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Kusama: A Lightweight Version of Polkadot

Aug 27, 2020 ⋅  7 min read

Polkadot’s “wild cousin” Kusama has quickly ascended from its early days as an experimental, unaudited trial network meant to serve as a developer sandbox to what is now a $300 million network. It has a clear value proposition as a future claim on a portion of the DOT supply. Kusama could also carve out a share of the Ethereum competitor market by billing itself as a cheaper, lighter alternative to Polkadot.

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Wilson Withiam was a Senior Research Analyst at Messari. Previously, he worked at Circle Research where he conducted research on cryptoassets. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science before studying computer science and economics at UConn.

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Wilson Withiam was a Senior Research Analyst at Messari. Previously, he worked at Circle Research where he conducted research on cryptoassets. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science before studying computer science and economics at UConn.

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