Kusama is an early, unaudited and unrefined release of Polkadot. We look forward to seeing the community experiment on top Kusama. While running a validator, we will also explore ways to experiment with Kusama.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the questions our community members have asked us. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you still have additional questions.
Kusama is an early, unaudited and unrefined release of Polkadot. It launched on August 23, 2019.
New blocks on Kusama are proposed by validators. Validators typically have technical capabilities to put together a secure infrastructure that will be online 24/7 so that Kusama runs seamlessly.
Not everyone is able to do this, and so they can participate indirectly by delegating the tokens they have to a validator. In a sense, validators are running a service for delegators. Validators would typically charge a fee to cover their operational costs.
Once you delegate KSMs, you are helping secure the network. For assisting in this, you get part of the rewards provided by the protocol. If you are planning to hold on to KSMs for some time, delegating will help you accumulate more KSMs while contributing to the health of the network.
You are not giving away ownership of KSMs by delegating. We will never have the ability to move your KSMs as a validator.
If you have any questions about staking or our validator services, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to talk with anyone and help navigate community members through this exciting new ecosystem.Get in Touch