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Try Karura on Blockdaemon Karura is a scalable, EVM-compatible network optimized for DeFi. The platform offers a suite of financial applications including: a trustless staking derivative (liquid KSM), a multi-collateralized stablecoin backed by cross-chain assets (kUSD), and an AMM DEX – all with micro gas fees that can be paid in any token. Its sister network Acala aims to be the DeFi hub for Polkadot and the two projects will eventually be interoperable.

Why Use Blockdaemon? Blockdaemon is the Total Node Management Solution

Blockdaemon guarantees peace of mind, as you never have to worry about maintaining or upgrading your nodes ever again — we look after all of that for you. Our finger is constantly on the pulse of each blockchain we support to ensure all of our nodes remain perfectly healthy. Our extensive experience across protocols lets us expertly monitor, repair and replace nodes where protocol level errors may occur. For any protocol updates needed, we look after these in advance so you never see any disruption in service.

Institutional Grade Security

Security is our top priority here at Blockdaemon. Our world-class node infrastructure spans across eight different cloud and bare metal providers, guaranteeing vendor and geographical diversity. This means we deploy nodes from a suite of secure data centers distributed across the globe to achieve a diversified and resilient network.

Dedicated Node Infrastructure

All nodes purchased through us are 100% customer dedicated. This means your node is yours exclusively. You’ll enjoy a dedicated node which has a unique address, its own unique connection and authentication key. Furthermore, these are never reused. We ensure your node is not open and exposed to anyone on the internet. Any nodes you’d like to add on additionally can be done so quickly and easily as well!

A Trusted Partner

Blockdaemon is by your side on your blockchain journey. We are the only infrastructure platform for blockchain nodes which offer multi-cloud and multi-geographical support, with just a few clicks. Want custom configurations and branded experiences? No problem, we provide a unified, whole-org, collaborative rollout to manage a complete network. Whatever your needs, we will work closely with you to deliver the solution you need.

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Kurara Key Features

Low Fees

Karura transactions are settled for a fraction of the gas needed on other networks. Micro gas fees are enjoyed by its users thanks to a weight-based fee model, varying slightly by transaction complexity.


Karura lets users pay for gas with virtually any token. With Karura’s flexible fee tokens, you can settle transactions with KAR, KSM, LKSM, BTC ETH, and more.


Users can stake Kusama (KSM) tokens for Liquid KSM (LKSM) to earn rewards without giving up liquidity. LKSM is unlocked and ready to trade, take out collateralized loans, and provide liquidity for additional yield. Stake any amount of KSM and unstake without waiting.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • KAR is the utility token that powers the DeFi hub of Kusama. 11% of KAR supply (11MM KAR) will be issued as rewards to supporters of parachain auction. 100 million KAR is the total supply.

  • The native KAR token can be used to pay for smart contracts, participate in governance, participate in DeFi services, deploy new Substrate pallets on Karura by staking KAR and more.

  • The Karura Dollar is a decentralized, multi-collateralized stablecoin backed by cross-chain assets. Stable by design with value relative to the US Dollar, kUSD is the defacto stablecoin of Kusama.

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