Announcements regarding our community
I'm happy to announce that today marks a turning point for Kapu's growth and community, today marks the day where we show off the Kapu Community Hub idea which will be a way for all of the community to get together through development, proposals as well as access a very cool automatic monthly faucet for everyone who holds Kapu. We're excited to be able to get everyone together and we believe now more than ever it is important for all of us to connect and engage with each other in order to grow Kapu.
As a team we are excited to deliver both on the community front but also be a place for archaeologists & historians to connect and see just how important blockchain can be to their industry. Going forward we expect the hub to be built within the next three months and the first main tool will be the Kapu Faucet that will allow anyone with a Kapu wallet to get automatic free Kapu providing they have Kapu in their wallet when they sign up and after each month.
We are also launching the Community Delegate program along with the Kapu Community Fund which will not only help further projects amongst the community but to provide ways to further expand Kapu's reach in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. We have successfully got three of Ark's most popular delegates on board to help grow Kapu's delegate network and I'm happy to announce that The Foundry, Dutch Delegate & Ark Land delegates will be opening their proposals and offering incentives not only to current Kapu voters but to those voting for them on their Ark delegation and future delegate systems such as with persona to join Kapu and connect with us :slightly_smiling_face:
Now that we are only a short time away from the livecoin listing, it will be easier than ever to organically grow Kapu's outreach and I look forward to seeing the potential of this community be reached over the coming months and years! If you guys have any questions please feel free to let me know and if you currently run a delegate and are interested in joining our Community Delegate program please let me know!
Thanks for your continued support
A place to talk about whatever you want
Dear KAPU Team,
I am an archaeologist from Turkey and my professor asked me to learn more about this project. I have many questions in my mind but I couldn't find a contact address or anything, so I am trying to reach you here.
Are you going to add only movable properties to this project or unmovable cultural properties are also included?
Why created a digital currency? Is it necessary with this blockchain thing? Or just to fund the project? If yes, what will be the future of KAPU coin? Will it be mandatory to use the system?
How to prevent forgery and illicity trafficking of cultural properties with a system like this? How can you stop it to become a money laundering system? You can track the digital records ok, but what about the real world?
What about the legal aspects of this project. Ok you may create an inventory record but what about the legal validity? What will happen when an object with a record on KAPU System looted from a museum or a private collectioner, for example stolen from Turkey and found in USA, or stolen from Greece and found in Denmark? How can you use a digital source to prove the original ownership? How can you expect a foreign court to accept it without ratification of an international agreement or something like that?
Also, how to compare similar objects? For example, there is a box, full of ancient coins. And I mean the same coins, same mint, same material, same value. Since not everyone using dna data trace like technologies, how can you compare and decide that coin is the one you are looking for by only referring the digital inventory data?
What will be the standards of the inventory record? If not, how to achieve successful search results?
Why can't I find any info about the archeology part of the project in your website or in the white sheets? My first impression was, you only talk about the digital currency and investors.
And is there a special reason to not to provide a contact address, no email, no twitter dms or anything while looking for investors and contributors?
Many thanks in advance, best regards.
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Delegates & Proposals
Are you running for a delegate? Get your votes here with your proposal!
I'm offering a 85% vote share with automatic daily payouts (min 0.2 KAPU) with karpos delegate. I will active maintain the node and helping to secure the chain.
2CPU 4G memory
High speed Internet
Hardened and fully patched server
Monitored instance (node monitoring)
Plan is to build karpos web dashboard with chain/vote tools.
Faucet for new users or other active way to promote KAPU (twitter).
Contact me on slack @karpos
Let's get down to business, I don't got no time to play around what is this....
KAPU uses DPoS (Delegated Proof of Stake) consensus in order to produce / confirm blocks (read ARK voting explained to learn more).
