Rust smart contract

Write smart contracts in Rust powered by QANplatform

The new era of smart contracts by QANplatform has arrived.

The QAN Virtual Machine (QVM) allows developers to write smart contracts in any programming language. This is a breakthrough for the whole blockchain ecosystem since most blockchain platforms are only compatible with the Ethereum smart contract language, Solidity.

Launching in 2023, QANplatform will be the first quantum-resistant Layer 1 hybrid blockchain platform where developers can write smart contracts in any programming language. Before the official private and public blockchain launch, QAN is publishing some puzzle pieces of its upcoming technology, such as the QVM, where developers can test the multi-language smart contract feature on the Ethereum Sepolia Testnet as a Layer 2 smart contract execution engine.

Following the Go (Golang) smart contract, JavaScript (JS) smart contract, C smart contract, and TypeScript (TS) smart contract, and C++ smart contract sample release, QANplatform is releasing the documentation and the first smart contract sample for Rust programming language.

Rust programming language

Rust is a system-level programming language designed to be fast, safe, and concurrent. Developed by Mozilla and publicly released in 2015, Rust combines the performance and low-level control of C and C++ with the memory safety and thread safety guarantees of modern programming languages. Hundreds of companies around the world  are using Rust in production today for fast, low-resource, cross-platform solutions,  including Firefox, Dropbox, and Cloudflare .

Rust is in its seventh year as the most loved language with 87% of developers saying they want to continue using it. Rust also ties with Python as the most wanted technology with TypeScript running a close second as per Stackoverflowstatistics.

According to GitHub statistics, Rust was the second fastest-growing language with a more than 50% increase in its community, driven in part by its security and reliability. According to State of the Developer Nation 22nd Edition by SlashData, the number of Rust developers, a.k.a. rustaceans, reached 2.2 million developers.

Write smart contracts in Rust

However there are some Rust samples, libraries, SDKs, and APIs where developers can interact with a blockchain (e.g. query the blockchain, send transactions, interact with a node), there are only few blockchains where developers can code smart contracts in C++. QANplatform allows developers to build: smart contract, DApp, DeFi, DAO, token, CBDC, NFT, Metaverse, and Web3 solutions in Rust.

Benefits of Rust smart contracts

Suppose you are a single developer looking to play around with blockchain. In that case, you can finally do that since you are not forced to learn a new programming language in your free time, like Solidity - which you could only use for specific purposes. Instead, you can use your current Rust knowledge that you may possibly already mastered for several years or even a decade.

If you are a CEO, CTO, CINO, CBDO looking to innovate with blockchain technology you can benefit from QANplatform’s multi-language smart contract feature as well. No need to hire or train Solidity programmers, since you can already use your inhouse development team or your current IT partner. It makes talent acquisitions, development, and codebase maintenance easier and cost-efficient for enterprises.

It’s time to write your first smart contract in Rust

Blockchain platforms only reward validators (miners, stakers) and node providers in their own utility tokens; however, smart contract developers are the ones who are building use cases and products on the blockchain to reach mass adoption. Imagine that GitHub would reward developers when their code is getting re-used by others. QANplatform will reward developers on the QAN MainNet; therefore, you can already prepare some code libraries while playing around with QAN Virtual Machine and Rust smart contracts.

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