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Plasm Network is a leading dApps hub on Polkadot that support Ethereum and cutting edge layer2 solutions like ZK Rollups. Shiden Network is a canary network of Plasm Network. We plan to connect Shiden to Kusama.




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Plasm Network is a scalable and interoperable infrastructure for Web3.0. Since Plasm Network is built with Parity’s Substrate framework, it can be a future Polkadot Parachain that also acts as a scalable smart contract platform. The Polkadot Relaychain, by design, does not support smart contracts. This allows Plasm the opportunity to fill in this gap. Scalability is obviously one of the most crucial demands DApp developers have. Ideally, the developers can build whatever applications on Plasm Network without having to consider its scalability. In addition to that, Plasm Network is a multi virtual machines platfrom. Plasm supports both Ethereum Virtual Machine and WebAssembly. All devs of Plasm Network can deploy Solidity smart contracts by using existing Ethereum tools such as Metamask and Remix.

Based on the above, Plasm has some features.

Once Polkadot is launched, we will connect our root chain to Polkadot, and we aim to be one of the parachains. Screen Shot 2021-02-01 at 14 15 29

Install Plasm

Latest version you can try to build from source.

Building from source

Ensure you have Rust and the support software:

curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh
# on Windows download and run rustup-init.exe
# from https://rustup.rs instead

rustup update nightly
rustup target add wasm32-unknown-unknown --toolchain nightly

You will also need to install the following dependencies:

  • Linux: sudo apt install cmake git clang libclang-dev build-essential
  • Mac: brew install cmake git llvm
  • Windows: Download and install the Pre Build Windows binaries of LLVM from http://releases.llvm.org/download.html

Install additional build tools:

cargo +nightly install --git https://github.com/alexcrichton/wasm-gc

Install the Plasm node from git source:

cargo +nightly install --locked --force --git https://github.com/staketechnologies/Plasm --tag v1.9.0-dusty plasm

include the tag above to specify the version you want. checkout the tags on this repo to find the version you want.

Run node on Dusty Network:


Or run on your local development network:

plasm --dev

Building with Nix

Install Nix package manager:

curl https://nixos.org/nix/install | sh

Run on your Nix shell:

git clone https://github.com/staketechnologies/Plasm && cd Plasm
nix-shell nix/shell.nix --run "cargo run --release"

Plasm Validator Program

Currently, we have 2 networks, Dusty Network and Plasm Network. Dusty is our canary R&D chain like Kusama. The stable validators on Dusty can be the first validators on Plasm mainnet. We are looking for 100 validators on the Plasm Network.

If you would like to be the validator, please check out our tutorial and join Discord tech channel


You can see our demo and presentation:

Future Works

Here are the key milestones.

  1. Start the 3nd Lockdrop on Shiden Network (During Kusama Parachain Auction)
  2. Become a Kusama Parachain (TBA)
  3. Start the 3nd Lockdrop on Plasm Network (During Polkadot Parachain Auction)
  4. Become a Polkadot Parachain. (TBA)

If you have any questions, please ask us on Discord



Plasm is licensed under the GPLv3.0 by Stake Technologies Inc.


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