Tokyo, Japan, December 12th, 2023, Chainwire
Call for applications for web3 projects to participate in the campaign is still open!
Astar Network, a frontrunner in the Japanese web3 ecosystem, announces an NFT campaign for the mainnet release of Ethereum Layer 2 “Astar zkEVM Powered by Polygon”. This presents unique collaboration opportunities for like-minded projects and companies.
The campaign celebrates the release of Astar zkEVM mainnet, scheduled in Q1 2024. It will spotlight the Astar zkEVM ecosystem, enabling users to explore onboarded projects by completing various on-chain and off-chain quests. Once completed, users will be rewarded with access to exclusive NFTs prepared by Astar Network and participating projects. These projects range from enterprises, popular IP artists, and top web3 applications.
Astar Network’s Japanese roots, with its rich culture and traditions, will be seen and felt throughout the campaign. The campaign draws inspiration from the highly popular Japanese capsule machines and the mechanism of attaining random prizes in sphere-shaped capsules. Users will be presented with virtual versions, each customized individually for participating projects, and presented on the dedicated campaign website. Users can interact with each project machine to mint and collect limited NFTs, all while partaking in an immersive storyline that draws from Japanese folklore, further adding an engaging element to the experience. This includes the NFT collection of Japanese-inspired characters that Astar Network is preparing. Those characters can be “upgraded” by users further engaging with the campaign and completing requirements, including the collection of NFTs produced by the projects.
Why join the campaign as a web3 project?
As pioneers in utilizing the Polygon CDK (Chain Development Kit), and becoming the largest parachain in terms of market cap in the Polkadot ecosystem, Astar has already built a dedicated user base that spans blockchains. Additionally, Astar Network is working closely with communities based in different regions of the world to further diversify the reach. The target audience goes beyond web3 natives with a user interface that will allow for easy access to digital assets. The campaign is an opportunity for the projects to promote their services to a global audience composed of incoming and current web3 users.
Participating in the campaign opens up opportunities for the project to dive into the Japanese web3 market. Astar Network is a central force in driving the country’s web3 adoption by consulting government agencies and collaborating with Japanese enterprises that are increasingly interested in joining the web3 domain. Leveraging connections that have been already established, Astar Network will spare no effort to explore possibilities to approach the Japanese market together with the participating projects.
“We’re excited to share the launch of Astar zkEVM with Polygon Labs in Q1 of next year. It’s the solution that our enterprise partners need to build seamlessly on Ethereum. Over 320 organizations have joined Astar and are prepared for the next wave of web3 development in Asia in 2024. We are now opening the doors globally to invite projects, artists, and businesses that have yet to explore web3 to get in contact and join Astar zkEVM with this builder-friendly campaign,” said Maarten Henskens, Head of Astar Foundation.
To express your interest in collaborating with Astar Network on this venture, please fill out the following Google form: https://forms.gle/QQsvgevd39PWHCNT9
Once you complete the form, Astar Network’s team will get back to you with more details regarding the timeline of the campaign and the preparation that is needed.
Join us in the celebratory Astar zkEVM launch campaign. Astar Network looks forward to exploring innovative collaborations to kickstart the release of mainnet.
About Astar Network
Astar Network is the gateway for projects across enterprises, entertainment & gaming in Japan and beyond, driving global adoption and delivering web3 to billions. It leverages a cross-virtual machine powered by Polygon and Polkadot to offer customizable blockchain solutions that accelerate web3 adoption. With zk-powered Ethereum L2 Scaling (zkEVM), EVM, WASM, and a cutting-edge ecosystem, Astar delivers robust, secure, and interoperable web3 technology.
Astar zkEVM is the new Layer-2 solution to scale a web3 experience on Ethereum with zero knowledge (ZK) technology. Astar Network adds an EVM equivalent environment that is seamlessly compatible with existing smart contracts, developer tools, and wallets on Ethereum.