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What Is Komodo? Introduction To KMD Token

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What Is Komodo?

Komodo Platform is different things to different people. It’s a decentralized exchange supporting 95% of coins. It’s a crypto wallet. It’s a crowdfunding platform. And a privacy cryptocurrency. And a fuel for a language-agnostic smart contract technology. Komodo is, to say the least, versatile.

And it’s just about to rebrand, we learn, on the very same day we came up with this snappy graphic. (Yes, we know it’s not a Komodo Dragon – but it is a ‘monitor lizard’…)

We discussed Zcash and its improvement in Bitcoin’s anonymity problem.

Komodo Platform uses the same protocol as Zcash, adding a delayed Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism and SuperNET to the fork. SuperNET is a decentralized organization dedicated to creating open-source tools like a decentralized exchange called BarterDEX capable of atomic swaps and a cross-chain compatibility tool called Peerchains.

Essentially Zcash 2.0, the Komodo line-up is (can you believe this) pseudonymous. Founder JL777 and his team believe in anonymity and privacy, a concept that’s both intriguing and scary for investors. This means it’s competing with privacy coins like ZCash, Monero, Dash, and Verge.

Komodo crypto and the blockchain tech have a lower profile than its competitors. It’s somewhat of a rebranding of the original Bitcoin Dark program. Is that a strength or weakness in today’s crypto market?

To find out, let’s start by analyzing the market performance of KMD, Komodo’s crypto coin.

Breakdown of KMD Token

Komodo KMD currently has a market cap of $119,810,947 as of August 24, 2018. This is based on a circulating supply of 109,287,796 KMD (out of a total supply of 200,000,000) and an exchange rate of $1.10. Its peak price of $12.89 occurred on December 21, 2017, when the market cap was significantly higher.

The Komodo ICO from October 15 – November 20, 2016 raised 2639 BTC and distributed 90 million KMD to investors. Another 10 million was held by the Komodo team for future development and marketing purposes.

Mining Komodo KMD is achieved through a proof-of-work algorithm and delayed proof-of-work consensus model. It’s thought by the general crypto community that DPoW is more resistant to 51 percent attacks than traditional PoW networks.

At its core, DPoW is designed to shorten the blockchain and improve processing speeds, while archiving older blocks in a way that makes them accessible if necessary into the future. It’s similar to the sharding concept used by coins like Zilliqa and IOST and what helps secure transaction privacy and user anonymity more than traditional coins like Bitcoin.

KMD is tradeable on Binance, Bittrex, Upbit, and HitBTC, although volume is quite low, averaging below $500,000 per day. Holding at least 10 KMD gain a 5.1 percent compound KMD reward, so it’s a nice coin to hodl. It’s difficult to buy with fiat, but using BTC or ETH as a passthrough it is simple enough to buy Komodo KMD..

There are quite a few Komodo wallets for all OS platforms and even paper. Although the Agama Wallet is the official, Ledger Wallet, MyEther Wallet, and a handful of others support KMDSo, you don’t need to go with the branded Agama Wallet.

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The Shroud of Mystery

One of the more interesting aspects of the crypto market is how many scams are perpetrated by known people versus how many legitimate projects were launched by Anonymous.

Privacy is important to the Komodo team, but that doesn’t mean it’s not capable of creating some serious blockchain tech. The Komodo Platform has real potential.

In fact, the Komodo blockchain roadmap is much more like Ethereum’s than its privacy coin brethren. It includes plans for an ICO platform, dApp development, mobile wallets, and a fresh new user interface. The atomic swap technology could be one of its major selling points.

Once developed, its Barter DEX will allow atomic swaps right out of your private wallet. It’ll also allow multiple orders for different coins, a light database, and decentralized ordering to ensure full privacy of any exchanges. It’s in a live beta at the moment, and already over 114,281 atomic swaps have been successfully processed.

Centralization vs decentralization is a divisive issue in crypto, and Komodo clearly caters to the decentralized crowd. Fervent supporters of anonymity and privacy, Komodo KMD is likely to retain value, even if it remains under most people’s radar, where its community prefers to stay.

Komodo Summary

While other coins battle to stand out in a crowded market, Komodo is happy to hide in the shadows. KMD is a privacy coin with a firm focus on decentralization.

It’s much more than a vanilla crypto coin, though, hosting dApps and a decentralized exchange. Komodo KMD is built for those who like to stay underground, and it has a solid foundation of tech to appease its demographic.

  • KMD uses a delayed Proof-of-Work algorithm to stay lean and let average computer and server users compete against ASIC rigs for mining.
  • KMD is developing a decentralized crypto exchange that will enable atomic swaps directly from user wallets, eliminating the need for middlemen.
  • Its open-source nature makes Komodo a Linux-like blockchain that’s sure to maintain value among its core users and tech-savvy investors.

With these pieces in place, Komodo is poised to remain in the shadows of more popular coins. It may not fail during a bubble crash either, however. With solid trading options and an emphasis on privacy, KMD is sure to be used as a currency, even if only in the dark web, for years to come.

Should you buy Komodo? As always, that’s down to you.


The author is not currently invested in any coin, token, or asset listed in this article.

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  1. ZionTheBit Lion says

    Big $KMD supporter here and would just like to add that you can buy Komodo with fiat easily at
    BitPanda accepts $USD £GBP EURO and Swiss francs. And with BitPandas To Go project you can also buy $KMD with cash at over 400 post offices in Austria.

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