Kusama Token

What is Kusama? (KSM)

Code : KSM

Type : Kusama Token

Category : Smart Contract Platform

About Kusama

Kusama is an experimental blockchain platform designed to provide a broadly interoperable and scalable framework for developers. Kusama is constructed on Substrate — a blockchain building kit developed by Parity Technologies. Kusama has a codebase almost identical to Polkadot's - one of the most successful interoperable blockchains. By deploying on Kusama, fast-paced projects gain access to a highly scalable, interoperable sharded network, with capabilities that aren't but to be had on Polkadot. For this, Kusama describes itself as a "canary network".

The platform is designed to offer a testbed for builders trying to innovate and install their personal blockchain and may be used as a preparatory community earlier than launching on Polkadot - However many projects prefer to stick with Kusma for their end product. Kusama advantages from a low barrier to access for deploying parachains, low bond necessities for validators, and is maximum usually utilized by early-stage startups and for experimentation.

Company Founders & Team Behind


Gavin James Wood

Key Features

Type Of Token

Kusama, A Native Currency Of Kusama Blockchain

Total Supply

No Limit On Total Supply.

Mined/ Minted

Kusama Can Be Mined


How does Kusama work?

Kusama is branded as a “canary network” for the Polkadot blockchain, which means that it gives early code launch this is unaudited and to be had earlier than it released on Polkadot. The first important difference between the two networks is the speed of the governance system.

Security Protocol

Kusama is a decentralized, peer-to-peer payment system for Bitcoin. It uses a network of nominators who choose nodes to participate in the transaction review process. These nominators receive a fraction of inflation reward if their nominator is chosen on subsequent rotation. Kusama uses an easy queuing mechanism supported by Merkle Trees to resolve cross-chain transactions. This is a secure, trustless process that uses an equivalent validator on each chain to pass messages.

Operating Speed

The Kusama network can support approximately 1000 transactions per second, compared with Ethereum's 30 transactions per second.

Governance Protocol

Kusama uses Sophisticated Mechanism

  • It allows the holders to grow elegantly
  • It uses state-transition
  • It is based upon on-chain voting
  • Kusama uses batch approval polling

Real World Use

New Technologies

 For early-stage start-up network.


 For accurate understanding of setup performance.


 For bank-like security and robustness applications.

Canary Network

 For pre-production environment for Polkadot.

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