What Is KAGOME?
KAGOME is a C++ implementation of the Polkadot Host
, built by SORAMITSU with the support of a Web3 Foundation grant
. SORAMITSU has extensive development capabilities and a history of delivering sophisticated blockchain-based solutions to central
and commercial banks
, and universities
, among other clients. The core distributed ledger technology underpinning these solutions is Hyperledger Iroha
, a blockchain platform that is part of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project and which SORAMITSU is a major contributor to and maintainer of. Using Polkadot, Hyperledger Iroha aims to seamlessly and securely connect with public and private chains, oracles, and future technologies, thereby closing the current interoperability gap among enterprise blockchains.
KAGOME will complement parallel development work in Rust
, contributing to the overall resilience of the Polkadot ecosystem and opening up access to the large, well-established, and enterprise-friendly C++ developer community (estimated at 4.4 million). The Web3 grant also covers a C++ implementation of the libp2p modular networking stack.