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PoS from an ESG Perspective: ENVIRONMENT
March 17, 2022
5
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When considering crypto investments from an ESG perspective several factors must be analyzed and addressed. Learn more about PoS from an ESG Perspective: ENVIRONMENT
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Community Pools: Breakdown
March 15, 2022
4
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Community pools, also known as community treasury funds, are funds on-chain that a core team sets aside when determining their token's distribution. Learn more here.
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Safeguarding Digital Assets with DeFi-based Insurances
March 8, 2022
5
min read
Putting your digital assets to work in the decentralized finance space carries underestimated and generally unpredictable risks. Learn more about Insurance in DeFi here.
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Staking & Taxation
February 16, 2022
8
min read
As technological innovation and experimentation by PoS networks have progressed at breakneck speeds, definitive guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on tax treatment of activities relating to PoS networks has progressed at a glacial pace, contributing to wide-spread uncertainty for US taxpayers.
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The Horcrux-Filled World of Proof of Stake Accounting
February 11, 2022
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Although accounting might seem like a wheezing institution, it’s filled with landmines and horcruxes in the convoluted world of Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchains.
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Understanding Proof-of-Stake Networks from an ESG Perspective
February 3, 2022
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min read
Cryptocurrencies are part of an entirely new governance structure that can potentially disrupt multiple environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.
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Approaches to Governance: How Figment Votes in On-Chain Token Voting Systems
January 27, 2022
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Figment participates in on-chain governance through voting and sharing our votes with the community. 
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Misconceptions about Staking: Protocol Staking vs Liquidity & Lending
October 14, 2021
5
min read
The term “staking” has evolved in crypto to encompass a lot of meaning. Learn about common misconceptions of Protocol Staking vs Liquidity & Lending.
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Participation and Sustainability: Online Governance in Web 3
October 6, 2021
8
min read
The goal of governance is to align all stakeholders behind the project to improve the project to remain adaptable, and sustainable.
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What Makes a Cryptocurrency Token Valuable?
August 23, 2021
2
min read
Besides price increases from exuberant market conditions, what makes a token valuable? This may be important for considering what you own and how to classify the asset.
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Ledger Wallet Guide
July 27, 2021
7
min read
A Ledger Hardware Wallet is a great way to maintain complete control of your cryptocurrency assets. Learn more here
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The Data Economy in Web 3: A Landscape
July 1, 2021
5
min read
While Web 2 is controlled by corporations that profit from user data, Web 3 allows users to take ownership. Learn more about the Data Economy.
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Liquid Staking: Maintaining Network Security & Growing DeFi
June 25, 2021
5
min read
Liquid staking has the potential to be a great solution for token holders, networks, and the DeFi ecosystems built on top of them.
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Web 3 for Beginners: Proof of Stake Infrastructure
April 20, 2021
9
min read
Learn more about different nodes types, and how both small and large token holders can get involved with Proof of Stake networks.
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Web 3 for Beginners: An Introduction to Blockchain
March 11, 2021
3
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What is Web 3 anyway? Our introduction to blockchain will teach you the basics on how this exciting new technology works.
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SafePal Hardware Wallet Guide
March 5, 2021
4
min read
If you are interested in maintaining complete control over your assets, we recommend using a hardware wallet. Safepal is a great option.
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Web 3 for Beginners: Buying & Selling Cryptocurrency
March 2, 2021
4
min read
Useful tips for starting your Web 3 journey as a token holder. Learn best practices for trading and storing your cryptocurrency.
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Why Build on Web 3?
November 20, 2020
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min read
Web 3 is the next generation of the Internet. Web 3 promises to make the Internet more free, transparent, and user-focused.
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The Node Infrastructure Quadrant
July 29, 2020
4
min read
The complexity of managing node infrastructure should be abstracted from developers to allow them to focus on building the next generation of killer apps.
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Building on Celo’s Mission
June 22, 2020
3
min read
Celo’s mission resonates with us, and we do our part by supporting Celo's ecosystem via our infrastructure, software, and protocol expertise.
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Self Custody Using a Ledger Hardware Wallet
March 6, 2020
5
min read
We recommend using the Ledger hardware wallet if you or your organization would like to maintain complete control of your assets in a secure way.
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Staking Rewards Reporting: Don't Stress Tax Season
February 7, 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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Evaluating Staking Networks: How Figment selects projects to support
October 8, 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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Risk Management for Staking: Slashing
September 27, 2019
4
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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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Funds that Stake: U.S. Tax Considerations for Investors in Proof of Stake Networks
September 18, 2019
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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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(Mis)Understanding Yield and Inflation in Proof of Stake Networks
May 1, 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
April 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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What Tezos can learn from GDPR
March 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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Evaluating a Cosmos Validator: Securing the Private Key
March 4, 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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Smart Contracts vs. Application-Specific Blockchains
December 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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An introduction to Proof-of-Stake token yields: Assessing risks and rewards
September 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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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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