The vision of an ecosystem of the sovereign, interconnected blockchains is coming to life. As the technology underpinning Cosmos matures, adoption is picking up: a recent example, dYdX, a major Ethereum Perp-Trading protocol, announced it was moving to a custom App-Chain to provide better order book trading services to its users.
Not all protocols need the same degree of customization as dYdX does, though, and most would rather avoid the overhead associated with the construction of a generic zone. For these protocols, there needs to be a secure, well-connected CosmWasm hub where to deploy.
Currently, such a zone does not exist: no chain is as secure as the Cosmos Hub, and Proposal 69 showed the community’s preference for virtual machines to be released on Consumer-Chains, rather than the Hub itself.
Today, we are proud to announce we are making the Cosmonauts’ vision a reality: Introducing Neutron, a permission-less, Interchain-Secured CosmWasm smart-contracting environment for the Interchain.
Neutron is designed to be the premier venue for Interchain Smart-Contract deployment:
Built with the Cosmos SDK, Neutron features native support for CosmWasm, a virtual machine that allows smart contracts written in Rust, AssemblyScript and other coding languages to run on Cosmos blockchains. The resulting smart-contracts have significant benefits over the release of code into an Appchain’s binary: they benefit from a large library of testing tools, are easier to deploy and upgrade, and can be audited more efficiently.
To protect its ecosystem from the get go, Neutron would be secured by 175 validators and roughly 186M staked ATOM, worth $1.5Bn at the time of writing. This is made possible by a technology called Interchain Security, which lets validators from a Provider-Chain (e.g. the Cosmos Hub) produce blocks for a Consumer-Chain (e.g. Neutron). Node operators are rewarded with additional native tokens, but can be sanctioned if they fail to validate the Consumer-Chain. In a nutshell, Interchain Security would provide Neutron with the same degree of security as the Cosmos Hub, the 10th largest blockchain by value staked.
Neutron is Interchain-oriented: it supports the Inter-Blockchain Communication protocol (IBC), Interchain Accounts (ICA), as well as Interchain Queries (ICQ), at launch. Initially, Interchain Queries will be provided by a custom implementation developed by P2P, and upgraded to the official release once it is available. This allows any protocol deploying on Neutron to effortlessly communicate with the rest of IBC, and enables complex operations such as interchain liquid staking or cross-chain collateralization.
Last but not least, Neutron is permission-less: it is an open platform where anyone can deploy code to join the Interchain’s economy. Neutron is a neutral foundation on which anything can be built. It does not presume the worth of a project, and does not favor the interests of a protocol over that of another. Neutron is a public-good, owned by the community, by its users.
P2P is a professional validator and a non-custodial staking provider which secures more than $1.5Bn in assets across the industry.
A long-term contributor to the Cosmos ecosystem, P2P has been securing the Cosmos Hub since genesis. It participated in the ATOM fundraiser and regularly open-sources its tooling.
At P2P, we have a strong conviction in the Interchain’s vision, which is why we help secure sixteen Cosmos networks, including Kava, Agoric, Evmos, Oasis and others.
P2P is an established player with valuable relationships across the DeFi industry: we see the need for a secure, permission-less, well-connected and reliable smart-contract platform. So, we built Neutron.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will be sharing more details about Neutron. The future of the Interchain is bright, let’s build it together: join the conversation over on the Cosmos Forum.
