Kadena’s mainnet is now fully accessible for public mining. The release provides miners with the opportunity to solve blocks on Kadena’s public blockchain. People can also watch the mining of the parallel chains through Kadena’s Block Explorer, a tool that allows for tracking in real-time.
“Since the inception of Kadena, we’ve maintained the vision of getting tech problems out of the way of blockchain adoption,” said Will Martino, CEO and Founder of Kadena. “We address scalability and security, and yet these are just the hurdles that exist today. Tomorrow will bring new challenges, and Kadena will be there to solve them.”
The usability of our public blockchain, paired with the scalability of our private blockchain, realizes Kadena’s goal of a hybrid network designed for interoperability and security. Our network — built on the proven stability of Proof of Work and the ease of the Pact smart contract language — delivers an ecosystem that other blockchains are just beginning to build.
Read on to learn the details of the mainnet mining release, the announcement of our token sale, and Kadena’s Block Explorer.
It’s easy to mine the Kadena public blockchain. Run a full node and use our dedicated mining client. Please refer to our Chainweb Wiki and our FAQs for help with mining. You may also join Discord to ask questions.
Kadena’s public blockchain will continue using a Proof of Work consensus mechanism. Proof of Work allows Kadena to build upon the success of Bitcoin and addresses the known challenges of speed and scalability by using parallel braided chains.
Additionally, Kadena verifies the legitimacy of transactions, prevents double-spending, and rewards miners for the computational effort associated with each block solved. To encourage steady growth of the network, Kadena’s public blockchain will continue to use Blake2s as its primary hash function and support CPU mining. As a best practice, miners are encouraged to run a node on a personal, public IP address.
The majority of the coins in the Kadena economy are mining rewards because the network relies on decentralized mining for functionality and growth. Miners receive block rewards for validation/production of blocks. The block reward will be in the platform’s native cryptocurrency, Kadena (KDA). Miners will also be able to receive KDA as transaction fees or gas payments for the execution of smart contracts. The minimum fractional unit of KDA is a “Hop,” a trillionth, named after Grace Hopper.
For more information on Kadena’s token economics, read a breakdown of the network’s allocations.
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Kadena is already delivering features today that other blockchains have only begun to include on their roadmaps, including Formal Verification, interoperability, scalability, and more. The journey started with Kadena’s founders creating JPMorgan’s first blockchain, which laid the groundwork for Kadena’s smart contract language, Pact. Pact is open source and was designed with ease-of-use in mind for both developers and business professionals.
We’ve released Pact 3.1 and received a grant from the Interchain Foundation to implement Kadenamint for the Cosmos ecosystem. Along the way, we’ve appreciated the feedback from our community. Now, we offer an invitation.
CoinList is currently the sole authorized partner to issue Kadena coins. Kadena will only communicate through official channels (our website, emails from kadena.io, and the social media links at the bottom of our site). Beware of phishing and scam attempts.
Our Testnet Portal is a one-stop shop where you can download our testnet wallet, get testnet coins, play a game, and have fun interacting with our blockchain!
Get Coins (Kadena Testnet Faucet)
The Testnet Faucet allows you to create, fund, and check the balance of your account. This is also a great way to get started interacting with our blockchain by creating and testing your own smart contracts before the December launch of our hybrid blockchain platform.
Roll the Dice with Pacty Parrots!
A fun way to interact with and see all the features of our blockchain without writing any code is by playing our Pacty Parrots Game. Play to see if you land on a Guy Fieri to win the jackpot! The game does not use any form of currency and is solely for recreation.
The signing API simulates exactly how signing for transactions is going to work in Kadena’s public blockchain through our testnet wallet
The wallet showcases the ease of using our pact-lang-api to read and write data from a Pact smart contract
Check out the repo to Pacty Parrots here.
Along with the release of mainnet comes Kadena’s Block Explorer, a new tool that allows miners to navigate the public blockchain. Miners can view blocks getting added in real-time while exploring the blocks for key details such as block height, PoW Hash, neighbors, and payload.
The continuing development of our blockchain platform brings new names for some of our products. Our private blockchain, originally referred to as ScalableBFT, will now be known as Kadena Kuro. Our public blockchain, which began as Chainweb, has been simplified to just Kadena or Kadena’s public blockchain.
There’s more to look forward to on Kadena’s roadmap before the year ends, including the full launch of Kadena’s hybrid blockchain platform. Keep in touch with Kadena through Discord or by following announcements shared on Twitter and Medium.
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