Meet The Pioneers #1

Mar 17, 2022
4 min read

With a combined TVL crossing $8.71 billion and 700K+ community members, the first 5 Kava Pioneers are bringing a lot to the table.

Since the Kava Pioneer Program launch, over 40 EVM protocols and development teams have submitted entries to be Pioneers and earn their share of the 100K $KAVA reward pool.

This series of articles will cover the projects and protocols deploying to Kava’s Ethereum Co-Chain testnet as part of the program, giving you a deeper look into what’s coming when the Kava Network goes live in late Q2.

The Pioneers

The five Pioneers listed here bring a combined TVL of over $8.71 billion, 1700+ partners and bridges, and 700K+ token holders with them.

In other words, hundreds of thousands of HODLers just became honorary #KavaSquad members!

With friends like these, Kava’s goal for 2022 to onboard 100 protocols to the network is well within reach.


Multichain ($MULTI, $ANY) aims to be “the ultimate router for Web3” and has quickly become a powerhouse in the industry. Multichain’s products allow nearly all blockchains to inter-operate. Multichain’s daily volume of over $100 million, TVL above $6.39 billion, and its thousands of daily users are testament to the platform’s popularity and security.

Multichain is open-source, and today, the router supports over 35 chains and 1686+ bridges. With numbers like that, it’s easy to understand why the Kava community is excited to have them as a Pioneer.

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Beefy Finance

Beefy Finance ($BIFI) is a decentralized, multi-chain yield optimizer platform where users can earn compound interest on their crypto holdings.

Beefy auto-maximizes user rewards by connecting them to multiple yield‌ farming opportunities in the DeFi ecosystem through smart contract investment strategies that leverage liquidity pools, lending platforms, and more.

With a TVL approaching $965 million, this is a beefy partnership for Kava.

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Elfin Kingdom

Elfin Kingdom ($KING, $ELFIN) is a blockchain-based game owned by its players, where players can capture, create, and collect NFTs, solve quests, compete, and earn. The Metaverse and GameFi are the future of gaming, and the Kava community is very excited about this Pioneer.

The Elfin Kingdom perfectly combines DeFi and P2E gaming aspects to capture more users and expand the project’s revenue streams. Plus, the Elfin Kingdom is always growing with partnerships of its own, increasing opportunities for Kava to build bridges to even more #BUIDLers.

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Ren ($REN) is an open protocol that enables the movement of value between blockchains. The project enables users to “bridge any token between any blockchain,” while also allowing access to $BTC, $LUNA, $ZEC, and other non-EVM assets on various layer 1 and 2 protocols.

Ren is 100 times faster than atomic swaps and enables exotic new use-cases for DeFi, like multi-collateral lending and cross-chain OTC trading, and cross-chain swaps. With over $9.9 billion in total volume and $1.19 billion in TVL, Ren stands out as a strong addition to the Kava Pioneers!

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Autofarm ($AUTO) is an ambitious “one-stop DeFi suite” composed of six primary products:

  • AutoSwap: A DEX Aggregator
  • AutoPortfolio: AutoPortfolio is a platform where like-minded traders and investors can connect, learn from each others’ trading patterns, and follow each others’ trading strategies.
  • AutoTrade: Intelligent trade execution service that is efficient, seamless, and cost-effective.
  • AutoAnalytics: A platform combining data analytics and machine learning techniques to provide meaningful real-time information simply and elegantly without compromising on customizability, composability, and scale
  • Farmfolio: an intelligent portfolio dashboard designed to simplify how users monitor and track their assets.
  • Yield optimizer/vaults: Cross-chain vaults for Farmfolio

The Autofarm ecosystem spans 14 different EVM-compatible chains, including Avalanche, Harmony, BSC, and Polygon. The Kava community’s excited to see what this DeFi power tool can accomplish with Co-Chains.

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Only the Beginning 🔭

The Kava community is thrilled to welcome these Pioneers to the #KavaSquad. Each is an incredible addition, but this is just a sample of what’s to come for the network. With a goal of onboarding 50 protocols following mainnet and 100 protocols by the end of 2022, there are many more where these came from.

The Pioneer program and the Kava Rise incentives will continue to drive protocol growth up to and beyond the mainnet launch of the Ethereum Co-Chain. EVM builders and #Cosmonauts both stand to benefit from the Kava Network’s push to give developers their fair share and become #BUIDLerOwned.

Follow Kava on Twitter to keep up with current and future Pioneers.