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November 23, 2017, 08:00:05 PM
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The Pre-Orders are open NOW! See the latest video Smiley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0fI9FKDaXA


11/25
Hello all – hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. This will be the first of my post-Thanksgiving updates to keep you informed on the release plans.

As you know, I received the first pre-release samples of the KryptoKaps. As exciting as it was to see and feel the real thing, I have some concerns about the finished quality of the product. As a result, I am making the unfortunate decision to postpone the initial order with the manufacturer and pause the preorder. I'm talking with the manufacturer to address these issues and explore a variety of options that will deliver consistently excellent quality throughout scaled production.

Those who have placed pre-orders will keep their spots for COA numbers, and will be refunded their coin.

I'm not going to be accepting orders again until I've got an end-product that meets the quality standards expected of such a collectible, in my hands. I will continue to keep you posted of the progress and appreciate your patience and understanding. More to come…!

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12/3

Hello all!

*whew* There have been a lot of goings on!

As you know the samples that arrived didn't meet quality standards. But here's why; when handling the marble sample paint was flaking right off. The result being something I'm almost embarrassed to show.



The basalt sample held the paint as it's supposed to, but still lacked depth to the etching and had the occasional bit of stone that was missed. The design had to be adjusted as well to help prevent the splitting of the ethereum logo. The unetched parts in the center needed to be a bit wider.

What is absolutely fascinating however is the shimmer in the marble, visible only on the unpainted marble sample’s #1 face. Held just right under the sunlight I must say is breathtaking, but that’s just me. This leads me to believe that should marble be used, some of them will perhaps have this shimmer. An interesting thought! If the image can be sharp enough in marble, I’d say it’s worth it for the beauty of this stone.

Silly me didn't take a picture of that yet, but I can get it tomorrow.

They both feel extremely solid in the hand. Quite the heft in these. I really like how one feels when tumbling it around in my hand.

So here’s where we are now.

The manufacturer is double-timing it to get more samples to me.
Here’s what should be shipping out soon:
Two marble samples. One painted, one not. As well as a basalt sample, unpainted.

If I had to bet on it, my money's on the marble. As long as the paint holds even with handling and rolling, then it'll be the marble for sure.

The paint unfortunately can't be perfect on these. As much as I'd like the mass production to be perfect, the reality is it's not. But the latest samples look pretty close!

There's still a ton of work to be done, and right now the chances of getting mass production going in time to give these as holiday gifts look slim.

It will take 2 weeks from placing the mass production order for the Kaps to be in-hand, so the realistic deadline is this Wednesday, December 6th. It's possible but the stars would have to align. I'm not holding my breath.

Here's where we're headed.

Attempts at a fine Kap will continue until one is in my hands. A sample display stand is one of my next objectives, as well as the authenticity stamp.

More to come…!

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12/4

Video of the marble shimmer is up on youtube:
https://youtu.be/c0-J8WFB2b0

12/8
The new marble sample is in.... and it's beautiful! Grin
Pre-orders to open again at 12:00 PST TOMORROW!
Waiting on the manufacturer to confirm we can get these under the tree.
And a video of the new sample... with a surprise!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0fI9FKDaXA

12/11
Mass production is underway!
The manufacturer says we're cutting it close to get these here in time to be under the tree. What with shipping this late in the season, they will either get here just in time, or be more than a few days late.
*fingers are crossed* but unfortunately I can't guarantee these will get there before xmas.

Here's a 3D rendering of the display stand that will be available in the future...




Below is a summary of what these are. See my announcement thread for more details on the project:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2373342.0


A new type of collectable:

The KryptoKap Dice
(KryptoKaps or just Kaps) Smiley


Note, these are basalt sample kaps. See the video for the black marble final edition.
Before and after silver paint:



And here's some that better show the finish and dimensions, before and after silver paint... oops they're upside down



These samples have a couple differences from the final production version. The KP stamp will have to be removed from the stone versions as it is just too finely detailed. The COAs will have a raised stamped seal, so the KP stamp will still show up there. Also the bezels will be a bit sharper as illustrated by this quick little sketch:



Here's the display stand concept art and the pouches the kaps themselves will come in. Note there will be a laser engraved "Kryptopath's KryptoKaps" design on the front of the black stand.




KryptoKap Dice are collectable dice, featuring cryptocurrency symbols instead of dots or numbers, with most made out of stone, and some of metal.
Note the metal editions are in the works, these pre-orders and the first few releases most likely will only be stone. I'm going to be scaling up this project as time goes on.

