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Validator Views: Polkadot Update - April 9, 2020

Posted by Staked on Apr 17, 2020 11:51:42 AM

The purpose of Validator Views is to provide updates and information regarding proof of stake chain progress, timelines, and more. 

Polkadot Update - April 9, 2020
  • As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, Polkadot is re-evaluating the timing of their public token sale and transferability of the DOT token.
  • However, launch of the Proof of Authority (PoA) blockchain with Nominated Proof-of-Stake (NPos) remains on track for launch in Q2 2020.
  • As of April 6th, development is focused on weight benchmarking (outlined in 01/22 update), technical security and reliability issues.
  • A list of outstanding technical issues remaining for launch is available on Github: https://github.com/paritytech/substrate/issues/4961

Please contact a Staked representative to learn more about staking Polkadot!

 




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Validator Views: Keep Update - March 31, 2020

Posted by Staked on Apr 17, 2020 11:45:48 AM

The purpose of Validator Views is to provide updates and information regarding proof of stake chain progress, timelines, and more. 

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Keep Update - March 31, 2020
  • Keep is expecting to launch the Keep Network mainnet with staking and trustless Bitcoin (tBTC) in the near future.
  • KEEP tokens will be unlocked on-chain over the same period of time as their Use Restriction (6 months, 12 months or 24 months). The KEEP tokens will be released for withdrawal into the owner’s account linearly, as each block of the Ethereum mainnet is generated.
  • Locked KEEP tokens can still be staked, but only from the wallet address that is associated with the owner. Keep’s standard SAFT terms require owners to stake their tokens.
  • 100,000 KEEP is the minimum required to stake on either the Keep or tBTC networks. The minimum stake will decrease over time according to a schedule the Keep team will be publishing at the time of launch!

Please contact a Staked representative to learn more about staking KEEP!




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Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% — 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Staked’s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

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Validator Views: ETH 2.0 Update - March 26, 2020

Posted by Staked on Mar 26, 2020 4:14:19 PM

The purpose of Validator Views is to provide updates and information regarding proof of stake chain progress, timelines, and more. 

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ETH 2.0 Update - March 26, 2020
  • The Least Authority team recently completed an audit of the Ethereum 2.0 specifications.  The audit identified seven issues and made three best practice suggestions. Furthermore, the audit highlighted two areas that would benefit from further review and additional documentation: the Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking layer and the ENR system. Read the full audit report here. It is now time for multi-client testnets and the Phase 0 bug bounty program!
  • The first ETH 2.0 testnet slashing of an external validator recently occurred. The slashing was caused by a GCP instance migration, as two validators were validating behind the same key. View the slashing in the block explorer here.
  • We often perform a variety of negative testing and fuzzing to characterize the operational behavior of new chains. Recently, we *intentionally* slashed one of our ETH 2 validators. To learn more about how Staked protects against double signing, read this blog post from our CEO. 

Please contact a Staked representative to learn more about staking ETH!




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About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% — 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Staked’s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

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