Japan, and the name resonates with most Japanese. With Calbee’s NFT Chips Campaign, consumers who buy a pack of Usu-Shio, Consomme-Punch or the immensely popular Nori-Shio potato chips will be able to claim a free, evolving Potato NFT by participating in its origami-like game “Ori-pake”. The game requires players to follow the instructions printed on the package and fold it in a very specific way, much like an origami, then confirm they have done it by scanning it with Calbee’s smartphone application “Lbee Program.” Potato chip lovers will have until May 31st to join the campaign, and evolve their NFTs. Astar Network CEO Sota Watanabe said, “I am very excited to see this use case on Astar Network. Calbee’s chips are probably the most consumed chips in Japan and I am sure that everyone knows this product. Through this campaign, I would like to make the future where Japanese people are using Astar Network without knowing what blockchain is. We will keep doing our ...

The Astar x Sony Web3 Incubation Program Candidates: Round 1

Recently, Astar and Sony Network Communications announced the winners of the Web3 Incubation Program. As the program runs its course, we will be releasing a series of articles highlighting the features and practical solutions being offered by each of the candidates, so our community can learn more about they’re doing, and what made them stand out among nearly 200 other amazing projects! With that being said, we are delighted to highlight the first five of nineteen exceptional candidates being recognized for their innovative approaches to revolutionize various industries within the Web3 ecosystem. These groundbreaking projects are set to empower users, enhance digital experiences, and promote the adoption of more widespread decentralized technology, ranging from data brokerage to music, loyalty programs, ecommerce, and cross-chain aggregation. Here are the candidates in the realm of DeFi and Other: Itheum: Decentralized Data Brokerage for Developers is a multi-chain protocol that revolutionizes data ownership and trade by providing decentralized data brokerage solutions. With a $200 billion centralized data brokerage industry dominated by tech giants, Itheum aims to empower Web3 organizations, projects, and individuals to regain control of their personal data and identity. The platform aims to create open, inclusive, and censorship-resistant tools that enable widespread data ownership. By making data ownership en...

What is ink! and What’s New in Version 4.0?

What are eDSLs? First, let’s go over a bit of background: EDSLs are Embedded Domain-Specific Languages, which are small programming languages embedded within a host programming language. EDSLs are designed to be used for a specific domain or problem such as smart contract development, with syntax and semantics tailored for that domain, making it easier to read and express solutions in the form of code. The use of eDSLs can lead to more concise and expressive code, as well as increased productivity and reduced errors. EDSLs can also provide a higher-level abstraction than the host language, which can make it easier to reason about and optimize code. The State of Blockchain eDSLs When we think of smart contracts, usually Solidity and the Ethereum Virtual Machine come to mind, which makes sense due to their large suite of tools, well established developer community, and proven history. In terms of adoption, Solidity’s popularity is ahead by a landslide in comparison to other eDSLs such as ink! but it’s important to understand the reasons why that is the case, and how building Wasm smart contracts using ink! can help developers scale past EVM, and drive more Web3 adoption. As Solidity and the Ethereum Virtual Machine environment have matured and adoption has reached critical mass, users and developers have discovered several choking points which have transformed the theoretical possibility of scaling and UX issues into fu...

Wasm Launch Day: April 6

Ready to launch Wasm on Astar! April 6th marks our network's most important technical update–bringing high-performance Wasm smart contracts to Astar mainnet. We’re hosting a virtual celebration with the entire Web3 community, called Wasm Launch Day. Join Sota and Maarten, along with Polkadot developers and leading infrastructure teams to discuss how Wasm will revolutionize blockchain! First, take a second to RSVP for Wasm Launch Day here. Now, let’s learn what’s in store for the launch of Wasm smart contracts on Astar mainnet. — Wasm Launch Day. — So what will happen? Well, a few things make April 6, 2023 a remarkable moment for the ecosystem. We will enable Polkadot ink! smart contracts on Astar Network, making us the first parachain to support a stable Wasm environment. Software developers can now use Rust programming to build their projects and ideas on Astar. We can take that a step further and highlight that our programmers can build with Polkadot, too, thanks to XCM functionality. So, that’s the technical importance of Wasm Launch Day. Now we have a Wasm environment on Astar and Polkadot ink! smart contacts on parachains. But we want to connect directly with the community and builders, too! Sota Watanabe and Maarten Henskens, we will hold a virtual meet-up with Polkadot, Phala, DIA, SubWallet, Brushfam and Subsquid–our infrastructure partners that will build the foundation of our Wasm env...