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<p>Most of the teams use Slack or Discord and have some separate channel for security related issues/announcements. And it works fine until you got offline. But blockchain works 24/7 and hackers don't sleep. Every month we have security related incidents and every day your assets might be at risk. What to do? Be online all the time? Don't mute your discord for a night time? Wake up on each alert? That's crazy, really, but we have solution for this!</p><p>Professionals all over the world use alert management systems that can be configured to meet any needs. The most used and powerful are <a href="https://www.atlassian.com/software/opsgenie">Opsgenie</a> and <a href="https://www.pagerduty.com/">Pagerduty</a>. They have a plenty of ways to aggregate alarms and a lot of possibilities to route them: Email, Push notifications, SMS, Phones calls, Webhooks, etc. Thus we can use such a service to translate one notification/alert into another or route to different people.</p><p>In this article we would use either push notification or phone call to get alerts we really want.</p><h2 id="how-it-works">How it works</h2><p>In case your community admins maintain email security list (if not, that’s a good idea!) - you can sign up for such one. But instead of subscribing to your personal address we would subscribe to the one that is generated by and integrated with Opsgenie or Pagerduty. Once configured, you would have personal unique email address that can be used to create alerts. Thus any mail sent to this address would trigger alert event that can be routed in different ways: resend mail to other addresses, send out push notifications, call some person or send SMS to. Moreover you can route such alerts to different people, successively or in parallel. The most powerful way is to route alerts to phone calls - that's the event you would catch for sure (unless you turn off your phone). All you need is to e.g. switch off Internet, but keep cellular network switched on.</p><p>You can even create a whitelist to be sure enough your DND mode on the phone would not block valuable calls from Opsgenie or Pagerduty. But as phone calls cost money, they are supported for paid plans only. With free plan you can use push notifications, that might be powerful as well - you can mute your discord completely, but you would get the most critical security mailing list alerts.</p><p>In light of such integration security mailing lists have big advantage - they can be easily integrated in alerting system, while configuring similar alerts going right from Slack or Discord channel required additional plugin/bot installed and configured.</p><h2 id="few-examples">Few examples</h2><blockquote>I want to use free version and get push notifications even in DND mode</blockquote><p>Just configure mail integration and allow notifications for Opsgenie or Pagerduty mobile app to go through DND mode, that’s it! Alternatively you can even configure additional application on your phone to do something more (e.g. play some ringtone) once such push notification appeared. Both IOS and Android have such apps and possibilities.</p><blockquote>I’m ready to pay for minimal plan cause I want to get phone calls for any incident</blockquote><p>It’s the same as in previous case, just choose phone call. not push notification. For pricing and comparison see below.</p><blockquote>I want multiple people be notified in different ways and JIRA ticket created automatically</blockquote><p>That’s more complex setup, but it’s doable. You can create e.g. Escalation Policy with paid Pagerduty subscription, alert in parallel to many people and methods, create JIRA tickets and use another integrations. Particular steps are slightly different for Opsgenie and Pagerduty, so please check out their web sites.</p><h2 id="pricing-and-comparison-of-opsgenie-and-pagerduty">Pricing and comparison of Opsgenie and Pagerduty</h2><p>At the time of writing both platforms are solid and reliable and have similar possibilities for the most common tasks. Both platforms have free plans that can be used by up to 5 users using web interface or mobile application. Email/push notifications are unlimited, but for using phone calls you need to have a paid subscription. Actual pricing can be checked on official sites: <a href="https://www.atlassian.com/software/opsgenie/pricing">Opsgenie</a> and <a href="https://www.pagerduty.com/pricing/">Pagerduty</a></p><p>At the time of writing minimal subscription is about 2 time cheaper for Opsgenie. Pay attention that subscription is per user, so multiply this price to number of users that would use a platform.</p><h2 id="configuration">Configuration</h2><p>Email integration configuration is described in details in these articles: <a href="https://support.atlassian.com/opsgenie/docs/integrate-your-email-with-opsgenie/">Opsgenie</a> and <a href="https://support.pagerduty.com/docs/email-integration-guide">Pagerduty</a>. Actually it’s pretty straight forward:</p><p>For Opsgenie:</p><ol><li>Settings > Integrations and search for Email (or Teams > Your Team > Integrations and search for Email</li><li>Set name of integration and email address, assign people who would be notified</li><li>Optionally use Advanced button to set Advanced options</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/08/image.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="1110" height="858" srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2022/08/image.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2022/08/image.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/08/image.png 1110w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>For Pagerduty:</p><ol><li>Services > Service Directory > Your service > Integrations tab and click Add an integration</li><li>Search and select Email, click Add</li><li>In integration tab you can see and customize your Email integration and copy email address</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/08/image-1.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="1365" height="388" srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2022/08/image-1.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2022/08/image-1.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/08/image-1.png 1365w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Also you need to configure your profile to send push notifications or make a phone calls</p><p>For Opsgenie</p><ol><li>Your contact icon on the right top menu > Profile Settings > Notifications (left side bar)</li><li>Configure your Contact methods</li></ol><p>For Pagerduty</p><ol><li>Your contact icon on the right top menu > My Profile</li><li>Add your communication methods in Contact information tab</li><li>Configure alerting scheme in Notification Rules tab</li></ol><p>That’s it! </p>
