Awesome Blockchain Rust

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


  • 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;
  • Conflux The Rust implementation of Conflux protocol;
  • Darwinia Relay chain of Darwinia Network, can connect to Polkadot as parachain in Polkadot Model;
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • zkSync Matter Labs’ scaling L2 engine secured by zero-knowledge proofs.

Blockchain Frameworks

  • Substrate 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 & Lightbeam – Wasmtime – JIT runtime, Lightbeam – single-pass compiler for WebAssembly.

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 implement on Actor. Everything is for ease of use;
  • crust Reliable p2p network connections in Rust with NAT traversal. One of the most needed libraries for any server-less / decentralised projects;
  • libp2p The Rust Implementation of libp2p networking stack;
  • p2p A multiplexed p2p network framework that supports custom protocols; (漂流)
  • p2p NAT Traversal techniques for p2p communication; (Spandan Sharma)
  • quic-p2p peer-to-peer communications library for Rust based on QUIC protocol;
  • rckad Efficient and flexible S/Kademlia implementation;
  • routing Routing - specialised storage DHT.



  • 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.


  • Serum-dex. A decentralized exchange built on Solana.


  • 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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