Komodo

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Komodo(KMD) is a cryptocurrency project that focuses on smart chains and security through a novel Delayed Proof of Work (dPoW) protocol. The Komodo Platform was forked from Zcash by the SuperNET team and it is the evolution of the BitcoinDark cryptocurrency[1].

Komodo (KMD) ICO start date: 2016-10-15

Description[edit]

Komodo Platform Vision & Technology, Amsterdam June 2017

Komodo is a new standard for cryptocurrency security and smart chains.

The SuperNET team has also developed a hand full of individual tools that will stand together with Komodo to form a complete ecosystem with advanced functionalities like decentralized trading and mixing.

Based on bitcoin dark and Zcash principles- A new mining algorithm, dPoW (delayed proof-of-work), uses bitcoin network hash power- Anonymous team, but the main developer is well-known in the community and has frequently worked with the Super.NET project.

Komodo holders receive 5% annual percentage rate (APR) revenue. Every KMD holder will receive it, and it is indeed automatic as there are no settings to turn on, no modes to activate or no passwords to unlock. The 5% APR will remain until the max supply of 200M KMD is reached. Only T-address balances will get the APR.

More information in the project whitepaper: Komodo White Paper

Composable[edit]

Composability is a design principle focused on providing a wide array of components, which can be activated as needed and used in different configurations to meet the unique demands of a specific use case.

Security[edit]

Komodo has a novel way of dealing with security. At its core, Komodo is a proof-of-work cryptocurrency with regular mining. But it also has a Delayed Proof of Work system, one that is able to "recycle" Bitcoin's hashrate to ensure Komodo's immutability.

Through 64 pre-selected notary nodes that are voted on by the community, Komodo is able to notarize its blocks on the Bitcoin blockchain, ensuring that almost any attack attempt is mitigated since an attacker would also need to change the Bitcoin blockchain to tamper with Komodo[2].

The block data from Komodo is introduced in Bitcoin via custom transactions made by the notary nodes that are connected to both blockchains. Any discrepancy on either blockchain will be detected by these nodes.

dPoW Blockchain

This consensus mechanism can be used by basically any cryptocurrency that wishes to better its security system. Through Komodo itself, other blockchains can plug into Bitcoin, saving costs on the transaction fees (that are cheaper on Komodo).

Market[edit]

Where to buy Komodo coin:

KMD market cap on 131 May 2018: $270,644,899 USD

KMD price on 31 May 2018: 2.60 USD

Komodo Price[edit]

Komodo price is available online on COIN360 widget:

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References[edit]

  1. What is the Komodo Platform? Komodo coin review
  2. Reddit Komodo Platform Reddit