To wield such a mighty terminal, it needs a strong foundation: technical (the team is insanely talented and dedicated), community (Kattana’s whitelist filling out just one sign of Kattana’s community’s strength) and financial. To make sure it’s on even more solid footing, Kattana started 2021 by raising $1.3M in funding from such heavyweights as Morningstar Ventures, Spark Digital Capital, and others. We are humbled by the confidence of institutional investors. And retail ones weren’t far behind.
This is clear from the success of Kattana’s IDO on April 9th, 2021 (on the best IDO platform — Polkastarter). Kattana received more than 16,000 whitelist applications in less than 48 hours and over 100,000 applications overall. The interest caused Kattana’s already active community to instantly swell in both Telegram and Twitter. Love the strength of Kattana’s community!
And let’s not overlook Kattana becoming part of the DeXe Network, which may be even bigger news since it will turn Kattana from a powerful trading terminal to a powerful all-in-one solution for everything DeFi trading — a one-stop shop for traders to log into and…. go!
The Year of Partnerships
Thanks to a key partnership with the Elrond network, users of the Maiar DEX are now able to trade through the Kattana terminal.
In May, Kattana commenced its partnership with SpiderDAO, enabling all community members to take advantage of SpiderDAO’s multi-layered hardware and software tools. In the same month, Gate.io also became Kattana’s partner, creating lots of new possibilities for the community.
Multichain is the only way to go, and so Kattana started added the Binance Smart Chain via a multichain.xyz bridge. The work with the BSC includes a bridge for KTN and a KTN/BNB liquidity pool on Pancakeswap. Yes, now you can trade KTN on the #1 BSC AMM where BSC’s super tiny fees are nothing but delightful.
The Covalent collaboration simplified the UX for Kattana’s users by bringing in a unified API that brings visibility to billions of blockchain data points.
And since having a wide choice of DEXs is very important, Kattana now also supports those built on Polygon thanks to the partnership with them. The integration of Dfyn also expanded Kattana’s DEX reach. The MDEX integration improved charts and tools to facilitate day to day trading routine.
Paraswap was in the news for their airdrop. But did you know it got integrated into Kattana in August? This gave traders even more accurate and real-time pricing for many trading pairs.
Integrating Chainlink Price Feeds gave Kattana access to high-quality, tamper-proof price feeds needed to recalculate the price of the tokens traded on Uniswap in the ETH pair to dollars. Adding Keepers secured high-quality trading.
The integrations of KyberDMM and BakerySwap followed shortly, along with that of the Pangolin exchange, which gave Kattana’s users MNy, AVAX, and PNG pairs, fast and cheap transactions, and community-driven governance.
DAFI Protocol integration introduced a new staking model for the Kattana ecosystem (via network-pegged synthetic dKTN token, designed to increase or decrease in quantity algorithmically based on network adoption, incentivizing the users by shifting reward mechanisms from short-term to long-term).
The year of community
This year, it was launched Kattana’s ambassador program — Samurai’s Path. The most active members of Kattana’s community who make meaningful contributions now get even more recognized and rewarded. This motivates the entire community and the team to create an even better Kattana.
Samurai support created the opportunity to stake and earn KTN on Bancor and swap fees while maintaining 100% exposure to KTN and with protection against impermanent loss.
In November, it was announced a new stage with a new logo and a totally new website design to match Kattana’s hotly anticipated beta launch, withclosed beta starting on Decemebr 1st, and open beta 20 days later. Yes, December 21st was a very exciting day. But 2022 is even more promising.
Better, bigger, faster — that’s Kattana’s Olympics-inspired goal. It’s already in the process to make Kattana’s terminal faster, more stable, and even better in every tiny detail.
It’s near done expanding to new blockchains and DEXs. This will be the go-to place for DeFi trading. This includes a complete overhaul of the UX platform to make it even more intuitive and enjoyable, implementing limit orders for DEXs (yes ,you heard us right), and adding a number of new custom analytical instruments for DEXs (divergence of volumes, big trade tracker, event tracker, P&L tool, etc.).
Kattana’s much-anticipated AI-based news aggregator is looking great in testing, so we can’t wait to release it. For Kattana’s community members, is a great idea to reward their loyalty with new staking and farming programs. And for Kattana’s partners, the doors are open for many more partnerships and deep integrations, some already aligned and awaiting announcements.
Ever wanted to have a widget to get signals from closed Telegram channels? You got it! On the technical side, it’s planned to release a whole set of public and private APIs to interact with big trade data gathered and processed by Kattana.
And that’s just part of the plans. It has some very exciting technical and non-technical news that we can’t share quite yet, but you just wait: 2022 will be a fun one.
Onwards, brave samurai!
Kattana is a cross-chain trading terminal for DEXs and CEXs.
Working with Trading Big Data, Kattana gives users the ability to trade in real-time on over 40 DEXs across multiple networks, including Ethereum, BSC, Polygon, HECO, and Avalanche.
Up to 24 charts on one screen, 3 types of limit orders, an AI-powered news aggregator, data analysis, and other innovative tools with the trading terminal of the future!
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