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Cosmos Staking Decentralized: Interview with Cypher Core

Jul 18, 2019

7 min read

Cypher Core recently appeared on our radar for their open source Cosmos applications. Their expertise on Cosmos staking is hard to argue.

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Staking Hub: IDEX AMA

Jul 17, 2019

7 min read

Recap of Staking Hub's IDEX AMA with Julien Bouteloup and Leopold Joy from Stake Capital. They answer all of our IDEX staking questions.

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Takeaways from the Cosmos Interchain Conversations Conference

Jun 14, 2019

3 min read

We spent the last two days in sunny Berlin for the Cosmos Interchain Conference put on by the Cosmos/Tendermint team and the Interchain Foundation.

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A Staker’s Look at the Edgeware Lockdrop

Jun 09, 2019

8 min read

Word is getting around the staking community about the Edgeware lockdrop, a unique new token distribution mechanism. Learn more here.

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Full Disclosure: Figment’s Cosmos Validator Infrastructure

Jun 04, 2019

6 min read

There have been a few operational incidents in which large validators on the Cosmos Hub experienced prolonged downtime due to validator infrastructure.

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The Livepeer Bet: Allocative Capacity

May 28, 2019

3 min read

A bet on Livepeer is a bet on allocative capacity. This is the premise: idle compute capacity will always be cheaper than dedicated capacity.

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Terra Staking Guide for LUNA token holders

May 23, 2019

4 min read

With Korea’s leading e-commerce platform Ticket Monster kicking off in June, it’s a good time establish a staking position the LUNA token.

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(Mis)Understanding Yield and Inflation in Proof of Stake Networks

May 01, 2019

4 min read

When “talking blockchain” traditional finance terms are often used incorrectly in an attempt to describe the new paradigm, like yield and inflation.

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How (and why) to evaluate validator participation in Proof-of-Stake blockchain communities

Apr 30, 2019

5 min read

The core promise of blockchain technology involves data security, decentralization, and speed. Validator participation is necessary for all of this.

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Figment launching Terra Validator

Apr 19, 2019

2 min read

Figment is launching a validator on the Terra blockchain. As long-term believers, we’re always looking for user driven adoption of blockchain technology.

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Creating Cosmos Governance Proposals

Apr 08, 2019

2 min read

When thinking about and participating in Cosmos governance proposals, our process will be a bit different from conventional legal practices.

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Figment Raises Seed Round to Provide Large Crypto Token Holders with …

Mar 20, 2019

2 min read

Today Figment, provider of institutional grade Proof of Stake infrastructure services, announced the conclusion of a seed round of $2,000,000 CAD.

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Cosmos Network Launch and Decentralization

Mar 18, 2019

3 min read

The Cosmos Network mainnet has launched and pulled off a rare feat for a Proof of Stake network: a totally decentralized start.

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Track Cosmos Validator performance with Hubble Alerts

Mar 14, 2019

2 min read

Now that the Cosmos Hub has launched, Delegators are beginning to join the network and choose a Cosmos Validator by delegating their ATOMs.

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What Tezos can learn from GDPR

Mar 11, 2019

3 min read

In late February, Nomadic announced their two flavors of the Athens proposal for Tezos. Immediately, the Tezos community became polarized.

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Figment is launching a genesis validator on the IRISHub betanet

Mar 05, 2019

4 min read

At 0530UTC on March 1st, 2019, IRISNet launched the IRISHub, the first global, permissionless, public Tendermint blockchain.

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Evaluating a Cosmos Validator: Securing the Private Key

Mar 04, 2019

6 min read

As a Delegator, you should have a good understanding of your Cosmos Validator approach so you can better understand your slashing risk for Atom loss.

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Cosmos Game of Stakes Learnings and Questions

Feb 07, 2019

3 min read

As we near the end of the great Game of Stakes (GoS) experiment, we wanted to take stock of what we’ve learned and share the new questions we are asking.

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Livepeer is a brilliantly designed crypto network for delivering scaled value (blockchain pioneers, take note)

Jan 30, 2019

5 min read

Well, it’s official: the lofty promises made during the 2017 crypto frenzy have come up dramatically short, but Livepeer is different.

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Smart Contracts vs. Application-Specific Blockchains

Dec 13, 2018

6 min read

Besides the addition and subtraction of numbers on a distributed ledger (i.e. cryptocurrencies), blockchains hold the power to provide smart contracts.

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Our Cosmos Game of Stakes Strategy

Nov 16, 2018

< 1 min read

We do not plan to form or join a cartel in the upcoming Cosmos Game of Stakes. This is not to say that we’re just going to roll over for the Game of Stakes!

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Hubble for Cosmos now Open Source

Nov 09, 2018

< 1 min read

We’ve open sourced Hubble and moved it to a new home at https://hubble.figment.network. Hubble will start syncing Gaia-9000 when the network launches.

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Figment Podcasts

Oct 17, 2018

< 1 min read

Andrew Cronk (Figment), Meher Roy (Chorus One), and Jake Brukhman (CoinFund) discuss evaluating crypto networks during our first Figment Podcast.

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Tezos Baking Economics — Guide

Sep 24, 2018

5 min read

This guide aims to explain some of the assumptions and caveats relating to the above set of projections modeling the operations of baking in Tezos.

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An introduction to Proof-of-Stake token yields: Assessing risks and rewards

Sep 18, 2018

6 min read

Although the latest wave of blockchain hype has calmed down this year, the ferocity of teams working on the underlying technology continues to increase.

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Cosmos Delegator and Validator Economics

Sep 02, 2018

2 min read

As the Cosmos network gets closer to launch, a key question is how the Cosmos delegator system for Validators will work within the network.

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An introduction to the Cosmos Network: Why the Internet of Blockchains will help drive mass adoption of decentralized applications

Jul 18, 2018

7 min read

The Cosmos Network plans to be the "Internet of Blockchains". The Cosmos Hub is designed to allow other blockchains, termed “Zones”, to interoperate

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A primer on Proof-of-Stake and why it matters for the future of blockchains

May 14, 2018

8 min read

There is a major, multi-faceted shift happening right now in the world of crypto. Proof-of-Stake is set to become more dominate than ever.

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