Astar Network Launches Cross-Virtual Machine: Unlocking Interoperability for Decentralized Apps

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• Astar Network’s Cross-Virtual Machine (XVM) feature is now live on the public testnet Shibuya.
• XVM allows a smart contract in one virtual machine to communicate with another.
• This feature enables multichain use cases within the ecosystem.

Astar Network has launched its Cross-Virtual Machine (XVM) feature on the public testnet Shibuya. This feature is a major product launch as part of Astar Network’s 2023 starmap and enables multichain use cases within the ecosystem.

XVM provides projects building on the Astar Network with seamless interoperability between different smart contract environments such as the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and WebAssembly (WASM). It is a custom pallet and a set of interfaces that allow a smart contract in one virtual machine to communicate with another as if they are in the same environment. XVM testnet can make bi-directional calls between EVM and WASM smart contracts.

The launch of XVM on public testnet is a major milestone for Astar Network and has been achieved after months of hard work and dedication of the development team. Commenting on the public testnet launch of XVM, Hoon Kim, Chief Technology Officer at Astar Network, said; “We’ve been working hard to create the foundation of the future, regardless of outside influences that are happening now. And today, I am proud to introduce one of our most important features to achieve the Astar Vision. XVM is the first step towards interoperability and turbocharging the mass adoption of decentralized applications.”

With the launch of XVM, developers can now build and test decentralized applications with Astar Network. The platform’s interoperability feature allows developers to use multiple smart contract environments and test their applications before deploying them on the mainnet. This feature is expected to revolutionize the way developers build and interact with decentralized applications.

Astar Network is dedicated to creating the foundation for the future and with the launch of XVM, it is a major step forward in this journey. The platform is working hard to make decentralized applications more accessible and user-friendly, and the XVM feature is a major step in this direction.