Astar Network Launches Collaborative ink!ubator Bounty Program to Accelerate Wasm Use-Cases

Astar Network has joined forces with Parity and other curators from the Polkadot ecosystem to launch the ink!ubator Bounty Program, designed to provide foundational support to builders while stimulating development of new ink! projects, open-source templates and tools, and smart contract auditing opportunities for Polkadot’s native Wasm runtime environment.. — Parachains on Polkadot are the unique unlock that enables the network’s shared security and native interoperability to be utilized by a diverse variety of dApps. This has been demonstrated with smart contract focused parachains in particular, which currently lead the network in terms of adoption and activity. While this trend will certainly continue, there is still a largely underutilized opportunity to create more sophisticated and user-friendly applications through Polkadot’s Wasm compatibility and native smart contract language, ink!. As one of the leading teams pushing Wasm and EVM smart contract environments that allow developers to deploy dApps with ease, Astar is committed to bettering the infrastructure around Wasm and ink! within the Polkadot ecosystem. We see this as a huge opportunity to both iterate and innovate on the limited functionality of the EVM, and provide a unique edge to developers looking to build the next generation of dApps. As it stands, Polkadot has yet to take full advantage of its superior technical infrastructure and, consequent...

Astar Partners with Shibuya City

Astar is now partnering with the Shibuya to support the ward’s web3 initiatives. After landmark collaborations with leading Japanese enterprises, Astar is now partnering with the Shibuya to support the ward’s web3 initiatives. Shibuya prides itself on being the modern city of Tokyo. A hot spot for young entrepreneurs, high fashion, and miles of shopping outlets all centred around the Shibuya station. Today is the first time a blockchain has signed an agreement with one of Tokyo’s largest, most densely populated cities. It’s a historic moment for Astar’s growth across Japan to become the blockchain backed by Japan. Over 400 developers are building the next generation of digital applications through Astar’s web3 Hackathon sponsored by Toyota. The call for teams to begin working with Astar’s Web3 Incubation Program with Sony Network Communications led to another astounding 200 applicants. Shibuya has a large group of Astar developers to support the city’s digital growth. Entering an agreement with Astar is the quickest way for Shibuya to start using the Web3 ideas currently being developed to build the future solutions they need. This is in step with the recent moves of other cities in 2022 — Fukuoka City and Sendai City.“Shibuya is the largest city for young people in Japan and the city of startups. It’s known as Japan’s Silicon Valley, or “Bit Valley,” derived from a place in Shibuya(渋谷)...

Astar and StellaSwap Launch Cross-Chain Assets

Astar is pleased to announce a strategic collaboration with StellaSwap, and the launch of the DOT-ASTR pair on Pulsar, their concentrated liquidity AMM for the Polkadot network. StellaSwap is one of the first automated market-making (AMM) decentralized exchanges (DEX) for the Polkadot network, and a native adopter of its secure cross-chain features. The unique value proposition of StellaSwap is based on their strong foundation, built-in bridge, and focus on the user experience. This collaboration marks an important milestone in realizing Astar’s vision of interoperability via cross-chain messaging (XCM). As one of the largest DEXs in the Polkadot ecosystem, it is important for StellaSwap to facilitate the adoption of Substrate-native assets, and Astar Network is pleased to support their initiative through the listing of the ASTR-DOT pair. ASTR is Coming to Moonbeam! ASTR-DOT Pair Launch Pulsar will list ASTR on the first concentrated liquidity AMM on Polkadot, which will provide an additional method for developers and users to obtain the Astar Network native token, and enhance capital efficiency and market depth. Here are the details for the upcoming ASTR pool launch: ⭐️ Pair Launch: ASTR — DOT ⭐️ AMM: Pulsar ⭐️ Bridge: Native XCM Transfer (XCM Portal | Guide to transfer ASTR to Moonbeam) ⭐️ Launch Date: Open Now — About StellaSwap - StellaSwap is a hybrid DEX that features a standard, stabl...

