Kava Network Roadmap

The Kava Network will build on the foundation established by the Kava Platform, incorporating two interoperable chains to connect the most used decentralized ecosystems and empower developers to build a thriving, scalable network of dApps.

Q4 2021
ETHereum CO-chain
Completed
Ethereum Co-Chain Development Begins
December 7, 2021

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.

Kava Network
Completed
Kava 9 Testnet: The Loan Wars
December 19, 2021

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.

Q1 2022
Kava Network
Completed
Kava 9 Mainnet Upgrade (IBC)
January 19, 2022

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.

ETHereum CO-chain
Completed
Kava Pioneer Program Launch
February 7, 2022

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.

ETHereum CO-chain
Completed
Ethereum Co-Chain Alpha Launch
March 8, 2022

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.

Q2 2022
ETHereum CO-chain
Completed
Ethereum Co-Chain Public Beta Launch
April 5, 2022

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.

Kava Network
Completed
Kava 10 Mainnet Launch
May 25, 2022

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 Network
Completed
Kava Rise Developer Incentive Program
June 2022

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.

Q3 2022
ETHereum CO-chain
ETH Bridge Launch
Q3 2022

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.

Kava Network
Kava Foundation Launch
Q3 2022

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.

Q4 2022
Kava Network
Kava 11 Mainnet Launch
Q4 2022

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.

Core Features
Liquid Staking Goes Live

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.

Kava Earn Yield Optimizer

Automatically optimize yields by taking a particular asset and supplying it to the highest yield generating protocol.

Kava SDK Transactions Signed in Metamask

Sign SDK transactions for Ethereum assets (e.g., supplying USDC to Mint) in a single Metamask Wallet.

Kava Network
Kava Network GameFi + NFT Incentive Program
Q4 2022

The third of three Kava Network incentive programs launches, delivering huge KAVA incentives to Web 3 builders in the GameFi and NFT verticals. The incentives will shared among the top 100 projects based on a combination of Active Monthly Users and Transaction Volume.

Kava Network
KAVA Loyalty and Referrals Rewards
Q4 2022

Earn greater rewards through new loyalty and referral programs.

ETHereum CO-chain
BNB Chain Bridge Launch
Q4 2022

Using the EVM architecture of the Ethereum Co-Chain, the Kava Network is bridged to the BNB Chain, unlocking over 300 BNB Chain assets for potential use in the Kava ecosystem.

Q1 2023
Cosmos Co-chain
CosmWasm Support
Q1 2023

CosmWasm support goes live, allowing for the rapid deployment of smart contract dApps to the Cosmos Co-Chain, bringing existing protocols and new smart contract developers from across the Cosmos to the Kava Network.

Cosmos Co-chain
BTC Native Bridge Launch
Q1 2023

A native BTC bridge is implemented on the robust and highly secure Cosmos Co-Chain, allowing for the fast, simple bridging of the world’s largest cryptocurrency to the Kava Network.