Vega Vega - Network Overview

<p>Secured around a PoS consensus mechanism, <a href="https://p2p.org/vega">Vega</a> is a novel project designed for developing and trading quality derivative products on a decentralised network.<br>  </p><h2 id="current-network-state">Current Network State</h2><p><br>Traditional centralised financial markets have left us paralysed. Traders and investors have no choice other than giving full trust to third parties who fix high costs and stifle innovation by controlling what markets and products can be traded.<br><br>The Vega network works to solve these shortcomings by improving access to a decentralised derivative trading network, cutting out the middleman and redistributing control back to the community. With Vega, anyone will be able to propose the markets they want to trade, and they will be approved for creation if they pass through governance. These markets will be:</p><ol><li>Backed by optimal liquidity incentives to attract market-making resources.</li><li>Supported by a risk management system to ensure safe trading.</li><li>Allowing collateralization with multiple crypto-assets.</li></ol><p>Through the use of its permissionless and agnostic proof of stake network, VEGA is bringing efficient trading of derivative products (comparable to centralised exchanges) to the DeFi ecosystem.<br>            </p><h2 id="token-allocation">Token Allocation </h2><p><br>VEGA raised  ~$11 million from over 26 backers, including Arrington, Pantera, Cumberland, KR1, Hashed, and Coinbase Ventures.<br><br><strong>Symbol:</strong> VEGA<br><strong>Type:</strong> ERC20 token which interacts with the VEGA blockchain via a Ethereum-to-Vega bridge<br><strong>Current Market Cap:</strong>  ~$34,000,000<br><strong>Current Circulating Token Supply:</strong> ~1,600,000 VEGA<br><strong>Total Token Supply:</strong> 64,999,753 VEGA</p><p>The initial token allocation and current token distribution looks as follows:</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/09/VEGA-Initial-Token-Allocation.jpg" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/09/VEGA-Initial-Token-Allocation.jpg 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/09/VEGA-Initial-Token-Allocation.jpg 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/09/VEGA-Initial-Token-Allocation.jpg 1200w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/09/VEGA-Token-Distribution.jpg" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/09/VEGA-Token-Distribution.jpg 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/09/VEGA-Token-Distribution.jpg 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/09/VEGA-Token-Distribution.jpg 1200w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>           </p><h2 id="vega-token-utility">VEGA Token Utility</h2><p><br>Each VEGA token will give rights to participate in governance and staking.<br><br><strong>Governance</strong><br>VEGA token holders will have the opportunity to propose and vote on 1) new markets on the VEGA protocol and 2) governance changes on rewards distribution policies, review fee prices, and the behaviour of the network.<br><br><strong>Staking</strong><br>Staking is the mechanism used to secure the network. It is the process of holding coins/tokens (stake) in order to earn rights to participate in the "<em>validation</em>" of new blocks, and in doing so "<em>delegators</em>" are compensated with rewards. Token holders can “delegate” their VEGA tokens rights to Validators. The more stake one has, the more influence they hold. Delegators are therefore incentivised to delegate to a Validator that acts according to the best interests of the network as a whole.<br>     </p><h2 id="vega-staking-economics-">VEGA Staking Economics: </h2><p><br>Vega started in 2018 and will be launching their Restricted Mainnet soon - enabling governance and staking of both unlocked and locked VEGA tokens. The core functionality of Vega will be introduced by a governance vote once the network is running smoothly and the functionality to enable trading is well-tested.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/09/image-2.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/09/image-2.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/09/image-2.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/09/image-2.png 1200w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Vega uses a Delegated Proof of Stake BFT-style consensus protocol. Token holders can “delegate” their VEGA tokens to the validators they wish. Validators will validate blocks of transactions on their behalf, earn rewards proportionally to the represented stake, and the network will redistribute it to their delegators after deducting a fee for the service they provide. There are two variables that define the staking rewards APR: the amount of tokens in the network assigned for rewards (AKA the reward pool), and how many VEGA tokens are currently staked. The estimated APR will be released shortly after the network launches when these variables will be known.<br><br>These rewards will derive from two different places:<br><br>1) A percentage of the infrastructure fee - fees that are charged on trades executed on the platform. <br>2) From the on-chain treasury.<br><br>The amount of rewards received will be voted by the community where an equilibrium between desiring high fees and lowering fees to attract demand should be reached.<br><br>Initially, 13 validators (<a href="https://p2p.org/">P2P Validator</a> being one of them) will be in charge of the validation of new blocks. To promote decentralisation, Vega have implemented a non-whaling scheme. Rewards will not grow further beyond a maximum stake that will be imposed on validators. Delegators therefore have an incentive to delegate to validators with a stake below this threshold as doing so will lead to higher rewards per token.<br><br><em>Users that want to contribute to the stability and security of the Vega Network without the complexities associated with the management of being a validator can delegate stake and earn staking rewards.</em><br>       </p><h2 id="slashing-risk">Slashing Risk</h2><p>Vega does not plan to implement slashing. However, validators will not receive rewards if they do not validate the blocks assigned to them and the community will punish validators who misbehave by undelegating their stake. Further punishments could be implemented if needed, such as retaining rewards generated. If it turns out to be insufficient, the community can always vote to implement further measures. <br>          </p><h2 id="useful-vega-resources">Useful VEGA resources</h2><ul><li><strong>Website:</strong> <a href="https://vega.xyz/">vega.xyz</a></li><li><strong>Guides: </strong>Coming soon</li><li><strong>Whitepaper:</strong> <a href="https://vega.xyz/papers/vega-protocol-whitepaper.pdf">vega.xyz/papers/vega-protocol-whitepaper.pdf</a></li><li><strong>Github:</strong> <a href="https://github.com/vegaprotocol/">github.com/vegaprotocol/</a></li><li><strong>Twitter:</strong> <a href="https://twitter.com/vegaprotocol">twitter.com/vegaprotocol</a></li><li><strong>Blog</strong>: <a href="https://blog.vega.xyz/">blog.vega.xyz/</a></li><li><strong>Community:</strong> <a href="https://community.vega.xyz/">community.vega.xyz/</a><br>    </li></ul><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p><a href="https://p2p.org/"><em>P2P Validator</em></a><em> is a world-leading <strong>non-custodial staking provider</strong> with the best industry practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only high class staking opportunities securing more than <strong>4 billion of USD</strong> value.</em><br><br><em>At the time of the latest update, P2P Validator is <strong>trusted by over 10,000 delegators</strong> across 25+ networks. We are a major player in all networks we support because of our experience, commitments and our <strong>reputation</strong>. We pay special attention to the process of <strong>governance</strong>.</em></p><hr><p><em>Want to stake VEGA with us? Visit </em><a href="https://p2p.org/vega">https://p2p.org/vega</a><em> to find out more about Vega staking and our special offer.</em><br><br><em>If you have any questions, feel free to join our</em><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><em> Telegram chat</em></a><em>, we are always open for communication.</em></p>

Romain Van Der Cam

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Vega P2P Validator To Provide Vega Staking

<p><a href="https://p2p.org/">P2P Validator</a> is excited to announce our upcoming launch of Vega staking. P2P will be joining the Vega Mainnet as node operators to increase network decentralization and support the security of the first network. </p><p><a href="https://vega.xyz/">Vega</a> is a financial infrastructure protocol designed for developing and trading novel margin products on a decentralized network. Secured with PoS, Vega facilitates automated margin trading of complex products, allowing anyone to design and launch their own financial products.</p><p>By staking Vega with P2P Validator, users can earn rewards on their VEGA through our non-custodial staking infrastructure. There are two variables that define the staking rewards APR: the number of tokens in the network assigned for rewards, and how many VEGA will be locked up to secure the network. These factors are likely to be variable upon network launch and better defined APR estimates will be available shortly after staking begins. Rewards are paid every epoch (daily) to the separate, non-staking account. P2P has been selected as one of the first 13 validators and we are successfully running on testnet, to be one of the first validators to launch on the Vega mainnet.<br><br>For more information on how P2P can assist you with your Vega, please visit <a href="https://p2p.org/vega">p2p.org/vega</a>.<br></p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h3 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h3><p>The P2P team has extensive experience in setting up secure infrastructure. P2P Validator maintains high-availability nodes and provides secure staking services for the most groundbreaking projects in the blockchain space. The node infrastructure is under advanced monitoring with 24/7 technical support, backups and alerts. P2P currently supports more than $4 billion in staked value across more than 10,000 individual stakers and 25+ key PoS networks.</p>

Romain Van Der Cam

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Kusama P2P Validator and Robonomics announce collaboration for launch of parachains on Kusama

<p>We are pleased to announce a collaboration with <a href="https://robonomics.network/">Robonomics</a> for the launch of parachains on the Kusama (KSM) network. Through this partnership, <a href="https://p2p.org/">P2P Validator</a> will roll out, maintain and support infrastructure for Robonomics parachain when Robonomics wins a slot within a Kusama parachain auction. </p><p>P2P Validator will help to ensure a smooth launch and sustained support of Robonomics parachains through rolling out an optimal number of collators and full nodes to organise all associated parachain data. In addition to this, we will work with Robonomics to produce new block candidates by passing them to the relevant validators across the Kusama relay chain.</p><p>Robonomics is an open-source server-less IoT platform on top of Ethereum and Polkadot. Its main goal is to bring the economy of robots into the 4th industrial revolution.</p><p>Kusama parachain is an excellent opportunity for Robonomics to scale up to 1 million IoT devices connected in real-time without any centralized regulators.</p><p>Through this partnership, P2P aims to demonstrate our technical infrastructure capabilities across the Kusama blockchain. As a leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion in assets across 25+ staking networks, we are thrilled to work with Robonomics on this exciting project. </p><hr><h2 id="useful-resources">Useful Resources</h2><p>To find out more about Robonomics crowdloan campaign, visit the <a href="https://robonomics.network/kusama-slot/?ref=p2p">dedicated crowdloan page</a>. Don’t forget to unbond your KSM to participate in the crowdloan. </p><p>To learn more about Polkadot and Kusama, please visit P2P’s support centre: “<a href="https://help.p2p.org/en/articles/5161573-kusama-ksm-staking-faq"><strong>Kusama Staking FAQ</strong></a>” &amp; “<a href="https://help.p2p.org/en/articles/5094261-polkadot-dot-staking-faq"><strong>Polkadot Staking FAQ</strong></a>”.</p>

Slava Yanchuk

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Mina Mina Protocol Staking Economics & Rewards

<p>In this blog post we will briefly walk through the Mina protocol incentives and cover staking rewards calculation.</p><p>Staking economics is very important for proof of stake (PoS) networks. Proper incentives help blockchains to maintain properties such as immutability and censorship resistance, building a solid foundation of node operators securing the network participating in consensus. </p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h3 id="mina-inflation">Mina Inflation</h3><p>Most PoS networks implement continuous token emission to incentivize node operators and delegators. Mina is not an exception. There is no cap of a max MINA supply as it grows every block. Every canonical block (successfully produced block written in the main chain) contains a coinbase (block reward) that is distributed to a node operator that produced it.</p><p>Currently, block rewards are fixed at 720 MINA to constitute the inflation of 12% assuming that all tokens are staked. In future it is expected for block rewards to be dynamic targeting inflation depending on a staking ratio to incentivise participation in staking. The less tokens are staked the higher will be the coinbase.</p><p>Token emission will decrease periodically until it reaches 7% annually. This schedule can be changed by the community via governance procedure in future.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/x0gebrSAlSXAjB8-rg0c8BVUr_RAAtrW1ywDEmakBgNCCWKDc3cuxz4sSO-c-0qVAidRHOEAGWh-W-isPlH5FqmdWR8LVloHMtlgY_DfBKx31fqrZvJ2FsxPDUjwMlhieGvUO1Fe" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>For token holders, <strong>staking is important to avoid dilution</strong> of their total share in Mina network. Some MINA tokens are locked for a certain period of time. They are not transferable but capable of being delegated or staked. Coinlist token sale participants and those who purchased MINA on exchanges have unlocked MINA that can be transferred to any Mina address.</p><p>To further incentivise staking <strong>every address without locked Mina will receive a higher return</strong> on its Mina due to supercharged coinbase.</p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h3 id="mina-protocol-specifics">Mina Protocol Specifics</h3><p>In Mina periods are split into epochs that last approximately 14 days and 21 hour. Staking operations like delegating and undelegating are executed immediately, but effects are applied only a couple epochs later due to Mina specifics. Stake distribution and balances are fixed for a particular epoch and any changes are taken into account with a time lag of 1-2 epochs.</p><p><strong>Epoch consists of 7140 slots, each is a period of time when node operators can create a block and produce SNARKs</strong> (proofs for transactions that compress the size of a blockchain). Currently it lasts ~3 min, but it can be shortened in future.</p><p><strong>Chances of being selected as a block producer are proportional to the node operator's stake</strong>. The final output is determined by a<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verifiable_random_function"> verifiable random function</a> (VRF). Multiple pools can be assigned with the same slot potentially resulting in a short-range fork that will be resolved by <a href="https://minaprotocol.com/blog/how-ouroboros-samasika-upholds-minas-goals-of-decentralization">Ouroboros Samasika</a>.</p><p>In fact, all accounts delegated to a particular pool participate in the VRF distribution to win the slot. Staking pool that is being delegated by the winning account can compete for the slot and receive a reward if the block was selected by the consensus rules as a canonical one. In general, coinbase is 720 MINA at the moment, but if the account that was assigned to that slot holds only unlocked tokens - coinbase is doubled being equal to 1440 MINA.</p><p>There is no slashing in protocol rules, but rewards to delegators are distributed by block producers manually, pro rata to their share in the pool. It is important to select a reliable block producer as malicious actors can withhold rewards, which will result in a time lost for re-delegating to another pool. <strong>In case of a supercharged block, share of delegators with unlocked tokens is doubled to reflect their contribution to the increased coinbase</strong> (mechanics might differ among block producers).</p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h3 id="staking-return-calculations">Staking Return Calculations</h3><p>There are ~24 epochs in a year and APR will vary in a short period of time (a few epochs) but should smoothen in the long term as more epochs pass. To define expected annual staking return we can extrapolate epoch performance to future periods. This method doesn't give us precise results but allows us to see which epoch had better return compared to others.</p><p><em>annual_apr = epoch_reward / epoch_balance * n_epochs_year</em></p><p><em>epoch_reward = total_pool_epoch_rewards * (1 - pool_fee) * delegator_share</em></p><p><em>delegator_share = delegator_epoch_balance / total_pool_stake</em></p><p>Calculation above doesn’t take fees into consideration. The more epochs are aggregated for averaging the better is the approximation of annual staking return. It also doesn’t take compounding into account, but it is possible to summarise actual rewards for a year and see the overall annual return.</p><p>In Mina, rewards received from delegating are staked automatically by design. Try to use a<a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/124XccIxA3O3K6vKxmflp3oOzFRTNGhEQRCGo4j_cLd0/edit?usp=sharing"> simple spreadsheet</a> to check your epoch rewards. We provide reward reports for P2P delegators by request, visit p2p.org/mina for more details.</p><hr><p><em>Note, that payout is not always equal to an epoch reward as some pools (including P2P) distribute rewards more frequently, so you will need to add up those. If you have questions, feel free to join our</em><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><em> telegram chat</em></a><em>. We are always open for communication.</em></p><hr><h3 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h3><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3.2 billion in staked assets by over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class networks. P2P Validator is an early genesis member and one of the early seed peer providers. We have been participating in Mina since the first testnet and intended to support Mina in the long term.</p><p></p><p><strong>Web: </strong><a href="https://p2p.org">p2p.org</a></p><p><strong>Stake MINA with P2P: </strong><a href="https://p2p.org/mina">p2p.org/mina</a></p><p><strong>Twitter: </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong>LinkedIn: </strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/">LinkedIn.com/company/p2p-org</a></p><p><strong>Telegram: </strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

