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Tidal Finance partners with Kava to Provide Decentralized Insurance for Digital Assets

Tidal Finance partners with Kava to Provide Decentralized Insurance for Digital Assets

MediumMedium04 Jun 2021 | 13:04 pm
Tidal Finance has partnered with Kava, a cross-chain DeFi lending platform that allows users to borrow USDX stablecoins and deposit a variety of cryptocurrencies. Tidal Finance will provide smart contract cover solutions to the digital assets in the Kava ecosystem. The integration will bring in a new class of security layer to Kava and increase its adoption.
Kava Rosetta Implementation

Kava Rosetta Implementation

RosettaRosetta26 May 2021 | 23:07 pm
Kava is a cross-chain DeFi platform built using the cosmos-sdk. The public repository can be found at GitHub - Kava-Labs/rosetta-kava: Kava implementation of the Rosetta API for the Kava blockchain. The Data API reports all native token transfers, all DeFi related transfers, as well as staking operations.
May 19th Market Volatility

May 19th Market Volatility

MediumMedium21 May 2021 | 22:23 pm
During the recent period of volatility in crypto markets, a number of users reported atypical delays when trying to transact with the Kava blockchain. This resulted in them being unable to repay or re-collateralize borrow positions, which caused them to be liquidated. Kava Labs is working on a SAFU Fund proposal to compensate affected users.
Hard Money Market Update

Hard Money Market Update

MediumMedium18 May 2021 | 15:50 pm
Hard Money Market V2 will be enabling the borrowing of $BUSD on May 18th. Users will be able to borrow $BTCB from Hard Money Market. Initially, the borrow limit will be set at 1 million USD for each asset. Each week, a new asset will be enabled for borrowing via a committee proposal.
Introducing Kava Swap — The Cross-chain Liquidity Hub for DeFi Apps and Financial Services.

Introducing Kava Swap — The Cross-chain Liquidity Hub for DeFi Apps and Financial Services.

MediumMedium11 May 2021 | 20:20 pm
Kava Swap is a cross-chain liquidity hub for all DeFi apps and financial services. Users can swap between assets of different blockchains and deploy their capital into market making pools where they can earn handsome returns. Users will be able to allocate capital to liquidity pools to make trading across ecosystems, DEX’s, and AMMs possible.
Hard Protocol Interest Rate Update

Hard Protocol Interest Rate Update

MediumMedium06 May 2021 | 15:48 pm
On May 4th, 2021, a committee proposal was made to adjust the interest rate model for money markets in Hard Protocol. This proposal will increase the interest rates for borrowing an asset when more than 80% of the limit is utilized. The goal of this interest rate adjustment is to make it more expensive to borrow if utilization is near 100%.
Introducing the Kava SAFU Fund — Security of Assets Fund for Users.

Introducing the Kava SAFU Fund — Security of Assets Fund for Users.

MediumMedium27 Apr 2021 | 20:08 pm
Kava is introducing the Kava SAFU Fund, an on-chain community pool to make users whole after black swan events like bugs, exploits, hacks, liquidation failures or other technical issues that result in lost user funds. The fund will be created through a one-off inflationary event where 10% of Kava’s current token supply will be minted and held within the fund.
Kava Labs Development Update: April 2021

Kava Labs Development Update: April 2021

MediumMedium22 Apr 2021 | 17:37 pm
The launch of Kava 5 & Hard V2 on April 8th, 2021 introduced some exciting new changes for users. In this article, we will discuss the changes that are currently available (at the time of publication) and which ones will be implemented in the near future.
Liquidation on Kava and Hard

Liquidation on Kava and Hard

MediumMedium22 Apr 2021 | 17:36 pm
Hard Protocol launched on April 8th, 2021 and users are now able to borrow BUSD. All assets on the platform (BTCB, BNB, XRPB, KAVA, HARD, USDX) will be available to borrow on Hard Protocol making it a full-functional DeFi lending platform. Liquidation occurs in both apps and users can take steps to avoid having it occur.
The future of DeFi's money markets

