Join our AMA Wednesday 16 June 18:00 CEST (12 EDT) to ask anything about Kusama with Will Pankiewicz, Master of Validators at Parity Tech, and Altair with Cassidy Daly designer of Altair (our bid for one of the first parachain slots) anything!
Kusama is a multichain network designed for radical innovation with unprecedented interoperability and scalability for blockchain developers who want to quickly push the limit. Built using Substrate with nearly the same codebase and multichain infrastructure as Kusama’s cousin, Polkadot.
Polkadot has demonstrated a highly decentralised and inclusive staking system (anyone with as little as 1 DOT may take part in Polkadot’s staking system and be rewarded), and numerous upgrades to its core logic and open, functional governance. However it has so far existed only as a single chain in isolation. With the launch of parachain functionality, things are about to get super interesting!
Altair combines the industry-leading infrastructure built by Centrifuge to finance real-world assets (RWA) on Centrifuge Chain, with the newest experimental features — before they go live on Centrifuge Chain. From art NFTs to undiscovered assets — Altair enables users to tokenize their most experimental assets and finance them. Altair will bridge across the Kusama, Polkadot, and Ethereum ecosystems to allow assets to access financing wherever it is available.
For participating in the crowdloan, Altair will reward participants 50+ AIR : 1 KSM locked. The exact amount of AIR distributed to each KSM locked will depend on the price of the parachain slot and participation in the crowdloan.
So what do you need to know?
Start by asking your questions below - all questions welcome
Video recording of AMA:
00:00 - Introductions by Kate, Helena,Will, and Cassidy
05:00 - Will talks about Kusama, Parity, and the upcoming parachain auctions
23:15 - Cassidy discusses what Altair is, how to participate in the Altair crowdloan, and details regarding the Altair airdrop
33:40 - Community Question: Will discusses why Polkadot built Kusama and why an auction strategy was chosen
35:30 - Community Question: What is the difference between Altair and other projects on Kusama
38:25 - Community Question: Which type of assets would you like to see on Altair?
40:45 - Community Question: Why would I choose to stake my KSM with Altair rather than other auctions?
44:50 - Community Question: What do you think is the biggest benefit Altair will bring to Kusama network?
47:20 - Community Question: Will we see substrate-based dApps built on Altair? Will Tinlake move from Ethereum to Altair?
50:25 - Community Question: Are all Kusama parachains communicating with each other successfully?
51:43 - Community Question: Will AIR holders vote on features or assets on Altair? What will these votes be?
53:41 - Community Question: How does a non-holder of KSM and DOT participate? Can these assets be utilized in Tinlake?
56:55 - Concluding statements by Cassidy and Will