Kapucoin - Archaeological Blockchain
History of the coin
The Capua coins (KAPU in oscus alphabet) were forged during the Second Punic War (218 BC) in one of the few cities in Italy that decided to ally with Hannibal to fight Roman hegemony. Capua had definitively interrupted relations with Rome and, in order to finance its expenses, forged and spread the coin along Atella and Calatia. Coins were forged with all three metals (bronze, silver, gold), but Capua was the only one of the three cities to issue precious metal coins. KAPU was also famous for its gladiatorial school that, along Rome and Pompei, represented the excellence of the empire’s schools. There were solely gladiators with a great stature and strength and they were trained to give birth to bloody spectacles to entertain the people and aristocracy. During these spectacles the man who was defeated, not only lost the match, but also life. It is precisely in this context that the imposing name of the gladiator Spartacus distinguished itself, who, forced to fight inside the Amphitheater Campano, he led the revolt of the slaves in 73 AD.
Another peculiarity of the city was to make and maintain multiple copies of the city’s popular records and to deploy them geographically at various places throughout the territory in order to preserve the integrity of the information. Historically speaking, it might be unsuitable but we could say that the first BlockChain of the world was born in Capua and it’s from this teaching that we can be inspired in order to preserve our history. From this philosophy come out KAPU, which, as a cryptocurrency based on the DPOS system, aims to make the history trackable, reachable and accessible to anyone, so people can see everything that contributed to building and enhancing the history of humanity.
How it w orks
Purposes, DPOS and chain explanation, coin etc.
Delegated Proof of Stake is a method for securing a cryptocurrency network,
processing transactions and achieving a distributed consensus regarding
the ownership of funds without the need for a central authority.
It is a variant of the Proof of Stake system, which itself was developed in
order to reduce the cost and inefficient electricity usage associated with
Proof of Work systems such as the one used by Bitcoin.
The DPOS method, developed by Daniel Larimer and implemented for the
first time by the Bitshares blockchain, diverge from the POS system.
The difference between a POS system and a DPOS system is that POS
involves the participation of the entire network to validate a transaction
whereas DPOS involves only a limit number of delegates.
These delegates perform the function of validating transactions, maintaining
the blockchain and take the transaction fees as profit.
Within this transaction validation system, each delegate receives a reward
in KAPU token, in the form of transaction fee, in order to cover the operating
costs needed to keep in efficiency conditions forgetting nodes (to which
transaction verification is delegated) as well as maintaining the KAPU
network in safe conditions.
If delegates should conduct their job incorrectly or take advantage of
their own authority, the votes may be revoked by voters and assigned to
a new delegate. This system can guarantee the security of the network
within a representative democratic logic.
Unlike other DPOS systems, the KAPU network is composed of 51 delegates.
The decision to assign the transaction validation to only 51 delegates was
taken in order to allow us to guarantee a fast, efficient and stable network
with an incredible time limit of 8 seconds per block.
The KAPU DPOS based system is essential, safe and also compatible with
The KAPU project is also inspired by some innovators in this field like LISK,
SHIFT, ARK in order to create the first archaeological blockchain and to
gather information about history, finds, ancient artefacts and finally make
them usable by the entire community.
Technical details about DPOS
Information is defined as immutable when, after being written or stored, it
remains unchanged and the condition of impossibility of modifying it by a
For example, let’s consider a database, we know that it contains information
that are accessible to read by the normal users but can only be edited by
the user who manage the database itself.
From the user side the database is immutable because he can not make
any changes but it’s not the same for the database administrator, who has
the ability to modify content as it likes.
This problem is solved using blockchain technology.
The blockchain is a distributed database that allows anyone to add
information following presetted and approved rules.
In the DPoS systems, of which KAPU is part, the addition of information
into the blockchain (technically block validation), is made possible by
delegates (or forgers, the equivalent of miners in POW systems) through a
system of representative democracy of consensus, already covered within
By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data.
Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively
without the alteration of all subsequent blocks and a collusion of the
KAPU’s blockchain guarantees high security and remain public, accessible
and completely transparent to everyone.
