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How to Stake Your Edgeware on the Polkadot Explorer

Feb 25, 2020

4 min read

Figment is currently running 3 validators on the Edgeware network. More information on how to nominate your EDG to a Figment validator can be found below.

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Incentivized Testnets are the New Normal

Feb 17, 2020

6 min read

Proof of Stake blockchains need a way to attract quality node operators to join their testnet. The answer is incentivized testnets.

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Staking Rewards Reporting: Don’t Stress Tax Season

Feb 07, 2020

2 min read

How can I accurately report my staking rewards income for tax purposes if it's not recorded on the blockchain? We have the solution.

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Figment’s First Look: Mina

Feb 06, 2020

5 min read

Current cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin store massive amounts of data on their chains, and will only continue to increase in size, but not Mina.

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Figment’s First Look: NuCypher

Feb 04, 2020

5 min read

NuCypher's KMS is intended to address the current limitations that consensus networks have securely storing/sending/manipulating private and encrypted data.

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Cosmos ⚛️ January 2020 Network Analysis

Feb 02, 2020

5 min read

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.

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Cosmos Governance Working Group: Month 1 update

Jan 31, 2020

7 min read

Topics range from how the GWG should operate, to the philosophy of community-spend proposals, and include governance protocol functionality.

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What makes the Cosmos Hub’s ATOM valuable?

Jan 27, 2020

5 min read

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.

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Introducing the Cosmos Governance Working Group

Dec 19, 2019

5 min read

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.

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Terra staking rewards based solely upon transaction fees as of Dec 26

Dec 19, 2019

2 min read

Though the commitment was stated to be one year beginning in August 2019, Terra's subsidized block rewards ending early on Dec 26, 2019.

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Vote Gavin for Kusama Council

Dec 09, 2019

2 min read

Currently, I am a candidate for the Kusama Council on behalf of Figment. You can back me with your vote with these steps.

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Staking Hub: Oasis AMA

Dec 06, 2019

8 min read

Oasis staking AMA - Nov 13, 2019: mainnet launch unknown. Inflation & distribution not yet disclosed. Rewards rate 10% by Year 1. 14-day bond.

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Figment’s 9% Cosmos Hub commission rate

Dec 05, 2019

< 1 min read

9% commission rate on Cosmos Hub: A great opportunity to align your stake with a solid contributor. We’ve worked hard to diversify revenue streams.

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Four Leading Staking Protocols join Figment’s Hubble Staking Platform

Dec 04, 2019

3 min read

We are excited to announce that Livepeer, Tezos, Oasis and Skale will be joining the Hubble community, bringing the total to eight.

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Livepeer Staking Delegation Guide

Dec 01, 2019

5 min read

Livepeer is a rewarding proof of stake (PoS) project to be participating in — particularly in this early phase, where rewards may be as high as 1.5x.

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Staking Hub: Cosmos Game of Zones AMA

Nov 18, 2019

6 min read

Nov 5, 2019: Zaki Manian & Dean Tribble - Cosmos IBC & Game of Zones AMA. GoZ trains IBC operators w 100k ATOMs in rewards.

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Staking Hub: NEAR Protocol AMA

Nov 12, 2019

8 min read

On October 24, 2019, Illia Polosukhin joined us to answer our questions about NEAR Protocol, an end-user & dev-focused blockchain.

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NPoS: Staking & nominating on Polkadot & Kusama

Nov 05, 2019

3 min read

The Polkadot universe is designed to distribute stake backing as evenly as possible over the validator set. Staking Kusama guide.

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Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) is Coming to Cosmos

Nov 04, 2019

3 min read

In a world of countless, siloed blockchains, IBC is what will connect them all together. Data and token value will be transferrable between chains.

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Staking Hub: Celo AMA

Oct 18, 2019

8 min read

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.

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Cosmos is vulnerable: Governance and the validator

Oct 17, 2019

8 min read

How does coupling governance with validators change incentives? The change may have some implications for Cosmos Governance.

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What can Livepeer learn from Cosmos? Considerations for Decentralized Governance

Oct 15, 2019

4 min read

On September 12, 2019, Chris, Lorien, and I discussed governance with the Livepeer team and community.

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Evaluating Staking Networks: How Figment selects projects to support

Oct 08, 2019

8 min read

Although this is a rough set of guidelines, no two projects are the same. At Figment we take every staking network into consideration.

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Staking Hub: Mina AMA

Oct 03, 2019

7 min read

The Staking Hub Mina AMA occured on Sep 23, 2019, Evan Shapiro, Pranay Mohan, and Emre Tekisalp joined us to talk about Mina.

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Risk Management for Staking: Slashing

Sep 27, 2019

4 min read

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.

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Cosmos inflation & staking rewards: How are they related?

Sep 25, 2019

4 min read

It's important to understand that Cosmos inflation is different than its rewards rate.Think of Cosmos newly-minted ATOMs as pie.

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Funds that Stake: U.S. Tax Considerations for Investors in Proof of Stake Networks

Sep 18, 2019

3 min read

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.

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Staking KSM: How to claim & stake your Kusama tokens

Sep 18, 2019

4 min read

If you own DOTs, you’re entitled to KSM. Claim them to get staking now! Staking KSM is now easier than ever with Figment.

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Staking Hub: Kusama AMA

Sep 18, 2019

10 min read

The Staking Hub Kusama AMA occured on August 29, 2019, with Bill Laboon (W3F) and Joe Petrowski (Parity). Read our recap here.

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