Kuknos Consensus Protocol

The Kuknos Consensus Protocol (KCP) provides a way to reach consensus without relying on a closed system to accurately record financial transactions. KCP has a set of provable safety properties that optimize for safety over liveness—in the event of partition or misbehaving nodes, it halts progress of the network until consensus can be reached. KCP simultaneously enjoys four key properties: decentralized control, low latency, flexible trust, and asymptotic security.

A few ways to explore KCP:

  • Start out with this recent peer-reviewed conference paper on Kuknos for a technical overview.
  • To learn all about the Kuknos Consensus Protocol, read the original white paper.
  • A Simplified KCP description is shorter and easier to read than the full whitepaper.
  • If you are implementing KCP, see the internet draft and send questions and feedback to the DIN mailing list.
  • View or contribute to the code in Kuknos-core.
  • If white papers aren’t your thing, here’s a technical summary.

You can also watch Professor David Mazières’s talk on KCP:

KCP talk