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I'm convinced Cosmos is the most feature-rich and usable crypto network there is

To catch a falling knife

Which cryptos are you buying this bear market?

Current downturn - Which L1s have the highest potential (and trust)

A word of warning about GNO's airdrop on the Cosmos Hub and Jae Kwon

Staking/Locking sucks in a volatile market

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Are you down from your portfolio ATH or from your cumulative Buy-in?

LUNA, my portfolio and a question

Shaking Out Weak Alts and Hodling Others

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LUNA, my portfolio and a question

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Handy links for starting investors! Please, feel free to share more :)

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Is it different this time for altcoins?

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Margin/Shorting on Binance

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Cosmos (ATOM) Explained

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Looking to get off a certain scammy exchange in around 23 days? Osmosis is your friend!

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Looking to get off CDC in less than a month?

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Looking to get off CDC and out of CRO in 20ish days? Osmosis is great!

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Noob with silly question

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It looks like Coinbase has taken a page from Crypto.Com's book

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Do you think these wallets are good to store ATOM or not?

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Praying for all CDC Users, Some hopium from a Jade User

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A balanced portfolio is your best defense against a bear market "DOT and ATOM are two cryptos that could be good to hold during a bear market" (What are your go-to bear market hedges?)

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Polkadot Question

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The Cosmos community just voted to seize crypto from a Juno-whale. This is a major move in decentralized governance that is both good and bad...

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To all the people who called APE Coin a scam or Rugpull...

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Is blockchain interoperability wholly dependent on Cosmos and/or Polkadot?

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Which crypto do you believe in no matter the price action besides BTC and ETH?

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Crypto is Hard

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How can you be sure your coin will survive the bear market?

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Crypto is Hard

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Was Ethereum also shilled here before it took off?

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Coinbase Card: Introducing Rotating Rewards

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Coinbase officially releases rotating rewards

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Unable to buy OSMO through my Trust Wallet?

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Luna, UST, & Anchor

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Have I lost my money by mistake?

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No. Looking at pages 10 and beyond on Coingecko and tick the “7 key factors” boxes will NOT guarantee wealth.

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Staking From Ledger

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What are the coins with the lowest transaction fee in this list?

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Cosmos (ATOM) passes the v7 Theta upgrade, ETH bridges to Osmosis via Frontier

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What sub faves will get turned on by everyone like NANO and VET have these last several months?

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🐃 Bull or Bear 🐻 — what are you looking at accumulating in 2022?

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Institutional demand for DOT, AVAX and ATOM is on the rise, painting a bullish outlook

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1 Year Alt-Coin DCA+ Experiment - Week 24 Mid-Week Update

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All in on Avax?

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Mastering Cosmos Airdrops: The Best Coins to Stake to be Eligible, Useful Tools | JUNO, ATOM, OSMO, SCRT

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Have you noticed that ADA is the best performing major asset during bullruns?

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My list of cryptos to invest in 2022

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r/place is life! Let’s build something crypto related!

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What do you think of Coinbase's Top 10 Crypto Picks?

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Binance.US discontinuing staking

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It's nice to see a red day

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Cryptocurrencies by number of developers (Top 5 are #Ethereum $ETG, #Polkadot $DOT, #Cosmos $ATOM, #Solana $SOL and #Bitcoin $BTC)

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BitCoke exchange legit ? Is my cryptocurrency safe on the platform.

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ATOM INU TOKEN | just stealth launch with low marketcap, experienced team with multiple X100 token , huge potential with hyped name this should do really well

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The different types of Staking explained: On-Chain Staking, Liquid Staking, and SuperFluid Staking.

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The Malaysian Ministry of Finance has proposed a legal tender of cryptocurrency

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what's your favourite and least favourite coin logo?

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Cosmos (ATOM) Explained: What Makes Cosmos “The Internet of Blockchains”

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Cryptolympics Semi-Final #2 - DOGE v LUNA

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Many YouTubers are paid promoters, but many are actually there to help you

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Cryptolympics Semi-Final #1 - DOT v CRO

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HODL is not always best, but swing trading is worse

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How would NOMIC work with nBTC rewards? (Cosmos Ecosystem)

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Juno Prop 16 - Righting a Wrong with a Wrong?

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After the EU rejected the proof-of-work ban, what will happen to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency miners

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One Year Alt-Coin DCA+ Experiment - Week 21 Update

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If you were given $ 1,000 in cryptocurrency, which coin would you choose?

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Step into the position of the Prop 16 JUNO Whale. You have 3 days left before your $100 million+ ill-gotten gains are potentially clawed back. What do you do?

