Q4 Kava Developer Update

As Kava prepares for the launch of Kava 9 in January 2022, the product and development teams have been hard at work reviewing legacy code and making a number of smaller changes across the board. These include a few quality of life improvements for users, several frontend improvements on the Kava App, and some corrections to outdated API endpoints.

This article rounds up all the changes that have been made over the past few months, as well as looking forward to a few that are coming and giving a general update on development progress.

Kava App Updates

The product and development teams have been hard at work making some incremental improvements to the Kava App. The first of these was a complete redesign and refactoring of the Mint frontend, making it more intuitive for users to monitor their CDPs and improving load time and performance.

Next up was a general cleanup of frontend classes on the app to allow for much easier app-wide visual changes and alternate themes. This was a critical component of the last major change to the app, which was the launch of Dark Mode on November 17th, making Kava officially degen-friendly!

Kava 9 Progress

Finally, the main focus of the development team is, of course, the Kava 9 mainnet upgrade. Bringing IBC integration and much more, Kava 9 will be a huge step for the Kava ecosystem. The upgrade will unlock free movement of IBC assets onto Kava, prepare for the launch of new assets and protocols on the network, and lay the groundwork for the ETH bridge, which will follow shortly after in Q1.

The development team is moving mountains to ensure that Kava 9 is 100% ready and meets the stringent Kava security standards on time for the planned launch in January. As of writing, the upgrade is 50% complete and on-target to launch as planned.



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