FAQ
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General Information

What is Koii?

Koii is a framework for building decentralized applications (often called “dApps”) quickly and efficiently.

Why is Koii sometimes written in all caps but not always?

Koii refers to the organization and its artifacts, which includes topics like the Koii Protocol, the Koii Network, and Koii Tasks. KOII refers to the token that KoiI uses to run the network. When you earn rewards, you earn KOII tokens from running a Koii node.

Why do I sometimes see references to goldfish?

Koii nodes are like goldfish, because they do not have a very long memory. Instead, we store things permanently on Arweave.

KoiI and goldfish are both part of the carp family, and in the very first iterations of this project were called goldfish. We lovingly refer to our gold and red mascot as a goldfish and sometimes compare the power of giant schools of goldfish to the power of the Koii network in homage to our roots.

What are dApps?

A dApp (shorthand for “decentralized application”) is just like any other website, except the users collectively own all the data. Most websites are hosted centrally, which means that all the data processed by that site is stored in a server farm owned by the company. In Koii’s model, the network (and therefore, all the data) is owned by all the Node Agents who run Koii on their personal computers. Being decentralized means that no single entity decides what happens to that data.

Running a node

What is a Koii node?

A Koii node is a small amount of software that runs on your computer, connecting you with other computers to create the Koii Network. Anyone can create a Task and use the KoiI Network to accomplish those Tasks. You earn KOII tokens based on how many Tasks you participate in.

Do I need a super powerful computer to run a Koii node?

Nope! The Koii node is small and compact. It uses less than 250MB of harddrive space and less than 1GB of RAM. It’s a lot like running a music player app.

Can anybody run a node?

Yes! We will soon be coming out with a node that is easy to use and interact with for anyone. The first version of the node uses the Command Line Interface (CLI), which can be challenging to navigate if you are not a developer. That said, when it launches, we will have a step-by-step tutorial so anyone can learn how.

How do I download a Koii node?

The beta (CLI) node should be available very soon. We will make a big announcement so make sure you are pre-registered.

Koii Tokens

I want some KOII tokens. How can I get them?

Right now, you can visit the KOII Faucet to get some free KOII. Then you should register an NFT (or make one) on koi.rocks so you can start earning KOII through attention rewards!
Very soon, you will be able to run a Koii node and earn by renting a very small amount of space on your computer to help keep the network running. Pre-register now!

Partnerships

I have a great idea for a dApp to run on Koii. How can I get started?

Koii has a Web Fund that gives out KOII grants to help interesting projects get moving. Apply for a grant here.

NFTs

Can I mint an NFT on Koii?

Yes! You can create NFTs on koi.rocks and they will live forever on the permaweb.
We are about to launch a beta test of Koii’s browser extension and you will be able to create NFTs from the extension. Pre-register now so you don’t miss out!

Get Connected

How do I sign up for the mailing list?

Sign up for the Koii mailing list here.

How do I pre-register to run a Koii node?

Pre-register to run a node with the form here.

How do I pre-register for the Koii browser extension?

Pre-register to get the browser extension with the form here.

Where can I find Koii on social media?