One Small Piece of Code, One Giant Leap for Web3!

Astar brings Web3 Wallet Integration to any project coded in JavaScript Imagine you’re building a Web 2.0 application and thinking to yourself: “I should be building for Web3,” but are worried about sinking time into development of a user interface (UI) for the management of accounts and wallets, and the steep learning curve commonly associated with building and deploying code that’s compatible with blockchain. Well, worry no more, your time has come, and there’s never been a better time to build for Web3!Simple UI to the wallet and chains of a dApp — Why Build for Web3? - Web3 is built on decentralized systems, which means that there is no single point of failure or control, and is designed to grant users sovereignty over their digital assets, data, and online identities. Building with Web3 technology can help secure your applications and make them more transparent, which are highly attractive features to those who would like alternatives to the geographically distributed, but still centralized Web 2.0 platforms we all know, that are prone to censorship and control by arbitrary influences. Building for Web3 today will give you significant advantages over your Web 2.0-focused colleagues, especially now as the the dawn of the era of blockchain interoperability is upon us, and uniting ecosystems using ´common platforms, frameworks, and protocols that most developers will know how to code for already, such as ...

Decentracademy #1: Building Reliable Infrastructure with a Mesh Network

Connect to any dApp from anywhere! Our mesh network distributes the infrastructure that allows you to access the blockchain. The goal is to create a network of nodes that is resilient to attacks and single points of failure. This article is the first in a series of publications to discuss the importance of decentralization on Astar. More information is presented at the end of the article. — What is the decentralization of infrastructure?. — We are familiar with the decentralization of consensus. That is the basic shift from the original packet-switching network through peer-to-peer networks to currently developed blockchain-based solutions. A decentralized infrastructure is important, too–it must be open, distributed, and shared. A mesh network means that your access to the blockchain does not rely on a single RPC node provider. Instead, the entire network is now cloud-agnostic. Plus, the network can continue to scale in a new way as bare metal servers are incorporated into the mesh. — What is Astar mesh network?. — Astar mesh network is a peer-to-peer (P2P) model to create a secure, shared environment of RPC nodes for you to interact with the network. The nodes send traffic between themselves rather than through a central server. This mesh network enables us to increase security and scale efficiently. We can add nodes without overloading the network, and make connections with the shortest path ...


Astar Network CEO Sota Watanabe to Shed Light on Why Japan is Embracing ...

    [PRESS RELEASE - Tokyo, Japan, April 17th, 2023] Astar Network, a smart contracts platform for multichain, is delighted to announce that its Founder and CEO Sota Watanabe will be presenting at the prestigious Consensus 2023 event in Austin, Texas. He will be taking the stage on Thursday, April 27 at 11:00 - 11:30 CT. Sota Watanabe will be discussing why Japan is embracing crypto while regulators in other leading economies are struggling to figure out how to deal with crypto and Web3. He is a leading authority on the subject, having worked closely with the Japanese government in shaping the nation’s Web3 strategy. As lawmakers and regulators from the US to Europe to Asia express increased wariness of crypto, Web3 promotion remains part of Japan’s national strategy. An early mover in the field, Japan learned hard lessons from the 2014 Mt Gox collapse and the record 2018 Coincheck hack and its approach to regulation has mitigated the impact of FTX’s collapse on Japanese users. “I'm excited to join this group representing Japan’s crypto community to share insights with the Consensus community. Being a founder of the first public blockchain in Japan has led me to become involved in planning a national strategy to use digital assets and develop Web3 solutions. I want to bring those lessons to the US and other countries,” said Sota Watanabe, Founder of Astar Network. Today, the Japanese government has made Web3 a part of its national strategy and ... read More

Astar Network's ASTR Token Registered on JVCEA's 'Green List' After List...

