THE FOUNDER

Yonatan Sompolinsky

DAGLabs was founded by Dr. Yonatan Sompolinsky with the purpose of implementing the GHOSTDAG protocol – invented by Yonatan with his then Ph.D advisor professor Aviv Zohar.

Yonatan started gaining reputation within the cryptocurrency academic circle back in 2013, when he and professor Zohar conceived the GHOST protocol, a protocol famous for being cited in the Ethereum whitepaper as a design goal.

Yonatan currently holds a post-doctoral position in Harvard, in a team researching MEV on DAGs.

CORE DEVELOPERS & RESEARCHERS

All of whom contributed immensely to the implementation and stabilization of the network, include:

Michael Sutton

  msutton
Core Developer. Distributed Systems Researcher and Developer,
Michael got his M.Sc in computer science from the Hebrew University, where he researched parallel algorithms and distributed systems.

Shai Wyborski

 deshe
Shai is a Kaspa researchers and one of the authors of the GHOSTDAG paper.
Shai is a Ph.D candidate in the Hebrew University and Ben-Gurion University where he researches classical and quantum cryptography.

Mike Zak

 svarog
Core Developer. Cryptocurrency and Distributed Systems Developer

Elichai Turkel

 elichai2
Core Developer. Applied Cryptographer and High-Performance Developer

Ori Newman

someone235
Core Developer. Cryptocurrency and Distributed Systems Developer

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS

In addition to the core developers, there are many other community developers, community marketers, and project volunteers who are actively contributing to the Kaspa ecosystem’s growth.  Kaspa is a 100% decentralized, community project.  Anyone that wants to participate can join the development team, marketing team, business development team and community. 

Anton Yemelyanov

 aspect
Applied Blockchain Technologies Researcher, Advisor & Contributor

 Dmitry

Mining and Wallet Improvements

Georges Künzli

 Tiram
Data Scientist and Developer. Ecosystem Development, Hosting, and Tester

Mert

Mertery
Turkish Telegram Mod, Social Media, and Miner

 

Surinder Singh Matoo

 Matoo#2047
Web Systems Architect and Developer, Wallet Framework

 Tim

Ecosystem Infrastructure and DNS Developer. Technical Support. Community Moderator. Treasurer

Chris Wolf

Kaspa_HypeMan
Marketing, Business Development/Listings, & Community Helper

Jason Dixon

 titorelli
Marketing, Content Creation, & Community Helper

D-Stacks

(github)
 JWJ
Core Improvements and Ecosystem Tools Developer

 Oudeis

Community Developer

Chad
 Rhubarbarian

Marketing, Branding, Web Development, Social Media, Graphic Designer & Community Helper

Navin Tiwary

 icecreamfish
Marketing, Web Development, Social Media, Infosphere Builder & Community Helper

Tmrlvi

(github)
 hauntedcook
Community Developer

Robert Matejko

 IAmeR^
API and Block Explorer Developer

 allii

Marketing & Business Development/Listings

Edward

 cryptoarmy
Marketing, Infosphere Builder & Community Helper

Cafalchio

 CafaBr
Community Developer

Adam

@CoinProspector
Project Advisor & Business Development

Avidan Abitbol

 Avidan
Community Helper, Business Development/Listings, and Rust Committee

Gavin Wood

 GWood
Community Helper and Reddit Moderator

Amao

 Amao
Chinese Community Developer

Panchuker

@lab_cripto
Network Security (mining)

Brandon Smith

Miner_League
Community Developer, Stratum Developer and Mining Pool Developer

Lazzeruz

Lazzeruz
Community Helper, Marketing, Partnership Scout

 

Articles & News

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...

KASPA Listed on CoinEX

To provide you with more trading options, after rigorous reviews, CoinEx will list KAS and support deposit and withdrawal & Automated Market Making (AMM) on Nov 10, 2022 (UTC). And its trading pair KAS/USDT will be available on the same day....

What is GHOSTDAG and DAGKNIGHT?

Short Version: GHOSTDAG allows us to make a chain out of the parallel blocks in the BlockDAG, which results in the same security guarantees provided by Nakamoto consensus (bitcoin), but with increased throughput and lower confirmation times. Long Version: The fact...

Kaspa Trading schedule on MEXC Released!

We are pleased to announce that the Kaspa implementation to be listed on MEXC Global has been completed.  Kaspa trading will begin on 9/27/22 at 15:00 UTC at https://www.mexc.com, the Kaspa community can sign up for MEXC by utilizing our affiliate link which gives...

Core Developer Series: Kaspa 101 – Part 1

The block-DAG paradigm By: Michael Sutton, Core Developer This is a blog series explaining the fundamentals of Kaspa in simple and short language. I will assume the least possible prior knowledge, although some fundamentals in blockchain theory, specifically bitcoin,...

Top-Tier Exchange Community Fundraising Complete!

We are pleased to announce that Kaspa has yet again successfully completed a community funding proposal to be listed on a soon-to-be named top-tier exchange. A funding pool of $50K in USDT was established on August 23rd, 2022 and was advertised on Kaspa's discord and...

Getting up to Speed on Kaspa

Looking Back   Where to even start!  So much has happened in the Kaspa project since the launch of the main-net in early November 2021.  We are steadily building a vibrant and strong community as investors, developers and people, from around the globe, are...

Kaspa on RUST

Starting in July, the Kaspa development team, led by Michael Sutton, has undertaken an effort to rewrite Kaspad in Rust. This codebase rewrite will allow Kaspa to be in a "Space Code" system and reach maximal BPS and TPS through a high-performance well-designed...

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