Learn more about different nodes types, and how both small and large token holders can get involved with Proof of Stake networks.
Sentinel is on a mission to bring universal access to the Internet by building low-cost, distributed, and fully decentralized VPNs.
The KEEP + NU protocol merger, called “Keanu”, designed to scale tBTC, may be the first Web 3 protocol merger ever.
Casper is a layer-one blockchain purpose-built for application development and scalability. We hosted an AMA with CasperLabs to learn more.
Agoric is a smart contract platform built to bring millions of developers to the DeFi frontier. We hosted an AMA with the team to learn more.
What is Web 3 anyway? Our introduction to blockchain will teach you the basics on how this exciting new technology works.
On March 8th, Injective Protocol CEO, Eric Chen and Head of BD, Mirza Uddin joined us in Staking Hub to answer all of our questions.
If you are interested in maintaining complete control over your assets, we recommend using a hardware wallet. Safepal is a great option.
Useful tips for starting your Web 3 journey as a token holder. Learn best practices for trading and storing your cryptocurrency.
Mina aims to solve the decentralization and scalability dilemma by leveraging verified proofs of computation called zk-SNARKs.
Solana's economics aims to provide benefits to both Solana validators SOL delegators over a long period of time.
We recommend delegating to an Indexer that has an on-chain identity, and is considered trusted/credible validator on other staking networks.
Solana is a permissionless, decentralized, and secure smart contract blockchain proposing to solve the scalability problem without sharding.
Start building the alternative and investing in change. It's time to take back the Internet and build it better.
Web 3 is the next generation of the Internet. Web 3 promises to make the Internet more free, transparent, and user-focused.
Persistence bridges DeFi and Traditional finance by facilitating the borrowing of crypto assets using real-world assets as collateral.
e-Money Network bills itself as the “Next Generation of Money”. e-Money brings innovative, currency backed tokens to the market.
Oasis Ethereum is a Paratime on Oasis Network that is fully compatible with all existing Ethereum smart contracts and DApps.
Akash is decentralized cloud computing marketplace that connects those who need computing resources with those that have computing capacity.
The Stargate upgrade is expected to deliver a more powerful version of IBC than what was originally proposed in the Cosmos whitepaper.
The Confio team is planning to launch a new chain within the Cosmos ecosystem called Tardigrade, with their CosmWasm engine at the center.
Flow is a decentralized blockchain designed to be the foundation for a new generation of games, apps, and the digital assets that power them.
Secret Network is a blockchain protocol that enables decentralized applications to perform encrypted computations in TEEs.
On September 17th, we spoke with CEO MacLane Wilkison and Cryptography Engineer John Pacific (Tux) of NuCypher.
The Oasis Network is an upcoming privacy-first decentralized computing network. On September 14th, we spoke with the Oasis Network.
Secret Contracts will keep inputs, outputs, and state of contracts completely private, even from the nodes that are executing the contract.
The CertiK Chain is an upcoming public blockchain based on the CertiK Foundation’s unique Formal Verification security system.
The SKALE Network is an “elastic” blockchain network that is designed to be interoperable with the Ethereum blockchain.
The Oasis Network is a new, layer one, Proof of Stake platform that enables the tokenization of data, which will give ownership of data back to individuals.
Secret Network is a privacy-first, blockchain-based protocol that enables decentralized applications to use encrypted data without revealing it.
The complexity of managing node infrastructure should be abstracted from developers to allow them to focus on building the next generation of killer apps.
DataHub provides simplicity while giving users access to the features and data they need from networks in order to power their Web 3 explorers like Hubble.
POKT is a decentralized infrastructure platform that provides trustless access to the full API of blockchains, through a distributed network of nodes.
Acala Network is a dual protocol platform that plans to offer stable currency and staking liquidity on Polkadot. We hosted an AMA with Acala on July 1st.
As we head into July, let's take a look at where the Cosmos Hub is at with staking, rewards, spending, governance, and power distribution.
Hubble allows bakers and other Tezos community members to explore and interact with the Tezos blockchain. Learn more about our Tezos Hubble Explorer.