    [PRESS RELEASE - Tokyo, Japan, April 7th, 2023] The Japan Virtual and Crypto Assets Exchange Association (JVCEA)’s Green List dramatically speeds up the token listing on member exchanges, accelerating adoption Astar Network, a smart contracts platform for multichain, officially announces the listing of its native ASTR token on Huobi Japan, which has now become the third crypto exchange in Japan to list ASTR after Bitbank and GMO Coin. Following this listing, the Japan Virtual and Crypto Assets Exchange Association (JVCEA) has registered the ASTR token on its ‘Green List.’ The JVCEA, a group of 31 crypto exchanges, introduced the Green List to speed up the listing on Japanese exchanges and boost crypto adoption in Japan. Previously, the JVCEA member exchanges had to go through a sluggish screening process for listing any cryptocurrency. The assets on the Green List aren’t subject to the screening process as they have already been rigorously screened by three or more member exchanges. Sota Watanabe, Founder of Astar Network, said, “Given that Astar has a significant presence in Japan and a lot of enterprises are entering Web3 with Astar, joining the Green List is a huge step not only for us but also for Japanese companies. It makes it much faster to list ASTR on other Japanese exchanges. We continue to work with regulators to utilize ASTR in Japan faster.” The ASTR token made it to the Green List after satisfying all the four requirements of ... read More

Polkadot's Astar Network Partners Tokyo's Shibuya to Support Web3 Strate...

    Polkadot's leading parachain and innovative hub, Astar Network, has partnered with Tokyo's special ward Shibuya to support the city's Web3 initiative. According to a press release sent to CryptoPotato, the partnership will see Astar and Shibuya team up to foster the development of Tokyo's Web3 strategy. Astar Network Partners Shibuya City As per the release, the alliance is the first between a Japanese blockchain firm and one of Tokyo's biggest and most densely populated wards. Shibuya, known as a major commercial and financial center, houses two of the world's busiest railway stations and one of Japan's best fashion districts. The ward is also the headquarter of the Japanese arm of the multinational technology company Google. Through the partnership, Astar will support Shibuya's Startup Support activities by hosting Web3-focused events, including educational programs and hackathons. Commenting on the partnership, Sota Watanabe, the CEO of Astar Foundation, said: 'Shibuya is the largest city for young people in Japan and the city of startups. It's known as Japan's Silicon Valley, or 'Bit Valley,' derived from a place in Shibuya???), combining Bitter (?) and Valley (?). We're honored to have opened our office in this tech hub and to have signed a basic agreement with the city to utilize web3.' Astar Fosters Web3 Growth in Japan Since its launch in January 2019, Astar Network has played a significant role in the growth and development of the Web3 space in Japan. As a blockcha... read More

Sony and Astar Network Launch Web3 Incubation Program for NFT and DAO-Fo...

    On Feb. 17, 2023, Tokyo-based Sony Network Communications announced that it is co-hosting a Web3 incubation program with the multichain smart contract platform Astar Network. The program has started accepting applications, and Sony and Astar will jointly mentor Web3 projects “focused on the utility” of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Sony and Astar to Co-Host Web3 Incubation Program Sony Network Communications, a subsidiary of Japanese technology giant Sony Group, announced Friday that the company is exploring ways to address industry issues using blockchain and Web3 technology. A Web3 incubation program is planned for mid-March to mid-June with Astar Network and Singapore-based Startale Labs to bolster relevant Web3 solutions. Startale was founded by Astar Network CEO Sota Watanabe. The announcement sent to News states that Sony and the Astar Foundation will select '10 to 15 cohorts' from the applications. The program is open to anyone from around the world, and sessions will be hosted by venture capital companies such as Alchemy Ventures, Fenbushi Capital, and Dragonfly. In mid-June, Sony announced that an offline demo day will be held at Sony Group's headquarters in Tokyo during Japan Blockchain Week. “We are pleased to launch the Web3 incubation program with Sony Network Communications, one of the Sony Group’s companies, which has been involved in the NFT sector and other Web3 initiatives wi... read More

Sony Network and Astar Network to Co-Host a Web3 Incubation Program

    Sony Network Communications (a tech provider under the umbrella of the Sony Group) partnered with Polkadot's innovation hub - Astar Network - to present a Web3 Incubation Program. Users willing to join can apply until March 6, 2023.  Focusing on NFTs and DAOs  According to a document seen by CryptoPotato, the program will run from mid-March to mid-June, as people can apply from February 17 until March 6. The partners will review the inquiries and approve 10 to 15 users. Sony Network and Astar Network will also collaborate with Startale Labs to introduce the Web3 event, focusing on the utility of DAOs and NFTs. Sony Network has already started exploring the blockchain field, raising hopes the partnership will allow them to offer applicable Web3 solutions for consumers.  Sota Watanabe - CEO of Astar Network - said he is 'pleased' to participate in the initiative alongside a company with rich experience in the NFT sector. 'We hope to share the knowledge and resources of both organizations to provide value to the participants selected for the program and create new use cases and projects,' he added. The Web3 Incubation Program is open to people from all regions across the globe. It will roll out educational sessions with venture capital firms such as Fenbushi Capital, Dragonfly, Alchemy Ventures, and others.  Sony Network and Astar Network will provide necessary tech support, resources, and financial assistance to all project members. They will also ensure dir... read More

