Astar Network, a multi-chain smart contract system, won the product of the year award at the 4th Annual Japan Blockchain Association Blockchain Awards. Sota Watanabe, creator and CEO of Astar Network was named Person of the Year at the same ceremony for the second year.
Astar Network – Product of the Year
Japan’s Web3 community has chosen Astar Network and Sota Watanabe as favorites in a poll sponsored by the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA). The Japanese Blockchain Association (JBA) is the largest blockchain association in the country, with 171 members, including bitFlyer, Coincheck, Microsoft, GMO, EY, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, Toyota, and ConsenSys.
The founder and CEO of the multi-chain smart contract platform, Sota Watanabe, expressed his happiness at being accepted by the Japanese Web3 community. The network is determined to contribute to the development of Web3 innovation through multi-chain smart contracts as the first blockchain project in Japan. In addition, the network will use its presence in Japan in 2023 and beyond to create opportunities for workers, programmers and entrepreneurs.
Development of Polkadot Parachains for Dapps
The largest Layer 1 network in Japan is the Astar network. It enables the development of Polkadot parachains for interactive dApps. It allows EVM and WASM smart contracts to communicate through consensus on virtual machines. By incorporating Web3 into his plan, Sota Watanabe is helping the Japanese government move forward. Additionally, Sota is on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Asia and Japan. He has been recognized as one of the top businessmen in Japan and was featured on the cover of the latest issue of Forbes Japan.