The Problems Astar Solves
Astar Network is a scalable smart contract platform on Polkadot supporting cutting-edge layer 2 solutions. It is built on Substrate and designed to be a Polkadot Parachain. Plasm Network aims to make Ethereum 2.0 on Polkadot.
Astar Network focuses on making the best smart contract platform so that dApps developers on Polkadot do not need to pay much attention to infrastructure and can focus more on their dApp. Ideally, the developers can build whatever applications on Plasm Network without having to consider its scalability. Astar Network solves prominent issues: scalability and interoperability.

Scalability

Blockchains do not scale by design because of the decentralized consensus mechanism. TPS (Transaction Per Second) is much smaller than a centralized database and there is an upper limit of data that can be stored in every block. Therefore, users across the network may notice their transactions sit unconfirmed or pending for long periods of time, creating a poor user experience.
Scalability on the Astar Network is addressing the followings topics:
    More Transaction Per Second (TPS)
    Cheaper transaction cost
    Faster finality

Interoperability

Many different blockchains exist but few have interoperability as a feature. To move "value" from Bitcoin to Ethereum, we need a centralized exchange. Polkadot is a sharded protocol that enables blockchain networks to operate together seamlessly.
Astar Network is compatible with Polkadot. By connecting Astar Network to Polkadot, we will have true interoperability.
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