Kalima Blockchain is a third generation layer 1 blockchain dedicated to enterprises and IoT (Internet of Things). It is a growing ecosystem that enables companies, developers and startups to build the future of Web 3.0 applications, enterprise and data governance, especially with IoT data, to solve practical problems.
Designed for the creation of dApps (decentralized applications), with the aim of generating new business models or improving existing ones, Kalima’s use cases range from data notarization to decentralized finance (DeFi), passing through the tokenization of assets ( NFT), data monetization and industrial IoT applications (carbon tracing solutions, intelligent infrastructures, double digital, etc.).
What is the Kalima Network?
The Kalima network is a decentralized network with community governance. The Kalima network consists of validation pools, validation nodes. It is an active network based on the Kalima protocol, incorporating the fundamental pillars of modularity, security and scalability.
Anyone who needs a network to interconnect people, objects and services can use Kalima Network.
Objects can be devices such as Android and iOS devices, supercomputers, IoT gateways, LoRaWAN gateways, industrial networks, etc.
People can be connected using phones, tablets, smart watches, web interfaces and more.
Services can be AI processes, deep learning, big data, reporting tools and more.
The core idea of Kalima Network is to be a plug-and-play platform for anyone who wants to build or use decentralized business applications (dApps).
To connect, simply create an account, then connect one or more devices or services, managing permissions with the Kalima administration tool.
Then, depending on your needs, you can build smart contracts client-side, at the edge, or in the cloud. Smart contracts are supported on mobiles, tablets and small IoT devices.
All lifecycles of your smart contracts, development, testing, deployment, version control and upgrades are managed and secured by Kalima’s blockchain technology. (learn more about Kalima Smart Contracts)
The KLX is the native token of the Kalima network, used to secure the entire network. The KLX can be used for transaction fees, staking, governance, node acquisition for PrivaChains, and enabling several key functions of the Kalima network. (Learn more about the KLX)
The Kalima network was created to enable blockchain developers, businesses and users to create and use dApps at the lowest possible cost.
The only costs are transaction fees, which start at $0.00025 per kb, and are paid in KLX.
Whether you’re a blockchain developer, validator, or enterprise, the Kalima Network offers tools for anyone who wants to build robust real-world blockchain applications.
Kalima network tools and features
Kalima Network has an advanced set of tools and features that provide everything you need to build and use the next generation of industrial and Web 3.0 dApps. The Kalima network consists of the MainChain and a set of PrivaChains
The Kalima MainChain which runs the KLX in the Kalima network. It is made up of channels, each channel is a blockchain based on the Kalima protocol. This architecture provides Kalima MainChain with the desired scalability.
PrivaChains are at the heart of the Kalima network. Sovereign and independent, these Kalima protocol-based blockchains can handle any type of data, and can be authorized, as well as public.
The Kalima network provides a secure way to connect PrivaChains to other public blockchains, such as Tezos or the Lightning Network. It also allows PrivaChains to interconnect with each other and the creation of applications that obtain authorized data from a PrivaChain and use them on a public blockchain. Find out more about PrivaChain
Validation pools manage the “master nodes” and “validating nodes” on the network. (Learn more about validation nodes).
This organization allows you to optimize the security and scalability of the network by facilitating a homogeneous distribution of the KLX stakes among the different Validation Pools.
If you want to learn more about commit pools, read the documentation here.
Kalima SDK, smart contracts, Kalima Explorer and the Kalima administration tool
There are many standard language SDKs that enable rapid dApp development using smart contracts on Kalima.
Smart contracts run in client nodes, dApps can be hosted on a dedicated PrivaChain or a shared PrivaChain. (Learn more about smart contracts)
Kalima Explorer is a tool to view Kalima Network blocks, transactions and metrics. (Learn more about Kalima Explorer)
Kalima’s administration tool allows data and user management. All PrivaChain actions are recorded in the ledger, ensuring data integrity and immutability. (Learn more about the Kalima Admin Tool)
How to join the Kalima network?
Kalima Blockchain was designed to meet the needs of business and the Internet of Things. By connecting data from the physical and digital worlds, Kalima enables Kalima Network users and developers to create value from smart devices, including through dApps.
To participate in the Kalima network, you have several options:
- Create a validation pool to validate transactions on the network and receive payments. How to create a validation pool
- Stake your KLX to participate in the consensus and get paid. How to stake my KLX
- Development of dApps on the Kalima network
- Create your PrivateChain
With Kalima SDKs, develop your own dApps and smart contracts that can run at the edge on client nodes. Client nodes can run in supercomputers, data centers, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets, and in connected objects such as an IoT gateway or smart sensors.
The dApps created on the Kalima Network can be hosted on a dedicated PrivaChain or on a “shared PrivaChain”.
PrivaChains are permissioned blockchains. Data governance choices are made with the Kalima administration tool.
This solution allows a user to easily connect their devices or data, without the need to create their own PrivaChain. The only requirement for a user with this solution is to have KLX on their wallet in order to be able to pay transaction fees. It’s a simple plug-and-play solution.
Having your own PrivaChain gives you more options and allows you to ensure governance, it is ideal for long-term projects.
The governance of a PrivaChain has full control over the internal activity of its PrivaChain and the ability of other PrivaChains to interact with theirs (which may share or buy data from them).
Find out more about PrivaChain
What is the roadmap for the Kalima network?
Today, industrial PrivaChains are already operational on the Kalima network. Before mid-2023, six validation pools will be added to the network. The number of validation and PrivaChain pools will continue to increase towards a goal of 100 pools.
When the Kalima MainChain launches in 2024, every ERC20 token holder will be able to convert their ERC20 tokens into native KLX tokens on the Kalima MainChain.
A testnet is already available here to start building on Kalima, with a one-month free trial to experiment on the network.
How can I acquire KLX to start using Kalima Network?
The KLX is the only thing you need to start experimenting on the Kalima network.
- Load your wallet with USDT
- Buy KLX with your USDT on BitMart
Once you have your KLX, you can start building on a shared PrivaChain by paying transaction fees only, or you can create your own PrivaChain.
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