There is a quote from Steve Blank, creator of the Customer Development concept, that states:
“A startup is not just about the idea: it’s about testing and then implementing the idea. A founding team without these skills is likely dead on arrival”.
I totally agree with Steve. The basic foundation of a startup is to build something or some functionality that nobody thought of before or couldn’t develop in a satisfactory way.
Consequently, if it’s something new, it means it hasn’t been common before – therefore, it needs to be tested. Testing is one of the most important steps in developing anything, actually.
But not only trying things out, as Mr. Blank says, but it’s also about putting it out there once you feel confident enough that what you created will lead to some kind of result – may it be bad or good.
Even though this might seem kind of obvious to some, the lack of trying, testing, and collecting results is what brings a lot of projects to failure.
For Klever, testing, sharing, and development are not only a necessity – it’s how we do things.
To listen to our community and improve is the Klever Way.
The Klever Way
Klever has made it clear since the beginning that our goal is to solve two big questions in the crypto and blockchain universe: security and user experience.
As redundant as it may sound, users are people. Therefore, people are what we focus on, day and night, to be the best platform for those humans behind devices.
We develop products to ease their experience with finances and the decentralized world. Everything we do follows a simple, but yet powerful, flow:
Listen to community’s needs > create > develop > test it by listening again > develop > improve > come back Listening
This cycle has no end – once it starts, it never stops. So that’s why many products keep on updating and growing over time. I mean, can you imagine if, after years and years of Apple, we only had the first version of the iPhone? Things improve with time, knowledge, and listening to the community of users.
Klever, for instance, began as a wallet connected to TRON’s network, and its token, KLV, was hosted on Tron’s blockchain. The name wasn’t even Klever – it was TronWallet.
Through TronWallet, the Klever team was able to provide users with the necessary resources and guarantee their safety in a network while it was still a very young project.
Before and after Klever
In the second version, apart from sending and receiving, it was also possible to freeze TRX (Tron’s token also used to make transfers), as well as vote in the blockchain, scan QR Codes, and request a transaction.
With time, the Klever Way only grew, and the company constantly explored what new kinds of services and products they should bring to the wallet in order to meet the desires and increasing demands of their growing global user base.
So, by listening to the community, other solutions were developed, such as the implementation of Bitcoin’s blockchain and Ethereum’s blockchain to the wallet, the Swap feature, the Browser integration, and the tons and tons of crypto and blockchains added to Klever Wallet’s listing.
Throughout the period of K4 (the fourth version of our wallet), blockchains such as Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Polygon (MATIC), Syscoin, Binance Chain (BNB) and so many others were added and gave more power to the product.
K4 also started the browser integration with some other blockchains such as ETH, Polygon, Kusama, Polkadot, Moonbeam, HUOBI, REEF, and Binance Chain.
The growth of the Klever Way
After the solidification of the wallet, Klever took bigger steps toward building an entire Ecosystem.
This happened because we understood and watched as users around the world kept questioning this crypto universe that it’s still not fully integrated. People had to divide their attention into two, three, or even four projects sometimes, just to have a full crypto and blockchain experience.
The desire to grow matched the needs of our users and the Klever Ecosystem started to take form. For that, we built our own in-house technology, proprietary code, and open-source code tailored to our needs.
Therefore, the adaptation of these codes to our business model and high-security standards are applied to all of the products and features we create.
As an example, we created our own Software Development Kit (SDK), called Klever OS.
With Klever OS’ simplifying approach, mobile and web developers do not need to understand crypto or blockchain anymore. They are able to offer decentralized financial services with very low code integrations.
Klever OS offers a simplifying approach where mobile and web developers can build their projects
Another key aspect is the seamless aspect of everything we build. The complete independence of third parties gives us the liberty to work and to help projects we believe will change the world as we know it.
The Ecosystem made in a Klever Way
Take the Klever Exchange, for instance: we wanted to provide a simple, intuitive, safe and powerful user experience where anyone could trade, with unmatched speed and advanced security architecture.
And it happened.
Klever Exchange now is fully launched in its three versions (Android, iOS, and desktop) and it keeps evolving through time with the community. However, many steps are given, and sometimes we even pull back and rethink ideas that didn’t quite work well in practice.
But we are not afraid of failure – we have never been, actually.
If something does not work as we first imagined, we dust ourselves off, get up and do it again with improvements. This reinforces the idea of a dynamic and always in motion type of company.
The results? Klever.io has grown rapidly to now serve more than 150,000 daily active users, well over half a million monthly active users, and record 3 million downloads worldwide, providing our users with a seamless experience of self-banking and self custody.
KleverChain and the “supreme testing”
Klever Exchange grew and the plans of using the upcoming Klever Blockchain and the apps running natively on the Klever Blockchain for increased efficiency and optimized performance are now on the move.
KleverChain is the blockchain made by Klever, for Klever.
By integrating everything into our own Blockchain it’ll be possible to make all products closely intertwined within the Klever ecosystem as a whole.
Native Klever apps and a wide array of future stablecoins and K-Tokens will also be running on Klever Blockchain, utilizing its speed and security protocols.
However, to make KleverChain a solid product, ultimate testing is necessary: the validators program.
Klever’s Validators and Masternodes Program offers block confirmation rewards when transactions are confirmed
For those who do not know it yet, the validators program is made in order to “test” the network for what will become the “Mainnet”. And it is happening right now, by the publication date of this article, as we prepare for the launch of the official Mainnet of the KleverChain in less than 60 days.
If you want to become a Validator, click here.
The Klever way never ends
To sum up, the concept of testing is part of everything that is done in the development world.
However, the magic truly happens when things are developed alongside the community, where they are the bosses who check everything – not a board of directors full of money.
After all, that’s the purpose of decentralization, right? Giving the power back to the people.
So, yes, we keep building, keep trying, keep listening and keep improving. Everything is tested inside and outside our developers’ work. We will never be truly satisfied with only what we think it’s cool.
We need you, the user, to tell us if it’s cool so we keep ongoing.
We will not be afraid of doing it again to make your financial life easier.
That’s just the Klever way to do it.