The Kava Network’s Co-Chains combine the flexibility and speed of Ethereum smart contract development with the interoperability of the Cosmos SDK. A Translator Module connects the two distinct execution environments of the Co-Chains, allowing them to work seamlessly together at scale.
The Kava Network features a transparent and decentralized on-chain incentive model. Specifically, a portion of KAVA emissions is directly awarded to the best developers and top projects in every Web3 vertical (including DeFi, GameFi, and NFTs) to incentivize usage and drive growth for the Kava ecosystem.
Tendermint Core consensus engine
Kava Network relies on a Tendermint-based ( Byzantine Fault Tolerant) consensus engine designed to support Proof-of-Stake systems.
Kava utilizes open-source modules developed for the Cosmos ecosystem. Specifically, the network is integrated with the Inter Blockchain Communication (IBC), a mechanism that enables information to travel freely and securely between each connected blockchain.
The Kava DAO is a fully decentralized autonomous organization that operates on a liquid democracy model, defining main network functions and the equitable distribution of on-chain incentives between the two chains. In particular, the contributors (stakers and validators) are responsible for the security and stability of the Kava Network.