Cosmos

Cosmos

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The Cosmos network consists of many independent, parallel blockchains, called zones, each powered by classical Byzantine fault-tolerant (BFT) consensus protocols like Tendermint (already used by platforms like ErisDB). Some zones act as hubs with respect to other zones, allowing many zones to interoperate through a shared hub. The architecture is a more general application of the Bitcoin sidechains concept, using classic BFT and Proof-of-Stake algorithms, instead of Proof-of-Work. Cosmos can interoperate with multiple other applications and cryptocurrencies, something other blockchains can’t do well. By creating a new zone, you can plug any blockchain system into the Cosmos hub and pass tokens back and forth between those zones, without the need for an intermediary. For example, if you wanted to trade bitcoins for ether today, you would have to sell your bitcoins for a fiat currency on an open exchange and then use that fiat currency to buy ether on another exchange. The problem is, many of our exchanges today are plagued by hacks, theft, and cons. Two prime examples are what happened at Mt. Gox and more recently Bitfinex.
  • Market
    Pair
    Price
    Volume 24H
    24H (price)
    24H (volume)
  • Bibox
    ATOM/ETH 5 minutes ago
    $ 4.20
    $ 810.315 K
    3.70%
    37.47%
  • Bibox
    ATOM/USDT 6 minutes ago
    $ 4.21
    $ 4.002 M
    4.21%
    46.42%
  • Digifinex
    ATOM/USDT 7 minutes ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 5.563 M
    3.47%
    22.61%
  • Digifinex
    ATOM/ETH 7 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 559.123 K
    3.20%
    -25.18%
  • Digifinex
    ATOM/BTC 7 minutes ago
    $ 4.20
    $ 1.613 M
    3.45%
    -6.98%
  • Huobi Global
    ATOM/USDT 8 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 8.618 M
    3.20%
    46.05%
  • Huobi Global
    ATOM/ETH 8 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 99.741 K
    3.20%
    -3.00%
  • Huobi Global
    ATOM/BTC 8 minutes ago
    $ 4.20
    $ 1.422 M
    3.45%
    133.97%
  • Bibox
    ATOM/BIX 10 minutes ago
    $ 4.20
    $ 16.032 K
    4.48%
    1.34%
  • HitBTC
    ATOM/USD 11 minutes ago
    $ 4.23
    $ 2.025 K
    5.22%
    70.10%
  • OKEx
    ATOM/USDT 13 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 7.343 M
    3.46%
    28.97%
  • OKEx
    ATOM/ETH 13 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 690.782 K
    3.20%
    -26.75%
  • Binance
    ATOM/BUSD 14 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 276.679 K
    3.46%
    121.71%
  • Binance
    ATOM/BNB 14 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 124.863 K
    4.23%
    113.14%
  • OKEx
    ATOM/BTC 14 minutes ago
    $ 4.20
    $ 1.999 M
    3.70%
    -7.00%
  • HitBTC
    ATOM/BTC 17 minutes ago
    $ 4.24
    $ 5.109 K
    4.95%
    -22.38%
  • Binance
    ATOM/BTC 18 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 6.027 M
    3.71%
    30.94%
  • Binance
    ATOM/USDT 18 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 12.953 M
    3.46%
    68.16%
  • Binance
    ATOM/USDC 20 minutes ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 72.866 K
    3.97%
    27.85%
  • HitBTC
    ATOM/ETH 29 minutes ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 409.45
    2.72%
    35.89%
  • OKEx Korea
    ATOM/BTC 4 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 12.568 K
    4.77%
    -46.27%
  • OKEx Korea
    ATOM/ETH 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 1.927 K
