Integrated distributed file storage for NFT's, Metaverse assets and other files
KVM is fully EVM compatible while supporting file system access
Rewarding computational effort fairly, by using collaborative rather than competitive consensus
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 protocol developed specifically to enable the exploration of the metaverse and nft space, while supporting rich dApps that use files ranging from video to industrial big data sets.
Started in 2017, Catalyst is one of the earliest modular blockchains that incorporates DLT, a distributed file system and smart contract system. This combination opens up a world of possibilities from games and virtual worlds to industrial systems.
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 blockchain that returns to the founding principles of this industry. Fairness, decentralisation and inclusion.
At the heart of Catalyst is a consensus mechanism that goes back to the founding principles of Bitcoin, to build a mechanism that encourages decentralisation of control and wealth.
The first implementation of Catalyst is written in .NET, providing a cross platform environment in a widely supported language and framework. This implementation is made up of a set of interfaces and modules that can be extended or swapped out, creating a true modular experience.
The KVM runtime environment was developed with Nethermind alongside Ethereum's EVM runtime environment ensuring a high degree of compatibility with Ethereum.
As a .NET codebase we are building SDK's and tooling to support popular tools and environments such as Unity, Xamarin, WebAssembly, mobile and console environments.
EVM compatible runtime, extended to support file actions and to trigger off-chain events such as service bus message posts.
One of if not the first fully modular blockchains, started in 2017 as a modular technology stack.
Work with the native distributed ledger and the native distributed file system. Store NFT images, video, audio, artifacts and more.
Catalyst ran its first public test network in 2020 for 9 months before closing it down at the end of the original Catalyst R&D project. Now, in 2024, the decision has been made to update the Catalyst technology stack to the latest .NET and EVM standards, to begin work on the latest consensus mechanism design set out in the Catalyst consensus paper, and to launch the Catalyst network as a complete layer 1 blockchain.
Catalyst is not setting out to compete with any other blockchain, but to create an environment ideal for builders who need to work with files and who are seeking a return to the founding principles of decentralised wealth and control. That means node operators don't need money to stake, don't need expensive hardware, don't need any special privileges. Catalyst is a network that by design is for builders and their customers to own and benefit from.
Cent Finance provides a multi-chain wallet that presently supports Ethereum, Gnosis and Celo networks and will include support for Catalyst.
We will also be ensuring Catalyst will be supproted by MetaMask and WalletConnect.