A protocol for NFT's and the Metaverse

STORAGE

Integrated distributed file storage for NFT's and Metaverse assets

COMPUTE

KVM is fully EVM compatible while supporting precompiled assemblies for efficient compute

DEMOCRACY

Rewarding computational effort fairly, by using collaborative rather than competitive consensus

How we do it

The metaverse incorporates virtual worlds, payment systems, digital assets including NFT's, code and interoperability.

Catalyst has been designed and developed from the ground up with these requirements at its heart, to create a practical environment for building platforms for working with NFT's, the Metaverse and the wider Web 3.0 world.

Catalyst combines blockchain, distributed file storage for persisting larger assets and code files combined with an EVM compatible runtime environment called KVM.

Since Catalyst is written in .NET 6 with KVM supporting precombiled .NET assemblies, KVM will be extended to support smart WebAssembly contracts alongside EVM contracts.

Catalyst is initially a layer one protocol but its roadmap commits to making Catalyst a layer 2 protocol on top of Ethereum.

Catalyst Network

A protocol for NFT's and the Metaverse

Mission

To support NFT and Metaverse projects that need to combine on-chain data with larger asset files and complex on and off-chain logic.

Vision

Our vision is to build a layer on top of Ethereum dedicated to NFT and Metaverse projects, in a way that rewards and incentivises users.

Features

KVM

EVM compatible runtime, extended to support file actions, calls to .NET assemblies and other extended features.

Compute

Call binary processes such as .NET assemblies for complex or long running activities outside of the KVM.

Data

Work with the native distributed ledger and the native distributed file system. Store NFT images, video, audio, artifacts and more.

Efficient

Efficient consensus mechanism and minimal block history requirements to make Catalyst lean and green.

Modular

Use interfaces throughout to allow the rapid switching of components such as consensus, peer to peer network and mempool.

Community

Open source, following standards, DAO based governance, tokenomics that rewards users and community members.

TEST NETWORK

Catalyst is preparing to launch a test network over the coming weeks. An alpha test network was successfully run publicly for around 9 months but was shut down during the pandemic while plans were developed for a network upgrade to .NET 6, new community governance scheme and plans for a community led token event.




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Roadmap

2017

  • Research team founded
  • Three white papers published

2018

  • Initial investment
  • Engineering team hired
  • Prototype test network built

2019

  • New .NET Core code base
  • Work begins on Cent wallet
  • Updated research papers

H1 2020

  • Further funding raised
  • New internal test network
  • Faucet and wallet

H2 2020

  • Public test network
  • Plans start for main network
  • Research funding stops

H1 2021

  • Development suspended
  • Wallet spun out as separate venture

H1 2022

  • Catalyst updated to .NET 6
  • Catalyst updated to latest EVM standard
  • New public test network launches
  • Resume partnership building
  • Token event to raise funding

H2 2022

  • Launch main network
  • Deploy projects to Catalyst
  • Continue R&D and growth




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