Astar VS substrate

Compare Astar vs substrate and see what are their differences.


Substrate: The platform for blockchain innovators (by paritytech)
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Astar substrate
5 58
359 6,196
10.3% 4.4%
8.7 9.8
5 days ago 1 day ago
Rust Rust
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Astar. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-04.


Posts with mentions or reviews of substrate. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-01.
  • How to build a blockchain in Rust
    4 projects | | 1 Dec 2021
    However, this exercise sets the stage for the topic, explaining some of the basics and showing them off in Rust, so that we can continue this journey by looking at how we would go about building a blockchain application that could actually be used in practice with a framework such as Substrate.
  • Doing M1 MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 64GB) Compile Benchmarks!
    37 projects | | 26 Oct 2021
    I'd love to see the M1Max times for
    37 projects | | 26 Oct 2021
  • Bill Laboon AMA - Topic: Staking
    1 project | | 1 Oct 2021
    See to keep track of progress on the issue, or read for a non-developer overview of the problem and what is being done to fix it.
  • Is Polkadot Only a Rich-Man's Crypto?
    1 project | | 29 Sep 2021
    The reason for limiting this is a temporary measure to ensure the stability of the network; too many nominators would make it possible for the Phragmén calculation for the validator election to cause nodes to OOM. I recommend reading to understand what the problem is, and to follow along with what is being done to fix it (tl;dr is multi-block elections and long term a staking-specific parachain).
  • Polkadot Digest 22 Sep 2021
    1 project | | 22 Sep 2021
    There are multiple development efforts to reduce (and hopefully essentially eliminate) the minimum nomination requirement. See this Github issue for details:
  • Polkadot Digest 13 Sep 2021
    1 project | | 13 Sep 2021
    Keep in mind these measures are meant to be temporary, and the overall goal is the stability and security of the network. Multiple avenues of development are being done to mitigate this issue. For an overview of the issue, see
  • Motion 108 is being voted on to increase the minimum value to 'secure' a nominator bond from 80 DOT to 120 DOT.
    1 project | | 12 Sep 2021
    If you're slightly tech interested like me you can stalk the substrate GitHubGithub (this is the link to the stuff for Nominations and PoS). Even if like me, you don't understand what a lot of it means, you can see that there are regular updates and it is an area that they are wanting to fix soon. I would be quite surprised if parachains went live before they fixed staking.
  • Polkadot Nomination Limits - An update
    1 project | | 6 Sep 2021
    Work was done to maintain a semi-sorted list of all nominators. With this everyone can keep their stashes in nominator mode but only the top 22,500 by stake will be eligible for nomination. While this isn’t an ideal solution it sets the stage for the next point. Details:
  • What are the major unsolved technical challenges for Polkadot/Kusama?
    1 project | | 6 Sep 2021
    Staking is a problem right now currently, as people know. The current solution of limiting the number of nominators is not optimal. We have developers working on fixing this now (in a couple of different ways), but a solution is still probably a little ways away -

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Astar and substrate you can also consider the following projects:

moonbeam - An Ethereum-compatible smart contract parachain on Polkadot

polkadot - Polkadot Node Implementation

developer-roadmap - Roadmap to becoming a web developer in 2021


statemint - Statemint Node Implementation

kusama-validator-resource-center - Validator Resource Center and Ranking Website for Kusama

phala-blockchain - The Phala Network Blockchain, pRuntime and the bridge.

julia - The Julia Programming Language

reef-chain - EVM compatible chain with NPoS/PoC consensus

bevy - A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust

commerce - Next.js Commerce

gutenberg - A fast static site generator in a single binary with everything built-in.