Kusama is an early release of Polkadot: a scalable, multichain network for radical innovation. Kusama serves as a proving ground that allows teams and developers to build and deploy a parachain, and experiment with Polkadot’s governance and NPoS functionality in a real environment.
Join the chaos.
Become a Nominator
Help maintain the network by participating as a nominator. Nomination is the process of staking your tokens behind a validator to support and secure the network. As a result, nominators are rewarded from the block production rewards that their nominatations are entitled to.
Become a Validator
The minimum requirement for staking as a validator on Kusama is much lower than it is expected for Polkadot. There are also programs in place such as Thousand Validators to help community validators rise the ranks.
Kusama Parachains are live. Chaos has been welcomed and continues with no promises. The path of Kusama deployment is paving the way to Polkadot's parachains as the technology becomes proven.
Learn about Kusama's Cousin, Polkadot
Kusama is Polkadot’s canary network. Polkadot development is on track to deliver the most robust platform for security, scalability and innovation. With the help of Kusama, Polkadot will become a scalable, interoperable & secure network protocol for web 3.0.