Figment

Why Stake with Figment?

Experienced & Trusted

Experienced & Trusted

Original testnet participant.

Block producer on Day 1 and extensive experience in the Cosmos ecosystem.

Figment is a venture funded, registered Canadian company, based in Toronto. Canada offers stability, rule of law and clear crypto regulation.

Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits

100% missed reward SLA guarantee.

Security & Safety

Security & Safety

The world’s most advanced physical IDC + multi-cloud staking infrastructure.

You maintain custody and control of your NGM at all times. Read more about self-custody here.

Third-party custody solutions are available through our institutional partners. Contact us for more information. 

 

Compliance

Compliance

Protected via industry-leading Delegation Agreement.

Staking Instructions & Guide

There are three ways to stake e-Money NGM.

This is our comprehensive guide to delegating your e-Money NGM stake.

  1. The easiest way to stake and delegate your e-Money NGM tokens is with Lunie.
  2. You can also use this e-Money explorer to delegate stake if you’re using a Ledger device.
  3. If you’re using the e-Money command line interface ’emcli’, you can use this format for your staking delegation command:

emcli tx staking delegate emoneyvaloper1m5ymqqnem9tzdzul0xrpkw3d82kncyzdw772yl 1000000000ungm –from keyname –chain-id emoney-1–fees 200000ungm –node 155.138.134.152:26657

Where “1000000000ungm” is equivalent to 1000 NGM; “keyname” is changed to the name of your key; and “200000ungm” is a transaction fee equal to 0.2 NGM.

Figment validator address: emoneyvaloper1m5ymqqnem9tzdzul0xrpkw3d82kncyzdw772yl

Contact us for more information on network participation.

Fiat-to-Token Exchange

Please see our comprehensive guide on fiat to crypto on-ramps for all staking tokens.

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Notice: on Nov 4, 2020, the NGM staking token will change from a fixed supply to having a 10% yearly new issuance rate. The NGM token will be transferable and tradeable on both centralized exchanges and the e-Money DEX. Please read our FAQs for more information.

e-Money bills itself as the “Next Generation of Money”. e-Money brings innovative, currency backed tokens to the market. In addition to the currency backed tokens, e-Money will issue its Next Generation of Money token “NGM” for the purpose of staking in order to secure the network. 

The currency backed tokens are: 

  • Fully backed by bank deposits and government bonds. 
  • Multi currency, supporting major global currencies.
  • Interest-bearing (both positive and negative).
  • Transparent through quarterly EY proof of funds.
  • Protected by an insolvency fund to guarantee proper unwinding.

e-Money is built as a zone in the Cosmos ecosystem, which means anyone within the Cosmos ecosystem is free to use e-Money tokens as a means of payment and a store of value. 

Other use cases outside of the Cosmos ecosystem include cross border payments/remittances, and E-commerce.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I explore the e-Money network and create an e-Money wallet?
When are e-Money staking rewards enabled? When are transfers enabled?

We expect e-Money staking rewards and transfers to go live on November 4, 2020 sometime after 13:00 UTC.

What is the name of the asset being staked?

e-Money’s native token, NGM, is used to stake.

What are the NGM staking rewards?

Vesting tokens may be staked. The rewards from staking NGM tokens come from three sources:

  1. new issuance NGM tokens
  2. transaction fees and
  3. a markup on the currency-backed tokens.

New NGM will be minted at a rate of 10% of the total supply each year, which will be distributed entirely to stakers.

Transaction fees can be paid with NGM or in any of the currency-backed tokens and we expect trading activities on the DEX to be the primary source of these.

The markup consists of an annual 1% inflation on each currency-backed token. The markup is applied continuously and distributed pro-rata to staked NGM token holders. In short, the rewards that are distributed to staked NGM tokens are tied directly to the amount of issued currency-backed tokens.

Current stable asset currencies that are supported are: EUR, CHF, DKK, SEK, and NOK, and there are plans to support more currencies in the future.

Do I maintain custody of my NGM tokens? Who or what controls my staked NGM tokens?

You can self-custody your e-Money NGM tokens, ideally using a Ledger hardware wallet. Here are instructions for using your Ledger wallet with e-Money.

Figment has partnerships with a number of top-in-class custodians: support@figment.io

The e-Money protocol takes control of your NGM tokens while you are staking. If you unbond your tokens, this process will take 21 days before the protocol returns your tokens to you.

How long does it take to unstake?

From the moment you initiate the unbonding process, it takes 21 days to unstake. During this time you will not earn rewards. When the process is complete, you can transfer/trade your NGM tokens.

Can my staked NGM be slashed (seized or destroyed)?

Yes, a portion of your staked NGM can be destroyed. There are two ways this can happen:

  1. If you delegate to a validator that is offline for over six (6) minutes during 1 hour, you will lose 0.01% of the tokens you have delegated to that validator.
  2. If you delegate to a validator that signs the same block twice with the same key, you will lose 5% of the tokens you have delegated to that validator.
Can I lose potential staking rewards?

Yes. If the validator you delegate to is offline for over six (6) minutes during 1 hour, you will not earn rewards for at least an hour or however much longer it takes for your validator to resume operations.

What is the rate of new issuance (aka "annual inflation") for NGM? How does the token supply change?

The e-Money network first launched on Mar 25, 2020 with a fixed token supply of 100M NGM.

As of Nov 4, 2020, e-Money will begin issuing new tokens at an annual rate of 10% of the total supply, all of which will be distributed to stakers.

e-Money’s currency-backed stablecoins will be inflated by 1% per year, and these additional stablecoins will be used to buy back and burn NGM tokens. The NGM are bought on e-Money’s DEX and will act as a deflationary counterbalance to the inflation of NGM.

How are changes to the e-Money network decided upon and executed? ie. How is e-Money governed?

Since e-Money stablecoins are centralized (ie. currency-backed with a legal entity issuing the tokens), e-Money’s protocol uses a simple “authority key” that can change network parameters such as gas prices. The authority key is controlled by e-Money A/S (the legal entity).

The legal entity e-Money A/S can use the authority key on-the-fly to change gas prices (as they can fluctuate with exchange rates or as new denoms added, for example). The authority key can also add new stablecoin issuers on-chain. All other parameters (eg. slashing penalty) are set when the chain is launched (ie. genesis) by the validator set.

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