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Mina Mina Staking Guide: Stake MINA Using Clorio Wallet

<!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><p><em>Clorio wallet is in beta version with an open sourced codebase. It is highly recommended to verify the checksum of the application if using a desktop version.</em></p><p><a href="https://p2p.org/mina">Mina</a> is a lightweight, highly efficient blockchain allowing network participants to seamlessly join the network to verify and secure the chain. On the Mina blockchain you can stake your MINA tokens to earn staking rewards - currently up to 24% APY. </p><p>The following guide walks you through Mina staking using <a href="https://clor.io/">Clorio wallet</a>. Clorio is a Mina specific wallet which lets you store, send and stake your <a href="https://p2p.org/mina">Mina</a> tokens.</p><hr><h2 id="staking-mina-protocol-mina-video-guide">Staking Mina Protocol (MINA): Video Guide</h2><p></p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pgbt-DXWX_A" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe><!--kg-card-end: markdown--><hr><h2 id="staking-mina-using-clorio">Staking MINA Using Clorio </h2><p></p><p>For more information, follow the steps below.</p><ol><li><strong>Creating a Mina Wallet</strong></li><li><strong>Staking Mina using Clorio</strong></li></ol><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h3 id="1-creating-a-mina-wallet">1. Creating a Mina Wallet<br></h3><p>It is possible to access Clorio using Ledger wallet if you have installed the <a href="https://docs.minaprotocol.com/en/advanced/ledger-app-mina">Mina app</a>.</p><ol><li>Visit <a href="https://mainnet.clor.io/"><strong>mainnet.clor.io</strong></a> and press <strong>Create</strong> <strong>wallet</strong>. Select your preferred way of accessing the wallet.</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/uxaxr6vCdtp5Ey8JfYfkKrN3zov67lUyqNGylWldR1n2PxH0yO5f6ZpobmhKzgFPH270NHbn860d41GoUSdczbmH7mZsegxGEvaKLVlZg0fZ8x-5BdiZR2uJtbJxLFT0uDAcMMul" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>2. Save your private key in a safe place. Download a PDF paperwallet and press <strong>Continue</strong>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/G0CSbFS6gCocTHjnrEqb0t5N1gjWtCTbsqWYivolqbBlw2tQRo_OOSPxNrmDKkvSkjXtGcZ0PqVkiV0orpUA6a-13yQBFFwO74882yFH9pKPIgNhrQ33xbKGJvije702lS5rSs43" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>3. Verify your private key and press <strong>Continue</strong>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/5uMlUgP9jFsUiVd6rHZyX5vTrYDznK_3t59MS_ue5WrYHpI559hq_OAo9OW0SxMIKmyIpZ6OgzkrYyj1lJtwihA4xHtqaLTjjBJcJxld3UDDtRHFrX8G3a62utUDz4PEva187eGi" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>4. Transfer Mina to your address. Note that for the first transaction, 1 MINA will be taken by the protocol as a wallet creation tax.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ors6Ati_Uz4xLH3ZSXF7GOH4Hahcx9obpe3xx3Sbg_wtsXQASsR7OJygHoGFmkcBEnXVxODnH5qOtq7DbRi550KuE0KST2thuNX1syi0kcrBHIf21dLdRmHyC7eZ2waXzZQXDqia" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Your Mina wallet is now live and you can manage your Mina assets on the blockchain.</p><hr><h3 id="2-stake-your-mina-tokens-with-p2p">2. Stake your MINA tokens with P2P </h3><p>To stake your <a href="https://www.p2p.org/mina">MINA</a> tokens and earn staking rewards, follow the steps outlined below.</p><ol><li>Access your wallet if needed and go to the staking hub. Select <strong>P2P Validator</strong> and click <strong>Delegate</strong>.</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/nj32r4V7V15HEwQ0cG8dskV6lgv0K4KNcSkiv7bGY_OY-5Fj9riesVov8gw5fsF7VCgVYGsZlYUILlVFvikOciLKd2nT8CEK9XVx6U_2mA3qdiQoqI7QkoluzqpE9_o2k6Y8GTqi" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>2. <strong>Confirm</strong> the action.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/0RLBTMZ_V9i7YHKwffPYTwXu9NXY2bu9CKTbWmYtwr15AaS6i9xpxKtOFV-RVfoK_mYrqZsC10OOSVyMNXsyhgf79X3wTZtcUn6UFxMhAQc3poyEkA8ojBtzaRnWUFD5zpg9WnFE" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>3. Set the transaction fee and click <strong>Proceed. </strong>In most cases you can use a default value. It is possible to check <a href="https://feenow.minascan.com/">feenow.minascan.com</a> to see the current state.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TG2ea1yagMJO8XF9K4jlUdbJvA35ojQLtgArLTKhv707FZRuDio3X2qJ7Eg6FP4bFgh8ePv3L1OS1IRJMX_bSICPUt47mFBRy7-tMLtxQhLVtzON7azUwja9sDdMCirZVdjOpVvI" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>4. Confirm the transaction using your Private Key.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/4OVTlFVH4BAN1Qd3fJQ69G6KmuI-mhxIheb3cneH_Ge1dpPXJ-h_idoFlI5P4iJ0KyEZm9SEzHk3rP9YXBhmpQbPvBrfjxBP4hPC7R3KGXtqeKzWqyzgWQ1UOTc1U5eu_xMw9D5y" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>5. After the confirmation you will be able to see your current delegation. Also, you can go to the overview tab to check the transaction status.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/HBddWKJjO-Su1ZUnbI7yUyQDHHZm6MqgxVkS3gnOIFwWJdCq3QacC5kvRdOlCoZBldVHvuazif9WtCdLga7tuHBpMBFmpWNYpRl7rfP8WnfZDxe0VhhvEHHQsiAwGYJ8oAf2d_mW" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Congratulations! You have successfully delegated MINA to P2P Validator. You will now start earning regular staking rewards. </p><hr><p>Each block producer has own payout conditions, manually distributing staking rewards. Your delegation will start participating in the consensus after the next epoch (1 epoch is ~15 days). <strong>If you delegate from a locked account it is recommended to create a separate address, periodically transfer rewards and delegate from there as well</strong>. It increases the chances of receiving a supercharged coinbase (double block reward) benefitting all delegators of a particular pool.</p><hr><p><em>If you have any questions, please feel free to join our </em><a href="http://t.me/P2Pstaking"><em>Telegram chat</em></a><em>. We are always open for communication.</em></p><hr><h3 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h3><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities. At the time of the latest update, more than $3.2 billion is staked with P2P Validator by over 10,000 delegators across 25+ networks. </p><p>We are actively involved in <a href="https://p2p.org/mina">Mina staking</a> since the first testnet being an early genesis member and mainnet seed peer provider.<br></p><ul><li><strong>Web</strong>: <a href="https://p2p.org/">p2p.org</a></li><li><strong>Stake Mina with P2P</strong>: <a href="https://p2p.org/mina">p2p.org/mina</a></li><li><strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/P2Pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a></li><li><strong>LinkedIn</strong>: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/">linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/</a></li><li><strong>Telegram</strong>: <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></li></ul>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Oasis Oasis Staking Guide: Stake Oasis (ROSE) with Ledger

<p>In this article we will walk you through how to delegate ROSE tokens with a Ledger using <a href="https://anthem.chorus.one/oasis/staking">Chorus One’s Anthem</a> platform. Anthem enables ROSE holders to transfer and delegate their tokens to earn staking rewards up to 15% APY. <br></p><p>Before you start:</p><ul><li>Download and install the newest version of Ledger Live on your desktop.</li><li>Install the latest version of the Oasis App on your Ledger device.</li></ul><h3 id="step-1-sign-in-to-anthem-using-ledger">Step 1: Sign in to Anthem using Ledger</h3><p>After setting up your Ledger and installing the latest Oasis App, go to<a href="https://anthem.chorus.one/oasis/staking"> Anthem platform</a>. Click the "Connect" button in front of the Oasis network and select the "Sign in with Ledger" option.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/WWdzAlLnZxVFifR3kK7NyLEfMaBA-MLTcF-ZLSRMDTz71ek-xB8D41CiyRvPCf5z4_xK6tnn5RwEOEm1o8yAmfU89NYv7xwaxmgrLhJEo9W55t0oEAttFfCPLup5MME7yumMr-6z" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Plug in and unlock your Ledger device. Open the Oasis app and click ‘Connect’.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TAGw1uqClz32Nc7ar9_dG5Mu6Wlq6waqrApFSCh5ZiuD-oR7nYG9OCKr47QXCP6F1Rk3Wcj-bXxwEpIpsF_cND1i0KM2Cnpft8FN44smeWQOl-VgND5kpdz2OvjW4zUwvCQ2Ta-r" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>After successfully connecting your Ledger you will be able to see your account information on the dashboard.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Zjm3d6i0IA8BGSSOAcjqyd80vEhOj0ckM9giWsGM35LB7_ha_B2LPtsTjbxf4VJ4M3b_XgL2iEl8xleWYzIMNk-dOKYG1d0VuSFJsDe9EpHoHrhv5v3uv0HAf7vidORhTsxJc9F7" class="kg-image" alt></figure><h3 id="step-2-stake-your-rose-tokens">Step 2: Stake your ROSE tokens</h3><p>We are now ready to stake! Check the available balance on the right side of the dashboard and click “Stake”. </p><blockquote> You will need to have a minimum of 100 ROSE in order to stake</blockquote><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hwNydph_bqa0EDggNR-MeAKTuCGmlv4YT_Xy9dl2PZYkzku7ZE7rxjbWUNvq5a9qrbDqjaVQyJVE835oc9fLxWSd_oDEOdFPSbpg12J1Xcum9dVQfsEI-fw8FZbd1ujsfKH7jvE5" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Select P2P Validator from the list of validators. Enter the amount you want to stake and click “Generate My Transaction”.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Lb0KtC8bPrbyp0MvcjoIrsoy6VOPJ5uGY9UkKOGymrGmBlNLTqYE3T2OtnDSltQx-QuRW3wtS1JZcqdY-RnecVEZnn7aR4OYtx8GG6zZ-PvLELUuzmb_nU-jhS7rdmDrwTc1DzLS" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Click "Sign Transaction" and approve the transaction on your Ledger device. Once confirmed on your ledger it will take a few minutes to confirm your transaction and once it’s done you will see the following message: “Congratulations! You are now a staker of ROSE.”</p><!--kg-card-begin: html--><div class="note-card"> <strong>Oasis (ROSE) Staking FAQ:</strong> <ul> <br /> <li>The current ROSE staking APY is approximately 15% per year.</li> <li>Rewards are added up to the staked amount every epoch and can be claimed manually by initiating unbonding.</li> <li>The Oasis network has a 14 day unstaking period throughout which your tokens will not be transferable. </li> <li>You need to have some funds remaining on your account while staking to ensure you can cover transaction fees.</li> </ul> </div><!--kg-card-end: html--><p>Oasis protocol is a decentralized privacy-preserving platform for cloud computing that allows safe data sharing and ownership enabling computationally complex applications. For more information on Oasis and staking ROSE, refer to our <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/oasis-brief-overview/">Oasis (ROSE) Network Overview</a>. </p><p>For support related inquiries, please visit our <a href="https://help.p2p.org/en/articles/5161651-oasis-rose-staking-faq">Oasis (ROSE) Staking FAQ</a> or contact our team via the chat function.</p><h3 id="useful-oasis-resources">Useful Oasis resources</h3><p>Website:<a href="https://www.oasislabs.com/"> https://www.oasislabs.com/</a></p><p>Github:<a href="https://github.com/oasislabs"> https://github.com/oasislabs</a></p><p>Docs:<a href="https://docs.oasis.dev/overview.html#what-is-oasis"> https://docs.oasis.dev/overview.html#what-is-oasis</a></p><p>Whitepaper:<a href="https://docsend.com/view/grdq39h"> https://docsend.com/view/grdq39h</a></p><p>Non-tech paper:<a href="https://docsend.com/view/5uuhcj3"> https://docsend.com/view/5uuhcj3</a></p><p>Blog:<a href="https://www.oasislabs.com/blog"> https://www.oasislabs.com/blog</a></p><p>Oasis Network explorer: <a href="https://oasisscan.com">https://oasisscan.com</a> <br></p><p>Oasis wallets:</p><p>Web — <a href="https://anthem.chorus.one/oasis/staking">https://anthem.chorus.one/oasis/staking</a>  (Ledger support only)</p><p>Web — <a href="https://oasis-wallet.rockx.com">https://oasis-wallet.rockx.com</a> (Ledger support only)</p><p>iOS or Android — by Bitpie</p><hr><p><em><em>Want to stake Oasis with us? </em>Paul <em>will be happy to help. Contact</em></em> <em>p.pavlov<em>@p2p.org</em></em> <em><em>to get personal assistance.</em></em></p><hr><h3 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h3><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than 3 billion USD value from over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class networks. P2P Validator invested its own funds in Oasis and intends to support the network in the long term. Our team has close connections with the Oasis team and we have participated in the incentivized testnet since the beginning.</p><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/oasis?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=oasis_staking_guide"> https://p2p.org</a>/</p><p><strong>LinkedIn</strong>: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/">linkedin.com/company/p2p-org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong><a href="https://t.me/p2pvalidator"> https://t.me/p2pvalidator</a></p>

Pavel Pavlov

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Kusama Slashing Event in Kusama - Post Mortem