Toyota Taps Astar Network for Web3 Hackathon

    Japan’s largest conglomerate - Toyota Motor Corporation - will sponsor the world's first global Web3 hackathon. Polkadot's leading parachain, Astar Network, has been roped in to make Web3 use cases for Toyota’s employees. According to the official press release shared with CryptoPotato, the car giant is looking to embrace the Web3 space in a bid to improve the company's operations. The latest online hackathon is expected to serve as an initial step in the process. Toyota - Astar Web3 Hackathon As part of the event, developers from around the world are invited. The theme will be to build an intra-company DAO support tool on the Astar Network to enable anyone to create teams, issue governance tokens, and vote without requiring them to understand the details of Web3. While the multinational automotive manufacturer could use the tools developed during the hackathon for operational transparency and efficiency purposes. Astar Network, on the other hand, will offer the necessary environment for devs and will be tasked with product development support. Both Astar Network and Toyota said they believe they can manage projects as DAO, where the decision-making is distributed among participants. Following the announcement, Sota Watanabe, the Founder of Astar Network, noted that blockchain integrations in cars will transpire in the near future. The exec also said that even though the industry is still at an exploratory stage, he is 'very excited about the various possibilities... read More

Polkadot's Astar Network Introduces XVM Functionality to Boost Multichai...

    Astar Network - a smart contract innovation hub that connects the Polkadot ecosystem to all Layer 1 blockchains - launched its Cross-Virtual Machine (XVM) on the public testnet Shibuya.  It enables projects building on Astar to interact with other smart contract ecosystems, including the WebAssembly (WASM) and Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Enter the XVM According to a document seen by CryptoPotato, Astar Network launched the first major product part of its 2023 strategy - the Cross-Virtual Machine (XVM).  The feature is a set of interfaces and a custom pallet that allows smart contracts from one virtual machine to engage with others. The XVM can conduct bi-directional calls between WASM and EVM, regardless of the programming languages the virtual machines employ. Speaking on the development was Hoon Kim - Chief Technology Officer at Astar Network: 'We've been working hard to create the foundation of the future, regardless of outside influences that are happening now. And today, I am proud to introduce one of our most important features to achieve the Astar Vision; the Cross-Virtual Machine (XVM). It will be the start of the next wave of innovation for dApps. Astar will not only have interoperability through XCM (Cross-chain Messaging) with other parachains but also have interoperability between different smart contract environments.' The XVM enables developers to explore numerous contract environments instead of having just one choice. They are also able to build ... read More

Astar Network CEO: Webassembly Smart Contracts Are Going to 'Pull a Lot ...

    Ethereum is almost universally credited for kickstarting the Web3 revolution after it brought to life the concept of smart contracts. However, some in the Web3 community, like Astar Network's Sota Watanabe, believe the protocol cannot 'build the innovative future of blockchain alone.' In addition, some critics point to the language obstacle which they argue makes the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) a less-than-ideal place to build.Webassembly Smart Contracts 'Will Accelerate the Adoption of Web3' It is this and other limitations of the EVM that led to the creation of an alternative known as Webassembly (WASM). This alternative is said to be a virtual machine of choice for developers, engineers and academics that are frustrated with the EVM. According to Watanabe, for Web2 developers that want to migrate to Web3, WASM seems like a logical choice because it 'supports a wide range of languages with native performance and high portability.' To learn more about WASM, News reached out to Sota Watanabe, the CEO of Astar Network, a multichain smart contracts platform. In his written responses to questions sent, the Astar Network CEO offered his thoughts on Webassembly and the role it will play in accelerating the adoption of Web3. Watanabe also explained why Astar Network is supporting both the EVM and WASM. Below are Watanabe's responses to questions sent to him via Whatsapp. News (BCN): In very simple terms, can you explain to our readers what the WASM is all... read More

