Shiden Network is a canary network of Astar Network (formerly Plasm Network). Most of its features and core technologies mimic that of Astar. Shiden operates as a parachain connected to Kusama, while its sister network will eventually be a part of the Polkadot ecosystem. It is an EVM-compatible smart contract platform built using the Substrate framework. Shiden will also support the development of layer-2 scaling solutions to enhance the Kusama ecosystem's scalability properties. The network will have a native token called SDN that will allow holders to participate in consensus through staking, pay for transactions, and vote on governance proposals.