What is Kusama?
Kusama network calls itself a “risk-taking, fast-moving ‘canary in the coal mine’ for its cousin Polkadot”. Kusama is an experimental version of the well-known blockchain system Polkadot. It was founded in 2019 by Gavin Wood, founder of Polkadot and co-founder and former CTO of Ethereum, Peter Czaban, and Robert Habermeier. It is built using a proof-of-stake mechanism.
With the help of Kusama, you can launch your custom blockchain. Kusama is a testnet, so new bold features and ambitious projects can be tried out before it would be deployed to the Polkadot ecosystem without any danger. That’s why Kusama is much faster and more innovative than its cousin, and it is always one step ahead.