Astar Network Partners Acala to Boost DeFi on Polkadot

    Polkadot’s innovation hub Astar Network has partnered with DeFi network Acala to boost decentralized finance (DeFi) by unlocking new opportunities and rewards for developers in the Polkadot ecosystem.  The two entities have joined forces to launch a new DeFi program dubbed “Astar x Acala DeFi Rising.”  The DeFi Rising Program According to a press release seen by CryptoPotato, the program will allow developers to build apps on Astar’s dApp ecosystem while leveraging Acala’s suite of DeFi products, including deep liquidity from native assets such as aUSD, LDOT, and ACA. Developers will also receive rewards from Astar ecosystem teams.  In addition, projects that create utility for aUSD on Astar can receive funding from Acala’s $250 million aUSD Ecosystem Fund and Astar’s SpaceLabs program.  As per the release, the $250 million aUSD Ecosystem Fund was launched to support early-start startups building dapps with a stablecoin utility on any Polkadot or Kusama parachain.  First Campaign From Two Major Polkadot Parachains Acala is a DeFi network that provides financial products such as native tokens and liquid staking on Polkadot. The platform powers aUSD, the first native stablecoin on the Polkadot network. On the other hand, Astar Network is an innovative hub for multichain smart contracts. The platform enables developers to build dApps with EVM and WASM while offering them interoperability through its cross-consens... read More

Polkadot-based gateway Astar Network now supported on blockchain develop...

    Alchemy, a blockchain development platform, announced it now supports Polkadot parachain Astar Network, delivering developers more tools and services to build on the multi-chain smart contract hub. “Supporting the developer ecosystem is Astar’s driving motivation. By partnering with Alchemy and making their blockchain engine available to Astar developers, we will bring even more innovation and growth to the builder community.” - Sota Watanabe, Founder & CEO, Astar Network EVM Compatibility + WASM Functionality Astar is built on Parity Substrate, a framework that facilitates easy custom blockchain development. Substrate offers Astar built-in security benefits while it enables the Polkadot ecosystem to connect to all major layer-1 blockchains, including Ethereum, Acala, and soon Cosmos. By bridging the Polkadot and EVM webs, Astar fosters shared security, interoperability, and cross-consensus messaging (XCM), expanding the benefits past cross-chain asset transfers. It is through these advantages, Astar aims to become a hub of inventive and interoperable dApp projects, written in various languages. Beyond EVM compatibility, Astar is looking to the future with WASM. Often dubbed Ethereum 2.0, WASM, (short for WebAssembly), is a binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine, that supports the benefits of EVM while providing enhanced speed and interoperability. Astar’s support for both EVM and WASM also means developers can build on either Soli... read More

DIA is the First Oracle to Integrate with Astar Network

    DIA is the first oracle provider to integrate its oracle infrastructure with the Astar Network, running on the Polkadot Relaychain. The oracle deployment will facilitate DeFi applications on Astar to easily connect to the outside world data. The open-source data provider DIA announced today the integration of its decentralized oracle infrastructure with the Astar Network, running on the Polkadot Relaychain. This oracle deployment will facilitate DeFi applications on Astar to easily connect to the outside world data via DIA’s trusted oracles. Astar Network, previously known as Plasm, is a dApp hub on Polkadot that supports Ethereum, WebAssembly, and layer 2 solutions like ZK Rollups. Astar Network won the 3rd Polkadot parachain auction on December 2, 2021, and onboarded to the Polkadot Relay Chain on December 18, 2021. As the Polkadot Relay Chain doesn’t support smart contracts, Astar is working to provide a solution for all developers by parachain where EVM and WebAssembly smart contracts can co-exist and communicate with each other. Thanks to Astar’s Ethereum and WebAssembly compatibility, DeFi applications can seamlessly be deployed on Astar’s parachain, where DIA will be able to feed them with accurate and transparent market data. DIA’s price feed oracles will fuel a range of use cases, such as lending and borrowing protocols, stablecoins, staking rewards and many more. To build the data feeds, DIA simultaneously aggregates price data at a ver... read More

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