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<p>Looking to stake your GLMR but need help getting started? You've come to the right place. In this article we will be explaining in a easy step-by-step approach how to stake your GLMR. Let's get started. </p><div class="kg-card kg-callout-card kg-callout-card-grey"><div class="kg-callout-emoji">💡</div><div class="kg-callout-text">Prerequisites: All you need before we get started is a Metamask account and at least 50 GLMR!</div></div><h3 id="connect-to-the-moonbeam-dashboard">Connect to the Moonbeam Dashboard</h3><p>1. The first thing that you will want to do is to connect to the Moonbeam dashboard. Navigate to the following page and select Metamask: <br>"<a href="https://moonbeam.network/tutorial/stake-glmr/">https://moonbeam.network/tutorial/stake-glmr/</a>" </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-4.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="1328" height="634" srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-4.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-4.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-4.png 1328w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>If you are not signed in yet, Metamask will ask you to sign in. </p><p>2. Metamask will then ask you: a) which account you wish to connect to, b) permission to add the Moonbeam network to your Metamask, and c) allow the website to switch your network to the Moonbeam network. Approve each pop-up. </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/img_01--1-.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="1137" srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/img_01--1-.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/img_01--1-.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/img_01--1-.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/img_01--1-.png 2230w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>3. If you find that your account is still not connected to the Moonbeam dashboard, go back to your Metamask account. It may ask you to connect your account again.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-146.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="318" height="326"></figure><p>4. If you haven't yet deposited any GLMR to your Metamask account, you can do so by finding your address as shown in the image below: </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-144.jpg" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="352" height="592"></figure><p>5. Once you are connected to the dashboard, you will find information about your account including your available balance, staking balance, and even crowd loan rewards. </p><h3 id="how-to-stake-your-glmr">How to Stake your GLMR</h3><p>1. To stake your GLMR, head to the staking section in the dashboard. Scroll down and select "manage delegations". </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-8.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="664" srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-8.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-8.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-8.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2022/06/image-8.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>2. Next you will have to select a Collator. Collators are responsible for validating blocks, and in return they will be recompensed with rewards. These rewards will then be shared with you, the delegator. More information about what collators are and how to select them here. Once you know who you will chose, click on "Select a Collator". </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-9.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="920" srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-9.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-9.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-9.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2022/06/image-9.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>3. You can either select an active delegator or a waiting one. More information on how to chose a Collator here. For demonstrative purposes, I will select to delegate with P2P. Type in P2P and select this collator if you wish to delegate with us. </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-11.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="548" srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-11.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-11.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-11.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-11.png 2066w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>4. Next, enter the amount you wish to delegate (remember the minimum is 50 GLMR) and select "Delegate".</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-14.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="303" srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-14.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-14.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-14.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2022/06/image-14.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>5. Metamask will prompt you to confirm the transaction. Select "Confirm".</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-145--1-.jpg" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="358" height="616"></figure><p><br>Thats it! You are now staking your GLMR and you will start compounding your funds. You can track your stake on your staking dashboard.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2022/06/image-18.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="674" srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-18.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-18.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-18.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2022/06/image-18.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p><em>If you have any questions, feel free to join our<a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"> Telegram chat</a>, we are always open for communication.</em></p><h3 id="about-p2p-validator"><br><strong><strong><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></strong></strong></h3><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 high class staking opportunities. At the time of the latest update, more than 1.5 billion USD value is staked with P2P Validator by over 25,000 delegators across 25+ networks.</p><p><em><em>Want to stake </em>GLMR<em> with us? Visit </em></em><a href="https://p2p.org/networks/moonbeam"><em>https://p2p.org/networks/moonbeam</em></a><em><em> to find out more about </em>Moonbeam<em> staking.</em></em></p>
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