The future of DeFi's money markets

BTC PEERSBTC PEERS19 Apr 2021 | 10:43 am
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has been the name of the game for the last year, measuring record-breaking growth across multiple sectors. The total ETH locked into DeFi platforms has grown from just under $700 million to over $50 billion today. DeFi money markets offer lending services with up to 8% interest on Bitcoin holdings, which can be incredibly helpful for investors.
Borrowing Assets on Hard Protocol

Borrowing Assets on Hard Protocol

MediumMedium14 Apr 2021 | 22:44 pm
As of April 8th at 15:00 UTC, Kava 5 and Hard V2 are now live. Users can now supply and borrow assets to the Hard protocol, making it a full-functional lending platform. A dedicated bridge has also been launched to improve connection consistency for Trust Wallet users.
Staking Rewards Update

Staking Rewards Update

MediumMedium14 Apr 2021 | 17:38 pm
Kava’s Proof of Stake blockchain targets a bonded rate of 67% to maximize the security provided by Tendermint consensus. This bonded rate acts as a layer of security that prevents an outside party from amassing enough KAVA tokens to attempt a censorship or liveness attack against the blockchain. The bonded rate is currently below this 67% rate, and governance proposals will be made to gradually increase staking rewards.
KAVA Reward Updates

KAVA Reward Updates

MediumMedium14 Apr 2021 | 17:33 pm
Kava 5 and Hard V2 successfully launched on April 8th, 2021. Over the next several weeks, governance proposals will be made to adopt incremental changes to how rewards are distributed in order to achieve improved USDX price stability. KAVA rewards will be gradually shifted away from minting USDX on Kava to supplying USDX to Hard Protocol and other DeFi applications.
HARD Version 2 Upgrade: Institutions Can Now Earn +25% APY On Bitcoin With Cross-chain Money Market

HARD Version 2 Upgrade: Institutions Can Now Earn +25% APY On Bitcoin With Cross-chain Money Market

NewsBTCNewsBTC08 Apr 2021 | 15:00 pm
HARD Protocol Version 2 introduces significant changes and enhancements to the Kava cross-chain money market. The Kava 5.1 public testnet launch event was earlier scheduled for March 31, 2021, which was postponed as it didn’t receive enough votes from the community to implement Proposition 40. As Kava is a decentralized project, it has renewed the attempt by floating another upgrade proposal that will be opened for voting soon.
Kava's HARD Protocol V2 Launch Postponed as Community Fails to Vote for Proposition

Kava's HARD Protocol V2 Launch Postponed as Community Fails to Vote for Proposition

U.TodayU.Today08 Apr 2021 | 15:00 pm
Kava Labs has postponed the release of HARD Protocol v2 due to a lack of user voting activity. HARD is the first multi-asset decentralized financial protocol that onboards users with their own currencies, leveraging next-gen DeFi segment concepts and technologies. In HARD v2, institutional market players will be offered up to 25% in annualized yearly revenue denominated in their assets.
Three New Pools with BTR, MATH, and HARD Come Online

Three New Pools with BTR, MATH, and HARD Come Online

MediumMedium01 Apr 2021 | 11:31 am
FinNexus is launching a new set of three temporary pools to mine FNX. Participants will be able to deposit BTR, MATH, and HARD tokens. The mining program starts on April 1 at UTC 12:00 and ends on April 4 at 12:
Kava Labs Completes Acquisition of Crank Studio.

Kava Labs Completes Acquisition of Crank Studio.

MediumMedium17 Mar 2021 | 00:36 am
Kava Labs has secured the strategic acquisition of Crank Studio, a premier Canada-based user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design firm. Kava DeFi platform focuses on both direct business-facing integrations to major CeFi firms’ users, like Binance and Huobi, and on consumer facing applications built on Kava.io.
Kava 5 Incentivized Testnet Rules (Round 2)

Kava 5 Incentivized Testnet Rules (Round 2)

MediumMedium11 Mar 2021 | 03:59 am
The Kava community is testing HARD Money Market Version 2 to its limits again, and earning $10,000 in HARD tokens. The top 25 highest ranking participants will be awarded a share of the reward pool. Participants finishing in positions 26–100 will be entered into a raffle to win one of ten prizes of $15 of HARD.
Kava-5 Launch Post-Mortem

