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January 19, 2018, 03:47:22 AM
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Ha.. pretty neat on the QR info:


Thank you! Have you ever seen someone do this? Either a QR code deal, or the bitcoin signed message proof of ownership at all?

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January 25, 2018, 02:42:01 AM
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Hello everyone,
I'm happy to report the Kaps are done and are on their way across the ocean!

There seemed to be some miscommunication as to the shipping speed. I was under the impression that it would be the same speed as the samples. The package is a few hundred times heavier though, so 3 day shipping was out of the question. 10 days until arrival is what we'll have to wait for.

Wish I could get more pictures before shipping but it's too late. Once the get here I can take a TON of sharp pics  Grin

They are FINALLY done! Whew!

Ok so here's what's next:

Printing the COAs.
Getting packaging all ready.

Everyone who still needs to reply with the tx IDs so I can finalize each of your COAs, please do so sometime before 10 days I guess Smiley

It's been a long road, but the finish line is in sight!

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January 25, 2018, 03:38:25 AM
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WOW!  This is exciting news, way to hang in everyone, I'm sure in the end the product will justify the wait Smiley
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January 25, 2018, 03:40:10 AM
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WOW!  This is exciting news, way to hang in everyone, I'm sure in the end the product will justify the wait Smiley

Darn right It'll be worth it. Everyone who pre-ordered will get 1 error Kap included!

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January 25, 2018, 06:03:25 AM
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WOW!  This is exciting news, way to hang in everyone, I'm sure in the end the product will justify the wait Smiley

Darn right It'll be worth it. Everyone who pre-ordered will get 1 error Kap included!

Awesome, thanks for the update and appreciate the error inclusion.  Looking forward to em!  Smiley

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January 25, 2018, 01:12:19 PM
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WOW!  This is exciting news, way to hang in everyone, I'm sure in the end the product will justify the wait Smiley

Darn right It'll be worth it. Everyone who pre-ordered will get 1 error Kap included!

That is great news. Cheesy
Congrats on these finally materializing.
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January 25, 2018, 06:22:15 PM
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That is great news. Cheesy
Congrats on these finally materializing.

Thanks MJ! I'm still curious if you've ever seen someone use a qr code, or a bitcoin signed message on collectibles like this.

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January 26, 2018, 04:34:57 PM
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WOW!  This is exciting news, way to hang in everyone, I'm sure in the end the product will justify the wait Smiley

Darn right It'll be worth it. Everyone who pre-ordered will get 1 error Kap included!

Awesome, thanks for the update and appreciate the error inclusion.  Looking forward to em!  Smiley

This on top of the QR code added to the COA to show ownership!  What a pleasant surprise for pre-ordering!
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January 30, 2018, 03:02:35 AM
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*sniff sniff*...
*sniff sniff*...

I can almost smell them.

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February 01, 2018, 06:20:31 PM
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THEYYYYYYYYYYY'RE HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE!!

Hi everyone! I'm ecstatic to show you guys the first pics of the KryptoKaps! Also there's a few points and first impressions to go over.

I'm just going to throw as many quick observations at you as I can, in as few words as well heh.  Tongue



I've only gone through one 'brick' of 42. There are a bunch of rejects. About 40% so far Sad

This means I must closely inspect each side and edge, of every kap. Oh boy. At 10 seconds each side, 6 sides x 300 kaps = 300 minutes. 5 hours... this is going to be a while.

There are few kaps where the shimmer is noticeable. I haven't been outside with them yet so I hope to be pleasantly surprised with them in the sun.

Here's a link to a gallery that I will be adding to very frequently over the next hours and days.
https://postimg.org/gallery/krwnxkp2/

There's a ton of work to do and I'll keep you all updated as often as I can!

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February 05, 2018, 07:35:15 PM
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Ok people a lot to go over. Great, good and bad news.

The great news is that shimmer is all over Smiley
The good news is that all the pre-orders will have good looking Kaps, and should be shipping out in the next few days.
The bad news is that a bunch of them we're either too poor quality (lasering a natural material makes it tough), or had been shattered in shipping. That shocked me for sure, considering they are marble.

The rows to the left of the shattered ones are rejects. On at least one side, the design has been messed up too much.


Because these are not completely uniform size, the slightest gap could cause an impact between the Kaps during shipping. I've talked to the manufacturer and have been assured of better packaging in the future, as well as credit for the ruined cubes.

So now on to how unique each one will be! So bits of sparkle peek through on most of them, but what makes for an amazing shimmer, is when a band of sparkle runs up against a side.

This one is one of the coolest I've found. It has multiple bands running through it, and a couple that shimmer on either side! I'll be making a video of that to show a bit better.
A very rare occurrence is you can see the band go all the way through the Kap!



In addition to the shimmer, the size of the cubes vary slightly. Putting the biggest next to the smallest there is almost 2mm difference. May not seem like a lot, but it is noticeable if you're looking carefully.

The irregularity in the curve of the edges is probably the most noticeable, if you're closely examining them side by side:


Because these must be sanded down to shape, and to a polish, the natural variables and perhaps inconsistencies in the process make for slightly differing sized cubes.
In short, each one is completely unique!

