Ether Pool

Enable Token Economy Use Cases Without Developing Your Own Token with Ether Pool

Kaleido’s Ether Pool enables new blockchain use cases by giving you access to a private Ether pool in private blockchain networks.
Ether pool setup screen in the Kaleido console
What it is

Ether Pool for Permissioned Blockchain Networks

A private Ether Pool for token economy use cases.

Add flexibility to your blockchain solution by leveraging the intrinsic value of the Ethereum token in your private network. As you may know, you don’t need ether in a private network, but by having ether present, you allow for more functionality.

The Only Restriction is Your Imagination

Increase versatility with token economy use cases, such as enforcing smart contract costs, prioritizing transaction mining, account to account transfers, incentive mechanisms or any other usage or application you conceive.

More Governance

Enjoy the flexibility to use and allocate Ether anyway you want, with governance of the Ether Pool at the sole discretion of the consortium. For example, you require certain smart contract costs or charges based on certain actions.

Increase Flexibility

Leverage the intrinsic value of the Ethereum token in your private network. Ether is not required in a private network, but having ether allows for more functionality.

How Ether Pool Works

Each Kaleido environment is configured with one billion ether in the chain’s genesis block. It can be used to enforce optional gas costs on specific smart contract methods and/or to represent a fungible and transactional asset. The ether pool is an environmentally-shared utility service and is accessible by any organization operating a node within the environment.

Fund Your Ether Pool Account

The Ether Pool exists on a per-environment basis as a pre-funded one billion ether account configured in the genesis block of the chain. The ether can be accessed by any member of a consortium that owns and operates a node in the environment via the Kaleido user interface or through a simple /fundaccount API call.

The governance of the pool is left entirely to the discretion of the consortium. For example, the pool can be used intermittently on a need-by-need basis or drained immediately and then disseminated in accordance with some agreed upon protocol. The pool offers a convenient alternative to developing your own ERC20 token and can be used in myriad ways. For example, mapping to fiat or fungible assets, enforcing smart contract costs or prioritizing transaction mining.

Why Kaleido

Everything You Need to Build Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Solutions on Ethereum

Kaleido's blockchain platform makes it radically simple for businesses to create complete web3 networks and applications. With just a few clicks, you can launch a blockchain network, deploy it globally, set up governance, and start plugging in familiar services.

Quickly Launch Blockchain

Launch blockchain networks in minutes
Choose from leading protocols
Select permissioned chains, appchains,  sidechains, or consortium chains
Deploy on AWS, Azure or on-prem
Stand up nodes worldwide in regions of your choice

Simplify Development to Get to
Production Fast

Access 40+ plug-and-play services for wallets, key management, storage, data, and more
Automate management and deployment with our fully API-enabled platform
Turn any smart contract into familiar APIs with our smart contract API generator
Make digital assets, NFTs, and consortia easy with our dedicated solutions
Mint, manage, and burn tokens at scale with robust tooling

All Backed by Enterprise-Grade Infrastructure and Support

Modern cloud scale architecture
Built-in high availability and disaster recovery
ISO 27k and SOC 2 Type 2 compliant
Integrate seamlessly with existing internal systems
Open source tech and no vendor lockin
24x7 support and SLAs
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