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Kaspad is the reference full node Kaspa implementation written in Go (golang).

What is kaspa

Kaspa is an attempt at a proof-of-work cryptocurrency with instant confirmations and sub-second block times. It is based on the PHANTOM protocol, a generalization of Nakamoto consensus.


Go 1.18 or later.


Build from Source

  • Install Go according to the installation instructions here:

  • Ensure Go was installed properly and is a supported version:

$ go version
  • Run the following commands to obtain and install kaspad including all dependencies:
$ git clone
$ cd kaspad
$ go install . ./cmd/...
  • Kaspad (and utilities) should now be installed in $(go env GOPATH)/bin. If you did not already add the bin directory to your system path during Go installation, you are encouraged to do so now.

Getting Started

Kaspad has several configuration options available to tweak how it runs, but all of the basic operations work with zero configuration.

$ kaspad


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Issue Tracker

The integrated github issue tracker is used for this project.

Issue priorities may be seen at


The documentation is a work-in-progress


Kaspad is licensed under the copyfree ISC License.