Each side will feature the symbol of the cryptocurrency as related to its position on the ‘Market Cap Dominance’ chart. The chart is read at 12:01 AM on the first of the month, and can be found here:
https://coinmarketcap.com/charts/

For example this first edition of October 2017 will be:
Bitcoin - #1 (along with month, year and KP stamp)
Ethereum - #2
Bitcoin cash - #3
Ripple - #4
Litecoin - #5
Dash - #6

In short, the bigger the coin, the lower the roll Smiley

You'll notice the Ripple logo's replacement with XRP. This is due to Ripple not releasing their logos under a CC license. Ethereum and Dash have released their logos under CC licenses.

https://www.ethereum.org/assets
https://www.dash.org/graphics/

There will be a new edition for every month, and the design will be adjusted (or not) based on changes to the chart over time. The change we see from October to November is simply Ripple and Bitcoin Cash have switched places.

These will be a fun and unique way to visualize the changing cryptocurrency landscape over time. Each edition will include a short write up of the events of the past month and draw attention to notable changes in the design. Perfect for those wanting to display historical representations of the most disruptive technology of our time. It’s been a wild ride so far, and it will be cool to watch how the market changes these over time.


Here’s what makes these awesome and will keep them awesome:

  • Each COA-bearing edition will have the same number of releases forever. I.E. there will only be 100 silver plated, 50 gold plated, 10 solid silver, or something to that effect for October, that many for November and so on.. While the numbers per edition remain the same, the prices are likely to change with demand. These numbers will be finalized after I get a feel for interest in the product.
  • Once this project begins paying for itself, a portion of profits will be donated to local charities. Most of which will go toward meeting needs as they come up, but some will remain in bitcoin holdings to be saved for a period of time and then may be used by such charities. A couple bucks per Kap today might be a couple hundred in 10 years. At least that’s the idea.
  • Here’s where it might get a little confusing. The plan is to follow a schedule for releases of current and previous months. Once production capacity allows, I will be releasing backdated months in reverse order from October 2017. Say for example come February, when I release the January 2018 edition, I will at the same time release the September 2017. Then around March I release the February 2018 and the August 2017. Then March 2018 and July 2017, April ‘18 and June ‘17, May ‘18 and May ‘17 and so on.

Here are the perks for placing a pre-order:
  • Pre-orders cost $15 per stone Kap - the in-stock price will be $20.
  • These Pre-order stone editions will all come with unique “first edition preorder COAs”.  COAs will not be issued to general release marble editions, and will be reserved for the metal, and special issue editions such as for notable events like the Genesis Block, 10K Pizza, the First Halvening, etc. etc.
    -I will not be placing a limit on the number of pre-orders, so if you want 10, feel free to order 10, but who knows how many “pre-orders” will end up existing.
    -I will not be reserving any numbers of COAs beyond 0001-0010 I will be keeping for myself and gifts. It’s first come first served.
  • Also included will be a signed letter of thanks for being the awesome people to help launch KryptoKaps
  • Some nice laser engraved display stands are being produced in the near future as well. All pre-orders will be entitled to $5 off on those.


Here’s what’s “in the box”:

1 Stone Kap These are sold individually not in a pair
1 Drawstring bag
1 Certificate of Authenticity
1 Crypto Market News summary, written by yours truly.
1 Signed letter of thanks for being one of the awesome people to help launch KryptoKaps

Minerjones is providing escrow for these pre-orders and I will be covering his fees.

Please only pay to the escrow addresses provided by minerjones
BTC:
3GYi27qyvPi2qk4UVSQpXLv9tXdgyDmnBp
LTC
LhrugeQQKZmZ2CjJ8qmvS6ZUb5vr8wWEAY
Feel free to ask for other means of payment.

See minerjones' signed message below proving ownership.
He should be posting the other addresses soon Smiley




$15 per preorder Kap

These will ship in a USPS priority medium flat-rate box for $13.60.
Please pm me international shipping requests. I must price those on a case by case basis.


Again please note, these do not ship with display stands. Preorders will recieve $5 off the stands once they are available. The manufacturer of the stands can't do it in time for xmas.

Here's a list of reserved numbers. First come, first served. Spots are given to customers in order of purchase. For example, dolphriends snagged the first two because s/he's eager mcbeaver  Cheesy

#0011-0012 - dolphriends
#0013-0014 - WritingG123
#0015-0018 - 2stout
#0019-0020 - Ticked
#0021-0023 - minerjones
#0024-0025 - chronicsky
#0026-0027 - SM23031997
#0028-0029 - ChiBitCTy
#0030-0030 - digicoinuser
#0031-0040 - wolfcoin2
#0041-0042 - rusbitcoinuser
#0043-0050 - SM23031997
#0051-0064 - m4nki
#0065-?