You can use your KAPU to vote or un-vote a delegate. In this short guide we’ll show you how you can vote (cast a vote towards the delegate you choose — whether it is yourself or another community member you wish to support, like projects, pools, or a friend, or to un-vote a delegate you are already voting for in case you decide you want to change the vote to someone else. Voting with your KAPU can provide you with extra KAPU due to the forging rewards that are processed by delegates. Rewards are awarded to 51 top ranked active delegates.
First if you haven’t, you will need to download and install the Kapu Desktop Client from here: https://github.com/kapucoin/kapu-desktop/releases, and then import and access the wallet you want to vote from.
If you want to register a delegate yourself, you should follow this guide first :
Some basic voting info :1 KAPU ADDRESS CAN VOTE FOR ONLY 1 DELEGATE AT A TIME (if you wish to vote for more than 1 delegate, split you wallet in more KAPU addresses and repeat the vote process — for example, send the amount you wish to vote from the second wallet to the second wallet. 1 KAPU EQUALS A VOTING WEIGHT OF 1. The more ark you hold, the more weight you hold in your possession — but note that if you split the wallet your voting power splits with it. For example, if you have 1,000 KAPU your voting power is equal to 1,000 KAPU, if you split that in to 2 equal wallets each having 500 KAPU the voting power of the 1st wallet will be 500 KAPU and the 2nd one 500 KAPU. EACH VOTE OR UN-VOTE COSTS 1 KAPU. When you vote for a delegate it costs 1 KAPU. When you un-vote, the cost is the same 1 KAPU.
This guide is written for KAPU Desktop Wallet 1.5.0+ (https://github.com/kapucoin/kapu-desktop/releases) if you are using versions 1.4.3 or lower please watch this YouTube video on how to vote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftoGKaXdZy0Don’t know who to vote for or support with your KAPU?
1 Voting Open KAPU Desktop Client
Read the proposals on our forum from our current list of delegates and vote according to your plan: https://forum.kapu.one/category/6/delegates-proposals
Click on the account you wish to cast vote from (note that each vote costs 1 KAPU and that the more KAPU you hold in that wallet the the bigger your voting power is). If you don’t have any yet in that list click on +IMPORT ACCOUNT and input your passphrase you are using for your KAPU wallet that holds your KAPU tokens.
Click on ‘VOTES’ tab. Click on ‘VOTE’ button, modal will open.
A vote pop-up will appear — you have 2 options: Click on ‘Active delegates(forging)’ and select a delegate you wish to vote for and 2nd field will populate with his name. Manually write delegate name in ‘Delegate name’ field. In the ‘Passphrase’ field input your passphrase for current ARK address you wish to vote from. Once done click on ‘NEXT’ button.
Overview of your voting transaction — click on ‘SEND’ button to confirm your voting transaction and you are done congratulations!
You will see a green banner in the lower left corner if transaction was successfully broadcasted over the network if there will be an error that banner will be red and info on what went wrong: eg. not enough KAPU, wrong passphrase, …).
You will see this window after you are voting for a delegate with — ‘VOTE’ button becomes unavailable since you can only vote for 1 delegate at a time. 2 Un-Voting (and/or changing a vote) Open KAPU Desktop Client
Click on the account you wish to un-vote from (note that each vote costs 1 KAPU and that the more KAPU you hold in that wallet the the bigger your voting power).
Click on tab ‘VOTES’ — this will open voting list and who you are currently voting for. Click on ‘UNVOTE’ button to open un-voting modal.
Pop-up window will open:Input your current KAPU address ‘Passphrase’ in the field. Once done click on ‘NEXT’ button to continue.
To confirm un-voting click on ‘SEND’ button to execute your transaction (note that it costs 1 KAPU to unvote).
If successful a green banner in the lower left corner will be shown and list will again be empty.
Voting list will become empty again like this:
You are done! If you now want to vote again for someone else repeat steps from #1 Voting in this guide.Have any questions or need help?
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Kapu Community Fund
This is a place for you to present proposals to the KCF board members, a proposal should be based around a community project which needs funding, these should be serious ideas and relate to Kapu. The board will decide which projects to fund and there will be update articles made on our official medium indicating any decisions made.