The KAPU network uses 10 seed nodes installed on dedicated servers to
support the network and keep it running without any slowdown even in the
remote possibility that all 51 delegate nodes should go down simultaneously
(ex. DDOS attack).
After the mainnet launch, the seed node number will be progressively
The main seed node runs into a dedicated high performance server
managed by an important European farm.
In order to have an high security of the KAPU network we have decided to
entrust the protection of our seed nodes to cloudflare services
that provide a complete protection against denial of service attacks
We’re glad of having invested in the security of the KAPU network to offer
the best services to our users.
The KAPU’s pre-sale began on 15 June and will end on 31 August 2017.
In order to have funds to develop this incredible project we decided to
launch an ICO that will start on 16 September and will end on 16 October
The ICO’s goal will be to raise funds that will allow developers to make
various implementation and improvements of the KAPU project. All ICO’s
details can be found on https://kapu.one
During the ICO, investors will be able to participate using various DPOS
cryptocurrencies such as LISK, Shift, ARK, RISE and also with BTC and ETH.
MainNET launch at 21 October 2017
The KAPU’s team had a long cooperation with the ARK’s team and during this
cooperation both teams maturated a solid confidence and collaboration.
Thanks to this cooperation we decided to entrust ARK the escrow’s role of
During the ICO will also available an online shop where users will be able
to buy various gadgets such as mousepads, brooches, cups and the
legendary KAPU’s shir ts!
The distribution of KAPU coins will be as follows:
In total will be distributed 115,000,000 KAPU coins
Every day 10,800 blocks are forged by 51 active delegates.
• 1 active delegate proceeds on average 211 blocks each day
• 1 active delegate forge on average (it could be a bit more or a bit ‘less
depending on the missed blocks and the average block time):
• 422 KAPUs every day
• 12.800 KAPUs each month
• 154.030 KAPUs every year
• 51 active delegates will forge about 7,747,920 KAPUs every year
The reward of 2 KAPU will be maintained for the foreseeable future.
Unlike some other blocks, KAPU will not reduce forging prizes every year or
simplify the size of a given block, but because of the same prize, inflation
will drop each year.
The technical description of KAPU Blockchain is as follows
• DPoS (Delegated Proof of Stake)
• 51 active delegates
• Delegates chosen with the DPOS voting system
• 110.000.000 KAPUs - Seeded Genesis Block
• Multi-signature wallet
• Constant block reward
• Inflation (with 8 seconds per block)
• 6,31% for the first year
• 5,93% for the second year
• 4,02% for the third year
Inflation rate over time
(Ethereum and Lisk for comparison)
• 8 seconds for block
• Possible reduction of block time with future updates to the core.
• 25 transactions for block
The blockchain in the ar cheological world
The archeological blockchain
The blockchain isn’t only the cryptocurrency. The virtual currencies are
only one of his numerous and possible applications.
Thanks to a decentralized management the blockchain allow to send
any data safely, without any middleman and permitting a data exchange
without risks between two entities.
And that’s the kind of safety that with its characteristics of immutability
excludes the need to use third party means such as an e-mail provider,
a cloud computing service, external certifiers etc.
For the development of the archeological blockchain data relating ancient
artifacts through a shared system that will permit to different entities to
share, in a fast and safe way, information about all artifacts.
Such information sharing mode will ensure a concrete support to those
professional user that operates in the archeological world; at the same time
it will be a useful aid also for Ministry, university, schools and museums but
specially it will allow the creation of an ‘ad hoc’ service of which will benefit
citizens to which will be offered the consultation service of a particular
artifact and about all the relevant information with many tools like 3D
viewers, augmented reality, 3D printing etc
The technique of “Notarization
The most important changes are happening right in the legal notary activity, a sector intended to be subject to a radical rethinking and of a substantial revision. In the case of the Archeological blockchain, the technique of data notarization aims to exploit the security principles and immutability provided natively by the public blockchain to purpose to respond more effectively to the regulations required in Europe and America. Our TEAM has observed that the Approach of traditional notary services are basically based on trust in the counterparts and go through iter and complex process that involve both risks and high costs. Unlike above, the intrinsic logic of blockchain with the opentimestamps, can guarantee independence from any third part provider, as well as a higher level of security.
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