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November 23, 2017, 08:00:48 PM
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2 kaps for me please      4ce4705b35d4d574c8662bacc6a65c51b3e4ae8d8b313220397ad9e1db23298c  paid for two
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November 23, 2017, 08:02:22 PM
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Dude, you are making way too many posts for this...

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November 23, 2017, 08:03:34 PM
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2 please Smiley

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November 23, 2017, 08:04:05 PM
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2 please, Thx!

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November 23, 2017, 08:04:19 PM
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2 kaps for me please

Haha congrats on #0011 and #0012! The lowest numbered pre-orders publicly available!

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November 23, 2017, 08:05:18 PM
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I wanted lucky number 12. Ah man

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November 23, 2017, 08:09:51 PM
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2 please, Thx!

Actually, make it 4 please, Thx!

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November 23, 2017, 08:16:45 PM
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Super happy I got the first two, very exciting to be first!!!
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November 23, 2017, 08:50:30 PM
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I'll take 3 of the lowest sets please...

and will sign message tonight after Turkey time. Gobble Gobble!!! Cheesy

If other currencies are wanted to be paid let me know.
I can take the usual VIA, BTX, ETH, LTC, DASH

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November 23, 2017, 09:00:30 PM
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Payment to be expected within a few hours.



I'll take 3 of the lowest sets please...

and will sign message tonight after Turkey time. Gobble Gobble!!! Cheesy

If other currencies are wanted to be paid let me know.
I can take the usual VIA, BTX, ETH, LTC, DASH

The payment expectation will only apply after today. I'll wait until minerjones signs his address. Smiley

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November 23, 2017, 09:01:12 PM
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I actually need only 2. Sorry for the confusion.. i'll pay 30 once MJ signs

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November 23, 2017, 09:14:41 PM
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2 please Smiley

#0013 and #0014 to WritingG123

2 please, Thx!

Actually, make it 4 please, Thx!

#0015-#0018 to 2stout

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November 24, 2017, 02:15:50 AM
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I can't tell if you are selling just stone or multiple materials here.

I'll take 2 of each material used.
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November 24, 2017, 02:24:12 AM
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I can't tell if you are selling just stone or multiple materials here.

I'll take 2 of each material used.

Unfortunately the metal editions will have to wait for funding. Casting samples of those are a lot more expensive than the stone.

Edit: I've updated the OP with more info from the announcment thread to clear things up.

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Minerjones is providing escrow for these pre-orders and I will be covering his fees.

Please only pay to the escrow address:
3GYi27qyvPi2qk4UVSQpXLv9tXdgyDmnBp

Minerjones should be posting a signed message below proving ownership sometime soon.



Cheesy After too much pie and turkey......
(signed from my profile address)

Code:
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november 23 2017 minerjones acting as escrow for KryptoKap Dice using address 3GYi27qyvPi2qk4UVSQpXLv9tXdgyDmnBp
ADDRESS
114FdcmGjf2fGeLuej3TTa4ybF32hM1eNX
SIGNATURE
H0J0qdtVN7Vm4jfOSIeWEEkFYwGMQJqdLdbneYkDakFAdOPtYW5EGV3LDva2687WyEY0YtCa1a4YT0Og4C+gOZk=

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November 24, 2017, 04:16:14 AM
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I'll take 3 of the lowest sets please...

and will sign message tonight after Turkey time. Gobble Gobble!!! Cheesy

If other currencies are wanted to be paid let me know.
I can take the usual VIA, BTX, ETH, LTC, DASH

3 KryptoKaps paid for:
https://btc-bitcore3.trezor.io/tx/a49d799183b1540ac5e1ace0be992bf426dd2f901c22bd81f721364d38a1d5d3

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November 24, 2017, 05:28:52 AM
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I'll take 3 of the lowest sets please...

and will sign message tonight after Turkey time. Gobble Gobble!!! Cheesy

If other currencies are wanted to be paid let me know.
I can take the usual VIA, BTX, ETH, LTC, DASH

I'd like to pay in LTC.

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November 24, 2017, 07:25:22 AM
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2 sets of the lowest numbers available

Edit: https://blockchain.info/tx/85400d0ce2821eb3a3f428346820e5c0d13ad736b20399ed20b5dac48c0d2c45
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November 24, 2017, 07:49:44 AM
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2 sets of the lowest numbers available
2 for me, please
Don't we get the lower numbers according to our transaction?(It's your thread and your decision will be final for me as well as for others.)
As I can only see 3 tx are there, one for 2, next one is for 3 by minerjones and then the third one is mine for 2.

https://blockchain.info/tx/56d4b4c3b1e9eb4762091a3742f9c61634e24e91d690c535b0e6c2f56870d1a8

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