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Kadena (company)

Kadena (company)

Kadena is creating a public blockchain using a new consensus mechanism called Chainweb, which uses a graph theory based braided Proof of Work system.

Kadena is creating a public blockchain using a new consensus mechanism called Chainweb, which uses a graph theory based braided Proof of Work system. The are also building an enterprise blockchain using BFT-consensus protocol.

Funding

Metastable, Kilowatt Capital, Coinfund and Multicoin Capital all invested in blockchain startup Kadena in a $2.25 million in a pre-A financing private-placement SAFT in January 2018.



Kadena has raised $12 million from Devonshire Investors, Fidelity Investments, SIG, Asimov Investments, Multicoin Capital and SV Angel and others through a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) sale.

Development

Kadena's Chainweb proof of work consensus system is intended to combine many parallel peer blockchains which can integrate their merkle roots together, ensuring that they can share information across the chains and create consensus across ledgers.



According to co-founder Stuart Popejoy, Kadena is building tools for the broader community to test, including a formal verification toolkit to help identify bugs. Kadena demonstrated a working prototype of the formal verification tool in 2017.





Timeline

April 2018

Kadena raises a $12,000,000 series B round from SV Angel, Devonshire Investors, Multicoin Capital, Susquehanna International Group and Asimov Ventures.

Funding rounds

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Anastasia Bez

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Doug Beardsley

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Emily L Pillmore

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John Revelle

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Marie Leaf

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Monica Quaintance





Paul Giordano





Stuart Popejoy





Taylor Rolfe

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Vivienne Chen





Wayne Martino





Will Martino





Further reading

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Evolution of Kadena, the First Real Private Blockchain

George Samman





The first scalable, high performance private blockchai

Will Martino





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News

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Ron Miller
January 15, 2020
TechCrunch
For the last few years blockchain startup Kadena, has been working on a vision of bringing blockchain to the enterprise. Today it announced the final piece of that vision with the launch of the Kadena public blockchain. In earlier releases, the company offered the ability to build private blockchains on AWS or Azure. Company co-founder [...]
Research and Markets
August 27, 2019
www.prnewswire.com:443
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