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Mark Yusko, bitcoin bull and investing chief overseeing $1.7 billion, how to tackle a crypto winter that could last for at least a year — projects that will thrive when the halving triggers the next bull cycle - solana (SOL), avalanche (AVAX), cosmos (ATOM) and polkadot (DOT)

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Cryptolympics Quarter-Final #4 - LUNA v MATIC

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When is the BTC bottom? What to buy at the bottom?

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So I finally bit the bullet...

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Cryptolympics Quarter-Final #3 - DOGE v BTC

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Cryptolympics Quarter Final #2 - CRO v LTC

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JUNO is at stake of getting it's whole DEX liquidity wiped by a whale who gamed the distribution

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How many of you hold three cryptos or less?

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Is the market very predictable?

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SO I finally decided to just get either a wallet for the specific coins that have the highest staking rewards instead of having everything in one place. Where should I put everything.

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Cryptolympics Quarter-Final #1 - ATOM v DOT

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What’s the best coin for staking rewards?

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Portfolio consolidation

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Thoughts on portfolio allocation: I also have 6% in usd currently on orders for atom, eth, ada, and a little bit of luna just in case they dip:

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This is how future of crypto will be (most likely)

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Ethereum Rival Terra (LUNA), Cosmos (ATOM) and Three Additional Altcoins Bullish for This Month: Crypto Strategist

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I think Bitcoin may be losing it's grip over dominance in the market

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Staking & LPs - What other ecosystems?

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Staking & LPs - In a few already - what am I missing out on?

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Cryptolympics Game #20 - DOT v DOGE

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Free $ATOM!! Ends Today!! Join Now!!

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In your opinion, what are the 10 cryptos with fastest transactions?

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Top 3 Cryptos to Look Out for this Month: ATOM, MATIC, MKR

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Be Careful Participating in DEFI!!! SCAMMERS ARE EVERYWHERE

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Anchor Protocol Point Of View and Discussion

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Cryptolympics Game #18 - SOL v AVAX

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Osmosis Superfluid Staking TUTORIAL: step by step | ATOM/OSMO | Cosmos Ecosystem

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Cryptolympics Game #17 - BTC v ATOM

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to invest in 2022

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Superfluid Staking is now live on Osmosis.

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Stake.Tax Shout-out

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My KAVA, FLOW, ATOM, BICO, and OCEAN are all doing juuuust fine 👌🏻✨

Some important calendar dates: - May 31st - THORChain (RUNE) mainnet release - June 30th - Cosmos (ATOM) Rho Upgrade - June 30th (or earlier) - Cardano (ADA) Vasil Hardfork - July 19th - Ethereum's Community Conference (the largest annual European Ethereum technology and community-focused event) - July 31st or earlier, 2022 - THORChain (RUNE) Planned Obsolescence: The dev team is going to consume the treasury and sell their remaining coins.

I heard you can stake bbank for decent apys. I might try once i got extra. Speaking of what I'm buying, I got TEN, UNI, ATOM, DODO etc. Just wanna catch the falling knives and forget for many months or so.

Rate my profile(or rip it)biggest bags to lowest. ETH, ALGO, JUNO, ATOM, BTC, AMP, OSMOS, TEZOS, JASMY

Finally everything’s back to normal, markets plummet and ATOM pumped

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GNO snapshot happened. might be some value there to help with my pathetic sized ATOM bag that’s looking even more pathetic now

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Thanks. The plan is to hold long term, especially ones FLD and TEAM that are solving challenges in their different niches as well as ATOM, that will qualify me for airdrops among other things. That being said I will take profits on the way up at strategic points. Fortunately, I wasn't affected by the LUNA drama but imagine not taking profits and the whole thing just crashed in a matter of hours. Many were holding for the long term.

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Also since the $GNO snap shot has (supposedly) been taken already, I’m sure lots of people are swapping/selling their $ATOM.

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Imagine being an ATOM holder and getting your pump ruined by this brutal market 💀

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Yeah these are good coins and I would also like to add ATOM in this list

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So is it good time for me to load some ATOM at this price?

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I am into DOT and ATOM and didn’t touch them during my restructuring. I strongly believe in them

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Thank you stocks. I was able to scrape a few extra hundred off my short and convert it into $ATOM in time for the $GNO snap shot.

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ATOM and DOT in this price range, hard to ignore them now.

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Lol I know. Still I’m expecting more dumpage so buying say 100 ATOM now will probably seem foolish soon. Is it worth it is the question… how much could the $GNO drop be worth 🤔

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I think ATOM will hit the ath in this year end, i have my finger crossed.

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I think this whole sub is quite bullish on the ATOM.