<h3 id="summary">Summary</h3><p>115 validators of different staking providers received "unapplied slash" during the era 2249 in Kusama due to not sending "I'm online" signal. 45 out of 115 validators are P2P validators where a possible slash would be around 0.6% of active stake.</p><p>Unapplied status means that it can be reverted through governance action, which is exactly what happened in that case.</p><h3 id="customer-impact">Customer Impact</h3><p>All slashings have been reverted and no customer funds are impacted thanks to councils who supported the request and voted for the <a href="https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/295">motion 295</a> to cancel the slashing.</p><h2 id="what-happened">What Happened</h2><p>Almost all of the active P2P Validator nodes were running <strong>0.9.0 version</strong>. Monitoring showed perfect performance although sometimes we detected CPU spikes during the election.</p><p>On May 13, there was a release note issued for the <a href="https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot/releases/tag/v0.9.1">0.9.1 version</a>. The release had “Low (upgrade at your convenience)” upgrade priority. P2P started to roll out this version gradually because this is our SoP for low priority upgrades.</p><p>On May 14, we got a notification via Kusama Validator Lounge chat which said: <em>“Just a heads up that the<strong> </strong>9010 runtime upgrade will happen in ~55 minutes at block 7,468,792. If your node is not on at least version v0.9.0, it will not be able to sync after that”</em></p><p>After the runtime 9010 had been applied, part of our monitoring services based on @polkadot-js/api stopped working due to it being an older version than required with the fresh runtime upgrade. We had an alert which would  have been triggered if all CPU cores had 95%+ load at once, but as only one core had been overloaded, it didn't fire. Therefore, we didn’t figure out that a  number of our nodes would get slashed. It took about 40 mins to understand what exactly had happened.</p><p><strong>See diagrams:</strong></p><p>CPU time of node under v0.9.0 that experienced CPU load during the election.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/xbMcNNQasSYF-CWTDqRaczqDUKVhZcf2FFbTC5_ubeGcZs1mpMGCES6MOxYgZxW0NtLCNl4Nzcb5qNp5IzYk0BcgHQCrp2s0qVazGGMvct2QbkIgbpMlDX0dfNGcSPE373RGV0pJ" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>CPU time of node under v0.9.1 - no spikes</p><p></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/uqe0ePHHepSaTDa5rueOthMvifsFhezANDS7Y-vkQ5QxbfSO1QuPJbHiqVcwf9I8Xshh7pd2uzS-VWtzbZEGtJzgO02JojrjRAAaOEZwpaVdiAMNg835F0KHctcxPkuSUEab1XGO" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Logs records nodes running on v0.9.0</p><p></p><p>Looking at logs it becomes clear that after the runtime upgrade, nodes were experiencing some issues with performance. We caught 61780 events, which is a huge number and very unusual.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bQTU71RRrNxVcfTAW8tKOgg-FQmrsrbYq3k5v2DeFqyyh4rWq3oyb-hbUq30BfzL5QdeuCda8XisWvr1C5i62oYkFPMpADfKWv5zhcdzbYGrC6tieoJzZXwTHDd2syjP0qB2Xk9l" class="kg-image" alt></figure><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/tyErRh-yx8nhKGrEDIWdEcEwdmMKQfH-bv0w0VCNaZ_kG3yFmS2-7wNJq-EJmERFnoiUl1tV8LWSXpINXw8lt6hOoJ_Zyf5z9QoQpmTplkZUNfNLAHs2HalIv42I7QvVeE4PYT59" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p><br>During CPU spikes, our validators were not able to send "heartbeat" events. Therefore all 115 validators got slashed due to the concurrent unresponsiveness of a bunch of validators, see offence <a href="https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-staking#slashing">Level 2</a>.</p><p></p><p><strong>In order to avoid further slashing, P2P team undertook the necessary steps as follows:</strong></p><p><strong>May 14, 21:30:00</strong></p><ul><li>Fix monitoring service</li></ul><p><strong>May 15, 00:30:00</strong></p><ul><li>Validation is recovered on all P2P validators</li></ul><p><strong>May 15, 00:40:00</strong></p><ul><li>Investigation in collaboration with other nodes operators and the Kusama dev team occurred.</li></ul><p><strong>May 15, 05:00:00</strong></p><ul><li>All Kusama nodes have upgraded to v0.9.1 that solved CPU spikes issue</li></ul><p><strong>May 15, 19:00:00</strong></p><ul><li>Set “--wasm-execution Compiled” flag for all Kusama nodes<br></li></ul><p>----</p><p>Slashing was reverted by one of council member Raul Romanutti who proposed cancellation of slash submitting the <a href="https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/295">motion 295</a> and no user funds were affected.</p><p>----</p><h3 id="lessons-learnt">Lessons Learnt</h3><ul><li>We should have  more resilient monitoring for our nodes and infrastructure</li><li>Follow polkadot-js releases to upgrade libraries on time</li><li>Look closely at network status during runtime upgrades</li></ul><h3 id="what-s-next">What’s Next</h3><ul><li>We are going to work on new infrastructure and improvements for monitoring services that will help us to avoid such cases.</li></ul>

Slava Yanchuk

from p2p validator

Near NEAR Protocol - Network Overview

<p><a href="https://p2p.org/near">NEAR Protocol</a> is an open-source platform built to streamline the development and growth of decentralized applications (dApps). </p><p>NEAR is designed with security and performance at the core, allowing developers to create applications which manage high-value assets including money, identity and contractual information, whilst at the same time allowing for quick and efficient access. </p><p>With a focus on providing developers with a clean, user-friendly experience, NEARs approach to development is one focused around accessibility and scaling blockchain applications to accelerate the world’s transition to open, decentralized technologies. The protocol is a public, sharded, developer-friendly, proof-of-stake blockchain, making it an efficient platform due to its scalability and ease of use.</p><p>NEAR is compatible with Ethereum 1.0 today providing a complete integration with Solidity contracts (without the need for rewrites). Furthermore, an ETH-NEAR bridge allows for cross-chain interoperability and communication. This provides developers with flexibility and removes the need to fully commit to just one tech stack. </p><h2 id="market-size-potential">Market Size &amp; Potential</h2><p>Near Protocol was launched in 2020 with a vision to give back control of financial assets and sensitive data to the users to which it belongs, with an ambition to build digital infrastructure for a new internet where evil actors are barred from manipulating it.</p><p>Similar to what has been developed by Ethereum and Polkadot, NEAR is a base-layer blockchain allowing for applications and programs to be built on top of it. Imagine Amazon’s AWS, except controlled by the NEAR community. </p><p>Through the use of <a href="https://near.org/blog/the-beginners-guide-to-the-near-blockchain/">Sharding</a>, NEAR has a capacity to scale up significantly beyond the capabilities of existing blockchain solutions. Unlike with non-sharded networks, transaction fees on the NEAR network can be kept low due to congestion on the network being alleviated through dynamically expanding the system’s capacity via resharding.</p><h2 id="token-allocation-utility">Token Allocation &amp; Utility</h2><p>The NEAR platform is built around NEAR - a token which enables holders to use, build and deploy applications, take part in the governance of the network and earn staking rewards in the process.</p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/RzQWj6MXQhRsAoLx2H9SwVaV0csfZ3IuJTF25tpNLZyVdd7W3rQcm1bFH7HDq0woP0xvXDnj0jr5yC8v3Tec1s4Y9WUkqNRDRWTzs-9BW7XFWB6LKD5E5MJv9XamXSEBQFtiLs-8" class="kg-image" alt></figure><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><p>The NEAR token sale was conducted in August 2020 with a fundraising goal of $12,500,000 which was successfully met. Investors include MetaStable, Electric Capital, Accomplice, SVAngel, Amplify and HomeBrew. </p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/QDO53uGsKFjvI_svYrUOV6y0DXL8PXBkJGViIPZ3mU2h0EUVkxxt5qahiDMkvNT65-YZcpDdo-XeyhjQT0lqnjGIDWRVJjracdZryC63zsh7GUswd4wEbQ6c3ZXnj7MUmeDBipvq" class="kg-image" alt></figure><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><p>The NEAR token is the manner in which users - developers, builders, community members, use applications on top of the NEAR network. By “use”, this refers to e.g. submitting transactions on the network. This makes the NEAR token an essential utility unit within the network.</p><p>The network utilises a “gas” model very similar to that deployed by Ethereum used to pay for transactions on chain. Through a “block-rewards-with-burn” model, NEAR supply decreases over time as token supply is burned with rates of high usage. The annual token emission is 5%, while the final inflation can fluctuate based on usage and transaction burns.</p><p>Even a negative inflation is a possibility based on the amount of fees burned. The effective inflation rate is calculated every epoch (½ a day). </p><p>NEAR validators are rewarded with a predetermined inflationary reward with incentives aligned to incentivise enhanced network usage through improving validator return rates and security.</p><h2 id="slashing-risk">Slashing Risk</h2><p>Currently slashing is turned off but it is considered to be added with an increase of shards in the system. </p><p>NEAR validators can be penalised in two primary ways resulting in a partial loss of a delegated stake:</p><ol><li>Double Signing: Signing two blocks at the same height.</li><li>Invalid Chunks: Producing a chunk with invalid data.</li></ol><p>These types of errors can occur for a number of reasons, both due to malicious intentions, as well as due to non-malicious errors or misconfigurations.</p><p>To better manage the risk of accidental slashing, NEAR network uses a progressive slashing system where the portion of slasked stake is a multiple of the amount of stake that exhibited the double signing behavior during the epoch in question.</p><h2 id="useful-near-resources">Useful NEAR Resources</h2><ul><li><a href="https://near.org/">Website</a></li><li><a href="https://near.org/papers/the-official-near-white-paper">Whitepaper</a></li><li><a href="https://near.org/blog/">Blog</a></li><li><a href="https://github.com/near">Github</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/nearprotocol">Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://t.me/cryptonear">Telegram</a></li></ul><p>To learn more about delegating NEAR with P2P, visit <a href="http://www.p2p.org/near">www.p2p.org/near</a>. </p><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p><a href="https://p2p.org/">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion in staked assets by over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class networks. Our infrastructure is under advanced monitoring with alerts and 24/7 technical support making it the best choice for institutional investors.</p><hr><p><em><strong>Web</strong></em>: <a href="https://p2p.org">p2p.org</a><br><em><strong>Stake NEAR with us</strong></em>: <a href="https://p2p.org/near">p2p.org/near</a><br><strong><em>Twitter</em></strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/P2Pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a><br><em><strong>Telegram</strong></em>: <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Regen Regen Network (REGEN) Staking Guide [Keplr & Ledger Wallet]

<p><em>This simple guide will walk you through the steps of staking your Regen Network (REGEN) tokens using the Keplr wallet extension and/or Ledger wallet.</em></p><hr><p><a href="https://www.regen.network/">Regen Network</a> is a network to enhance regenerative land management through an improved alignment of economic incentives. </p><p>Regen is a PoS network, meaning contributors can stake their REGEN tokens to contribute to the security of the network and earn staking rewards in the process of doing so. </p><h3 id="how-to-stake-regen">How to stake REGEN</h3><p>1) Visit <a href="https://wallet.keplr.app/">wallet.keplr.app</a> using your Chrome browser, where you will be asked to connect your Keplr extension.</p><p>If you have registered the Regen Network address with Ledger, make sure that your firmware is up to date. To check, unlock your Ledger hardware wallet and open the Cosmos application.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/unlock-your-Keplr-account.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/unlock-your-Keplr-account.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/unlock-your-Keplr-account.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/unlock-your-Keplr-account.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/unlock-your-Keplr-account.PNG 1866w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>2) Login to your Keplr account. If you have multiple accounts click on the extension icon in the top right corner and select the account you used for Regen address registration.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/2.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/2.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/2.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/2.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/2.PNG 1860w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>3) Navigate to the Regen Network.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/3.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/3.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/3.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/3.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/3.PNG 1893w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>4) Press the <strong>Stake</strong> button.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/4.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/4.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/4.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/4.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/4.PNG 1890w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>5) On the Keplr dashboard, select P2P as the validator and click <strong>Manage.</strong></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/5.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/5.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/5.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/5.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/5.PNG 1893w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>6) Click <strong>Delegate.</strong></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/6.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/6.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/6.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/6.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/6.PNG 1912w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>7) Specify the amount of REGEN to stake and press <strong>Delegate</strong>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/7.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/7.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/7.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/7.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/7.PNG 1915w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>8) Select the transaction speed and approve it - wait for a confirmation.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/8.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/8.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/8.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/8.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/8.PNG 1906w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Congratulations, you have successfully delegated your REGEN tokens. This contributes to the security of the Regen Network and allows you to earn staking rewards in the process. Staking rewards are accrued in real time and should be claimed manually to re-stake achieving compounding effect.</p><hr><p><em>Do you have issues with REGEN staking? Join our</em><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><em> Telegram</em></a><em>, and we can help you get set up as a delegator. </em></p><hr><h2 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h2><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security practices and proven expertise. <strong>At the time of the latest update, over $3 billion of USD value is staked with P2P Validator by more than 10,000 delegators across 25+ networks</strong>. Our infrastructure is under advanced monitoring with alerts and 24/7 technical support making it the best choice for institutional investors. We have been involved in Regen Network testnets and invested own funds intending to provide long term support.</p><hr><p><strong>Web:</strong><a href="https://p2p.org"> p2p.org</a><br><strong>Twitter:</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a><br><strong>LinkedIn:</strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/"><strong> </strong>LinkedIn.com/company/p2p-org</a><br><strong>Telegram:</strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><strong> </strong>t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Mina Mina Protocol - Network Overview

