JAN 17, 2024
Klaytn Foundation and Finschia Foundation to jointly launch largest blockchain network in Asia
The Klaytn Foundation and Finschia Foundation have jointly submitted a governance proposal to launch a new mainnet created by merging their respective blockchain ecosystems. The proposals have been submitted for open discussion, with voting scheduled for Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, according to an official announcement on Wednesday (KST).
The main objective of this initiative is to create Asia’s largest Web3 ecosystem by combining key features of both blockchains. To do so, the two foundations plan to share their technologies, services and business networks and fortify connections between their partners like their mother companies Kakao and LINE, who have contributed to their development and expansion.
“We are excited to be taking the first step toward unlocking the enormous synergy of merging the public blockchains started by Kakao and LINE, which are both leading IT companies in Asia,” the two foundations said. “We will give our best to make this merge an opportunity to innovate and lead the Asian blockchain industry in both technology and adoption.”
An unprecedented mainnet ecosystem
The merger will bring together Klaytn and Finschia’s networks in different Asian countries, like Klaytn’s leverage in South Korea, Singapore and Vietnam, and Finschia’s service network in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Abu Dhabi. Once the combined ecosystem is launched, it will offer over 420 decentralized apps (dApps) and services, 45 governance partners and some 450 Web3 resources, becoming a mammoth Web3 network capable of swaying the trajectory of the Asian market. In addition, the blockchain will be connected with both Kakao and LINE messengers – two well-known messenger apps in Asia – opening up access to a vast continental user base of over 250 million people.
The integration is also expected to catalyze the creation of new Web3 infrastructure in Asia, boosting scalability and liquidity.
Future business plans
The joint foundation is specifically set to undertake projects in areas like RWA tokenization, GameFi, DeFi verticals, messenger-based Web3 services and digital commerce through partnerships with Japanese, South Korean and Southeast Asian firms. By leveraging its access to Kakaotalk and LINE users, the new public blockchain has the potential to be a springboard for IT and entertainment enterprises in Asia.
What may especially interest shareholders and users alike is a new native token that will be issued on the merged network, replacing the foundations’ respective tokens KLAY and FNSA. Holders of KLAY and FNSA will be able to swap their tokens for the new one.
The proposed tokenomics system for the new token emphasizes sustainable value creation. This includes a lower base inflation rate and a 3-layer burning model created to encourage deflation as activity on the network increases. 24% of newly issued tokens will also be burned immediately as a trustworthy Zero Reserve Tokenomics measure. This will all be supported via an ecosystem fund and infrastructure fund that are constantly replenished via block rewards, rather than relying on reserves.
Enhanced governance and interoperability
Klaytn and Finschia also plan to bring together their experiences in practicing good governance to build a permissionless node validation system to put the spotlight on users and the community, promoting transparency, trust and openness.
To support the seamless migration and interoperability of existing dApps and services on Klaytn and Finschia, the merged chain will support the smart contract platforms EVM and CosmWasm. Ethereum and Cosmos builders will thus be able to gain access to the network.
The foundations are set to host an upcoming event called Klaytn Community Town Hall on Friday to introduce the proposal and facilitate open dialogue and feedback.