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 a 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 at Harvard researching transaction ordering protocols and MEV.


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

Michael Sutton

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

Shai is a Kaspa researcher 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

Core Developer. Cryptocurrency and Distributed Systems Developer

Elichai Turkel

Core Developer. Applied Cryptographer and High-Performance Developer

Ori Newman

Core Developer. Cryptocurrency and Distributed Systems Developer


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

Applied Blockchain Technologies Researcher, Advisor & Contributor


Mining and Wallet Improvements

Georges Künzli

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


Turkish Telegram Mod, Social Media, and Miner


Surinder Singh Matoo

Web Systems Architect and Developer, Wallet Framework


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

Chris Wolf

Marketing, Business Development/Listings, & Community Helper

Jason Dixon

Marketing, Content Creation, & Community Helper


Core Improvements and Ecosystem Tools Developer


Community Developer


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

Navin Tiwary

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


Community Developer

Robert Matejko

API and Block Explorer Developer


Marketing & Business Development/Listings


Marketing, Infosphere Builder & Community Helper


Community Developer


Project Advisor & Business Development

Avidan Abitbol

Community Helper,Community Moderator. Marketing,Business Development/Listings, and Rust Committee

Gavin Wood

Community Helper and Reddit Moderator


Chinese Community Developer


Network Security (mining)

Brandon Smith

Community Developer, Stratum Developer and Mining Pool Developer


Community Helper, Marketing, Partnership Scout


Articles & News

Kaspa CLI Wallet Tutorial by AvogHadro

A tutorial on installing a CLI Wallet on Windows. CLI Wallet with Kaspad Now that we have gone through the process of syncing a kaspad node, we will create and use a command line interface(CLI) wallet using kaspawallet.exe in the list of programs in kaspad. While your...

Kaspa v0.12.13 Released

Kaspad is the full node program for Kaspa. Kaspa v0.12.13 Kaspad, the full node implementation of the Kaspa blockchain, has released version 0.12.13. This latest update includes bug fixes for some minor dependency-related security issues. However, the most significant...

Kaspa Listed on

The World’s First Social Infused Exchange Exchange was established in 2018 and registered in Seychelles. Its operating headquarters is located in Dubai. In addition, it has operation centers in Singapore, Europe, and other countries and regions, and its...

Kaspa on Rust — Update

Experimental rustlang node synced live on mainnet. Rust Update A tweet from Kaspa’s Core Developer: Michael Sutton: Michael Sutton : $kas people, does this screenshot speak for itself?? (experimental #rustlang node synced live on mainnet)...

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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!”


Simple donation through Cryptocurrency Checkout

Manual donations dev-fund-address: kaspa:precqv0krj3r6uyyfa36ga7s0u9jct0v4wg8ctsfde2gkrsgwgw8jgxfzfc98

Mining dev-fund-address: 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