    5.03%
    146.09%
  • HBTC
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 642.918 K
    5.03%
    -16.66%
  • HBTC
    ATOM/BTC 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 242.103 K
    4.76%
    2.25%
  • Huobi Indonesia
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 720.29
    5.03%
    -87.60%
  • AEX 安银
    ATOM/CNC 4 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 446.463 K
    4.26%
    8.02%
  • ViteX
    ATOM/VITE 4 hours ago
    $ 3.78
    $ 588.79
    -2.07%
    -5.49%
  • Hoo.com
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 2.243 M
    5.03%
    15.36%
  • Huobi Korea
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 69.233 K
    4.76%
    -2.58%
  • Huobi Korea
    ATOM/BTC 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 17.13 K
    4.76%
    -24.11%
  • BitAsset
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 583.726 K
    5.03%
    4.92%
  • Binance US
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 51.922 K
    5.03%
    86.56%
  • MXC
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 414.442 K
    5.03%
    19.30%
  • MXC
    ATOM/BTC 4 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 161.41 K
    4.77%
    33.95%
  • Binance US
    ATOM/USD 4 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 60.249 K
    4.77%
    33.09%
  • Coinbase Pro
    ATOM/USD 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 2.017 M
    5.03%
    23.28%
  • Gate.io
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 401.795 K
    4.77%
    125.42%
  • VCC Exchange
    ATOM/BTC 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 41.088 K
    5.29%
    39.51%
  • VCC Exchange
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 14.733 K
    5.03%
    325.53%
  • Coinbase Pro
    ATOM/BTC 4 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 443.095 K
    4.52%
    -11.97%
  • BiKi
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 132.689 K
    4.51%
    26.49%
  • Bitcoin.com
    ATOM/BTC 4 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 4.906 K
    4.26%
    -20.14%
  • Oceanex
    ATOM/VET 4 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 474.272 K
    4.52%
    23.23%
  • Oceanex
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 375.115 K
    4.77%
    -0.72%
  • BW.com
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 106.259 K
    3.74%
    3.26%
  • ProBit
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 202.519 K
    4.52%
    10.31%
  • BW.com
    ATOM/ETH 4 hours ago
    $ 4.11
    $ 67.199 K
    1.23%
    1.54%
  • ProBit
    ATOM/KRW 4 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 128.924 K
    4.77%
    -5.06%
  • OKEx Korea
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 36.373 K
    4.26%
    -15.74%
  • BTCNEXT
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 26.477 K
    4.02%
    2.27%
  • Yunex.io
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 187.471 K
    4.27%
    3.93%
  • DragonEx
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.13
    $ 2.304 M
    3.77%
    -6.17%
  • CoinAll
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 85.49
    0.24%
    0.18%
  • MXC
    ATOM/ETH 4 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 121.303 K
    4.02%
    17.90%
  • BTCNEXT
    ATOM/BTC 4 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 38.591 K
    3.76%
    6.62%
  • ZG.com
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 40.548 M
    4.80%
    -1.55%
  • GDAC
