What is Kusama?

Modified on Sat, 18 Feb 2023 at 05:30 PM

The co-founder of Kusama is Gavin Wood, the same person who co-founded the Polkadot. Gavin stated that Kusama is like a cousin to Polkadot, but with more wild personalities. The technical foundations of both networks are mostly identical. Whereas Polkadot is considered the main network that is more stable and mature, Kusama is the testnet built for developers who prefer speed. Also, the new update for Polkadot will be tested on Kusama first, hence the slogan “Polkadot's Wild Cousin.”


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