<p>Mina is a decentralized proof-of-stake blockchain with a constant-sized chain of ~22kb, which is possible due to utilising zero knowledge proofs.</p><p><strong>Such a small size allows anyone to synchronise the chain almost instantly making participation in consensus quick and efficient.</strong></p><p>Developers will be able to build <a href="https://minaprotocol.com/docs/architecture/snapps">SNARK-powered applications</a>, Snapps, on top and empower privacy and data security features and users will be able to control their personal information through sharing proofs instead of the data itself.</p><h2 id="current-state-market-potential">Current State &amp; Market Potential</h2><p>Mina Protocol was successfully launched on mainnet on March 23, 2021, after more than two years of continuous research and development.</p><p>The problem of personal data has become more relevant than ever. According to <a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/economic-impact-cybercrime">CSIS</a>, two-thirds of people online suffered from bad actors resulting in leaks of personal data. Adding to this, more than <a href="https://notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/resource#annualReportSection">290 million identities were compromised</a>  in 2020 alone.</p><p>Giving up the right to verify data by a single third party leads to the risk of giving it to the wrong entities. Through being a light-weight protocol,<strong> Mina allows anyone to run a node, increasing the number of participants who add up to the decentralization at lower cost of operating an infrastructure.</strong></p><p>For example, current Bitcoin chain size is over 320Gb while Mina would allow full node security with just ~22kb of data, by utilizing recursive zk-SNARKs (a type of zero knowledge proof), eliminating the requirement for nodes to store the whole chain state.</p><h2 id="token-allocation-utility">Token Allocation &amp; Utility</h2><p><a href="https://minaprotocol.com/blog/mina-token-distribution-and-supply">Mina raised ~$29 million</a> from over <a href="https://minaprotocol.com/about">46 institutional backers</a>, including Accomplice, Paradigm, Fenbushi, Naval Ravikant and Bixin Ventures.</p><p>The overall token allocation looks as follows:</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4LCyUILYTJx73CcdbQcprJiykrcsXh8OM1fCH0O8N2rWgNTq4K6To0kc3haEmCxOYPYnNl-AJJk2iCE3Ajsj_6oN6ZHTD7zKvkIc4DKDcMKk_VsrlN9pfYsnJ38N4Z7vuocSO_1M" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Mina native token is a staking unit serving the purpose of securing the network and incentivizing nodes to provide their services. Transaction fees are also denominated in the native MINA token, as well as SNARKs, which are necessary to maintain the lightness of the Mina blockchain.</p><p>There will be a MINA <a href="https://coinlist.co/mina">public sale via Coinlist</a> on 13th of April. To acquire tokens you should register in advance and await further instructions.</p><h2 id="staking-economics">Staking Economics</h2><p>Mina currently uses <a href="https://minaprotocol.com/blog/how-ouroboros-samasika-upholds-minas-goals-of-decentralization">Ouroboros Samasika</a> consensus. Block producers for a particular epoch (~14d 21h) are selected using verifiable random function and <strong>chances to win a slot are proportional to the delegated stake</strong>.</p><p>During the first year, block rewards will target an annual inflation of 12% decreasing down to 7% after 2 years. Each successfully produced block contains a coinbase (reward for producing the block), which is currently equal to 720 MINA. If the account that has won a slot has no locked up tokens on a balance (e.g. users who purchase tokens from the Coinlist sale), the block coinbase will be supercharged resulting in a double reward. Supercharged rewards are in place for the first 15 months of mainnet.</p><p><strong>Holders can delegate their funds in a non-custodial manner to earn a share of rewards in proportion to their stake.</strong> Staking since the beginning of the mainnet will result in higher returns for delegators.</p><p><em>We encourage delegators with locked tokens to transfer rewards to a separate fresh address and stake from there to increase the chances of a supercharged coinbase.</em></p><h2 id="slashing-risks">Slashing Risks</h2><p>There is no risk of slashing due to the specifics of Ouroboros consensus family. Nevertheless, in order to receive a reward a block producer must be online at a given time slot.</p><h3 id="useful-mina-resources"><strong>Useful Mina resources</strong></h3><ul><li><strong>Website</strong>: <a href="https://minaprotocol.com/">minaprotocol.com/</a></li><li><strong>Github</strong>: <a href="https://github.com/MinaProtocol/mina">github.com/MinaProtocol/mina</a></li><li><strong>Docs</strong>: <a href="https://minaprotocol.com/docs/getting-started">minaprotocol.com/docs/getting-started</a></li><li><strong>Technical</strong> <strong>Whitepaper</strong>: <a href="https://minaprotocol.com/static/pdf/technicalWhitepaper.pdf">minaprotocol.com/static/pdf/technicalWhitepaper.pdf</a></li><li><strong>Economic</strong> <strong>Whitepaper</strong>: <a href="https://minaprotocol.com/static/pdf/economicsWhitepaper.pdf">minaprotocol.com/static/pdf/economicsWhitepaper.pdf</a></li><li><strong>Blog</strong>: <a href="https://minaprotocol.com/blog/">minaprotocol.com/blog/</a></li><li><strong>Forum</strong>: <a href="https://forums.minaprotocol.com/">forums.minaprotocol.com/</a></li><li><strong>Community</strong>: <a href="https://discord.com/invite/Vexf4ED">discord.com/invite/Vexf4ED</a></li></ul><hr><p><em>Want to stake Mina with us? Visit p2p.org/mina to find out more about Mina staking and our special offer. </em></p><p><em>If you have any questions, feel free to join our</em><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><em> Telegram chat</em></a><em>, we are always open for communication.</em></p><p><em>Special thank you to <a href="https://twitter.com/etekis" rel="noopener noreferrer">Emre Tekişalp</a> for the contributions to this article.</em></p><hr><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p><a href="https://p2p.org">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion in staked assets by over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class networks. P2P Validator is an early genesis member and one of the early seed peer providers. We have been participating in Mina since the first testnet and intended to support Mina in the long term.</p><hr><p><strong>Web:</strong> <a href="https://p2p.org">p2p.org</a></p><p><strong>Stake MINA with P2P:</strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/mina">p2p.org/mina</a></p><p><strong>Twitter:</strong> <a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong>LinkedIn: </strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/">LinkedIn.com/company/p2p-org</a></p><p><strong>Telegram: </strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Marlin, Guide, Matic, Ethereum Tutorial: Transferring MPOND from Matic to Ethereum

<p>The following is a step-by-step guide to transferring MPONDs earned in FlowMint stakedrop from Matic to Ethereum, and staking them using the Marlin network for an approximate APR of 10-12%.</p><h3 id="adding-mpond-to-metamask">Adding MPOND to MetaMask</h3><ol><li>To begin, you must <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/how-to-claim-mpond-during-flowmint-stakedrop/">harvest your MPOND</a> from FlowMint stakedrop.</li><li>To see your MPONDs on the MetaMask on Matic, add the MPOND token as a Custom Token in the MetaMask settings. To do so, navigate to MetaMask, click 'Add Token' and input the contract code below:</li></ol><p> MPOND contract - <strong>0x27B064fE4B708fDa0fD0C4ff2b78a1e4DAB812D1</strong>.</p><h3 id="transferring-mpond-from-matic-to-metamask">Transferring MPOND from Matic to MetaMask</h3><ol><li>To begin the process, go to <a href="https://wallet.matic.network/bridge">wallet.matic.network/bridge</a> and connect your MetaMask using the Matic Network add-in.</li></ol><p>When prompted, select the following options:</p><ul><li><em>From Matic to Ethereum</em></li><li><em>Transfer Mode: PoS Bridge</em></li><li><em>Token: Marlin (Mpond)</em></li></ul><p>After configuring details, press Transfer.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EPHar6mXzR9g4b_aUHtuwoYeNopbVCum-9xgKtG2oYHAogiNDx8kA39im7CPhDp08P9uywP7hMABMUWXYT2hyes8q2Xk-PUmsUW4ZsiWhdvCi4vXVUY4KfcZCBREuevG0iAeT57" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p><br>After pressing transfer you will be prompted with a transaction overview screens. Press continue as in the screenshots pictured below. </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/image-2.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/image-2.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/image-2.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/image-2.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2021/04/image-2.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>After confirming the transaction, you have to wait for the initialisation process. You can see the transaction status in the upper right corner. After a successful confirmation, you will pay fee in MATIC.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/image-1.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/image-1.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/image-1.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/image-1.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2021/04/image-1.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Once the "Checkpoint" has arrived [see image on the right above], switch the network in the MetaMask settings from Matic to Ethereum and click Continue.</p><p>Sign the transaction on the Ethereum network to initiate the withdrawal of MPOND tokens from Matic to Ethereum.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/04/image-3.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/04/image-3.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/04/image-3.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/04/image-3.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2021/04/image-3.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>After the transaction is signed, you will receive the MPOND tokens on the Ethereum network.  To see the MPOND token in Metamask, use the MPOND contract address on the Ethereum network.  </p><p>MPOND contract address: 0x1C77d15857646687005dbbAfFf5873F4495a9731</p><p>Now you can stake your MPOND tokens! </p><p>Use the following tutorial to <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/stake-pond-with-marlin/">stake your POND/MPOND tokens with P2P Validator</a>.</p><hr><p><strong><strong>If you have any questions, </strong>please stop by the<strong> </strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">P2P T<strong>elegram</strong></a>.</strong></p><hr><h3 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h3><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3.2 billion from over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class staking networks. </p><h3 id="learn-more-">Learn more:</h3><p><strong>Web</strong>: <a href="http://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=sol_guide">p2p.org</a><br><strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/P2Pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a><br><strong>LinkedIn</strong>: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/">linkedin.com/company/p2p-org</a><br><strong>Telegram</strong>: <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Kasper Rasmussen

from p2p validator

Mina Mina Protocol (MINA) Staking Guide

<p><em>This delegation guide will walk you through the steps of staking MINA tokens using the client interface to earn <a href="https://p2p.org/mina">Mina Protocol staking</a> rewards. </em></p><p>To get started, please ensure that you have a wallet funded with MINA tokens.</p><h3 id="step-1-set-up-the-environment">Step 1: Set up the environment</h3><p>To get started here, install Ubuntu 18.04/Debian 9. Upon successful installation, please follow the steps outlined below: </p><ol><li>Add repository:<br><strong>echo "deb [trusted=yes] http://packages.o1test.net release main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mina.list</strong></li><li>Update:<br><strong>apt-get update</strong></li><li>Install the latest Mina daemon:<br><strong>apt-get install -y curl unzip mina-mainnet=1.1.3-48401e9 </strong><br>(check release notes for the newest version)</li></ol><p>To confirm correct configuration, check the version:<br><strong>mina version </strong><br>(you should see: <em>Commit 48401e92d94948c066c03ca76326c065e5cbfc92 on branch master</em>)</p><h3 id="step-2-delegate-mina">Step 2: Delegate MINA </h3><p>Upon successfully configuring the staking environment, refer to the steps below to start delegating. </p><p>1. Unlock your account.</p><pre><code class="language-bash">mina account unlock -public-key $MINA_PUBLIC_KEY</code></pre><p>2. Delegate to a selected block producer. </p><p>If you wish to stake with P2P, use our delegation address: <br><strong>B62qs2Lw5WZNSjd8eHBUZXFYyRjV8oKtrZMFDn1S1Ye62G71xCQJMYM</strong></p><p>3. Paste the following code:</p><pre><code class="language-bash">mina client delegate-stake \ -receiver B62qs2Lw5WZNSjd8eHBUZXFYyRjV8oKtrZMFDn1S1Ye62G71xCQJMYM \ -sender $MINA_PUBLIC_KEY \ -fee 0.1</code></pre><p>Your delegation will start to take part in consensus after the next epoch or two (~15 - 29 days). There is no MINA un-bonding period and staking rewards are distributed manually every epoch (~14d 21h) and automatically staked if your account is delegating.</p><p>If you delegate from an account with locked tokens <strong>it is highly recommended to transfer your rewards to a separate fresh account and stake from there to increase the probability of receiving a supercharged coinbase</strong>.</p><hr><p><em>If you have any questions, please refer to our</em><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><em> Telegram chat</em></a><em>. We are always open for communication.</em></p><hr><h2 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h2><p><a href="https://p2p.org/">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities. <strong>At the time of the latest update, more than three billion of USD value is staked with P2P Validator by over 10,00 delegators across 25+ networks</strong>. Our infrastructure is under advanced monitoring with alerts and 24/7 technical support making it the best choice for institutional investors.</p><hr><p><em><strong>Web</strong></em>: <a href="https://p2p.org">p2p.org</a></p><p><em><strong>Stake MINA with us</strong></em>: <a href="https://p2p.org/mina">p2p.org/mina</a></p><p><em><strong>Twitter</strong></em>: <a href="https://twitter.com/P2Pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a></p><p><em><strong>Telegram</strong></em>: <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Marlin Marlin Protocol (POND) Staking Guide