    ATOM/KRW 4 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 788.798 K
    4.28%
    9.32%
  • CryTrEx
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 125.386 K
    3.76%
    67.90%
  • Bilaxy
    ATOM/USDT 4 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 2.648 M
    3.75%
    11.01%
  • BtcTurk PRO
    ATOM/TRY 5 hours ago
    $ 4.13
    $ 1.828 M
    2.99%
    -8.52%
  • Indodax
    ATOM/IDR 5 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 24.949 K
    5.04%
    159.49%
  • BigONE
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 1.731 M
    4.01%
    24.80%
  • BigONE
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 1.723 M
    4.27%
    25.90%
  • Gate.io
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 26.488 K
    4.27%
    110.69%
  • Eterbase
    ATOM/XTZ 5 hours ago
    $ 4.13
    $ 6.591 K
    3.77%
    83.76%
  • Coinone
    ATOM/KRW 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 428.719 K
    4.01%
    40.21%
  • Bitcoin.com
    ATOM/ETH 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 260.14
    1.22%
    209.87%
  • KuCoin
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 370.854 K
    0.73%
    0.91%
  • KuCoin
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 610.19 K
    0.48%
    -15.04%
  • KuCoin
    ATOM/ETH 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 172.976 K
    0.48%
    -8.85%
  • BitMax
    ATOM/ETH 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 713.006 K
    3.49%
    37.13%
  • BitMax
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 865.569 K
    3.75%
    46.31%
  • CEX.IO
    ATOM/USD 5 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 8.47 K
    -
    25.48%
  • CEX.IO
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 2.448 K
    3.50%
    17.09%
  • BitMax
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 2.138 M
    3.75%
    63.14%
  • Poloniex
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 57.136 K
    3.75%
    100.82%
  • Paribu
    ATOM/TRY 5 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 275.687 K
    3.74%
    8.92%
  • LATOKEN
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 769.319 K
    0.24%
    52.27%
  • TOKOK
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 461.39 K
    0.48%
    -0.64%
  • Hotbit
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 3.017 M
    3.49%
    9.02%
  • LATOKEN
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 480.972 K
    0.24%
    -1.06%
  • TOKOK
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 2.528 M
    0.73%
    0.74%
  • CoinEx
    ATOM/BCH 5 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 6.568 M
    0.48%
    6.73%
  • CoinEx
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 9.533 M
    0.48%
    2.82%
  • Kraken
    ATOM/XBT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 108.459 K
    0.48%
    -7.36%
  • Kraken
    ATOM/EUR 5 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 436.321 K
    0.72%
    -9.58%
  • CoinEx
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 4.083 M
    -
    11.40%
  • Bitcoin.com
    ATOM/USD 5 hours ago
    $ 4.07
    $ 1.767 K
    2.26%
    55.91%
  • BKEX
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 15.44 M
    -0.24%
    3.69%
  • BKEX
    ATOM/ETH 5 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 527.76 K
    -
    -14.09%
  • Bittrex
    ATOM/USD 5 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 11.298 K
    0.48%
    297.91%
  • Kraken
    ATOM/USD 5 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 352.643 K
