astor networkA smart contract platform for multi-chains, won the Product of the Year Award at the 4th Blockchain Awards sponsored by the Japan Blockchain Association. Astar Network founder and CEO Sota Watanabe said at the same event that he won the Person of the Year award for the second year in a row.
In a survey conducted by the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA), both Astar Network and Sota Watanabe emerged as favorites of the Japanese Web3 community. JBA is Japan’s largest blockchain association consisting of 171 companies including bitFlyer, Coincheck, Microsoft, GMO, EY, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, Toyota, and ConsenSys.
Sota Watanabe, Founder and CEO of Astar Network, said:We are happy to be recognized by the Japanese Web3 community. As Japan’s leading blockchain project, through Astar he remains committed to accelerating Web3’s innovation. From 2023 onwards, we will leverage our presence in Japan to provide similar opportunities for entrepreneurs, developers and users. ”
Astar Network is a layer 1 chain representing Japan. As a parachain of Polkadot, developers can build interoperable dApps. Supports both EVM and WASM smart contracts using cross-consensus messaging (XCM) and cross-virtual machine messaging (XVM).
The Japanese government has made Web3 part of its national strategy, and Sota Watanabe is helping the government move forward. Sota has also been featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 in both Asia and Japan. He has also been named one of Japan’s top entrepreneurs and is on the cover of the latest edition of Forbes Japan magazine.
Astar Network is the go-to blockchain for developers and businesses interested in exploring the Web3 space in Japan. It is also the first public blockchain to be listed from Japan, despite Japan’s strict listing regulations. Astar’s native token, ASTR, is registered by the Japanese government as a cryptocurrency, not a security.
About Aster Network
Astar Network supports building dApps using EVM and WASM smart contracts, using cross-consensus messaging (XCM) and cross-virtual machine (XVM) to provide true interoperability for developers. We are made by developers for developers. Unique to Astar, her Build2Earn model allows developers to get paid for the code they write and the dApps they build for them through the dApp staking mechanism.
Astar’s vibrant ecosystem is supported by all major exchanges and Tier 1 VCs, making it Polkadot’s world-leading Parachain. Astar offers the flexibility of all his Ethereum and WASM tools for developers to start building dApps.
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