Original test-net participant.
Genesis block producer and maker of the popular Hubble staking explorer.
Serving world’s largest ATOM holders + Interchain Foundation.
Figment is a venture funded, registered Canadian company, based in Toronto. Canada offers stability, rule of law and clear crypto regulation.
The world’s most advanced physical IDC + multi-cloud staking infrastructure.
100% reward success. Never been slashed or jailed across any of the 14 networks where we offer staking services.
You maintain custody and control of your ATOMs at all times.
How many Cosmos tokens do you have?
Enter your public wallet address to track your staking rewards and account balance.
Figment’s validator address to stake:
It will take approximately 5 minutes to stake using a CLI on Windows, MacOS, or Linux.
You’ll need to gather the following info:
Run these commands in your command-line terminal to stake your ATOMs with the Figment Validator:
gaiacli config node cosmos-node-1.figment.network:26657
gaiacli config trust-node false
gaiacli tx staking delegate cosmosvaloper1hjct6q7npsspsg3dgvzk3sdf89spmlpfdn6m9d 100000000000uatom --from myKeyName --gas auto --gas-prices 0.025uatom --chain-id cosmoshub-2
You can also refer to the official Cosmos staking guide.
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You maintain custody of your ATOMs at all times.
Your ATOMs stay in your wallet and you can change your delegation at any time.
All ATOM token transfers, including rewards, are processed within the Cosmos protocol. Figment never has custody of your tokens or rewards.
There is a 21-day unbonding period to transfer your tokens after staking. During the unbonding period, your ATOMs are illiquid and may still be subject to slashing.
Figment provides a 100% missed reward guarantee for any missed rewards due to liveness (downtime).
Figment has a near perfect operating record and has never missed rewards for downtime or been slashed.
In Cosmos, validators that have poor performance or violate protocol rules my have up to 5% of tokens staked slashed
Slashing occurs when a validator signs signs two blocks at the same height, which is called double signing. This is most likely to occur when a validator mistakenly activates a backup validator when their primary validator is still online.
For this reason, Figment has prioritized avoidance of double signing over liveness (uptime). There is no slashing for limited validator downtime. Be cautious of validators that have only cloud-based infrastructure or complicated software based redundancy systems aimed at minimizing liveness. Complicated redundant backup systems to optimize for uptime can result in double signing and thus slashing.
There is no minimum amount of tokens required to validate, as long as the total delegation allows the validator to breach the top 125 among its peers.
Until IBC is enabled, there is really only one type of reward: inflationary block rewards. That’s because transaction volume is so low that we consider the fees to be negligible, compared with the block reward amount.
Currently the Cosmos Hub pays delegators roughly 10% rewards in ATOMs per year. The annual inflation rate changes depending on the percentage of the network tokens staked. When less than two-thirds of all tokens are staked, inflation gradually increase up to 20%. When over two-thirds of tokens are staked, the network inflation rate gradually decreases to 7%.
Read more about how inflation and rewards are related here. As of October 2019, the network staking rate is over 70%.
Rewards are liquid and distributed on-chain automatically. Token holders must withdraw their rewards and then re-delegate them if they wish to compound rewards.
Figment is never in control of the rewards.
Rewards are liquid and do not have the same 21 day unbonding period as the staked tokens.
Rewards can be tracked via Hubble, Figment’s multi-blockchain staking explorer.