Vietnamese blockchain startup KardiaChain launches its mainnet tomorrow as it promises of delivering the first fully interoperable and non-invasive blockchain platform.
KardiaChain, which recently secured five big-name blockchain validators, including LG CNS, a subsidiary of electronics giant LG, is upgrading its testnet to mainnet 1.0, boasting a unique ‘non-invasive interoperability feature’.
This allows different blockchain networks, regardless of their protocols, are able to connect to KardiaChain without needing any technical alterations or reconstructions, preserving blockchain sovereignty while significantly reducing time and costs for a blockchain to become capable of cross-chain communication.
This feature differs from other interoperable-focused blockchains such as Polkadot and Cosmos, which require protocols to adhere to a strict set of predefined rules in order to join the interoperable network and communicate with other blockchains.
With a focus on Vietnam and Southeast Asia, since its inception in 2018, KardiaChain has built an impressive suite of products including a cross-chain DEX, mobile app KAI Membership, and KAIstarter, a DeFi platform to provide flexible earnings for KAI holders via traditional business investments.
Tri Pham, CEO and co-founder of KardiaChain said switching to mainnet was the culmination of years of hard work by the team, and added he was excited about developers, builders and businesses developing on top of KardiaChain.
“Mainnet launch is a vital milestone of any blockchain. Today, we witness the birth of the first interoperability blockchain ever launched in Vietnam and the local region. After years of hard work and pulling all-nighters, we are proud to lay the foundation for blockchain mass adoption in our home country.”
The mainnet is an upgrade from the company’s Fengari 3.0 testnet and has the capacity to handle 6,000 transactions per second and is currently 10,000 times cheaper to use than Ethereum.
- Dual master nodes (dual nodes) – this feature provides simultaneous access to the ledger data of KardiaChain and another blockchain of choice. Together with a consensus run among them, they can carry any data between blockchains while preserving the cryptographic proof.
- Elastic sharding with incentive mechanism (ESWIM) – this ensures the optimal network performance and security. It maintains an appropriate number of nodes and staking power in dual groups and the main network using adjusting block reward distribution and transaction fee commission.
- Smart contract markup language (KSML) – this is the ultimate tool for developers to efficiently deploy cross-chain smart contracts on KardiaChain without a significant learning curve or any prior experience. KSML aims to break the language barrier between different smart contract platforms.
Tri said these tools would make building and deploying smart contracts and decentralized applications easier, thus driving blockchain uptake and adoption. He said:
“We offer businesses the opportunity to adopt blockchain faster and easier. Building on KardiaChain is future-proof as their applications are always connected to the whole blockchain ecosystem. For local players in Vietnam, it is so convenient and beneficial when integrating blockchain into their existing products and services because millions of people will be on blockchain in 2021.”
Partnerships and Applications
KardiaChain has already secured an enviable list of validators for its blockchain who will help verify and secure the network.
These include a subsidiary of electronics giant LG, LG CNS, who are working to combine their own blockchain technology, known as Monachain, with KardiaChain’s network.
The businesses already have several real-world use cases in development for the networks including decentralized identity (DID), certificate issuance and smart city technology in one of Vietnam’s largest cities, Danang.
Alongside LG CNS, KardiaChain has also secured multinational conglomerate Geleximco, global technology business HPT Vietnam, Vietnamese national taxi business Mai Linh Group, and footwear giant Biti’s as validators of the network.
Vietnam’s thriving blockchain ecosystem
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed an order that puts cryptocurrency and blockchain among its top 5 priorities.
Last month crypto exchange, VNDC launched Vietnamese Dong-pegged stable coin. Binance also announced its support for Binance Vietnamese Dong (BVND), the stable coin is pegged to the Vietnamese Dong in a 1:1 ratio.
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