Beyond the Block

 

Kaspa is the fastest, open-source, decentralized & fully scalable Layer-1 in the world.
The world’s first blockDAG – a digital ledger enabling parallel blocks and instant transaction confirmation – built on a robust proof-of-work engine with rapid
single-second block intervals.
Built by industry pioneers, led by the people.

This website is built and maintained with ❤️ by Kaspa Community Members

Kaspa at a glance

Kaspa is a community project – completely open source with no central governance – following in the ethos of coins like Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Monero. The coin was fair-launched without pre-mining or any other pre-allocation of coins.
Read all the in-depth details on the Kaspa Features page.

Fair Launch Date

November 7, 2021
(no premine, no allocated coins)

Hashing Algorithm

kHeavyHash

Consensus

Proof of Work, BlockDAG

Supported platforms

OS – Windows, OSX, Linux, Raspberry Pi

TICKER

KAS

Block time

1 second

Circulating Supply

16.32B KAS

MAX SUPPLY

~28.7B

Market Cap

$89.9M

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

Kaspa is a proof-of-work cryptocurrency which implements the GHOSTDAG protocol. Unlike traditional blockchains, GHOSTDAG does not orphan blocks created in parallel, but rather allows them to coexist and orders them in consensus. Whereby Kaspa is actually a blockDAG; you can see GHOSTDAG in action in a real time blockDAG visualizer.

This generalization of Nakamoto consensus allows for secure operation while maintaining very high block rates (currently one block per second, aiming for 32/sec, with visions of 100/sec) and minuscule confirmation times dominated by internet latency (cf. chapter 6 of the research paper for some initial benchmarks).

The Kaspa implementation includes a lot of cool features and subprotocols including Reachability to query the DAG’s topology, Block data pruning (with near-future plans for block header pruning), SPV proofs, and later subnetwork support which will make future implementation of layer 2 solutions much easier.

KASPA KEY Features

 

Fastest Transactions

Kaspa’s blockDAG network generates multiple blocks every second for posting transactions to the ledger. Combined with fully confirmed transactions in 10 seconds, this makes Kaspa ideal for everyday transactions.

Instant Confirmation

Kaspa was designed to be hundreds of times faster than Bitcoin, with each Kaspa transaction visible to the network in one second, and each transaction fully confirmed in 10 seconds on average.

 

Scalability

Kaspa solves the scalability problem with its ability to generate and confirm multiple blocks per second. This comes with no trade-off to security and decentralization as seen with Proof-of-Stake networks.

Efficient Proof-of-Work

Kaspa utilizes the optical-mining ready kHeavyHash algorithm for consensus and security of the network. This algorithm, combined with high-throughput DAG and no-wasted-blocks, makes it less energy intensive than other PoW networks.

Security

Kaspa harnesses an ultra secure block network with no compromise to decentralization.  Achieved with pure, stake-less, proof-of-work combined with a revolutionary GhostDAG Consensus mechanism.

BlockDAG

Overcoming the problem of blockchains, Kaspa processes all blocks in parallel linking all side-chains. This leads to a DAG structure that increases the formation of blocks per second drastically, creating a blockDAG.

Get the Latest WALLETS

Kaspa Web Wallet is the most user-friendly and secure wallet available on the market today. The simple and easy-to-use interface makes it easy for you to send and receive payments.

KDX process manager provides zero-effort installation and configuration of the Kaspa full-node software and the Kaspa Wallet when running in a desktop operating system environment.

The command line wallet is part of the core kaspa node software bundle and is maintained by the core team.

KASPA NEWS

Kaspium – Kaspa’s 1st Mobile Wallets are Incoming!

Kaspium is an easy-to-use cross-platform (Android & iOS) non-custodial mobile wallet for the Kaspa network. Send and receive $KAS from the convenience of your mobile phone. Kaspium features an easy-to-use interface with support for multiple wallets, transaction...

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Note from Founder on DAGKnight

"Folks asked me to express more publicly my thoughts re DAGKNIGHT funding pool being filled. My immediate thought was communicated in private to Michael - "oh my, now we need to actually implement this"... Additionally, I was surprised that the proposal was accepted...

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DAGKnight Protocol Community CrowdFund

We are excited to announce the opening of a pool to raise funds for the implementation of the DAGKnight protocol! The pool address is: kaspa:ppk66xua7nmq8elv3eglfet0xxcfuks835xdgsm5jlymjhazyu6h5ac62l4ey See here for the current balance. What will it...

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Kaspa where to (Part III)

BY: Yonatan Sompolinsky Sharing below quick thoughts on development funding models and sustainability, and on the next grant request, with the hopes that my incentive biases do not contaminate my thought process too much: DAGKNIGHT (DK) was an academic effort by...

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Kaspa where to (Part II)

  BY: Yonatan Sompolinsky Crypto winters are warm for projects with character. Last month Michal Sutton and I published the DAGKNIGHT protocol (DK), which to the best of our knowledge is the first POW consensus protocol that is responsive to the network’s actual...

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Kaspa Accepted Everywhere

Adoption starts with great tech (check!) and tools (check!) and then you make it accessible. Kaspa's goal is to be a common currency - to see it get used every day for goods and services!  To ONLY trade and HODL is not enough.  So, in our efforts to help with this...

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Join & Follow the COmmunity

We are a growing community and are always looking for enthusiastic people to join the project.  If you are a coder, marketer, vlogger, community manager, enthusiast, or anything else join the Kaspa Discord and say, “hi!”

PUBLIC DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!

Simple donation through Cryptocurrency Checkout

Manual donations dev-fund-address: kaspa:precqv0krj3r6uyyfa36ga7s0u9jct0v4wg8ctsfde2gkrsgwgw8jgxfzfc98

https://explorer.kaspa.org/addresses/kaspa:precqv0krj3r6uyyfa36ga7s0u9jct0v4wg8ctsfde2gkrsgwgw8jgxfzfc98

Mining dev-fund-address: kaspa:pzhh76qc82wzduvsrd9xh4zde9qhp0xc8rl7qu2mvl2e42uvdqt75zrcgpm00

https://explorer.kaspa.org/addresses/kaspa:pzhh76qc82wzduvsrd9xh4zde9qhp0xc8rl7qu2mvl2e42uvdqt75zrcgpm00

The wallet is managed by 4 members of the community (msutton, Tim, The SheepCat and demisrael) who were publicly voted in to become the Treasurers.

The is a multi-signature wallet with a 2/4 signing formula, so it needs at least 2 of the Treasurers to sign the spending transaction for it to become commutable. All spendings are published in the #devfund channel and are performed according to the results of public votes in either #funding-pools or #votes channels