<p>A step-by-step guide on how to stake POND/MPOND tokens using the Marlin staking platform together with Metamask or Wallet Connect.</p><p>Marlin is a layer-0 protocol focused on network-layer performance, security and robustness. Marlin Protocol speeds up block propagation of existing blockchains to enable higher throughput. </p><h2 id="marlin-protocol-staking">Marlin Protocol Staking</h2><p>When you stake POND or MPOND tokens, you are increasing the security of the Marlin network while earning more POND tokens by delegating your tokens to clusters that participate in Marlin network.</p><p>If you own a hardware device such as a Ledger Nano S or X, we strongly suggest using it for your staking operations. The process is pretty much the same as described in this guide. The only difference is that you need to sign transactions via your hardware device instead of using your browser. </p><p>Staking your POND/MPOND via the Marlin staking platform or the MetaMask wallet involves two main steps:</p><p><strong>Step 1: </strong>Connecting your MetaMask wallet address to the Marlin staking platform.</p><p><strong>Step 2: </strong>Creating a stash and delegating your POND/MPOND tokens to P2P. </p><h3 id="step-1-connect-your-metamask-wallet-address">Step 1: Connect your MetaMask wallet address</h3><p>Visit <a href="https://app.marlin.pro/relay/stash">app.marlin.pro/relay/stash</a> and connect your ETH address with POND or MPOND. Note that the address must be connected to the Ethereum network. After a successful connection, click the "Add Stash" button.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/e71eaCnmsZUS8rZtjYf4Pv7KYUDCbdARRUGvgi6tlvEJMvn19IHa-XjVCl5QY51ncHydYissIGJG1dqTgT74eD1xPZ2Ul4J3t0jTkZv9uKdlpUAnA6egSDeFHdrzqIDkOqFn_U8M" class="kg-image" alt></figure><h3 id="step-2-create-a-stash-and-delegate-pond-mpond"><strong>Step 2: Create a stash and delegate POND/MPOND</strong></h3><p>To delegate your tokens to the cluster you must create a stash. Tokens are moved to a stash and then you can choose whichever cluster the tokens in the stash should be delegated to. You can have multiple stashes to delegate to multiple clusters. This just provides more flexibility.</p><p>To get started with a delegation, enter the number of PONDs/MPONDs you plan to delegate, as well as the operator address as follows:</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/03/Screenshot-2021-03-08-at-14.10.08.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/03/Screenshot-2021-03-08-at-14.10.08.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/03/Screenshot-2021-03-08-at-14.10.08.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/03/Screenshot-2021-03-08-at-14.10.08.png 1026w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><!--kg-card-begin: html--><div class="note-card"> <strong>P2P Validator Operator Addresses:</strong> <ul> <br /> <li>0x6017b5df98118730e4c31b17c5a7438ecaa8887b</li> <li>0x785ceab6bec10ca9634bce3a60f4124add801f0c</li> <li>0xcbebfc74163cf5777a58201702e27dbfded6e2f5</li> </ul> </div><!--kg-card-end: html--><blockquote><em>We recommend that you create several stashes at the first stage to deposit some of your funds. This is because the probability of choosing a cluster is quadratic. Clusters with a large number of delegations may give lower returns. The un-delegation period is 30 days. We will monitor the performance of our cluster and take the necessary actions to increase the profitability of our delegates.</em></blockquote><p>To stake POND, a user must first make an <strong>Approve</strong> transaction before creating a Stash. If you are going to create multiple stash accounts, you can make an Approve transaction for the full amount of one transaction and then create stash accounts afterwards.</p><p><strong>Approve</strong> the numbers and click the <strong>Confirm</strong> button and confirm the transaction on the MetaMask wallet. In order to succeed, you will need to have ETH to pay for the transaction fee. After the transaction, it takes some time for your stash to be reflected in the interface. </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/NL-uMdZmSGpVjf7qVHGjL6d7badtQ_p5dcTUjo-R_K9ynsIhID0YQNssbnRhqcIWt_KSr7LBGGUSS_CfNXdU-TjyawOrcMMJZ-2kP8uGZDqzJBGEHcFPEZGleomMEXUaixOd1F-V" class="kg-image" alt></figure><blockquote><em>If you don't see your stash for a long time, make a hard reload of the page by pressing ctrl/cmd + shift + R.</em></blockquote><p>After successfully creating a stash, you will see all the information about your POND/MPOND Delegation within the interface. To delegate more POND or MPOND to an existing stash, click on Add Tokens underneath the My Stashes section.</p><!--kg-card-begin: html--><div class="note-card"> <strong>Marlin (POND) Staking FAQ:</strong> <ul> <br /> <li>Rewards are distributed once per day.</li> <li>Rewards do not auto-compound. To compound your POND rewards, you must claim them.</li> <li>Unclaimed rewards (in POND) appear under My Stashes at app.marlin.pro/relay/stash.</li> <li>Click the Claim button to withdraw rewards. Rewards can be withdrawn at any time and do not affect on-going delegations.</li> <li>The Marlin un-bonding period is currently set to 30 days.</li> <li>Re-delegation of POND tokens to another delegator has a delay of 6 hours.</li> </ul> </div><!--kg-card-end: html--><h2 id="alternative-approach-choosing-operator">Alternative approach: Choosing Operator</h2><p>Alternative to the steps above, you can stake directly with P2P through the following steps:</p><ol><li>Visit <a href="https://app.marlin.pro/relay/operator">app.marlin.pro/relay/operator</a>.</li><li>Connect your wallet via the ‘Connect Wallet’ button in the top right corner. You can use either MetaMask or WalletConnect.</li><li>Pick P2P.ORG as your Marlin cluster operator by clicking on the Delegate icon.</li><li>A pop up will appear - choose the amount of POND and/or MPOND token you want to stake and approve.</li><li>Once the transaction has been mined, click Confirm to create a stash and delegate it to P2P.</li></ol><p>Once completed you will be able to view the Stash within the My Stashes section. Here you will also be able to view staked POND and MPOND tokens by clicking Show Delegated Tokens.</p><p>To delegate more POND or MPOND to an existing stash, click on Add Tokens underneath the My Stashes section.</p><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion from over 10,00 delegators across 25+ high-class networks.</p><p><strong>Website<strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>:</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong> </strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=marlin_stakedrop_claim">p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Twitter</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Telegram</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong>:<strong> </strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong>LinkedIn</strong>: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/">linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/</a></p>

Pavel Pavlov

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Cosmos Cosmos ATOM Staking Guide [Keplr + Ledger]

<p>This tutorial helps you stake and manage <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/cosmos/">ATOM</a> tokens on the <a href="https://p2p.org/cosmos">Cosmos</a> blockchain, using both the <a href="https://keplr.app/">Keplr</a> Browser Extension and Web Wallet together with your favorite <a href="https://www.ledger.com/">Ledger</a> device.</p><h3 id="this-guide-will-help-you">This guide will help you</h3><ol><li>Set up your Keplr Wallet.</li><li>Stake ATOMs on the Cosmos blockchain to earn ATOM staking rewards.</li><li>Manage your Cosmos ATOM stake and grow your portfolio</li></ol><h3 id="before-you-start-">Before you start:</h3><ul><li>Download and install the newest version of <a href="https://www.ledger.com/ledger-live/download">Ledger Live</a> on your desktop machine.</li><li>Update your <a href="https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002731113-Update-Ledger-Nano-S-firmware">Ledger</a> device to the newest firmware.</li><li>Install the latest version of the Cosmos App on your Ledger device.<br></li></ul><p>See below for a step-by-step guide.</p><!--kg-card-begin: html--><br /><!--kg-card-end: html--><h3 id="i-setting-up-your-keplr-wallet">I. Setting up your Keplr Wallet</h3><ol><li>Open the Keplr Browser Extension (available for <a href="https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/keplr/dmkamcknogkgcdfhhbddcghachkejeap">Chrome and Brave</a>) and press ‘Import Ledger’.</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image-1.png" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>2. Give the account a name, then click ‘Next’.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image-2.png" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>3. Plug in and unlock your Ledger device. Open the Cosmos app and click ‘Next’.</p><p>4. Your Keplr account is successfully connected to your Ledger device.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image-3.png" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Now let's start staking!</p><!--kg-card-begin: html--><br /><!--kg-card-end: html--><h3 id="ii-staking-atom-on-the-cosmos-blockchain">II. Staking ATOM on the Cosmos blockchain</h3><ol><li>Open the Keplr Browser Extension and choose your Ledger account (via the ‘human icon’).</li><li>Copy your address by clicking ‘Deposit’ first, then fund your account with ATOM.</li><li>Once you have a balance, you can proceed with the ‘<a href="https://wallet.keplr.app/#/cosmoshub-4/stake">Stake</a>’ option.</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image-4.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/image-4.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image-4.png 904w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>4. Choose your validator (<strong>P2P.ORG - P2P Validator</strong>) then click ‘Manage’ and ‘Delegate’ in the next picture.</p><p>5. Choose the amount of ATOMs you want to stake and click ‘Delegate’.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-gallery-card kg-width-wide"><div class="kg-gallery-container"><div class="kg-gallery-row"><div class="kg-gallery-image"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image-5-1.png" width="392" height="357" alt></div><div class="kg-gallery-image"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image-6.png" width="392" height="357" alt></div></div></div></figure><p>6. Set your preferred fee (there are three options available) by hitting ‘Set Fee’.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image-7.png" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>7. In the following window, double-check the amount you are going to delegate as well as the P2P Validators’ address (you can see the first and last few digits only).</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image-8.png" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>8. Check the information on your Ledger device and click ‘Approve’ on it.</p><p>9. Use the Dashboard within the <a href="https://wallet.keplr.app/#/cosmoshub-4/stake">Keplr Web Wallet</a> or <a href="https://www.mintscan.io/cosmos">Mintscan</a>, one of the popular block-explorers, to see whether your delegation was successful.</p><!--kg-card-begin: html--><br /><!--kg-card-end: html--><!--kg-card-begin: html--><div class="address-card"> <p class="address-card__label"><strong>P2P Validator’s Cosmos address:</strong></p> <p class="address-card__address">cosmosvaloper132juzk0gdmwuxvx4phug7m3ymyatxlh9734g4w</p> </div><!--kg-card-end: html--><!--kg-card-begin: html--><br /><!--kg-card-end: html--><p>Now let’s try to manage your staking assets.</p><!--kg-card-begin: html--><br /><!--kg-card-end: html--><h2 id="iii-managing-your-cosmos-stake">III. Managing your Cosmos stake</h2><h3 id="claim-your-atom-staking-rewards">Claim your ATOM staking rewards</h3><ol><li>Open the Keplr Browser Extension and click ‘Claim’.</li><li>Choose your comfortable fee by hitting ‘Set Fee’ in the appropriate pop-up screen.</li><li>Plug in your Ledger device, unlock, and open the Cosmos app on it, then click ‘Next’ in the Browser Extension pop-up.</li><li>Review the transaction on your Ledger device and confirm it by hitting the two buttons on your hard wallet.</li></ol><h3 id="compound-your-atom-staking-rewards-to-increase-your-return">Compound your ATOM staking rewards to increase your return</h3><ol><li>Open the Keplr Web Wallet and, find your validator (P2P Validator) in the Staking Menu, click ‘Manage’ and then ‘Delegate’.</li><li>Choose the fees in the subsequent pop-up, hit ‘Set Fee’.</li><li>Plug in your Ledger device, unlock, and open the Cosmos app on it, then click ‘Next’ in the Browser Extension pop-up.</li><li>Review and sign transaction by hitting ‘Approve’ on your Ledger device.</li></ol><!--kg-card-begin: html--><br /><!--kg-card-end: html--><!--kg-card-begin: html--><div class="note-card"> <strong>Cosmos (ATOM) Staking FAQ:</strong> <ul> <br /> <li>The current ATOM staking APY is approximately 10.60% per year.</li> <li>You need to have some funds remaining on your account while staking to ensure you can cover transaction fees.</li> <li>Claiming rewards is a manually process which involves transaction fees.</li> <li>Cosmos staking rewards are paid out in real-time, with rewards accruing approximately every 7 seconds.</li> <li>The Cosmos network has a 21 day unstaking period throughout which your tokens will not be transferable.</li> </ul> </div><!--kg-card-end: html--><!--kg-card-begin: html--><br /><!--kg-card-end: html--><p>That’s it.</p><p>Now you know how to delegate and compound your Cosmos staking rewards using both the Keplr Browser Extension and the Keplr Web Wallet together with your Ledger device.</p><p>If any questions arise, whether on <a href="https://p2p.org/cosmos">Cosmos staking</a> or not, feel free to contact us via <a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/p2p-org/">LinkedIn</a>, or <a href="https://p2p.org/#contact-us">email</a>.</p><!--kg-card-begin: html--><br /><!--kg-card-end: html--><p><strong>About P2P Validator</strong><br>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than three billion USD value from over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class networks. We are early investors in Solana and have supported the network from the first block taking part in all stages of testing and voting.</p>

Leo Dubrovsky

from p2p validator

Near Near Protocol (NEAR) Staking Guide

<p><em>The following guide walks you through the process of NEAR staking. This guide is for those who already have a funded NEAR account. If you don’t, go to </em><a href="https://wallet.near.org/"><em>wallet.near.org</em></a><em>  to set up an account.</em></p><hr><p>Near Protocol (NEAR) is an open-source platform which is designed to build and empower decentralised applications. NEAR token holders can stake their tokens to earn up to 11% APY. </p><p>The following guide walks you through the Near staking using <a href="https://wallet.near.org/">Near Wallet</a>. Near Wallet is a Near specific wallet which lets you store, send and stake your tokens.</p><hr><h3 id="staking-near-protocol-near-video-guide">Staking Near Protocol (NEAR): Video Guide</h3><p></p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aRXNQlEa4D4" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe><!--kg-card-end: markdown--><hr><h3 id="staking-near-using-near-wallet">Staking NEAR using Near Wallet</h3><p></p><p>1. Import your account from <a href="https://wallet.near.org/"><em>wallet.near.org/</em></a> and access it. If you use ledger make sure that firmware and NEAR application is up to date.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/1import-existing-one.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/1import-existing-one.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/1import-existing-one.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/1import-existing-one.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/1import-existing-one.PNG 1896w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>2. Navigate to the <em>Staking</em> tab and press <em>Stake My Tokens.</em></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/2Staking-press.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/2Staking-press.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/2Staking-press.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/2Staking-press.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/2Staking-press.PNG 1895w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>3. Look for a validator you wish to stake with or simply type its name in the search bar.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/3type-p2p.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/3type-p2p.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/3type-p2p.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/3type-p2p.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/3type-p2p.PNG 1895w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>4. Press on <em>Stake With Validator.</em></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/4press-stake-with-p2p.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/4press-stake-with-p2p.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/4press-stake-with-p2p.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/4press-stake-with-p2p.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/4press-stake-with-p2p.PNG 1897w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>5. Specify the amount you wish to stake or click on the <em>Use Max</em> button in case you want to delegate the whole available balance. Scroll down and press <em>Submit Stake</em>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/5use-max_scroll-down-and-submit.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/5use-max_scroll-down-and-submit.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/5use-max_scroll-down-and-submit.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/5use-max_scroll-down-and-submit.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/5use-max_scroll-down-and-submit.PNG 1893w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>6. Confirm staking in the new window.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/6Confirm-staking.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/6Confirm-staking.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/6Confirm-staking.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/6Confirm-staking.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/6Confirm-staking.PNG 1892w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>7. Approve the transaction on your hardware wallet if you use Ledger. You will be asked to authorize two transactions.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/7confirm-with-a-ledger.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/7confirm-with-a-ledger.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/7confirm-with-a-ledger.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/7confirm-with-a-ledger.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/7confirm-with-a-ledger.PNG 1893w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>8. If everything is fine you will see a <em>Success</em> window. Your stake will start generating rewards from the next epoch (~12-14h). Those rewards are automatically added to the active stake. To <em>claim rewards or change a validator</em> you will need to <em>undelegate and wait for 36-52h</em> before withdrawing.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/8Success.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/8Success.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/8Success.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/8Success.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/8Success.PNG 1896w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><hr><p><em>If you have any questions, feel free to ask in our </em><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><em>Telegram chat</em></a><em>. We are always open for communication.</em></p><hr><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities. <strong>At the time of the latest update, more than three billion of USD value is staked with P2P Validator by over 10,000 delegators across 25+ networks</strong>. Our infrastructure is under advanced monitoring with alerts and 24/7 technical support making it the best choice for institutional investors.</p><hr><p><em><strong>Web</strong></em>: <a href="https://p2p.org">p2p.org</a><br><em><strong>Stake NEAR with us</strong></em>: <a href="https://p2p.org/near">p2p.org/near</a><br><strong><em>Twitter</em></strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/P2Pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a><br><em><strong>Telegram</strong></em>: <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Solana Solana Inflation and Staking Rewards