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Woke up and ATOMs pumped. Lame. I guess the difference between $10.5 and $12 isn’t much but not sure dumping into ATOM to catch a little more on that $GNO snapshot is worth it. We still in the bear so chances are I’ll be able to buy $GNO for cheap soon enough 🤷🏾‍♂️

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Glad I bought some ATOM last night in anticipation of today's snapshot If I was a savvy trader I'd consider placing a short before the inevitable dump at 3pm UST

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ATOM is starting out strong today

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Ethereum and Bitcoin should always be in your portfolio specially during bear market, because these two coins are trustable for long and ATOM has the best project it will be good if he invests little amount

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A nice bump for ATOM today

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100 ATOM, but not sure https://www.cosmosairdrops.io/

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Some important calendar dates: - May 31st - THORChain (RUNE) mainnet release - June 30th - Cosmos (ATOM) Rho Upgrade - June 30th (or earlier) - Cardano (ADA) Vasil Hardfork - July 19th - Ethereum's Community Conference (the largest annual European Ethereum technology and community-focused event) - July 31st or earlier, 2022 - THORChain (RUNE) Planned Obsolescence: The dev team is going to consume the treasury and sell their remaining coins.

ATOM is going to eleven. One louder.

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I have all these as well! Order of %: ETH ADA DOT BTC ATOM. Also have ALGO and LINK.

Rate my crypto lineup: ETH ADA ATOM BTC DOT

Heeeyyy Quandale Dingle here! I just stole u/yeetboi_dangerous' account and bought a ton of LUNA and ATOM. Imma hodl to the top while I'm hiding out with my cousin Quandale Pringle and buy Amazon when I become a quadrillionaire

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Good job ATOM, you got a long way to go, but good job

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ATOM I think most of the crypto world is asleep to the potential of the Cosmos/IBC web-of-blockchains to overtake the Ethereum monolith. If it happens, it will happen very fast.

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ATOM pumping due to snapshot in 11 hours for airdrop

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I can’t find it within myself to buy ATOM.

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ATOM pumping at 10% I'm already happy with my purchases.

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Hopefully when I wake up, BTC dips so I can blow my paycheck on $ATOM before the snapshot for $GNO 😁

