Kusama Nomination Pools

We just launched Nomination Pools decentralization analytics for Kusama.

Kusama Nomination Pools
Nomination Pools in Kusama. Illusatration credit: Kusama Network

We are happy to announce Nomination Pools decentralization analytics for Kusama.

Earlier this year the Kusama Network announced the general availability of Nomination Pools.

Nomination pools are a scaling solution for Polkadot’s NPoS system, specifically to assist accounts with fewer tokens to stake directly on the relay chain(s) rather than needing to go through a third-party service.

Polkawatch is an analytic tool designed to measure effective decentralization of Polkadot and Kusama’s Validation process.

It uses the Reward event as main measure of Computing Effort and it complements the information with networking information (IP address) of validator nodes which is then crossed with external geolocation datasources.

With the support of Nomination Pools, Polkawatch allows Pooled Nominators to analyze the effective decentralization of the particular pools they join.

Pool operators may also tune their Pools to improve their decentralization metrics.

Kusama Nomination Pools decentralization analytics are available at:



Kusama is a scalable network of specialized blockchains built using Substrate and nearly the same codebase as Polkadot. The network is an experimental development environment for teams who want to move fast and innovate on Kusama, or prepare for deployment on Polkadot.