Astar Network, a smart contracts platform for multichain, today announced that it will launch Smart Contracts 2.0 – the WebAssembly (WASM) smart contracts that extend the Web3 functionality of Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) – on the mainnet at 14:00 UTC on Thursday, April 06th. This technical update will support both EVM and WASM VM smart contracts on the mainnet.
Astar Network said that it will host a virtual celebration called WASM Launch Day for the entire Web3 community.
On April 6th, Astar Network will become the first Polkadot parachain to support a stable WASM environment by enabling ink! smart contracts.
Sota Watanabe, Founder of Astar Network, said that the next-level smart contracts would allow developers to create a WASM or EVM project and new multichain applications, and connect their Astar project to any Polkadot or EVM ecosystem, with no limitations on what they can build.
On WASM Launch Day, developers will be apprised of how to create a promising multichain network on Astar.
Astar Network supports both EVM and WASM smart contract environments, and the simultaneous support of both is a key success factor for an emerging Layer-1 blockchain.
With the introduction of WASM VM, new developers can begin their Web3 journey on Astar, as it is compatible with many programming languages including C/C++, GO, TypeScript, Java, and RUST.
Developers can build with the language they are already familiar with, and the variety of tools and resources used by software developers can now be integrated with Astar technology.
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.
Astar Network’s infrastructure partners, including Parity, Phala, DIA, SubWallet, Brushfam & Subsquid, will build the foundation of Astar’s WASM environment.