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Iqlusion Is Open for Delegation

Iqlusion validator is excited to participate in the launch of the Cosmos Hub Mainnet!

We are accepting new delegations on the Cosmos Hub. After the launch of the mainnet, individuals and funds are able to stake Atoms to earn transaction fees and block rewards. Staking will be conducted directly via the Cosmos command line. Delegators to Iqlusion will get our support in managing their delegation and making governance choices as the Cosmos Hub upgrades itself.

Delegation Instructions

  • Atoms at stake: 1,317,502
  • Commission Rate: 10%
  • Iqlusion Address: cosmosvaloper1grgelyng2v6v3t8z87wu3sxgt9m5s03xfytvz7

Bond a certain amount of Atoms to given validator:

gaiacli tx staking delegate 
cosmosvaloper1grgelyng2v6v3t8z87wu3sxgt9m5s03xfytvz7 10000uatom --from delegatorKeyName --gas auto --gas-prices 0.001uatom

Iqlusion offers zero fee delegation via an out of band submission process. If...

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Staking as a Service: Beyond Asset Custodianship

By Zaki Manian and Kristi Põldsam

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The emergence of Staking-as-a-Service providers is one of the rising trends in the blockchain industry. This is a trend that has been talked about since 2017 and it is incredibly satisfying to see it beginning to blossom.

There is a strong demand for such service by hedge funds, VC’s and other entities holding large amounts of illiquid tokens. Those tokens can be used to support securing the network and to generate additional returns. However, setting up and managing a secure and reliable validator node is not and should not be in the core competence of money managers. Node mismanagement and faulty behavior, be it intentional or not, can result in slashings by the protocol with penalties far outweighing the transaction fees and block rewards that can be earned. The responsibility for maintaining validator network infrastructures should be left to...

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