I'll be getting some more close-ups added to that image gallery, though I'm trying to get these out as quickly as possible! I can't wait to hear people's thoughts on them after they arrive Smiley

Take care everyone,
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February 05, 2018, 07:52:55 PM
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Appreciate the transparency and well thought out update!  Still looking forward to them and it sounds like you're on top of things dealing with the manufacturer.  Smiley

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February 09, 2018, 01:35:30 AM
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Ok people a little update.

There seems to be some miscommunication with the manufacturer. The "error cubes" had been reused it seems. Some of these "new" ones are imperfectly redone. They had used the old ethereum logo, so they had to laser over the design to remove the lower part of the old logo. If you look very closely sometimes you can see the rework:



The lines on these are usually a bit more blurry as well. This isn't most of them, but I figured I'd ask the communities opinion on this one. Should I keep these in "circulation"? Not sure if anyone would've even noticed, but I've been looking so closely at so many of these... ugh. I might be too much of a perfectionist.

After printing the COAs I learned I had made everything too small. Redoing the whole thing to be bigger (without making everything blurry) was pretty much starting over. Knowing exactly what I was going for sped things up, but still pushes stuff back.

Getting these in the mail first thing Monday morning seems the most likely. I'll be working on these until late tonight for sure, but I don't think I can get these in the mail tomorrow.

This whole thing has been one learning experience after another. Everything takes more work, takes longer and is more complicated than expected, as a rule I've noticed. I am beyond grateful for everyone's patience.

All my time these past few days has been spent on these little beauties, and I don't expect this weekend to be different except Sunday morning Smiley They'll be released into the wild soon!

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February 10, 2018, 11:55:16 PM
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Sneaky peaky... The summary will be printed on better paper than just plain white printer paper.

But here ya go:



This is minus the thank you letter for all you pre-order people Smiley

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February 11, 2018, 12:58:05 AM
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Looks incredible, great job Smiley
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February 17, 2018, 08:56:22 PM
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Hello all! Ok this is going to be a long one.

First off, a bunch of packages went out on Thursday, so some people might be getting them today! I’ve been so swamped I haven’t even been able to tell you guys yet! International orders have yet to go out, and a couple domestic people I’ve pm’d to get things rolling.

There’s a few clarifications to make. So at least some of the ‘error’ cubes that I had wanted to be included in the order, had been reused in these new ones. So yes, the error cubes were included, but they had just been reused :/

Communication issues can be a bit baffling sometimes.

So because there are no ‘error kaps’ ie from before this first batch, instead I’ve given each of you one from the “substandard but awesome unique/interesting defect/shimmer too good to pass up” category. Only 12 Kaps got put in there. Here’s a video of the coolest one I’ve found Smiley

https://youtu.be/61oxAvgA3S8

The individually wrapped Kap you’ll find in your package (the one not in a black drawstring bag) will be the one from that category.


A couple notes on the COAs.

Karma isn’t mine to dish out, so everyone’s COAs are printed as they should be. I just hope people research who they do business with before conducting it. I think that’s all I should say on that.

Also a concern I have is of the qr code fading over time. It’s printed on some nice parchment paper, but as some of you may notice, on a few of the COAs the qr code has a small portion a bit faded already. I had to reprint a few to make sure the qr codes scanned, so I made sure each one actually does scan.

I really have no clue how much these will fade, and if that will impact the qr code enough to ruin the scan. I considered laminating them, but realized the embossing stamp I have is not strong enough to really punch into that. It’s a little handheld embosser, not a desktop one which could provide substantially more force.

I’m not sure I’d like these laminated anyways. I have such an affinity for natural materials that covering plastic over the parchment seemed like the wrong direction to go.

Some very disappointing news on the rest of the Kaps in stock. After opening the last 3 ‘bricks’ of Kaps, almost 2 entire packs were rejects. Little chips and rough designs everywhere Sad
After all is said and done, there are no Kaps left in stock that meet my standards for shipping. About 40 or so are in the “substandard” category, not the outright rejects. These Kaps are close to good enough, sometimes really really close. I’m considering selling them in discounted pairs for people to use more to roll than put on a shelf. If you don’t need them to look perfect, would people be interested in still buying these? I’ll get some sample pics up of the substandard ones. Maybe a video.

There’s a bunch more of an update to write I think but I’ll get this one posted for now.

Take care everyone,
KP


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February 19, 2018, 12:47:45 AM
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Great Job man-received in good order

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February 19, 2018, 04:53:15 AM
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Great Job man-received in good order

Thank you very much! I should hope they got there ok, I went a bit overboard on the packaging! Lucky I had a huge bag of used shipping supplies for free  Grin

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February 19, 2018, 05:04:09 PM
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Received mine and they are fantastic, super worth the wait Smiley  Waiting for a special display that will free float the dice in the air.  Again, super happy here, thanks Kryptopath
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February 19, 2018, 07:33:43 PM
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Received mine and they are fantastic, super worth the wait Smiley  Waiting for a special display that will free float the dice in the air.  Again, super happy here, thanks Kryptopath

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