    -
    25.62%
  • BitZ
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 6.883 M
    0.24%
    7.21%
  • Upbit
    ATOM/KRW 5 hours ago
    $ 4.13
    $ 598.667 K
    -0.24%
    -7.07%
  • Bittrex
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 40.224 K
    0.24%
    5.27%
  • LBank
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 585.203 K
    2.44%
    -17.17%
  • LBank
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 668.071 K
    -0.48%
    0.12%
  • Bittrex
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.20
    $ 14.772 K
    1.69%
    172.62%
  • BitMart
    ATOM/BTC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 346.8 K
    0.48%
    7.67%
  • BitMart
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 384.294 K
    0.24%
    9.90%
  • CEX.IO
    ATOM/EUR 5 hours ago
    $ 4.09
    $ 1.398 K
    2.51%
    -57.50%
  • Poloniex
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.12
    $ 26.847 K
    3.00%
    -19.45%
  • Poloniex
    ATOM/USDC 5 hours ago
    $ 4.12
    $ 3.223 K
    3.26%
    39.56%
  • BtcTurk PRO
    ATOM/USDT 5 hours ago
    $ 4.18
    $ 653.99 K
    5.03%
    6.32%
  • Bitfinex
    ATOM/USD 5 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 23.288 K
    4.27%
    169.25%
  • BtcTurk PRO
    ATOM/BTC 6 hours ago
    $ 4.19
    $ 21.361 K
    2.44%
    -12.99%
  • EXMO
    ATOM/USD 6 hours ago
    $ 4.16
    $ 5.912 K
    -0.72%
    -6.98%
  • Bittrex
    ATOM/ETH 6 hours ago
    $ 4.14
    $ 15.149 K
    0.98%
    749.06%
  • Satang Pro
    ATOM/THB 6 hours ago
    $ 4.12
    $ 996.58
    -
    -
  • Kraken
    ATOM/ETH 6 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 25.897 K
    0.48%
    -54.44%
  • Bitfinex
    ATOM/BTC 6 hours ago
    $ 4.17
    $ 12.326 K
    3.99%
    328.93%
  • Eterbase
    ATOM/USDT 7 hours ago
    $ 4.12
    $ 24.906 K
    2.74%
    62.05%
  • CoinAll
    ATOM/BTC 7 hours ago
    $ 4.13
    $ 12.30
    3.77%
    3.80%
  • Eterbase
    ATOM/BTC 8 hours ago
    $ 4.10
    $ 3.082 K
    -1.68%
    8.64%
  • CEX.IO
    ATOM/GBP 8 hours ago
    $ 4.11
    $ 2.558 K
    -0.48%
    272.23%
  • Eterbase
    ATOM/EUR 8 hours ago
    $ 4.12
    $ 1.199 K
    2.74%
    58.16%
  • Eterbase
    ATOM/ETH 8 hours ago
    $ 4.13
    $ 4.144 K
    3.51%
    39.96%
  • EXMO
    ATOM/BTC 9 hours ago
    $ 4.13
    $ 6.645 K
    -2.82%
    -10.77%
  • EXMO
    ATOM/EXM 10 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 147.10
    -
    -51.48%
  • HitBTC
    ATOM/BCH 11 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 98.99
    -
    -
  • Bitcoin.com
    ATOM/BCH 11 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 98.82
    -
    -
  • Bitfinex
    ATOM/ETH 11 hours ago
    $ 4.10
    $ 326.19
    6.22%
    9.99%
  • XT
    ATOM/BTC 15 hours ago
    $ 4.08
    $ 3.681 K
    4.35%
    -97.49%
  • XT
    ATOM/USDT 15 hours ago
    $ 3.92
    $ 5.595 K
    -
    -98.26%
  • XT
    ATOM/SXC 15 hours ago
    $ 3.99
    $ 640.10
    2.31%
    -99.71%
  • Upbit
    ATOM/BTC 15 hours ago
    $ 4.11
    $ 368.16
    4.31%
    -77.79%
  • Bitsonic
    ATOM/BSC 17 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 447.94
    -
    -
  • EXMO
    ATOM/EUR 18 hours ago
    $ 4.15
    $ 35.98
    -
    -
  • Hotbit
    ATOM/BTC 18 hours ago
    $ 4.11
    $ 65.653 K
    2.24%
    -2.57%
  • GDAC
    ATOM/BTC 22 hours ago
    $ 4.04
    $ 97.06
    -
    -
  • Livecoin
    ATOM/BTC one day ago
    $ 3.75
    $ 96.97
    -
    -
  • Livecoin
    ATOM/ETH one day ago
