Kulupu is a proof of work blockchain with on-chain governance and online upgrade.

Kulupu is a self-updating self-governed blockchain system, using proof-of-work as its consensus engine. Kulupu is built with the Substrate framework. It is one of the first blockchains that combine proof-of-work consensus engine with forkless upgrades.

Proof of Work parameters:

Algorithm: RandomX Block time: 60 seconds
Issurance: 1 KULU per second (60 KULU per block) No premine

Built With the Best Technology

Kulupu is inspired by industry leading technologies:


Fair, No Premine, Organic Community


Battle tested CPU only RandomX mining algorithm


Automatically execute, control events using Smart Contracts


On chain Governance, Council and Forkless Upgrades.


Interoperability with Polkadot

By using Substrate, building on the same framework that Polkadot is built on, Kulupu allows easy interoperaibility with Polkadot in the future.

Actor-based smart contract

Actor-based smart contract aims at solving some of the outstanding issues in normal call-based smart contract system, improving backward compatibility, fee payment and other areas.

Voluntary taxation and treasury

A democracy governance system allows Kulupu to build a public-good treasury system, with coin holders having the final say on how funds are spent.

On-chain governance and forkless upgrade

Kulupu has an on-chain democracy system. Users and a democratically elected council can submit referendum proposals, which are voted by coin holders.

No pre-mine

Kulupu was launched in September 2019, with 0 coin in its genesis block. It then emits 1 KLP per second to miners, till today.


Kulupu uses the battle tested RandomX mining algorithm from Monero.

Censorship resistant

Like any decentralized blockchain system, it is censorship resistant, accessible to everyone, peer-to-peer and permission-less.

Governance of Kulupu

The majority of the governance process happens as referendum, ensuring that the network only enact changes when the majority of the stakeholders agree. Two assisted groups are also elected by stakeholders to deal with issues such as identity and emergency hard forks. They are the council and the technical committee.

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Council members of Kulupu



Kulupu has a faucet that you can use to get some initial money. The faucet is donated by fellow Kulupu community members. To use the faucet:

  • Create a new account using a Kulupu wallet such as polkadot.js. Remember to select Kulupu network from the network dropdown menu. Copy the address.
  • Join the Discord server for Kulupu.
  • Go to #bots channel, and type !faucet send address
  • The faucet bot will then send you around 0.1 KLP.

Note: To donate to the faucet, simply send money to faucet account address 2hBP4PF3wemfVyT5exJziQY69mD3uC4q4ApoxfhgH4xBEMkw