A sandbox for NFT's and the Metaverse


Integrated distributed file storage for NFT's and Metaverse assets


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


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

What is the metaverse?

The metaverse is different things to different people, everyone has their own vision of what it is and what it could be.

Some would say it's our online identitity, our reputation, our online friends and the digital assets we own.

Some would say it's rich online virtual worlds, gaming, entertainment and some day the full Ready Player One experience.

The reality is that it's an emerging space and whatever we predict it will become we can be certain it will evolve into something different.

Catalyst is a project to build a protocol to sit on top of Ethereum specifically to encourage and enable the exploration of the metaverse and nft space.

Started in 2018, Catalyst is a modular framework that incorporates a blockchain, distributed file system and runtime environment geared towards supporting projects that need to encompass structured and unstructured data, complex compute while lending itself towards integration into systems ranging from games to home streaming services.

Catalyst Network

A protocol for NFT's and the Metaverse


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


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.



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


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


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


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


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


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


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.




  • Research team founded
  • Three white papers published


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


  • 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
  • Token event to raise funding

H2 2022

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

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Catalyst Network Gets Green Light at Blockchain Live

New announcements and a workshop on building a Web3.0 Twitter service.


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U.K. Blockchain Firm Heads for Switzerland

Blockchain firm which just raised $4 million is heading to Switzerland.


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Crypto foundations continue to thrive in Switzerland

Yet more overseas blockchain firms are coming to Switzerland.