Kava Pioneer

100K KAVA Testnet Developer Incentives

Sign up and deploy before mainnet to earn your share

Welcome Pioneers

The Kava Network combines the speed and interoperability of Cosmos with the developer support of Ethereum via a unique co-chain architecture. Submit your project and deploy to the Kava Ethereum Co-Chain testnet to earn your share of 100K in KAVA. Only 100 slots available!

100 Slots

Ethereum Co-Chain Alpha Is LIVE!

The Program

The Kava Pioneer Program is a unique, transparent incentive program aimed at bringing the world’s best EVM developers onto the Kava Network. 100 developers and teams that deploy their existing EVM-based protocols or new projects to Kava’s Ethereum Co-Chain prior to mainnet will share an incentive pool of 100K KAVA, paid directly on-chain by the Kava DAO.

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How It Works

  1. Submit your project using the form below.
  2. Deploy to the Ethereum Co-Chain following the Alpha launch on March 08, 2022 and prior to mainnet launch.
  3. Eligible projects will receive a pro-rata share of the 100K KAVA incentive pool based on their total time deployed on the testnet prior to mainnet launch, rewarding early pioneers.

Become a Pioneer

Become a Kava Pioneer to earn your share of 100,000 KAVA get access to the first network to connect the Ethereum & Cosmos ecosystems.

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Program Rules
  • Projects must be deployed prior to the launch of the Kava Network mainnet.
  • A maximum of 100 eligible projects will share the 100K KAVA prize pool. The slots will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis in order of registration. Projects outside the first 100 may still become eligible for incentive payouts if some of the first 100 fail to meet eligibility requirements, so participation is still encouraged.
  • All DeFi projects must be registered on DeFi Llama within three weeks of mainnet launch and have a minimum TVL of $1000 USD in order to be eligible for rewards.
  • All entries will be evaluated by the Kava Labs team for validity. Any obvious duplicate, non-functional, or malicious projects +/smart contracts will be deemed ineligible.
  • If a project is deemed ineligible, its share of the incentive pool will be forfeited and returned to the pool to be distributed among the other projects.
  • All incentive payments are subject to the passage of a Kava DAO governance proposal that will be submitted by Kava Labs once the eligible projects have been determined.