Figment will be supporting Flow at launch. Until then, learn more about what makes the Flow blockchain unique by reading below.
Introducing Stargate, the largest Cosmos upgrade yet. Stargate will enable higher transaction throughput, cross-chain transactions, accelerate UI development, and so much more.
Celo’s mission resonates with us, and we do our part by supporting Celo's ecosystem via our infrastructure, software, and protocol expertise.
The SKALE Network is an “elastic” blockchain network that is designed to help scale the Ethereum ecosystem through “elastic” blockchains.
The Avalanche Network is an upcoming layer one protocol by Ava Labs that plans to offer high-throughput, fast finality, and unprecedented decentralization.
Figment is building email alerts for Terra governance activity and account balance changes into Terra Hubble.
Avalanche is an upcoming layer one protocol by Ava Labs that plans to offer high-throughput, fast finality, and unprecedented decentralization.
Livepeer’s mission is to “build the world’s open video infrastructure” by offering video transcoding via peer to peer infrastructure built on Ethereum.
As we head into June, let's take a look at where the Cosmos Hub is at with staking, rewards, spending, governance, and power distribution.
BandChain is an upcoming blockchain-agnostic decentralized oracle that claims to offer speed, scalability, cross-chain compatibility, and data flexibility.
Celo governance is complex and unlike other networks. Here's how to understand and participate in Celo's system of governance.
NEAR Protocol is a layer-one sharded blockchain that plans to be highly scalable, developer friendly, and end user focused.
In this podcast we discuss current staking risk, and the potential risk associated with new products being offered in the Proof of Stake ecosystem.
The Keep mainnet has launched and tBTC is imminent. On Apr 24, Matt, Carolyn, and Sloan joined us to answer all questions Keep and tBTC.
O(1) Labs, the team behind Mina, bills Mina as the “world’s lightest blockchain”. On April 30th, the team joined us to answer our questions.
From an idea to an upgrade, the Livepeer improvement cycle is clear and simple: write an LIP on Github, discuss, vote, and then implement.
Band is a protocol that facilitates the governance of data used in decentralized blockchain systems. Figment hosted an AMA with Band on April 20th.
Polls are set to be the voting process for Livepeer improvement proposals. This is a look at the well-deliberated voting process that the Livepeer community is preparing to use to begin the foray into decentralized governance.
Game of Zones (GOZ) is an incentivized testnet designed to educate the Cosmos community of validators on how to operate IBC relayers.
Acala is a new blockchain powering open finance applications. The blockchain will provide a stablecoin (aUSD) as well as staking liquidity to Polkadot.
Figment' March & April 2020 Cosmos Hub network analysis for staking and validator metrics.
Figment will be supporting the NuCypher mainnet and will provide nodes for those interested in participating in the Worklock.
Figment drives governance activity at all stakeholder levels in order to ensure that networks like Celo stay healthy, sustainable, and resilient.
Keep Network is launching, and staking begins May 4, 2020. Staking will be easy--simply to delegate to a pro Keep operator such as Figment.
Flow is an upcoming decentralized blockchain designed to be the foundation for a new generation of games, apps, and the digital assets that power them.
Livepeer transcoding fees earned by orchestrators will continue to grow based on their transcoding capacity, availability, and market price.
The Future of Staking podcast series focuses on exciting new projects and ideas in the Proof of Stake ecosystem. This week we chatted with StakerDAO.
Livepeer's governance process will be simple & useful. Here’s how it will work and how it will become more decentralized.
Staking Hub: e-Money, AMA e-Money is a zone within the Cosmos ecosystem that issues currency-backed tokens that are fully compliant and interest bearing.
Q1 2020 governance update: deliverables for Prop23 complete (including parameter-change documentation), and a look at Cosmos Governance for Q2 2020.
The Great Celo Stake Off was one of the most talked about testnets of Q1 2020. Figment received one of the highest security audit scores.
Cosmos parameter-change governance proposals enable voting to enact changes to the Cosmos Hub. Learn more...
The e-Money network launched on March 25, 2020, and Figment is active in the validator set. Here's a quick look at the e-Money proof of stake network.
