Welcome
Welcome to the Astar Network documentation! This documentation will be your central source for guides and developments in the Astar ecosystem.
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What is Astar?

Astar Network is the Smart Contract Hub for WASM + EVM on Polkadot. Since winning its Parachain auction in January 2022, Astar Network has become the top Parachain in the Polkadot ecosystem in Total Value Locked and most Ethereum assets transferred over. Astar Network is the leading smart contract hub that connects the Polkadot ecosystem to Ethereum, Cosmos, and all major layer 1 blockchains. Astar Network supports dApps using multiple virtual machines — namely WASM and EVM — and offers the best technology solutions and financial incentives via its Build2Earn and Astar Incubation Program for Web3 developers to build on top of a secure, scalable, and interoperable blockchain.
Astar Network is a scalable and interoperable infrastructure for Web3.0. Since Astar Network is built with Parity’s Substrate framework, it can be a future Polkadot parachain that also acts as a scalable smart contract platform. The Polkadot Relaychain, by design, does not support smart contracts. This allows Astar the opportunity to fill in this gap. Scalability is obviously one of the most crucial demands dApp developers have. Ideally, the developers can build whatever applications on Astar Network without having to consider its scalability.
The work of the community is maintained under a public domain license at https://github.com/AstarNetwork
Astar Network is an open-source project. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved in our ecosystem.

Contributions Area

Astar Network is an open-source project anyone can join, develop, and modify. Here are the Astar Network's status and contribution areas.
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