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.
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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)
OS – Windows, OSX, Linux, Raspberry Pi
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).
KASPA KEY Features
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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Manual donations dev-fund-address:
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.