<p><em>This post will outline incentives for Solana token holders to stake SOL and earn rewards by securing the network.</em></p><p><strong>Stake your SOL and earn up to 8% in staking rewards using our simple <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/stake-sol-solana-with-solflare-wallet-and-ledger/">step-by-step guide</a> for staking with Solflare Wallet and Ledger Nano S/X.</strong></p><p>Inflation has been enabled in <a href="https://p2p.org/solana">Solana</a> allowing SOL delegators to earn rewards for contributing to the security and decentralisation of the network. </p><p>We've gathered the most important information related to SOL staking and inflation below. For more details, visit <a href="https://p2p.org/solana">p2p.org/solana</a>. </p><h2 id="solana-inflation">Solana Inflation</h2><p>In order to compensate node operators for state validation and delegators for locking their funds, every epoch (~2-3 days), protocol issues new SOL based on emission rate called inflation. <strong>Every epoch staking rewards are added to the active stake automatically.</strong> Inflation parameter is defined on a protocol level representing annual emission percentage. The exact value of new minted SOL is recalculated every epoch based on the total supply.</p><p>Solana token emission is distributed among validator pools based on their stake weight in the network. Every epoch a special program on Solana calculates the weight of all active stakes and assigns points that are used to proportionally divide SOL rewards among participants for that period.</p><p>A decision about inflation rate value is very important for sustainable network growth. It should incentivize participants to stake, cover costs of operating for validators and at the same time avoid over dilution of network users. <strong>For the first year annual emission will constitute 8%</strong>. In the following years inflation percentage will be decreasing by 15% per year until emission reaches ~1,5%.</p><p>Another revenue source is derived from transaction fees. It is expected to be relatively low for the first years. In current implementation 50% of transaction fees is burned while the rest goes to the current leader who processed the transaction.</p><h2 id="sol-staking-rewards">SOL Staking Rewards</h2><p>With the enabling of Solana inflation, SOL token holders are now able to earn rewards on their staked tokens. </p><ul><li>The Solana <strong>inflation/emission rate</strong> will start at 8% and decrease by 15% annually until it reaches a long-term inflation of 1.5%.</li><li>The <strong>SOL rewards</strong> <strong>are</strong> <strong>distributed</strong> to delegators every epoch, which is approximately ~2 days.</li><li>The <strong>Solana</strong> <strong>warm-up period</strong> - the time taken for your SOL stake to start earning rewards is approximately ~2 days if the amount is less than 25% of staked tokens.</li><li>The <strong>Solana cool-down period</strong> - time for your stake to become liquid after you stop staking is approximately ~2 days if the amount is less than 25% of staked tokens.</li><li>Your staking <strong>rewards are compounded automatically</strong>. </li></ul><p>In the beginning all Solana staking rewards will be distributed to validator pools. In the future, additional percentages from total issuance can be directed to the ecosystem development purposes and archivers, network participants who provide storage service downloading parts of the ledger and providing proof of replication of storing the segments.</p><p>The efficiency of Solana staking from an economic perspective depends on the overall participation. The total issuance is distributed to active delegators. If less than all SOL are staked, delegators will receive higher rewards than initial inflation.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/Sol-infl.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/Sol-infl.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/Sol-infl.png 775w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>For every epoch (2 days), the annual staking yield can be calculated using the formula:</p><p><em>APY = inflation * archiver_share * foundation_share / staking_ratio</em>, where<br><em>staking_ratio = staked_tokens / total_supply</em></p><p>At time of launch, <em>archiver_share </em>and <em>foundation_share </em>are planned to be set to 0%, so 100% of emission will initially be going to validator pools. <strong>The</strong> f<strong>irst years will be the most attractive for Solana delegators representing an opportunity to increase the network share.</strong></p><p>With the development of staking derivatives it will be possible to generate additional yield on top of staking rewards.</p><hr><p><em>Special thanks to <a href="https://twitter.com/sciencethedata">Eric Williams</a> for valuable additions. Having trouble getting started? Please get in touch with a P2P representative by emailing [email protected] or ask for assistance in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a>.</em></p><hr><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider <strong>securing more than 3 billion USD value from over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class networks</strong>. We are early investors in Solana and have supported the network from the first block taking part in all stages of testing and voting.</p><hr><p><strong>Web</strong>: <a href="https://p2p.org">p2p.org</a><br><strong>Stake SOL with us</strong>: <a href="https://p2p.org/solana">p2p.org/solana</a><br><strong>Twitter</strong>: @p2pvalidator<br><strong>Telegram</strong>: <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

TheGraph Loss of Epoch Rewards in Graph Network: A Post-mortem

<h2 id="tldr">TLDR</h2><p>Due to an old version of an indexer agent combined with a short-time node desynchronisation, closed allocation resulted in a zero proof of indexing on February 6th 2021. Due to this rewards for the epoch vanished. Lost rewards will be fully compensated by waiving our fee and sharing our own indexing rewards with our delegators. </p><h2 id="what-happened">What happened?</h2><p>An oversight in an upgrade process led to the indexer-agent version being out of date. A minor hiccup in Ethereum node operation coincided with the allocation closing, resulting in the closing of an allocation without a proof of indexing being submitted. Rewards will be fully compensated over the course of 12 days by charging 0% fee and sharing our own indexing rewards. </p><h2 id="what-went-wrong">What went wrong?</h2><p>We provide regular reward stats on a daily/weekly basis for delegators with locked GRT and thus had no monitoring of epoch rewards after closing an allocation. This led to a minor delay in reaction as reports are filled automatically without human intervention. Right after realising that rewards had been lost we set up an internal investigation.</p><p>Additionally was the absence of a well-reviewed upgrade procedure for new indexer releases. The upgrade procedure had no clear standard and checklist of actions to follow. New allocations were opened and no technical mistakes occurred, but existing monitoring that allocation was insufficient. We noticed that monitoring for a subgraph syncing delay had insufficient resolution time-wise so failed to catch a small hiccup in Ethereum node operation.</p><h2 id="what-went-well">What went well?</h2><p>We close and open allocations on a daily basis so we lost only one day of rewards. We collect statistics on stake changes every day and spotted a problem with reward crediting. We also thank our delegators who have noticed the issue and pointed concerns out in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram channel</a>. </p><h2 id="impact-on-clients">Impact on clients</h2><p>All our Graph Network delegators lost one day of indexing rewards. To compensate and mitigate their loss, P2P will waive the fees for 12 days in addition to distributing all the rewards from our own indexer stake for that period. </p><h2 id="lessons-learned">Lessons learned</h2><p>We should have had monitoring for new version releases and checked that software is up to date before taking actions. To avoid such issues in the future we have defined a clear written procedure for upgrades and set monitoring for all necessary releases. This case revealed flaws in our existing monitoring so we have now initiated a deep analysis of all metrics improving it from ground up and adding necessary alerts to support this. </p><p>We have decided to make reviews for all standard operating procedures more rigorous by allocating more engineering time to these activities. Testing and improvement will be continued on the new testnet where we are already set up. All the crucial operations, upgrades and innovations that can potentially lead to a financial loss will be implemented on testnet first.</p><p>P2P takes full responsibility for this and we are sorry for the inconvenience. Please be assured that P2P is taking actions to eliminate even a small probability of such an event occurring in future.</p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Polkadot P2P Partners With Advanced Blockchain AG To Manage Institutional Polkadot Staking

<p>We are pleased to announce our collaboration with <a href="https://en.advancedblockchain.com/">Advanced Blockchain AG</a> to manage their <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot">Polkadot (DOT) staking</a> activities - validating their 7-figure USD equivalent DOT balance - whilst furthering their research activity across the Polkadot Network. </p><p><a href="https://p2p.org/">P2P Validator</a> has been chosen due to our unique ability to enhance the efficiency of staking portfolios across institutional stakers - specifically Polkadot - maximising their staking returns as well as their strategic positioning across blockchain staking networks. </p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h2 id="institutional-staking">Institutional Staking</h2><p>With our institutional staking services, P2P offers stakers an advanced, non-custodial staking methodology providing access to secure staking strategies for optimised APY returns. </p><p>By working with P2P Validator’s institutional staking division, Advanced Blockchain AG are able to maintain their direct DOT exposure whilst maximising their staking APY and efficiently compounding <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/3-reasons-to-stake-dot-right-now/">DOT staking rewards</a>. In addition to this, Advanced Blockchain AG can benefit from P2P’s extensive monitoring, analytic and support systems as well as around-the-clock support.</p><p>Speaking on the partnership, CEO of Advanced Blockchain AG Michael Geike commented "We are very happy to be working with P2P Validator and highly value their expertise across staking networks. Together we aim to maximise our returns while supporting and further stabilising the Polkadot ecosystem.”</p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h2 id="furthering-polkadot-network-research">Furthering Polkadot Network Research</h2><p>Our mission at P2P is to advance developments within the blockchain space and to contribute to the growth of PoS networks like the <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/polkadot-overview-for-newcomers/">Polkadot Network</a>. Our vision extends beyond that of digital asset staking as we aim further research efforts across decentralisation and governance.</p><p>By partnering with Advanced Blockchain AG - a public blockchain network developer - we are able to identify innovative staking networks at an early stage whilst further growing our professional staking network. </p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><hr><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p>P2P Validator is a leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion in assets from across 25+ staking networks including <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot">Polkadot</a>, <a href="https://p2p.org/cosmos">Cosmos</a>, <a href="https://p2p.org/solana">Solana</a> and <a href="https://p2p.org/tezos">Tezos</a>. Our services include transparent digital asset staking, advanced monitoring, dedicated account analyst and 24/7 support.  </p><p>To learn more about our range of professional staking services across networks like Polkadot, <a href="https://p2p.org/#contact-us">contact us</a>.</p><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p> </p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h2 id="about-advanced-blockchain-ag">About Advanced Blockchain AG</h2><p>Advanced Blockchain AG (Frankfurt, Primary Market Düsseldorf, XETRA: ISIN DE000A0M93V6) is a publicly listed blockchain venture builder and ecosystem supporter in Germany. Founded in 2017, their portfolio and ecosystem development approach is centered around Web 3.0 and distributed ledger technology. To learn more about Advanced Blockchain AG and its portfolio companies, visit en.advancedblockchain.com.</p>

Kasper Rasmussen

from p2p validator

Solana Stake Solana (SOL) with SolFlare Wallet and Ledger Nano

<p>In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through how you can stake your Solana (SOL) using Solflare Wallet and Ledger Nano S/X. </p><p>To stake on the <a href="http://p2p.org/solana">Solana Network</a>, you'll need to follow these simple steps:</p><ul><li>Install the Solana App on Ledger.</li><li>Connect your Ledger to Solflare wallet</li><li>Transfer SOL to your wallet (if you have not already done so)</li><li>Stake your SOL.</li></ul><h3 id="step-1-install-the-solana-app-on-ledger">Step 1. Install the Solana App on Ledger </h3><p>First of all, download the Ledger Live app on your device and connect the Ledger device. In Ledger Live, via Manager, search for <em>Solana</em> in the App catalog. Click on “Install”. </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-3.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-3.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image-3.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-3.png 1286w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><blockquote><em>Make sure you always update to the latest version of the Solana application</em></blockquote><h3 id="step-2-connect-your-ledger-to-solflare-wallet">Step 2. Connect your Ledger to Solflare wallet</h3><p>Go to <a href="http://solflare.com">Solflare.com</a> and click "Access" button.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/08/image.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image.png 1612w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Choose "Ledger" tab and click “Continue”.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-2.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-2.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image-2.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-2.png 1436w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Choose the connected Ledger device and click on "Connect". Open the Solana App on your Ledger and connect your device.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-4.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-4.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image-4.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/08/image-4.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-4.png 1630w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Select your address in the drop-down section.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/Screenshot-2021-08-23-at-11.29.55.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/Screenshot-2021-08-23-at-11.29.55.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/Screenshot-2021-08-23-at-11.29.55.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/Screenshot-2021-08-23-at-11.29.55.png 1398w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Create a password that you will use to enter your wallet and to submit transactions. Select "Next step" to proceed.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/Screenshot-2021-08-23-at-11.31.45.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/Screenshot-2021-08-23-at-11.31.45.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/Screenshot-2021-08-23-at-11.31.45.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/Screenshot-2021-08-23-at-11.31.45.png 1400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>After successfully completing the steps above, you will find yourself in the main menu of Solflare where you will find information about your wallet account address.  </p><h3 id="step-3-transfer-sol-to-your-account-skip-to-step-4-if-you-already-have-sol-in-your-wallet-">Step 3. Transfer SOL to your Account (skip to step 4 if you already have SOL in your wallet)</h3><p>You are now ready to transfer SOL to your account.  To find your receiving address select "Receive".</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-5.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-5.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image-5.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/08/image-5.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2021/08/image-5.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>A pop up window will appear with your Solflare main authority address, and alternatively a QR code. Use this receiving address to send your SOL to your Solflare wallet.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-6.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-6.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image-6.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-6.png 1172w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Once you have transferred funds into you main authority wallet, you are now ready to start Staking!</p><h3 id="step-4-stake-your-sol">Step 4. Stake your SOL</h3><p>To start staking, you must first go to the staking section of the wallet by selecting "Staking" on the top of the page or select "Stake Solana" as indicated in the image below.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-7.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-7.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image-7.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/08/image-7.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2021/08/image-7.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>You will then have to create a staking account. In the staking page select "Start Staking"</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-8.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-8.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image-8.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-8.png 1320w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>A pop up window will appear. Input the amount you wish to stake and the validator you wish to stake with. To find <em>P2P Validator</em> type it in the search bar. Select "Stake" to proceed.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-12.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-12.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image-12.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-12.png 1156w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><blockquote><em><em><em>Leave some SOL in your wallet to pay </em></em>for <em><em>transaction fees. Since they are very low at Solana, leaving ~1 SOL in your wallet in your account should be more than enough.</em></em></em></blockquote><p>You will then be prompted to enter your password one last time for security reasons. You will have to verify and confirm your delegation on your Ledger device. Navigating to “Approve” screen, then confirm by pressing both buttons on the device.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-15.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-15.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-15.png 854w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Once your delegation transaction has been confirmed, you will see that your stake is activating. For more information on when you will start receiving rewards please refer to our <a href="https://help.p2p.org/en/articles/5245666-solana-sol-warm-up-period">SOL Warm-Up</a> article.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/08/image-16.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/08/image-16.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/08/image-16.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/08/image-16.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2021/08/image-16.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>That's it! You are now delegating your SOL to P2P Validator. Note that your SOL are still fully in your custody, but you are delegating them to P2P to help us partake in network activities and you will be rewarded for your contribution! You can find more information about Solana Rewards in the following page: <a href="https://help.p2p.org/en/articles/5242448-solana-sol-staking-rewards-fees">Solana (SOL) Staking Rewards &amp; Fees</a></p><p> <br>Some points worth noting:</p><ul><li><strong>Warm-up period</strong> (time until your stake starts earning rewards): ~2 days.</li><li><strong>Cool-down period</strong> (time for your stake to become liquid after you stopped staking): ~ 2 days.</li><li><strong>The current inflation</strong> rate is 8%</li></ul><hr><p><strong>If you have any questions, feel free to ask in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a></strong></p><hr><h3 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h3><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion from over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class networks. We were early investors in Solana and have supported the network from the first block, taking part in all stages of testing and voting.</p><p><br><strong>Web</strong>: <a href="http://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=sol_guide">p2p.org</a><br><strong>Stake</strong> <strong>SOL</strong> <strong>with</strong> <strong>us</strong>: <a href="http://p2p.org/solana?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=sol_guide">p2p.org/solana</a><br><strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/P2Pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a><br><strong>Telegram</strong>: <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Pavel Pavlov

