I have come across extremely damning information which basically ends Kadenas entire value proposition.
>For people who were unaware,
Kadena claims it solved the scaling problem of cryptocurrencies, the way they explained this actually sounds reasonable, extremely reasonable if I might add, to keep it simple, they claimed they figured out a way to scale horizontally by increasing the amount of chains, this sounds like anyone could do it but the way Kadena was special was the fact that each chain was as secure as every other one, basically keeping security consistent across unlimited numbers of chains - frankly, a crazy statement. People here thought they were geniuses for finding this out before researchers and huge hedge funds. See if you didn't know, most of the VCs in this space are backing Proof of Stake systems which have been proven to not be very scalable, secure or decentralized for that matter, having to scale via L2, centralizing block production and congesting L1. So it was understandable when kadena came along and claimed it could scale L1 and not fall for the PoS meme.
>Here is where things fall apart though.
Kadena claims you can run subsets of the network on multiple nodes, also a crazy innovation, in other "sharded" chains you might need to run the entire network on a single node but with KDA you should be able to split up your node and run any amount of chains on any amount of nodes, this was supposed to help with resources like bandwidth and node requirements for each instance.
Turns out this is a lie.
They have no solution for this, it is in fact an unsolved research problem. Has been for quite a while now, which is why I was surprised to hear them talk about it, see I have a PhD in cloud architecture and distributed systems (I work at Nintendo). So It wasn't hard for me to look through this. It's probably also the reason why VCs and Researchers have not heard of Kadena yet. And likely never will, I'm sorry if you fell for it.