Astar Network Unveils ‘Yoki Origins’: A Fusion of Japanese Giants and Leading Web3 Innovators

Tokyo, Japan, March 7th, 2024, Chainwire

In coordination with the launch of Astar zkEVM, a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum powered by Polygon, Astar Network is proud to announce the start of “Yoki Origins”, a web3 adventure for everyone based on Japan’s rich culture and folklore, featuring leading Japanese enterprises and web3 blue-chips each represented by a unique set of digital collectibles (NFTs).

Access to the Yoki Origins official website

Astar zkEVM Gamifies User Onboarding with “Yoki Origins”

The “Yoki Origins”, starting today celebrates the launch of Astar zkEVM. Participants are able to experience the unparalleled accessibility of the Astar Network ecosystem through this game-like experience that’s made for everyone to enjoy. In addition to world-class web3 projects, a number of leading Japanese enterprises and renowned creators will participate, distributing and selling unique digital collectibles from their customized “Yo-Port” machines, as well as toy capsules on the Yoki Origins website itself. 

A few notable Japanese companies participating in the Yoki Origins are:

  • CANDY GIRL (Twin Planet)
  • Japan Airlines (JAL)
  • Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu)

And, a few notable web3 applications so far :

  • Quickswap 
  • DappRadar
  • Dew
  • Rarible
  • XO

Astar Network will also provide a suite of original characters known as “Yoki”, created by Japanese illustrators. Participants can collect and evolve Yokis by collecting multiple characters and the in-game item “OMA”, while accumulating Lore (points). As an exciting and educational experience benefitting the entire Astar Network ecosystem, participants get to explore the use-cases and benefits of multiple projects across the Astar zkEVM ecosystem, while having fun at the same time! 

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Users are able to hold specific Yoki that evolve to fulfill a variety of use-cases, such as granting holders premium access on XO, one of web3’s largest dating apps, or DappRadar premium subscriptions, the world’s largest dApp analysis tool, to name a few examples.

Double your OMA for one week from today!

To celebrate the launch of Yoki Origins, and for a limited time only, participants will receive double their daily allowance of OMA! The offer ends March 14th.

The Yoki Origins website can be accessed at the following URL:


To understand the details of the Yoki Origins, read our manual:

For the latest information on Yoki Origins and newly joined companies and projects, please visit Astar Network’s X (formerly Twitter) account.

You can read the original manga of “Yoki Origins” at the following URL.

About Astar Network

Astar Network is the gateway for projects across enterprises, entertainment & gaming in Japan and beyond, driving global adoption and delivering web3 to billions. It leverages a cross-virtual machine powered by Polygon and Polkadot to offer customizable blockchain solutions that accelerate web3 adoption. With zk-powered Ethereum Layer 2 Scaling (zkEVM), EVM, Wasm, and a cutting-edge ecosystem, Astar delivers robust, secure, and interoperable web3 technology. Astar zkEVM is the new Layer 2 solution to scale a web3 experience on Ethereum with zero knowledge (ZK) technology. Astar Network connects you to web3.

For more information, visit Astar’s: Official Website | Twitter

Additional Corporate Participation

Astar Network welcomes collaboration opportunities with projects interested in building on Astar zkEVM or joining the Yoki Origins. If you or the project you represent are interested, fill out the following form:


Leora Schreiber