    $ 2.79
    $ 4.70
    -
    -
  • Bitforex
    ATOM/BTC 2 days ago
    $ 3.93
    $ 143.841 K
    -
    -
  • Bitforex
    ATOM/ETH 2 days ago
    $ 3.92
    $ 1.555 M
    -
    -
  • Bitforex
    ATOM/USDT 2 days ago
    $ 3.91
    $ 2.433 M
    -
    -
  • Huobi Korea
    ATOM/ETH 2 days ago
    $ 4.10
    $ 3.27
    -
    -
  • Velic
    ATOM/BTC 6 days ago
    $ 3.96
    $ 17.42
    -
    -
  • VCC Exchange
    ATOM/ETH 6 days ago
    $ 3.67
    $ 3.229 K
    -
    -
  • Hotbit
    ATOM/ETH 9 days ago
    $ 3.70
    $ 63.064 K
    -
    -
  • Eterbase
    ATOM/XBASE 11 days ago
    $ 1.40
    $ 104.18
    -
    -
  • Eterbase
    ATOM/EBASE 12 days ago
    $ 5.01
    $ 202.07
    -
    -
  • Livecoin
    ATOM/USDT 14 days ago
    $ 4.50
    $ 1.40
    -
    -
  • Hotbit
    ATOM/HTB 2 months ago
    $ 2.72
    $ 29.24
    -
    -
  • BiHODL
    ATOM/USDT 2 months ago
    $ 2.48
    $ 889.35
    -
    -
  • Huobi US (HBUS)
    ATOM/BTC 3 months ago
    $ 2.72
    $ 88.531 K
    -
    -
  • Huobi US (HBUS)
    ATOM/ETH 3 months ago
    $ 2.72
    $ 89.236 K
    -
    -
  • Coinsuper
    ATOM/BTC 3 months ago
    $ 2.62
    $ 23.25
    -
    -
  • Binance
    ATOM/TUSD 3 months ago
    $ 2.60
    $ 118.924 K
    -
    -
  • BitRabbit
    ATOM/USDT 5 months ago
    $ 4.46
    $ 1.758 K
    -
    -
  • Binance
    ATOM/PAX 9 months ago
    $ 2.92
    $ 23.96 K
    1.74%
    141.15%
  • Dcoin
    ATOM/BTC 9 months ago
    $ 2.93
    $ 799.59 K
    2.81%
    11.49%
  • Trade.io
    ATOM/BTC 9 months ago
    $ 2.93
    $ 2.411 K
    2.81%
    0.18%
  • Trade.io
    ATOM/USDT 9 months ago
    $ 2.92
    $ 3.838 K
    2.46%
    20.13%
  • Trade.io
    ATOM/ETH 9 months ago
    $ 2.93
    $ 2.467 K
    2.45%
    -24.90%
  • TOKOK
    ATOM/PAX 9 months ago
    $ 2.93
    $ 307.873 K
    4.27%
    3.58%
  • Kraken
    ATOM/CAD 9 months ago
    $ 2.92
    $ 676.56
    0.69%
    263.06%
  • ABCC
    ATOM/USDT 9 months ago
    $ 2.80
    -
    -
    -
  • Bitmesh
    ATOM/ETH 10 months ago
    -
    -
    -
    -
  • Bitmesh
    ATOM/USDT 10 months ago
    $ 6.00
    -
    -
    -
  • Bitmesh
    ATOM/BTC 10 months ago
    $ 4.38
    -
    -
    -
  • AEX 安银
    ATOM/BTC 11 months ago
    $ 8.01
    $ 0.1532
    -
    -
  • AEX 安银
    ATOM/CNC one year ago
    $ 3.58
    $ 1.236 M
    -0.28%
    -3.07%
  • Dflow
    ATOM/USDT one year ago
    $ 4.27
    $ 741.73
    -
    -
  • Huobi Korea
    ATOM/BTC one year ago
    $ 6.55
    $ 3.839 K
    1.08%
    167.44%
  • Huobi Korea
    ATOM/ETH one year ago
    $ 6.55
    -
    1.08%
    -
  • Huobi Korea
    ATOM/USDT one year ago
    $ 6.56
    $ 224.07
    1.23%
    60.34%
  • Kraken
    ATOM/EUR one year ago
    $ 3.92
    $ 1.357 M
    1.29%
    190.25%
  • Upbit
    ATOM/KRW one year ago
    $ 3.96
    $ 1.055 M
    3.66%
    65.58%
  • GDAC
    ATOM/KRW one year ago
    $ 3.96
    $ 4.808 M
    3.39%
    176.61%
  • Coinone
    ATOM/KRW one year ago
    $ 3.95
    $ 875.486 K
    3.40%
    30.88%
  • Coinbit
    ATOM/KRW one year ago
    -
    -
    -
    -
  • Waves.Exchange
    ATOM/WBTC one year ago
    -
    -
    -
    -
  • Waves.Exchange
    ATOM/WAVES one year ago
    -
    -
    -
    -
Apr 6, 2017
Apr 6, 2017
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$17 300 000
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goal
14% goal completed
Goal 8 700.00 BTC
Cap 14 700.00 BTC
past
  • 450 ATOMS
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    1 BTC
Company Details
Registered Country
Canada

