Astar Network, a Layer 1 smart contract platform with extensive support for ecosystems such as Ethereum, Polkadot, and Cosmos, is collaborating with Polygon Labs, a leading Ethereum scaling developer, to launch Astar zkEVM, a powerful Layer 2 solution.
This strategic partnership leverages the Polygon CDK (Chain Development Kit), an open source code base specifically designed for the creation of zero-knowledge Layer 2 chains compatible with Ethereum. Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, said:
Nailwal highlighted the growing demand for transparency in trustless applications, an area where blockchains have tremendous potential.
Sota Watanabe, Founder of Astar Network, emphasized that their collaboration with Polygon Labs is a very important step in enabling businesses to launch blockchain initiatives, thus strengthening Japan’s position as a Web3 pioneer. Japan is at the forefront of crypto-friendly regions, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida acknowledging the transformative potential of Web3.
With the support of Coinbase Ventures and Binance Labs, Astar envisions playing a key role in this paradigm shift and aligning itself with national strategic regions focused on unlocking real-world use cases.