Guide to Participate in the Calamari PLO

Manta Network
4 min readAug 29, 2021


Calamari’s Role in the Kusama Ecosystem

Calamari Network, the Kusama Network canary net of Manta Network, is a privacy-preservation protocol for the entire DeFi stack. With a parachain, Calamari Network will begin to roll out its core products, MariPay and MariSwap. Calamari’s goal is to offer privacy as a utility service to the entire Kusama ecosystem, and will be working closely with all Kusama projects to enable privacy for their tokens.

MariPay in the Kusama Ecosystem

MariPay is the private transacting service from Calamari Network, which will allow Kusama users to privately transact any Kusama parachain asset including $KSM.

MariSwap in the Kusama Ecosystem

MariSwap is the private AMM DEX service from Calamari Network, which will allow Kusama users to privately swap between various Kusama parachain assets including $KSM.

Calamari PLO Step-by-step Instructions

1. Create a polkadot.js account (skip this step if you have Polkadot JS already)

If you don’t have an account in polkadot.js, create one to continue;connect wallet if you already have one and jump to Step 3. Download Polkadot.js for Chrome or Firefox and add it to your browser.

After the download completes, create a new account. Please store your password and mnemonic seed safely. Do not screenshot and share with others. ⚠️

You can also import an account from pre-existing seed. Please select “Kusama Relay Chain” when importing an account.

2. Transfer KSM to your Polkadot JS Wallet

Make sure you have enough KSM in your wallet to make contributions. If not, transfer some KSM to your wallet account. Make sure your account is on Kusama relay chain.

3. Connect to the Calamari Crowdloan Website

Log into the Calamari crowdloan website and connect your wallet.

4. Contribute KSM

Enter your contribution amount or use the MAX button. Please be noted that the Maximum contribution amount is less than your KSM balance because some KSM will be left for gas fee. Account password is needed to sign the contribution transaction.

5. Invite Others to Win More KMA

After making contributions, you can copy your referral link to invite people to participate and win more KMA awards.

6. Check your contribution details and rewards

All of your contribution details, including your referral history, shows up through the Calamari Crowdloan web application. Take a look there!


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About Calamari Network

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Calamari Network is the official canary network of Manta Network, the privacy protocol built for the DeFi stack. Deployed on Kusama, Calamari will service private transacting and private swapping for all parachain assets on Kusama, including KSM.

About Manta Network

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Manta Network is the on-chain privacy solution for blockchain assets build from the first principle. In short term, Manta will be a product that enables high-performance private DeFi transactions, such as FT/NFT transfer and AMM styled swap. In the long term, Manta will be the platform for privacy-preserving blockchain applications.

Manta’s founding team comprises many US cryptocurrency veterans, professors, and scholars whose experience includes Harvard, MIT, and Algorand. The advisors of Manta include Hypersphere Ventures co-founder Jack Platts, Polychain partner Tekin Salimi, former Web3 Foundation co-founder Ashley Tyson, and Consensys’ Shuyao Kong. Manta has previously completed a million-dollar seed round of financing led by Polychain and participated by Three Arrows Capital, Multicoin, Alameda, and Hypersphere. Manta is also a grant fund recipient of Polkadot’s official Web3 Foundation. Manta also is an outstanding member of the Substrate Builder Program and the Blockchain Accelerator of the University of Berkeley.