from p2p validator

Cosmos Stargate and the new beginning of Cosmos

<p>We have voted YES to initiate the Stargate upgrade for the Cosmos Hub. We believe in the potential of the Cosmos ecosystem to grow and that<a href="https://stargate.cosmos.network/"> Stargate</a> opens a new page of ecosystem evolution being a huge step towards the original Internet of Blockchains vision.</p><p>By being an active contributor to the Cosmos ecosystem, P2P has built the dashboard to track delegation history across all the hub versions and claim rewards - a ledger delegation interface to securely stake in three simple steps. We participated in<a href="https://cosmos.network/goz"> Game of Zones</a> to test IBC in action and won the first prize in two phases. Our validator has taken part in a series of<a href="https://github.com/cosmosdevs/stargate#testnet"> testnets</a> since the beginning to prepare.</p><p><a href="https://stargate.cosmos.network/">Stargate</a> is the largest upgrade in the Cosmos ecosystem due date. What does it mean for the Cosmos network?</p><h3 id="road-to-million-blockchains">Road to million blockchains</h3><p>The current state of the ecosystem can be compared to the cities of a country struggling to communicate without capital and financial centers to connect them with each other. With the enablement of<a href="https://github.com/cosmos/ics/blob/master/papers/2020-05/build/paper.pdf"> Inter-Blockchain Communication</a> (IBC) the value can be seamlessly transferred across the ecosystem unleashing the synergetic effect among application-specific blockchains. Cosmos Hub will become the first intermedium to connect them with each other.</p><p><strong>The real long term challenge is to attract more builders and projects to the ecosystem to increase the cumulative value flow within the network.</strong> Notable improvements in performance and migration to<a href="https://medium.com/tendermint/tendermint-0-34-protocol-buffers-and-you-8c40558939ae"> Protobuf</a> blockchains will implement the upgrade to achieve higher throughput to handle the rising transaction volume. The ability to interoperate will bring composability to the ecosystem, with Protobuf it will be much easier for developers using various programming languages to communicate within the ecosystem and create novel applications.</p><p>In synergy with tools like<a href="https://github.com/tendermint/starport"> Starport</a> that allow developers to launch blockchains with a few commands and further coordinate the testnets with validators much faster, we can imagine the emergence of novel use cases and accelerated growth in areas like Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Collectible economies powered by Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).</p><h3 id="road-to-stargate-and-ibc">Road to Stargate and IBC</h3><p>Secure connection between blockchains requires trust in validators maintaining the actual state of the network. The Game-of-Stakes attracted and prepared solid staking providers and in March of 2019 Cosmos Hub was successfully launched on mainnet. There were two major upgrades, for the first year the focus was to battle-test staking, on-chain governance and provide a stable functioning network with a strong set of contributors.</p><p>Game of Stakes granted validators experience to be flexible to changing network conditions and on the 1st of May 2020 another incentivized competition called<a href="https://cosmos.network/goz"> Game of Zones</a> was launched to collect valuable data and prepare teams for the release of the IBC module. There were more than 150 participants.</p><p>IBC has been in development since the release of the original Cosmos whitepaper  - ongoing work to prepare and release the first version of the <a href="https://github.com/cosmos/ics/blob/master/spec.pdf">IBC specification</a> that outlines the overall design logic and architectural overview.</p><p>The plan of transition from hub-3 to hub-4 was outlined in the<a href="https://www.mintscan.io/cosmos/proposals/27"> Stargate proposal</a>. It was followed up with a<a href="https://stargate.cosmos.network/"> series of testnets</a> to examine the main features and ensure that the ecosystem participants are prepared for software changes being in line with the upgrade procedure.</p><p>On December 15th the finalized<a href="https://blog.cosmos.network/announcing-the-ibc-1-0-implementation-release-candidate-29f3245d7848"> version 1.0 of the IBC candidate</a> was announced. Multiple teams and contributors were involved in the process of improving, testing and finding bugs.</p><p>And now we have come to the point to finally bring the original vision of interoperability to the Cosmos network.</p><h3 id="what-to-expect-after-the-stargate-upgrade">What to expect after the Stargate upgrade?</h3><p>The rollout will happen in two phases as happened with with the launch of the Cosmos Hub on mainnet. During the first phase cross-chain transfers will be disabled to ensure the network is stable. Activation of the token transfer protocol will happen via on-chain governance. A proposal with parameter changes and timelines will be submitted and if passed we can utilize a fully functioning TCP/IP for blockchains in production.</p><p>With the enablement of the IBC, healthy competition among hubs can drive the development of the whole ecosystem. Novel use cases like liquidity mining over IBC can become a reality. New projects will be able to easily attract validators from the hub and ATOM will play the role of insurance against misbehavior providing strong security guarantees for new projects in the Cosmos network. Another interesting utility is that ATOM might be able to accrue fees in whitelisted tokens.</p><p>The IBC is still in its early days and adoption will take some time. Cosmos has made huge progress in these two years and P2P is proud to be part of it as a validator and contributor from the very beginning of the journey.</p><h3 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h3><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion from over 10,00 delegators across 25+ high-class networks. We are early ATOM investors and Game of Zones winners. P2P has supported Cosmos Hub from the first block taking part in all stages of testing and voting.</p><hr><p><strong>Web:</strong> <a href="https://p2p.org">https://p2p.org</a><br><strong>Stake ATOM with us:</strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/cosmos">https://p2p.org/cosmos</a><br><strong>Twitter:</strong> @p2pvalidator<br><strong>Telegram:</strong> <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

Marlin How to claim MPOND during Marlin FlowMint stakedrop

<p>This step-by-step guide will help you to claim your MPOND received during FlowMint stakedrop.</p><p>In order to claim MPOND, you need to follow simple steps below.</p><ol><li>Connect to Metamask on <a href="http://app.marlin.pro/flowmint">app.marlin.pro/flowmint</a></li></ol><blockquote><em>Please ensure that you have switched your Network to Matic’s custom RPC in Metamask settings and connected the address that you have set up during registration.</em></blockquote><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/image-16.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/12/image-16.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/12/image-16.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/12/image-16.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/12/image-16.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>2. Press the “<em>Dive In”</em> button and select the network.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/MmVyRPW4n7BM-8fgwwcasI7FrY9pNW0yzP81l7T7ObH5WbghdY9fwKEdUzg6CzzbofLnjrSW5WKO7iiI2Ish0hrdeBM2-Rq_3Vdmr23SvtG71xXiBSXJO4XnLjqK9W20C_Nf954l" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>3. Harvest your MPOND on the page of the selected network.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/3Hcv8Us30OwPqF96vnsK4EWz4O2fPQuE0Ri50tc1wIhvXsruL4ezlwsYXIUjxskcISKuqZby-JTUNfKSSQvYt5CAB2_6sB5_GFfIo31bL-kwGSfIomiBzIQtOhp0z6xf9fXrnmd1" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>4. Confirm the transaction in Metamask.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/h3_JuOegAbEnRyq8fcVtOzYO93JP_x2NMvxjsazn2oGt34_yDCQH9QhMLL_C5eY-jkBArNdimltihPygrw5N3UTIulKYdaIVXDBzyf4PnhthpfFwDDUETGduc2sA3LDbcz5Xl7Th" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p><strong>Prerequisite: </strong>You need to have MATIC tokens on the Matic mainnet, otherwise, the transaction will fail.  </p><p>To transfer the MATIC tokens from the Ethereum mainnet to the Matic mainnet follow this <a href="https://blog.matic.network/deposits-and-withdrawals-on-matic-network-walkthrough-guide/">instruction</a>.</p><blockquote><em>If you are having trouble with MATIC transfer or MPOND harvesting do not hesitate to ask questions in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> or contact Paul via [email protected] We will be happy to help.</em></blockquote><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Bz0wGFgvX9y1DbmexmDjLoGY6WYMPmEQnl_nQg6YZk0yaV3yDq8oQmp9nCMOYRZExkg2zSMnAC5gDy9aiFFsG9Fo5ZUqHuFru9kll_b9yGECWnS_hjbtGWjM1Gla0n1o_H0tS7jV" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>After a successful transaction, refresh the FlowMint page and you will see the MPOND on your balance.</p><h3 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h3><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion from over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class networks. We are constantly working on improvements to bring our customers the best proposals. All delegators staking DOT, ATOM, IRIS with P2P Validator have the opportunity to participate in the Marlin network and acquire Marlin tokens.</p><p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=marlin_stakedrop_claim"> p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"> https://t.me/p2pvalidator</a></p>

Pavel Pavlov

from p2p validator

Staking, TheGraph Graph Network - Brief Overview

<p>The Graph Network is an indexing protocol built for the decentralised web. Users of the Graph Network can build and share open APIs across Ethereum and IPFS to allow for fast and reliable blockchain data access. Data is managed and processed via open networks, providing users with verifiable integrity.</p><p></p><h2 id="current-network-state">Current network state</h2><p>The Graph Network was <a href="https://medium.com/graphprotocol/introducing-the-graph-4a281b28203e">introduced</a> in July 2018 and launched their <a href="https://thegraph.com/blog/the-graph-network-launches-mainnet">mainnet</a> this year, on December 17th, as the first decentralized blockchain data network.</p><p>The Graph Network works to improve access to decentralized applications through public and open APIs named subgraphs. Subgraphs dictate which data the network will index from Ethereum, as well as how this data is stored. Upon deployment, a subgraph forms part of a global blockchain data network.<br>During their testnet phase, Graph saw over 200 active indexers, together with more than 1600 individuals, complete their <a href="https://thegraph.com/blog/curator-program-launch">Curator Program</a> for decentralising data across DeFi.</p><p>Between June and November 2020 they have seen a 10x increase - from 1 to 10+ billion monthly queries - with usage across Curve, Uniswap, Decentraland and more.</p><p><br></p><h2 id="grt-token-allocation">GRT Token allocation</h2><p>In October 2020, Graph Foundation <a href="https://thegraph.com/blog/public-sale-announcement">announced a public sale</a> of GRT and successfully raised $12M. Earlier this year the Graph Foundation raised $5M in a <a href="https://thegraph.com/blog/funding-announcement">private token sale</a>.</p><p>The details of the GRT token can be found below:<br></p><ul><li><strong>Symbol</strong>: GRT</li><li><strong>Type</strong>: ERC-20</li><li><strong>Initial Circulating Token Supply</strong>: ~1,245,666,867 GRT</li><li><strong>Initial Total Token Supply</strong>: 10,000,000,000 GRT</li></ul><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/GRT_Piechart_v2-2.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/12/GRT_Piechart_v2-2.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/12/GRT_Piechart_v2-2.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/12/GRT_Piechart_v2-2.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/12/GRT_Piechart_v2-2.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>More information on the <a href="https://thegraph.com/blog/announcing-the-graphs-grt-sale">GRT token sale</a> is available here: thegraph.com/blog/announcing-the-graphs-grt-sale </p><p>4% of the total GRT supply - 400M tokens - was allocated to 4,500+ persons across more than 90 countries. These delegators can contribute to the Graph Network through delegating their stake to network Indexers - like P2P - to earn indexing rewards.</p><p></p><h2 id="graph-network-staking-economics">Graph Network staking economics</h2><p>Staking in the Graph Network is a method of securing their data network and rewarding network contributions.</p><p>Node operators across the network can lock their GRT tokens to provide indexing and query processing services for improved data access. These node operators - also known as ‘Indexers’ can earn fees and indexer rewards for this.</p><p>Delegators across the network are those who hold the GRT token can stake it to contribute to the overall network security and receive a share of indexer rewards.</p><p>Delegation lets passive, less technical participants secure the Graph Network without the need to run a node.Indexers - like P2P - set a Fee and Reward Percentage which they keep, with the rest of the rewards transferring to Delegators. The annual emission in The Graph network is set to 3%.<br><br>There is no slashing risk for delegators but the current Indexer slashing percentage is at 2.5%.</p><p><a href="https://p2p.org">P2P Validator</a> currently has the largest Graph Network Indexer globally, with a 33M GRT balance and 530M GRT capacity. Our Indexer balances are available on network.thegraph.com.</p><p></p><p><strong>Address 1: </strong>0x5A8904be09625965d9AEc4BFfD30D853438a053e (0x5a89—8a053e)</p><p><strong>Address 2: </strong>0xf4a097ce3a4efbd1748b2ef2076813961e4e6fa7 (0xf4a0—4e6fa7)</p><p></p><p>Users that want to contribute to the stability and security of the Graph Network without the complexities associated with node management can delegate staking to Indexers and earn a portion of on-chain indexing reward. </p><p>To delegate GRT with us, please refer to the resources below:<br></p><ul><li><strong><a href="https://economy.p2p.org/the-graph-delegation-guide-for-locked-grt/">Graph (GRT) Delegation Guide - Locked tokens</a></strong></li><li><strong><a href="https://economy.p2p.org/the-graph-delegation-guide-for-unlocked-grt/">Graph (GRT) Delegation Guide - Unlocked tokens</a></strong></li></ul><p></p><figure class="kg-card kg-embed-card"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are proud to have launched the largest <a href="https://twitter.com/graphprotocol?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@graphprotocol</a> Indexer and self-bond worldwide with an owned stake of 33.4M GRT and 500M GRT available capacity.<br><br>0x5a8904be09625965d9aec4bffd30d853438a053e<br><br>See our GRT delegation guide 👉 <a href="https://t.co/MJMCtrztfY">https://t.co/MJMCtrztfY</a></p>&mdash; P2P Validator (@P2Pvalidator) <a href="https://twitter.com/P2Pvalidator/status/1341371588139229185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 22, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </figure><p></p><h2 id="graph-network-resources">Graph Network resources</h2><ul><li><strong>Website</strong>: <a href="https://thegraph.com/">thegraph.com</a></li><li><strong>Explorer</strong>: <a href="https://thegraph.com/explorer/">thegraph.com/explorer</a></li><li><strong>Docs</strong>: <a href="https://thegraph.com/docs/">thegraph.com/docs</a></li><li><strong>Network</strong>: <a href="https://network.thegraph.com/">network.thegraph.com</a></li><li><strong>Github</strong>: <a href="https://github.com/graphprotocol">github.com/graphprotocol</a></li><li><strong>Blog</strong>: <a href="https://thegraph.com/blog/">thegraph.com/blog</a></li></ul><p></p><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p><a href="https://p2p.org/">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion by over 10,000 delegators across 25+ high-class networks. We have participated in the incentivized testnet since the beginning. P2P Validator invested its own funds in The Graph project in 2018 and intends to run indexers in the long term.</p>