How should Livepeer be governed? Figment is working with the Livepeer team to educate the Livepeer community, to make design considerations, and to help bootstrap governance participation.
Cosmos Governance February Update: Zaki working on a legal entity accountable to Cosmos governance for dev work, Sunny working on changing how Hub slashing works, and Gavin is working on parameter change & community-spend docs.
Drafting and submitting a community-spend governance proposal is a process that takes time, attention, and involves risk. However, proposals also have the potential to enact funding for important Cosmos Hub work. Version 1.0 of the 'Community Spend Best Practices' documentation is intended to make community-spend proposals easier to create and more likely to be fully assessed.
On February 20th, 2020, Maclane Wilkison (CEO), and Michael Egorov (CTO) joined us to answer our NuCypher staking questions.
Proof of Stake blockchains need a way to attract quality node operators to join their testnet. The answer is incentivized testnets.
Current cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin store massive amounts of data on their chains, and will only continue to increase in size, but not Mina.
NuCypher's KMS is intended to address the current limitations that consensus networks have securely storing/sending/manipulating private and encrypted data.
There are more ATOM staked this month than last. The number of newly-minted ATOMs is in keeping with the monthly average of ~1.4M on Cosmos.
Topics range from how the GWG should operate, to the philosophy of community-spend proposals, and include governance protocol functionality.
The main drivers of the ATOM's value could be more than transaction fees. ATOM-holders should be able to extract value in different ways.
The Cosmos Hub 3 launched with enhanced governance functionality, but without guidance for creating or assessing proposals. We're preparing to launch a proposal to improve Cosmos Hub governance. This proposal is intended to fund the development of the Cosmos Governance Working Group.
Though the commitment was stated to be one year beginning in August 2019, Terra's subsidized block rewards ending early on Dec 26, 2019.
Currently, I am a candidate for the Kusama Council on behalf of Figment. You can back me with your vote with these steps.
Oasis staking AMA - Nov 13, 2019: mainnet launch unknown. Inflation & distribution not yet disclosed. Rewards rate 10% by Year 1. 14-day bond.
We are excited to announce that Livepeer, Tezos, Oasis and Skale will be joining the Hubble community, bringing the total to eight.
Nov 5, 2019: Zaki Manian & Dean Tribble - Cosmos IBC & Game of Zones AMA. GoZ trains IBC operators w 100k ATOMs in rewards.
On October 24, 2019, Illia Polosukhin joined us to answer our questions about NEAR Protocol, an end-user & dev-focused blockchain.
In a world of countless, siloed blockchains, IBC is what will connect them all together. Data and token value will be transferrable between chains.
Celo’s mainnet is planned to be run by and used on mobile phones by late 2019 or early 2020. Read the recap of our Celo AMA here.
How does coupling governance with validators change incentives? The change may have some implications for Cosmos Governance.
On September 12, 2019, Chris, Lorien, and I discussed governance with the Livepeer team and community.
Although this is a rough set of guidelines, no two projects are the same. At Figment we take every staking network into consideration.
The Staking Hub Mina AMA occured on Sep 23, 2019, Evan Shapiro, Pranay Mohan, and Emre Tekisalp joined us to talk about Mina.
2019 is touted as the year of staking, with dozens of funded Proof-of-Stake (PoS) networks going live or nearing launch, but the risk of slashing is real.
It's important to understand that Cosmos inflation is different than its rewards rate.Think of Cosmos newly-minted ATOMs as pie.
Proof of Stake (PoS) and the token rewards that arise from staking raise a host of new questions that the U.S. Treasury Department have yet to answer.
The Staking Hub Kusama AMA occured on August 29, 2019, with Bill Laboon (W3F) and Joe Petrowski (Parity). Read our recap here.
Like many others in the industry, Figment enjoyed a great week during Berlin Blockchain week, connecting with various stakeholders.
Anatoly and Eric joined us to answer all questions Solana during Staking Hub's Solana AMA. Solana plans to launch in 2020.
Figment will offer a validator service for Kusama that will be open for delegation. If you own DOT, email email@example.com to learn more.