# Kava

# DeFi for Crypto.

Reference implementation of Kava, a blockchain for cross-chain DeFi. Built using the cosmos-sdk.

# Mainnet

The current recommended version of the software for mainnet is v0.15.1. The master branch of this repository often contains considerable development work since the last mainnet release and is not runnable on mainnet.

# Installation

Copy git checkout v0.15.1 make install

# Upgrade

The scheduled mainnet upgrade to kava-8 took place on August 30th, 2021 at 15:00 UTC. The current version of Kava for kava-8 is v0.15.1.

The canonical genesis file can be found here

The canonical genesis file hash is

Copy jq -S -c -M '' genesis.json | shasum -a 256 f0c90f0cbf96d230a83cd2309b8fd032e52d7fb933881541472df1bf2703a939 -

For additional information about upgrades:

# Validator Guide

Use this guide to set up a mainnet validator. Note that this is a minimal guide and does not cover more advanced topics like sentry node architecture and double signing protection. It is strongly recommended that any parties considering validating do additional research. If you have questions, please join the active conversation in the #validators thread of the Kava Discord Channel.

# Testnet

For further information on joining the testnet, head over to the testnet repo.

# License

Copyright © Kava Labs, Inc. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the Apache v2 License.