Development began on Kava’s upcoming Ethereum Co-Chain. The Ethereum Co-Chain will enable the optimized support of Ethereum-compatible smart contract development on the Kava Network, merging the interoperability of Cosmos with the developer support of Ethereum.
The road to the Kava Network kicked off with the successful launch of the Kava 9 testnet and The Loan Wars, a competition to promote the thorough testing of Kava’s Inter-Blockchain Communication protocol (IBC) integration and other features of the upgrade.
The Kava mainnet was upgraded to v44 of the Cosmos SDK, enabling the Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC) and connecting Kava to every blockchain in the Cosmos, one of the fastest-growing and most used decentralized ecosystems.
The Kava Pioneer program launches as the first of three unique incentives programs aimed at driving rapid growth for the Kava Network prior to the Kava Network mainnet launch. 100,000 KAVA will be shared between protocols that deploy to the Kava Network as part of the Ethereum Co-Chain Alpha. Protocols that deploy first will receive a greater share of the incentives.
A closed Alpha event allowing a selection of EVM-compatible dApps and smart contract development teams to test the stability of the Ethereum Co-Chain and pre-deploy their projects to the Kava Network ahead of the public beta and the Kava Network mainnet launch.
An incentivized public testnet event designed to fully stress-test the Ethereum Co-Chain. Users get to experience first-hand some of the protocols and dApps that will be launching on the Kava Network.
The full launch of the Kava Network, featuring the co-chain architecture of the Ethereum and Cosmos Co-Chains. This unlocks the ability for developers to build in both the EVM and Cosmos SDK execution environments with seamless interoperability between the two, connecting the two largest decentralized ecosystems on the planet.
Kava’s revolutionary on-chain DeFi developer incentives go live, providing massive annual developer incentives in KAVA to promote the rapid growth of the ecosystem. Incentives are awarded openly and on-chain to the top 100 protocols based on their TVL.
The Kava Network ETH bridge goes live, enabling the seamless bridging of thousands of ERC-20 assets and ETH onto the Kava Network, as well as the bridging of Kava’s native assets onto Ethereum and other EVM-architecture networks.
The formal separation of the Kava DAO from the governance of the Kava Mint protocol and the establishment of the Kava Foundation, a non-profit advisory body of industry leaders that provide strategic input to the Kava DAO and its community.
Kava 11 launches, drastically expanding avenues for TVL growth in the network through liquid staking and by supporting Kava EVM assets in Mint and Lend.
KAVA stakers can liquid stake their KAVA to create a staking derivative that will earn them additional rewards on top of their normal staking rewards.
Automatically optimize yields by taking a particular asset and supplying it to the highest yield generating protocol.
Sign SDK transactions for Ethereum assets (e.g., supplying USDC to Mint) in a single Metamask Wallet.