Kava-5 Launch Post-Mortem

MediumMedium05 Mar 2021 | 23:46 pm
The Kava 5 launch was rolled back after a bug was discovered by the Kava core developer team shortly after launch. As part of the developer team’s internal audit of HARD protocol, a PR was introduced to fix a bug in the accounting logic of liquidations. All addresses that attempted to claim HARD rewards on kava-5 will be distributed a 250 HARD bug bounty.
Kava To Use IBC to Make Chainlink Data Available Across Cosmos

Kava To Use IBC to Make Chainlink Data Available Across Cosmos

MediumMedium26 Feb 2021 | 01:31 am
Kava will integrate Chainlink’s real-time data feeds with the Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC) to make them available to all Cosmos-based blockchains. Chainlink is the most widely used and secure way to power universally connected smart contracts. Kava is built on the Cosmos SDK, allowing it to benefit from the recently launched IBC upgrade.
$HARD “Money Market Madness” Competition Tutorial

$HARD “Money Market Madness” Competition Tutorial

MediumMedium12 Feb 2021 | 02:00 am
Kava 5 Incentivized Testnet has successfully launched and the HARD “Money Market Madness” competition has now begun. Participants will be ranked by the amount of HARD claims they make in the competition period, and 5 winners will be selected for the $25,000 prize. This tutorial will show you how to get testnet tokens, Supply, Borrow, and claim HARD rewards.
Kava 5 Incentivized Testnet

Kava 5 Incentivized Testnet

MediumMedium01 Feb 2021 | 23:16 pm
The Kava 5 Incentivized Testnet “Money Market Madness” competition is now open for testing. Users will be ranked by the amount of HARD tokens they have claimed throughout the competition period. Each user will be awarded $5,000 in HARD for a total reward pool of $25,000
Kava 2021 Roadmap

Kava 2021 Roadmap

MediumMedium08 Jan 2021 | 23:16 pm
The Kava DeFi platform is coming out the gates swinging in 2021 with at least 2 new native applications and tokens, decentralized bridges to onboard the largest cross-chain crypto assets, and a host of features to reinforce the safety and security measures already enjoyed by all users of Kava’s decentralized financial applications and services. Kava has already moved $100M+ in asset value automatically between Binance Chain and Kava.
Kava 2020 Review

Kava 2020 Review

MediumMedium08 Jan 2021 | 03:49 am
Kava launched the world’s first cross-chain lending platform testnet in February 2020. The Kava PoS network matured, with 90 active validators, and the number of KAVA staked in the entire network accounted for 85.18% of the total. Kava has evolved from the single DeFi application to the matured DeFi ecosystem, which has delivered more value to users.
Kava BUSD Reward Reduction

Kava BUSD Reward Reduction

MediumMedium17 Dec 2020 | 19:04 pm
Prop #30 proposes to reduce the amount of KAVA distributed to BUSD. The USDX digital assets trading in a stable range around 1 USD is a key result towards the growth and usage of the Kava lending platform. BUSD's lower risk profile lends it to more leveraging (shorting USDX) with less risk
USDX Stability Mechanics

USDX Stability Mechanics

MediumMedium15 Dec 2020 | 23:34 pm
Kava Governance’s internal system assumes USDX is worth $1.00 insofar as its ability to purchase liquidated assets at auction at a rate of 1 USDX equals 1.00 of liquidation assets. If USDX should be stable to increase its growth and usage, why not be stable around $0.50 or $1?
Supply and Earn on HARD Money Market from Binance.com

Supply and Earn on HARD Money Market from Binance.com

MediumMedium21 Nov 2020 | 21:46 pm
Binance.com supports a number of Kava DeFi Hub assets, including HARD, BTCB, BUSD, XRP, BNB and KAVA. This guide will walk you through how to supply and earn HARD using the newly listed $HARD token from Binance.
Introducing the HARD protocol, the world’s first cross-chain money market.

Introducing the HARD protocol, the world’s first cross-chain money market.

MediumMedium18 Sep 2020 | 22:29 pm
HARD is the world’s first cross-chain money market that enables you to earn more with your digital assets. With HARD you will now be able to lend, borrow, and earn with assets like BTC, XRP, BNB, BUSD, KAVA, and USDX. HARD tokens will be used to incentivize early participants.