Awesome Blockchain Rust

Useful components for building blockchains in Rust. include: cryptography, distributed, p2p, consensus, etc


  • Aleo. Leo is a rust flavoured zk language.
  • Aleph Zero. DAG, PoS, snark smart contracts (substrate based).
  • PoS blockchain with privacy.
  • Bitcoin Cash. A library for creating and parsing Bitcoin Cash trasactions.
  • CITA. A high performance blockchain kernel for enterprise users.
  • CodeChain. Programmable multi-asset chain.
  • Concordium. Privacy centric (zk) PoS chain, yet with built in identities and rust smart contracts.
  • Conflux. The Rust implementation of Conflux protocol.
  • Darwinia. Relay chain of Darwinia Network, can connect to Polkadot as parachain in Polkadot Model.
  • Privacy PoS using zk (plonk).
  • Enigma secures the decentralized web.
  • Elrond. Elrond (EGOLD( - scalable and usable blockchain, written is Rust and has smart contracts in Rust.
  • Exonum. An extensible open-source framework for creating private/permissioned blockchain applications.
  • Forest. An implementation of Filecoin written in Rust.
  • Gear. Computational component of Polkadot network.
  • Grin. Minimal implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol.
  • Holochain. The core Holochain framework written in rust, a container, and hdk-rust library for writing Zomes.
  • Huobi Chain. The next generation high performance public chain for financial infrastructure.
  • Interledger. An easy-to-use, high-performance Interledger implementation written in Rust.
  • Libra. Global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people.
  • Lighthouse. Fast and secure Ethereum 2.0 client.
  • NEAR. NEAR Protocol - scalable and usable blockchain.
  • Nervos CKB. Nervos CKB is a public permissionless blockchain, the common knowledge layer of Nervos network.
  • Nomic. Nomic is a high-performance Bitcoin sidechain which is part of the Cosmos network.
  • Mina Protocol. A rust implementation of the mina succinct blockchain.
  • Mir Protocol. A succinct blockchain powered by zero-knowledge proofs. (plonk based)
  • OpenEthereum. The Ethereum Rust client
  • Parity Bitcoin. The Parity Bitcoin client.
  • Parity Ethereum. The fast, light, and robust EVM and WASM client.
  • Parity Zcash. Rust implementation of Zcash protocol.
  • Polkadot. Polkadot Node Implementation.
  • Polymesh. The Polymesh blockchain (built on Substrate) is an identity orientated chain for the issuance, lifecycle management and settlement of regulated securities.
  • Shasper. Parity Shasper beacon chain implementation using the Substrate framework.
  • Solana. Blockchain Rebuilt for Scale.
  • Stacks 2.0. Proof of Transfer blockchain from Blockstack.
  • Tari. The Tari Digital Assets Protocol.
  • Tendermint. Tendermint is a high-performance blockchain consensus engine for Byzantine fault tolerant applications.
  • Witnet. Open source implementation of Witnet decentralized oracle network protocol in Rust.
  • Zebra. An ongoing Rust implementation of a Zcash node.
  • Zero-chain. A privacy-preserving blockchain on Substrate.

Blockchain Frameworks

  • Substrate. The platform for blockchain innovators.
  • slingshot. A new blockchain architecture under active development, with a strong focus on scalability, privacy and safety.
  • Tendermint ABCI. Tendermint ABCI server, written in the Rust programming language.
  • Orga. A high-performance state machine engine designed for Tendermint-based blockchain applications.


  • Comit is an open protocol facilitating trustless cross-blockchain applications.
  • IBC. Rust implementation of the Interblockchain Communication Protocol (IBC).

Virtual Machines

  • CKB-VM. RISC-V virtual machine.
  • CosmWasm. Multi-chain smart contract platform built for the Cosmos ecosystem.
  • EVM Parity. Parity implementation of EVM.
  • Lunatic. Erlang-inspired runtime for WebAssembly.
  • SVM Spacemesh Virtual Machine.
  • Wasmi. WebAssembly interpreter.
  • Wasmer. A convenient Rust wrapper over WebAssembly backends.
  • Wasmtime. Standalone JIT-style runtime for WebAssembly, using Cranelift.

General-Purpose Consensus

  • Raft. Raft distributed consensus algorithm implemented in Rust.
  • parsec. Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus.
  • Honey Badger. An implementation of the paper “Honey Badger of BFT Protocols” in Rust.

P2P Network Libraries

  • chamomile. P2P library. Support build robust stable connection on p2p/distributed network.
  • crust. Reliable P2P network connections in Rust with NAT traversal. One of the most needed libraries for any server-less / decentralised projects.
  • rust-libp2p. The Rust Implementation of the libp2p networking stack.
  • Tentacle. A multiplexed p2p network framework that supports custom protocols
  • P2P NAT-Traversal. NAT Traversal techniques for p2p communication.
  • qp2p. Peer-to-peer communications library for Rust based on QUIC protocol.
  • sn_routing. Routing - specialised storage DHT.



  • Arbitrum’s arb-os ArbOS is the “operating system” that runs an eth Layer 2 on an Arbitrum chain,
  • Noir language. Noir is a Domain Specific Language for SNARK proving systems. (Aztec eth L2)
  • Penumbra. PoS network providing privacy to the Cosmos ecosystem.
  • Rust-Lightning is a Bitcoin Lightning library written in Rust. The main crate, lightning, does not handle networking, persistence, or any other I/O. Thus, it is runtime-agnostic, but users must implement basic networking logic, chain interactions, and disk storage.
  • zkSync. Matter Labs’ scaling eth L2 engine secured by zero-knowledge proofs.


  • Serum-dex. A decentralized exchange built on Solana.
  • SewUp. A library to help you build your Ethereum webassembly contract with Rust and just like develop in a common backend.


  • abscissa. Micro-framework for CLI tools with strong focus on security.
  • tesseracts. A small block explorer for geth PoAs written in rust.
  • merk. High performance Merkle key/value store written in Rust, based on RocksDB.


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