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Microsoft Japan announces support in building Astar&Shiden ecosystem

Published date: September 8 2021

Stake Technologies has been working with Microsoft Japan under the Microsoft for Startups program. We are pleased to announce that we will collaborate with Microsoft Japan to provide a wide range of marketing and infrastructure support to ecosystem projects and developers on Astar Network/Shiden Network.

An official announcement from Microsoft Japan

The dApp hub on Polkadot and Kusama

Astar Network is a multichain dApp hub supporting Ethereum Virtual Machine, WebAssembly, and layer2 solutions. We believe that multichain doesn’t mean “Ethereum Compatibility”. It means much more than that.

As a part of our strategy, we will focus on building multiple layer1 bridges so that our ecosystem developers can create new applications such as multi-L1 synthetics assets, multichain DEX, and so on.

To achieve our goal, we have announced the $30M Astar&Shiden Ecosystem Growth Fund 1. To receive grants from the fund, projects need to join the Builders Program and the application needs to be accepted by the council.

How will Microsoft Japan be involved?

Microsoft Japan has announced that the company will provide a wide range of support in the areas of marketing and infrastructure for projects that are building on the Astar Network or Shiden Network.

[Microsoft For Startups Support Details]

Under this initiative, promising projects participating in the Builders Program will be introduced to Microsoft by Stake Technologies and these projects can be accessible to powerful Microsoft tools such as Azure, Office, PowerBI, and GitHub under Microsoft for Startup program.

For more information, please check our Builders Program page and apply for the program.

Astar Network - Astar & Shiden Builders Program

If you have any further questions, feel free to ask us on Discord.

About Astar Network/Shiden Network

Astar Network (previously known as Plasm) is a dApp hub on Polkadot that supports Ethereum, WebAssembly, and layer 2 solutions like ZK Rollups. Astar aims to be a multi-chain smart contract platform that will support multiple blockchains and virtual machines. Shiden Network is a sister network of Astar Network and a dApp hub on Kusama.

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