About Cosmos

Cosmos can interoperate with multiple other applications and cryptocurrencies, something other blockchains can’t do well. By creating a new zone, you can plug any blockchain system into the Cosmos hub and pass tokens back and forth between those zones, without the need for an intermediary. Scaling is another open issue for blockchains. Both Ethereum and Bitcoin support only a fraction of the transactions seen daily on payment networks like Visa or Mastercard. In contrast, zones allow Cosmos to scale out indefinitely. Another problem blockchains run into is how to handle upgrades when new versions come out. Getting all of the validators ('miners' in the case of Bitcoin) to upgrade to a new version of a blockchain simultaneously is tricky, and could lead to hard forks. Cosmos offers a way to link them together, but without creating a new centralized clearinghouse or exchange.

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Features

- A PoS consensus algorithm called Tendermint
- Cosmos network consists of many independent, parallel blockchains, called zones, each powered by classical Byzantine fault-tolerant (BFT) consensus protocols like Tendermint
- The Cosmos hub connects to zones via the novel IBC (inter-blockchain communication) protocol and keeps a record of the total number of tokens in each zone
- Cosmos can support a variety of currencies and scripting languages like those found in Bitcoin, Ethereum, ZeroCash, CryptoNote, and more

Technical Info

Technical details:  Architecture The Cosmos network consists of many independent, parallel blockchains, called zones, each powered by classical Byzantine fault-tolerant (BFT) consensus protocols like Tendermint (already used by platforms like ErisDB). Some zones act as hubs with respect to other zones, allowing many zones to interoperate through a shared hub. The architecture is a more general application of the Bitcoin sidechains concept, using classic BFT and Proof-of-Stake algorithms, instead of Proof-of-Work. Cosmos Hub The first blockchain in the Cosmos network is the Cosmos hub. The Cosmos hub connects to zones via the novel IBC (inter-blockchain communication) protocol and keeps a record of the total number of tokens in each zone. Because all inter-zone token transfers go through the Cosmos hub, you can transfer tokens from one zone to another, quickly and securely, without the need for a liquid exchange or a trusted third party between zones. The Cosmos hub can connect to many different kinds of zones, as long as each zone speaks IBC. As a result, Cosmos can support a variety of currencies and scripting languages like those found in Bitcoin, Ethereum, ZeroCash, CryptoNote, and more. Interoperability Cosmos can interoperate with multiple other applications and cryptocurrencies, something other blockchains can’t do well. By creating a new zone, you can plug any blockchain system into the Cosmos hub and pass tokens back and forth between those zones, without the need for an intermediary. Scalability Scaling is another open issue for blockchains. Both Ethereum and Bitcoin support only a fraction of the transactions seen daily on payment networks like Visa or Mastercard. In contrast, zones allow Cosmos to scale out indefinitely. If your transaction speed slows in one zone because too many people are using it, you simply add another zone to the hub and direct half the users over that zone, thereby doubling your transaction speed. Meanwhile, the Cosmos hub ensures that any zones connected to it remain in sync. Upgradability Another problem blockchains run into is how to handle upgrades when new versions come out. Getting all of the validators (“miners” in the case of Bitcoin) to upgrade to a new version of a blockchain simultaneously is tricky, and could lead to hard forks. This is exactly what happened when Ethereum hard-forked into ETH and ETC due to political/governance issues surrounding the DAO hack. With Cosmos, upgrading is not an issue. You simply plug a new zone into the Cosmos hub, and invite users to move their funds over to it at their leisure. Proof of developer:  Public team

Cosmos Roadmap

  • Synthesis

  • Synthesis is the period in which the Hub is built. It began over two years ago with the birth of the Tendermint project and continues today with the development of the Basecoin framework and the various plugins necessary to compose the Cosmos Hub.
  • Cosmos Fundraiser

  • Fundraiser event raised $16.8 million USD in 28 minutes.
  • Atomic Era

  • It is marked by the release of an Alpha version of the Cosmos Hub and a corresponding testnet. This includes a working form of the governance, proof-of-stake, delegation, and IBC modules, as well as a working wallet for making transactions on the Cosmos Hub.
  • Galactic Era

  • It is marked by the release of the first production version of the Cosmos Hub and the first blockchain to be launched in the Cosmos Network. It also marks the beginning of work on the Bitcoin and Ethereum bridges, as well as the DEX.
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  • Planetary Era

  • At this point, the focus will shift to usability and extensive documentation to in order to help new users and developers integrating with the Cosmos Network.

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Cosmos Team

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Jae Kwon
CEO and founder
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Ethan Buchman
CTO and Co-founder
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Peng Zhong
CDO
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Brian Fabian Crain
COO
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Anton Kaliaev
Software Engineer
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Ethan Frey
Software Engineer
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Hannah Copperman
Hiring Manager
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Matt Bell
Software Engineer
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Rigel Rozanski
Software Engineer
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Jim Yang
Strategy
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Paul Homer
Software Engineer
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Advisors

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Franck Mikulecz
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Coin Stats
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15.01%
Monthly, %:
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Market Info
Market Cap:
$ 989.723 M
Volume 24h:
$ 164.17 M
Circ. Supply:
237.22 M ATOM
Ticker:
ATOM
ICO profit
X 0.0003
ICO Price~$13,382.54

Cosmos Reviews

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The Cosmos Blockchain Network is a highly innovative solution that aims to catalyze powerful and significant change in the blockchain ecosystem. By allowing disparate blockchain networks to communicate with each other while at the same time arming users with the ability to create their own hubs, the Cosmos Blockchain Network makes it possible to create a global interconnected blockchain network free from a “centralized decentralized” intermediary.

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