19 Jan 2023 · 6 min read

What is the Kalima Network?

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Kalima Blockchain is a layer 1 third generation blockchain for enterprises and IoT (Internet of Things). It’s a rapidly expanding ecosystem that enable enterprises, developers, and startups to build the future of Web3.0, Enterprise, and Data Governance applications, specifically with IoT data, to solve real-world problems.

Designed for the creation of dApps, with the goal of generating new business models or improving existing ones, Kalima use cases range from data notarization to decentralized finance (DeFi), tokenization (NFTs), data monetization, and industrial IoT applications (carbon tracking solution, Smart Infrastructure, digital twins and so on).

What is the Kalima Network?

The Kalima Network is a decentralized network with a community-based governance. It’s a living Network relying on the Kalima protocol with the core pillars of modularity, security, and scalability. 

Anybody needing a network to interconnect people, objects and services can use Kalima network.

Objects can be devices such as Android and iOS devices, supercomputers, small IoT gateways, LoRaWAN gateways, industrial networks etc.

People can be connected using mobiles, tablets, smart watches, web interfaces.

Services can be AI processes, deep learning, big data, reporting tools and more.

The core idea of the Kalima network is to be a plug-and-play platform for anyone who wants to build or use enterprise decentralized Applications (dApps).

To connect, just create an account and then connect one or more devices or services, managing authorizations with the Kalima administration tool.

Then, depending on your requirements, you can create smart contracts to be processed on the client side, at the edge, or in the cloud. Smart contracts are supported in mobiles, tablets, and small IoT devices.

Smart contracts can be created using standard programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python, Lua, C#, Objective C and C.

All the life cycles of your smart contracts, development, tests, deployment, version control and updates are managed and secured by Kalima’s blockchain technology.

(learn more about Kalima Smart Contracts)

The KLX is Kalima Network's native token, used to secure the entire network. The KLX can be used for transaction fees, staking, governance, acquiring nodes for PrivaChains, and enabling several key Kalima Network functions. (Learn more about the KLX)

Kalima Network was created to allow developers, enterprises, and blockchain users to create and use dApps at the lowest possible cost.

The only costs are transaction fees, which are as low as 0,00025$ per kb and are paid in KLX.

Whether you're a blockchain developer, a validator or an enterprise, the Kalima Network offers tools for anyone who wants to build robust real world blockchain applications.

Features and tools of the Kalima Network

The Kalima network has an advanced set of tools and features to provide everything that is needed to build and use next generation industrial and Web3.0 dApps. Kalima Network is composed of “Kalima MainChain” and of “PrivaChains”.

MainChain

The Kalima MainChain is the public blockchain that manages the KLX in the Kalima Network. MainChain is composed of Channels, each Channel is a blockchain based on Kalima Protocol. This architecture offers the right level of scalability.

PrivaChains

PrivaChains are central in the Kalima Network. Sovereign and independent blockchains based on Kalima Protocol, they can manage any type of data, and can be permissioned blockchains as well as public blockchains.

The Kalima Network also provides a secure way to connect PrivaChains to other public blockchains such as Tezos or the Lightning Network. This enables the interconnection of PrivaChains and the creation of applications that get permissioned data from a PrivaChain and use it on a public blockchain.

Learn more about PrivaChains  

Validation Pools 

Validation pools operate several Master Nodes and Validation Nodes on the network. (Learn more about Validation Nodes)

This organization optimizes the security and scalability of the network by facilitating a homogeneous distribution of the staked KLXs between the different Validation Pools.

If you want to learn more about Validation Pools read the documentation here.                                                                                                   

Kalima SDK, Smart Contracts, Explorer and Kalima Administration tool

There are many SDKs in standard languages allowing rapid development of dApps using smart contracts on Kalima.

The smart contracts are executed in the client nodes, the dApps can be hosted on dedicated PrivaChain or shared PrivaChain. (Learn more about smart contracts)

Kalima Explorer is a tool for visualizing blocks, transactions, and Kalima Network metrics. (Learn more about Kalima Explorer)

The Kalima administration tool allows the management of data shared with authorized nodes on a PrivaChain. All its actions are historicized to add security and traceability to the data. The data history cannot be modified or deleted. (Learn more about Kalima Administration tool)

How to participate in the Kalima network?

Kalima Blockchain has been designed from scratch to meet the requirements of enterprises and the Internet of things. By connecting data from the physical and digital world, Kalima allows users and builders of the Kalima Network to extract value from smart devices with next generation dApps.

To participate in Kalima Network you have different possibilities: 

  • Create a validation pool to validate transactions on the network and earn rewards for your work.

How to create a validation pool

  • Stake your KLX to participate in the consensus and earn rewards for doing so. How to stake my KLX
  • Create a dApps on Kalima Network
  • Build on the Kalima Network with your own PrivaChain

With Kalima SDKs develop your dApps and smart contracts that can be executed at the edge in client nodes. Client nodes can be run in supercomputer, data centers, personal computers, mobile phones or tablet and in connected objects ranging from an IoT gateway to smart sensors.

The dApps created on the Kalima Network can be hosted on a dedicated PrivaChain or on a “shared PrivaChain”.

PrivaChains are permissioned blockchains. Data governance choices are made with the Kalima Administration tool. 

This solution allows a user to easily connect their devices or data, without having to create their own PrivaChain. The only requirement for a user with this solution is to get KLX on his wallet to be able to pay the transaction fees. It’s a simple plug-and-play solution.

Having your own PrivaChain gives you more options and allows you to ensure governance, it is ideal for long-term projects.

A PrivaChains governance has total control over the internal activity of its PrivaChain and the ability of other PrivaChains to interact with their own (who can share or purchase data).

Learn more about PrivaChain

What is the roadmap for the Kalima Network? 

Today, industrial PrivaChains are already running on Kalima Network. In Q2 2023, it will begin to grow with the addition of six validation pools to the network, dedicated to its testnet and current customers. The number of validation pools and PrivaChain running on the Kalima Network will increase with time.

When the Kalima MainChain will be launched in 2024 each holder of the ERC20 token will be able to convert their ERC20 tokens into natives KLX tokens on the MainChain Kalima.

Right now, a test net is already available here  to begin building on Kalima with a one-month free trial to experiment on the Network.

How can I get KLX to start building on Kalima? 

The KLX is the fuel of the Network and is the only thing you need to start building.

  1. Charge your wallet with USDT
  2. Purchase KLX with your USDT on BitMart

Once you have your KLX, you can begin building on a shared PrivaChain by paying only transaction fees, or you can create your own PrivaChain.