Gear is a network that makes deploying on Polkadot as easy & efficient as possible. Gear’s platform will enable developers to build dApps on both Polkadot and Kusama, to take advantage of the benefits of their respective ecosystems, without the significant financial and time expenses developers have dealt with traditionally.
Gear uses a Substrate framework. This simplifies the creation of different blockchains for specific applications. Substrate provides extensive functionality out-of-the-box and allows one to focus on creating a custom engine on top of the protocol.
Launching a blockchain has previously been expensive. It required significant efforts for building a transactions application, a distributed ledger, a consensus mechanism, a virtual machine and more. But Gear allows dApp developers to focus on their projects rather than building and operating an entire blockchain from scratch.
The main engine of the Gear network is its smart contract module. With Gear, all smart contracts are WebAssembly programs that can be compiled in the developers’ programming language of choice.
As a result, Gear provides a low barrier of entry for developers who are new to blockchain, and makes it much easier to experiment creatively with smart contracts.