This month, we’re seeing a bunch of interesting Rust blockchain and crypto projects. Elrond, appeared on our radar with the launch of their mainnet. Although not written in Rust, it runs Rust smart contracts on its Arwen WASM VM, which itself is based on the Rust Wasmer VM. Along with NEAR, Nervos, and Enigma (and probably others), this continues an encouraging trend of blockchains enabling smart contracts in Rust.
This month, we don’t see a consistent blockchain Rust theme to highlight, but interesting new Rust crypto and blockchain projects continue to be launched. They are noted in the “Interesting Things” section.
Hey there and welcome to another month in the world of Rust blockchain. This month, what strikes us most is the proliferation of Rust cryptography, and especially zero-knowledge proof, projects. Even blockchains that aren’t primarily implemented in Rust are increasingly looking to Rust for their crypto. So many of these are springing up that we’ve lost track, so we spent some time doing a survey of the world of Rust crypto and zero-knowledge proofs, and what we found kind of blew us away! For Rust blockchain developers there are an overwhelming number of choices for their crypto building blocks. Here are some of them.
It was a huge month for blockchain Rust! It seems like we’ve all been productive sitting at home hacking. We’ve seen so many interesting developments, and hopefully captured them all in this report. There were significant developments for several Rust blockchain projects.
How are you doing from working at home so far? What do you spend time on? We hope you find something fun, create interesting hacks and enjoy yourself. This month, we changed the website theme, and moved the hosting from wordpress to GitHub Pages, with hugo framework. So now it should be more straightforward to contribute to the website as well as the content. We still need a RSS, maybe also an event calendar ;)
This month Solana released version 1.0. Congrats to one of the hardest-working Rust blockchain teams; Solana did things right all last year, with extraordinary development velocity, consistent technical media publications, and multiple event appearances and sponsorships. We wish them the best success.