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Evaluating a Cosmos Validator: Securing the Private Key
March 4, 2019
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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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Hubble for Cosmos now Open Source
November 9, 2018
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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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Track Cosmos Validator performance with Hubble Alerts
March 14, 2019
2
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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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Cosmos Hub heading into July 2020
July 3, 2020
4
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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.
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Cosmos Hub heading into June 2020
May 28, 2020
4
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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.
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Takeaways from the Cosmos Interchain Conversations Conference
June 14, 2019
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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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Staking Hub: Cosmos Game of Zones AMA
November 18, 2019
6
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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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Cosmos Stargate Upgrade Overview
June 22, 2020
6
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Introducing Stargate, the largest Cosmos upgrade yet. Stargate will enable higher transaction throughput, cross-chain transactions, accelerate UI development, and so much more.
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Our Plan for Game of Zones
May 5, 2020
2
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Game of Zones (GOZ) is an incentivized testnet designed to educate the Cosmos community of validators on how to operate IBC relayers.
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Cosmos April/March 2020 Network Analysis
April 30, 2020
3
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Figment' March & April 2020 Cosmos Hub network analysis for staking and validator metrics.
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Cosmos March Governance Update (Q1 2020)
April 2, 2020
9
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Q1 2020 governance update: deliverables for Prop23 complete (including parameter-change documentation), and a look at Cosmos Governance for Q2 2020.
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Cosmos Parameter-Change Documentation
March 27, 2020
5
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Cosmos parameter-change governance proposals enable voting to enact changes to the Cosmos Hub. Learn more...
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Cosmos Governance February Update
March 5, 2020
7
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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.
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Cosmos Community-Spend Best Practices
March 2, 2020
4
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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.
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Cosmos February 2020 Network Analysis
March 1, 2020
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Cosmos February 2020 Network Analysis. Updated key metric: staking economics - effective inflation (& rewards) lower than what's reported.
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What makes the Cosmos Hub's ATOM valuable?
January 27, 2020
5
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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
December 19, 2019
5
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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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Cosmos Hub 3 has launched: voters are more powerful than ever
December 11, 2019
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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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Figment’s 9% Cosmos Hub commission rate
December 5, 2019
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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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Cosmos November 2019 Network Analysis
November 29, 2019
5
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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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Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) is Coming to Cosmos
November 4, 2019
3
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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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Cosmos is vulnerable: Governance and the validator
October 17, 2019
8
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How does coupling governance with validators change incentives? The change may have some implications for Cosmos Governance.
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Cosmos inflation & staking rewards: How are they related?
September 25, 2019
4
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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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Introducing: Cosmos Hub 3
September 20, 2019
8
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How does coupling governance with validators change incentives? The change may have some implications for Cosmos Governance.
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Cosmos July 2019 Network Analysis
July 30, 2019
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 Staking Decentralized: Interview with Cypher Core
July 18, 2019
7
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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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Full Disclosure: Figment’s Cosmos Validator Infrastructure
June 4, 2019
6
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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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Creating Cosmos Governance Proposals
April 8, 2019
2
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When thinking about and participating in Cosmos governance proposals, our process will be a bit different from conventional legal practices.
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Cosmos Network Launch and Decentralization
March 18, 2019
3
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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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Cosmos Game of Stakes Learnings and Questions
February 7, 2019
3
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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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Our Cosmos Game of Stakes Strategy
November 16, 2018
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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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Cosmos Delegator and Validator Economics
September 2, 2018
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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
July 18, 2018
7
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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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How to Multisig on Cosmos
March 16, 2022
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Multisignatory accounts (multisigs) are finicky to implement on the Cosmos Hub. We've got a step-by-step breakdown of how to implement the multisigs using CLI.
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What Interchain Accounts Mean for Cosmos
March 7, 2022
5
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Currently, the only IBC function available in the Cosmos is token transfers. This will change with the Theta and Rho upgrades; Interchain accounts will allow users to enable an account on one blockchain to securely control an account on another chain. 
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Passage: the Metaverse Comes to Cosmos
March 1, 2022
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Passage is an online 3D space that allows users to have meetings, video chats, conferences, presentations and collaborations in a metaverse setting. Passage represents the first attempt to establish a Metaverse in the Cosmos ecosystem. 
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Cosmos January 2020 Network Analysis
February 2, 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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