Kasper Rasmussen

from p2p validator

TheGraph The Graph Delegation Guide For Locked GRT

<p><em>If you have participated in private sale of GRT and received email from The Graph team with a vesting contract address this guide will help you to delegate locked tokens.</em></p><ol><li>Go to<a href="https://network.thegraph.com/"> </a><a href="https://remix.ethereum.org/">https://remix.ethereum.org/</a></li><li>Press on a “<em>browser +</em>” symbol</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/R0dIgqHs-32c5FRTcmhy3Bqhm-0x_aiuz2TMuGww8eHf5IkfH2K-rzG8IT9SfFN64TZeiFr6oGuxkJbkrBLjIwc9QaNcK8ODUWbayleXAWT-ms-PfgCJDsCW5Cf8UqMXtQmQEVBn" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>3.  Add a name <em>TokenLock.abi</em></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/al_4QAWsYDWJPt82NVQ14sDP5nF_HkQwtZTLqmeMkOZPgKOoU9du05ZFGEdj2TgCyyolWDlhLtJ9Ol-Oyatb6pSL3DWArNYzXtpQFWMevYHio9ltQ9z4Y1GJXqelF_b9ijtpXGe2" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>4.  In a separate browser tab open: <a href="https://gist.githubusercontent.com/abarmat/20ac76441a7f4832ddc7e9a8b6fc2301/raw/3cc959f8233d35852afd81f42eba1fa8dac9f5a2/TokenLockWalletABIRemix.json">https://gist.githubusercontent.com/abarmat/20ac76441a7f4832ddc7e9a8b6fc2301/raw/3cc959f8233d35852afd81f42eba1fa8dac9f5a2/TokenLockWalletABIRemix.json</a><br>Copy the whole code and paste it in the <em>TokenLock.abi</em> that you have created in the previous step</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/JVNktjogZZ-Rez2_5t3qbaLtUduetWNY1JmaAFAdjfd44YnRrIgZ6GKxsjz870NLasKtCVjObj9NJqjYPRXcIc1eIhmHkxPwVZBGZvmqO9eEWenkBGF2Yis6FSTYGijq1jD6bYza" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>5.  Press on a <em>Deploy &amp; Run a Transaction</em> button</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cNdKvmMPeZ_iAAJqsRQlDGiEjXnPuXMoSiYpJNgForBl0kNrwfJsoydwTgjjkaOc6cK-Gsd63BlXL5sPgIPssuoeU4vTdnYnp_7Mjrm91ZWDHAGVxDsyPgstcNfqwikGPSqermFp" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>6.  In the <em>Environment</em> drop-down field select <em>Injected Web3. </em>It should cause automatic connection to MetaMask extension</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/jXoXqtUWd2Wc20yKZToqCBumxLJmoUGmNufRPn4W_Isu2F9fosV4LYTaOyqzAj1m_E7DidgtJD1lPItlbi8m5SkeQUGkjRMsJHpeNXaL4Am9tRppwS7-fwEEuekJ5KaqJrQHed-3" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>7.  Paste vesting contract address from email that was sent by The Graph team. Press <em>At Address</em></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/TVCJOSfer3NfjH9txEIg5jGDrJvaAMHkBQesuEcloRDLPL2W1uVG1IWDqGpObRXZUGKbfvZ3DNpF62aft4k_pcLXKqQA1mVWGp6a5I5ifonqcDKj2dT2PRmMm4EnWj-NXZrJDtex" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>8.  Click on a <em>Deploy Contract arrow</em> to expand the drop-down menu</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BxV18U5PUuikOFP-U3N_Pkpx6dEr552c2dqKcHf9ebP4uA5DcuMNRRSjCwnTHqOm2aafkKJnnjHEw-ndiUZl4SwPH4QpgSLm0Pu0H0gFfw8exDsYZyCaomDuvOuVt4MXEB410SKF" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>9.  Click on <em>currentBalance</em> to check if it matches with the one from the email. If balance is correct press <em>approveProtocol. </em><strong><em>C</em>onfirm the transaction</strong></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/coyF3BSuofW8efgvr8lkB9L_5xAjhJeusvit-FjyLZxbZvqis-f73f0aoRjO3syB62G9koW2JPSJARxPeJOHr5wB51ZJA5lXSGT6e73RforKeIp0BK4pxph0DL6ancPyk-fQTRmi" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>10.  Copy the balance to proceed with delegation</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/9t8Lm9LHLThfgDdKd16g4CNsyXx5OKShCKYThvZZB63m1y6MEMd9qjU8gzMuRsT4UbpL_l2s9EPiGwU5TqR3aySvr9Oma0zV-TLy5QWIrnr9KthDMYok3VS7Pl8UtmYHvWqOzT9F" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>11.  Press on the <em>Delegate</em> <em>arrow</em> to expand the section</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/NKXvNbArlEBrPPlfaN0070G1KT0zEGNFCLnNAVTHUmd833CSOnjEQs18zoJvnneAxXpu-K0q02NwDlRJYDVhU6RhbcqMJyk_7aC0GapwBdyJ1Safe7Wk0wfmfZwkY5soQQTbltbj" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>12.  Paste the balance you copied to the <em>tokens </em>field. <strong>P2P has two indexers</strong> available for delegation:<br><br><strong>a) </strong>Indexer address: <strong>0x5a8904be09625965d9aec4bffd30d853438a053e</strong><br>Max capacity:<strong> 533M GRT</strong><br>Fee:<strong> 8% </strong><br><br><strong>b)</strong> Indexer address: <strong>0xf4a097ce3a4efbd1748b2ef2076813961e4e6fa7</strong><br>Max capacity:<strong> 17M GRT</strong><br>Fee:<strong> 8%</strong></p><p>Paste the chosen indexer address in the <em>indexer </em>field and press <em>transact </em>button. Confirm the transaction. You will be required to pay 0,5% GRT deposit tax</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/5YkXxRZbCoovWL51VKKX8nfO4TNImtGpPzKbT32VedjWYi7qvAz7HFtye3yZnUycJhhMlhcgENCt-I2KOHxN50XGp0bVEyF-NHnq-TAbK5Ubxypf4tRwPjDES_KKXFKB0SGJlmxZ" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Rewards are automatically added to staked deposit and paid when indexer closes allocation. There is no slashing for delegators. Unbonding period lasts 28 days.</p><hr><p><em>If you have any questions, contact @Aleksei_W in Telegram or via email [email protected]</em></p><hr><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities. At the time of the latest update, more than 3 billion of USD value is staked with P2P Validator by over 10,000 delegators across 25+ networks. We are early The Graph investors who participated in testnet from the day one with a goal to provide long term support for the ecosystem. We operate the biggest indexer globally with highest own stake of 33M GRT and available capacity of &gt; 500M GRT making it ideal choice for large GRT holders.</p><hr><ul><li><strong>Web:</strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=flow_annoncement"> https://p2p.org</a></li><li><strong>Twitter:</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></li><li><strong>Telegram:</strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><strong> </strong>https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></li></ul>

Alex Bond

from p2p validator

TheGraph The Graph Delegation Guide For Locked & Unlocked GRT

<p><em>Use this simple step-by-step guide to delegate either locked and unlocked GRT to receive a share of staking rewards. If your funds are managed by multi-sig you may contact directly @konstantin_rm in telegram or via email [email protected] for personal assistance.</em></p><ol><li>Go to<a href="https://network.thegraph.com/"> https://network.thegraph.com</a>.</li><li>Connect your wallet using MetaMask.</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/connect-wallet.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/connect-wallet.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/connect-wallet.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/connect-wallet.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/connect-wallet.PNG 1902w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>If you have tokens locked with a vesting contract press an arrow and navigate to in in the UI. If your GRT are not vested, skip this step.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/--------------2021-02-03---20.07.05.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/--------------2021-02-03---20.07.05.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/--------------2021-02-03---20.07.05.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/--------------2021-02-03---20.07.05.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2021/02/--------------2021-02-03---20.07.05.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>3.  Choose an indexer. P2P has launched two indexers. Select our indexer <strong>0x5a89</strong> from the list in the beginning or paste <strong>0xf4a0 </strong>in the search field to select the second one. <br><br><strong>a) Indexer address #1: </strong>0xf4a097ce3a4efbd1748b2ef2076813961e4e6fa7<br><strong>Max capacity:</strong> 18M GRT<br><strong>Fee:</strong> ~8%<br><strong>Description:</strong> high risk strategy, with more volatile but potentially higher APY.<br><strong>Avg reallocations time:</strong> 1-2 weeks (or when market significantly changes)<br><br><strong>b) Indexer address #2: </strong>0x5a8904be09625965d9aec4bffd30d853438a053e<br><strong>Max capacity:</strong> 580M GRT<br><strong>Fee:</strong> ~8% <br><strong>Description:</strong> low risk strategy, with less volatile, higher than average Network APY.<br><strong>Avg reallocations time:</strong> 1-3 days (or when market significantly changes)<br><br>Press on the blue button to proceed and select <strong>Delegate.</strong></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/scroll-down.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/12/scroll-down.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/12/scroll-down.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/12/scroll-down.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/scroll-down.PNG 1903w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>4. In the opened window specify the amount you wish to delegate. Press <strong>Submit Transaction</strong>. You will be required to pay 0.5% GRT deposit tax.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/input-amount-1.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/12/input-amount-1.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/12/input-amount-1.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/12/input-amount-1.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/input-amount-1.PNG 1893w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>5. Approve the transaction using MetaMask. First, allow interaction with your wallet and second, confirm the delegation. You will need to have some ETH to pay the transaction fee.</p><p>6. After a successful confirmation you can observe information about your delegation by pressing on your account in the right top corner</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/my-wallet.PNG" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/12/my-wallet.PNG 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/12/my-wallet.PNG 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/12/my-wallet.PNG 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/my-wallet.PNG 1908w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>7.  Rewards are automatically added to staked deposit and paid when the indexer closes allocation. <strong>There is no slashing for delegators on The Graph.</strong> </p><p>The Graph GRT unbonding period lasts 28 days.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/LnKQ69DE9wFPNdY53-Liog91UcZZyU0MmTgNkmwFEAlYrvoHxw1EdqYVtyMGsC_RAj2KQVlth7S14HD5_erh0DE9fUwLNZeXduXgIeTqMVbYM3H5y0TLT3-IShUtPMytallp0mIY" class="kg-image" alt></figure><hr><p><em>If you have any questions, feel free to ask in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a> on contact Konstantin via email [email protected]</em></p><hr><h2 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h2><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities. At the time of the latest update, more than 3 billion of USD value is staked with P2P Validator by over 10,000 delegators across 25+ networks. We are early The Graph investors who participated in testnet from the day one with a goal to provide long term support for the ecosystem. We operate the biggest indexer globally with highest own stake of 33M GRT and available capacity of &gt; 500M GRT making it ideal choice for large GRT holders.</p><hr><ul><li><strong>Web:</strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=flow_annoncement"> https://p2p.org</a></li><li><strong>Twitter:</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></li><li><strong>Telegram:</strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><strong> </strong>https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></li></ul>

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Flow P2P Validator Joins FLOW as a Node Operator

<p>Crypto-collectibles are currently gaining a lot of traction and the demand for non-fungible tokens (NFT) spiked with<a href="https://nonfungible.com/market/history"> over $2M weekly volume</a>. <strong>NFTs represent a proof-of-ownership for a unique asset that can be used to exchange in-game assets, to define copyrights for publishers or proof of authenticity by digital art creators.</strong> In 2017, the Cryptokitties game on Ethereum was the most popular blockchain enabled consumer application that revealed the hidden potential of crypto-collectibles. Three years later, it still remains one of the largest NFT games by sales volume.</p><p>Due to Ethereum scaling limitations and aggravating user experience, the team behind CryptoKitties spent the last two years in R&amp;D to build a new blockchain platform that could address mainstream consumer scale needs, while offering an unparalleled user experience. Flow is a new blockchain built for the next generation of apps, games, and the digital assets that power them.</p><p>Flow is designed for better user experience with multi-role architecture that allows the achievement of speed improvements without sharding, ensuring composability of applications. Resource oriented programming and upgradeable smart-contracts provide flexibility for developers. Flow uses proof-of-stake achieving relatively fast transaction finality. Though Flow is a multi-purpose general blockchain not limited to any specific use-case, <strong>it has the potential to become the leading platform for building decentralized gaming applications and power the growth of crypto-collectible economies.</strong></p><p><em>With that in mind, P2P Validator is excited to announce the launch of Collector, Verification and Consensus nodes to increase Flow decentralization as part of our commitment to support the development of open and censorship-resistant collectible economies.</em></p><p><strong>If you are interested in staking with us follow a few simple steps from our <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/flow-ledger-delegation-guide/?utm_source=flow_annoncement&amp;utm_campaign=flow_guide">staking guide</a>.</strong></p><p>Our team has extensive experience in setting up secure infrastructure. P2P Validator maintains high-availability nodes and provides secure staking services for the most groundbreaking projects in the blockchain space. <strong>We are an early Flow investor having our own skin in the game.</strong> The node infrastructure is under advanced monitoring with 24/7 technical support, backups and alerts.</p><h3 id="about-flow"><strong>About Flow</strong></h3><p>Flow is a novel developer-friendly blockchain that is perfectly fitted for games and digital assets powering collectible economies. It has multi-role architecture improving transaction speed and throughput. It is built by<a href="https://www.dapperlabs.com/"> the Dapper Labs</a> team that is behind<a href="https://www.cryptokitties.co/"> Cryptokitties</a> and<a href="https://www.nbatopshot.com/"> NBA Top Shot</a>. It is supported by notable venture funds including Google Ventures, USV, a16z, Venrock and many others.</p><p>Learn more by visiting the <a href="https://www.onflow.org/#">Flow Website</a>,<a href="https://twitter.com/flow_blockchain"> Twitter</a> or<a href="https://t.me/flow_blockchain"> Telegram</a>. If you’re a developer, take a look at<a href="https://www.onflow.org/play"> Flow playground</a> and join the discussion on<a href="https://discord.gg/JuZY76"> Discord</a>.</p><h3 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h3><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=flow_annoncement">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities. At the time of the latest update, <strong>more than 3 billion of USD value is staked with P2P Validator by over 10,000 delegators across 25+ networks.</strong> We are early Flow investors with a goal to provide the long term support for the ecosystem.</p><hr><p><strong>Stake FLOW with us:</strong> <a href="https://economy.p2p.org/flow-ledger-delegation-guide/?utm_source=flow_annoncement&amp;utm_campaign=flow_guide">Ledger Delegation Guide</a></p><p><strong>Web:</strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_campaign=flow_annoncement"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong>Twitter:</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong>Telegram:</strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"><strong> </strong>https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bond

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