Astar Network, a Polkadot Parachain, has announced the launch of its Smart Contracts 2.0, which will support both Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and WebAssembly (WASM) smart contract environments. This is a significant development for Astar Network and the blockchain community as a whole.
WASM Launch Day Virtual Celebration
Astar Network will host a WASM Launch Day, a virtual celebration with the entire web3 community, which will take place on the launch day. The live panel discussion is open to interested developers, web3 enthusiasts, and those new to crypto.
Astar Aims to Be the First Parachain to Support a Stable WASM Environment
With Smart Contracts 2.0, Astar Network aims to become the first Polkadot parachain to support a stable WASM environment by enabling “Ink! smart contracts.” Their cross-consensus messaging (XCM) and cross-virtual machine (XVM) functionality will enable software developers to build on Polkadot.
Support for Both EVM and WASM Smart Contract Environments
Astar Network’s support for both the EVM and WASM smart contract environments is a crucial factor for emerging Layer-1 blockchains. While Ethereum brought us the web3 revolution with the introduction of smart contracts, it cannot build the innovative future of blockchain alone.
WASM VM Compatible with Popular Programming Languages
WASM VM is compatible with popular programming languages like C/C++, GO, Java, and RUST, making it possible for new developers to begin their web3 journey on Astar. They can build with the language they already know and integrate a variety of tools and resources used by software developers with Astar technology.
Smart Contracts 2.0 Virtual Meet-Up
As one of the leading teams pushing WASM and EVM smart contract environments, Astar is committed to bettering the infrastructure around WASM and ink! within the Polkadot ecosystem. The launch of Smart Contracts 2.0 will provide Astar developers with a more efficient and cost-effective platform for developing applications.
Astar Network’s virtual meet-up with Parity, Phala, DIA, SubWallet, Brushfam, and Subsquid will enable developers to learn how to create promising multi-chain networks on Astar, giving them an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience.
Astar SpaceLabs Incubation Hub for Top TVL dApps
Astar SpaceLabs is offering an Incubation Hub for top TVL dApps to accelerate growth on Polkadot and Kusama Networks. As the first parachain to join the Polkadot ecosystem, Astar has the support of major exchanges and tier 1 VCs, ensuring the vibrant network’s continued growth.
Increased Interoperability and Cross-Consensus Messaging Functionalities
With the launch of Smart Contracts 2.0, the Astar community will benefit from the increased interoperability and cross-consensus messaging functionalities. This upgrade will enable Astar developers to build innovative blockchain solutions and continue to push the boundaries of web3.