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#Proof-of-Stake Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Proof-of-Stake Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > Reusing from [my previous entry here](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfoke5/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_pos_conarguments/hd7dme2/). > > *Disclosure: (assuming Ethereum successfully transitions to PoS) ~50-60% of my current portfolio is in PoS coins, not including tokens that run on those chains* > > #PoS Con Argument > > Just a note that there are [lots of variations](https://www.finyear.com/photo/art/default/31320255-29572660.jpg?v=1551793721) on the Proof of Stake consensus model - e.g., [Proof of Staked Authority](https://github.com/binance-chain/whitepaper/blob/master/WHITEPAPER.md#consensus-and-validator-quorum) (BSC), [Pure Proof of Stake](https://www.algorand.com/technology/pure-proof-of-stake) (ALGO), Bonded Proof of Stake (ATOM), Delegated Proof of Stake (EOS), Liquid Proof of Stake (XTZ), Nominated Proof of Stake (DOT) etc. Different implementations have different tradeoffs, but I'll try to keep the main arguments general. > > ##Wealth and control > > - As other con arguments mention, PoS consensus favors big players and can [lead to centralization of wealth and control](https://medium.com/stakin/centralization-of-stake-in-pos-f7ccb8f8254). > > - In the absence of staking pools or delegators, the necessary capital required to self-stake (+ hardware costs) can exclude smaller participants: > > - [If you got in early, then you have a larger stake - and your position is basically guaranteed since you had a head start in earning rewards](https://www.coinbureau.com/blockchain/proof-of-activity-explained-hybrid-consensus-algorithm/#Introducing_Proof_of_Stake). > > - If you have a bigger stake you're probably in a position to hoard it, accruing compound interest and solidifying your position as a whale. > > * Airdrops are great, but if they're based off a snapshot of staked holdings ('stakedrop') then the rich get richer (some projects have tried to make [fairer distributions](https://medium.com/osmosis/osmo-token-distribution-ae27ea2bb4db), but [whales gonna do whale things](https://np.reddit.com/r/cosmosnetwork/comments/q8y550/centralization_issue_in_juno/)). > > - The bonding/unbonding periods of some protocols disincentivize participation from less wealthy users who may need to keep their assets liquid in the face of market volatility (i.e. opportunity cost). E.g., ATOM has a 21 day unbonding period. > > - Even if you delegate your stake to validators, there is a centralization of power/wealth: > > - The lack of incentive for smaller participants to be active in the voting process undermines the system's democratic intentions: > > > "[This leaves the door open for the whales to have a more direct influence over the network, especially if they are also able to take control of masses of smaller votes via proxy.](https://www.coinbureau.com/education/delegated-proof-stake-dpos/#Disadvantages_of_DPoS)" > > - Entrusting validation to a small group of participants introduces trust into the equation - delegates could form cartels making the blockchain less decentralized and less resilient to attacks. > > - Cartels aren't just a theoretical issue - historical examples include **EOS**, which has a [vote buying system](https://research.binance.com/en/analysis/eos-governance) leading to [accusations of cartels bribing an exchange](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2018/10/04/vote-buying-scandal-stokes-fears-of-eos-governance-failure/) and **LISK** which had a [cartel](https://np.reddit.com/r/Lisk/comments/8dwwqa/delegates_or_delegateyou_decide/) likened to [the mafia](https://medium.com/coinmonks/lisk-the-mafia-blockchain-47248915ae2f). > > - Various examples of centralization on more notable chains include: > > - **ADA**: [Binance has 12% of the total stake](https://adapools.org/groups). As /u\/Eagle-Pool explained in [this post](https://np.reddit.com/r/cardano/comments/muf1ap/why_staking_your_ada_with_binance_is_a_bad_idea/): > > >"Cardano created [Enterprise Wallets](https://docs.cardano.org/en/latest/learn/types-addresses.html) that were meant to be used by exchanges that shouldn't carry stake rights. Clearly, Binance isn't using those since they've created so many pools. If they participate in Catalyst voting, they have enough Ada to make or break any project." > > - **ATOM**: [CEXs \(Binance, Coinbase and Kraken\) hold ~17% of the staking power](https://www.mintscan.io/cosmos/validators). > > - **BNB**: [21 validators and if you want to be one you'll need a minimum 10,000 BNB](https://docs.binance.org/smart-chain/validator/Parameters.html). Meanwhile, [Binance owns ~80% of BNB](https://www.coincarp.com/currencies/binance-coin/richlist/). > > - **ETH**: running your own [validator requires 32 ETH](https://github.com/ethereum/annotated-spec/blob/master/phase0/beacon-chain.md#gwei-values). [~20% of validators belong to whales and centralized exchanges.](https://beaconcha.in/charts/deposits_distribution) > > - **DOT**: would recommend the [DOT Con Argument thread](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2peh/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_polkadot/) for specifics on the confusing election and nomination aspects of the governance system. [The minimum required stake needs to be higher than the least staked validator](https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/faq#what-is-the-minimum-stake-necessary-to-be-elected-as-an-active-validator), currently [1.6M DOT](https://ipfs.io/ipns/polkadot.dotapps.io/#/staking/targets). > > - Lastly, there's also centralization to consider given validators' reliance on infrastructure providers like AWS, [Bison Trails](https://bisontrails.co/protocols/) or [Infura for ETH](https://coinmarketcap.com/alexandria/article/ethereums-infura-iating-outage-revives-decentralization-concerns) and software clients ([like Geth for ETH](https://medium.com/coinmonks/how-eth-2-0-could-resolve-the-long-running-centralization-debate-c416b394e54c)). > > > > ###Subjectivity > > - This may be a bit more technical, so bear with me. > > - There is trust involved not just when delegating to a validator, but also at a more fundamental level - how PoS nodes connecting to the network 'learn' what the 'truth' is, i.e. how to sync and validate the correct chain: > > - PoW networks like Bitcoin's are **objective**: [when a new node comes online it can determine the 'truth' based off the protocol and the history of previous blocks](https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/11/25/proof-stake-learned-love-weak-subjectivity/). > > - On the other end of the spectrum is a network like Ripple, which is **subjective**: [all the nodes are sort of doing their own thing to determine what the truth is. The network thus requires nodes to have reputation, otherwise anyone could spin up a bunch of nodes to take over](https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/11/25/proof-stake-learned-love-weak-subjectivity/) (i.e., [Sybil Attack](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_attack)). > > - PoS falls in the middle, it's '**[weakly subjective](https://academy.binance.com/en/glossary/weak-subjectivity)**': [when a new node comes online it has to find someone to tell it what the truth is so it can sync up. Reliance on a trusted third party thus adds a small but non-zero amount of risk not found in the PoW security model](https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/11/25/proof-stake-learned-love-weak-subjectivity/). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6voht/general_concepts_round_pos_conarguments_december/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Proof_of_Stake) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/umsqe8/monthly_optimists_discussion_may_2022/).

ATOM should be in your portfolio if you want some long term gains and there are some other coins as well which are good like PolkaDOT, Polygon Matic, these two have been proven to be good as coins

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I have a little ATOM and ALGO, mostly because it's easy to earn a little interest on them just holding in Coinbase

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I have mostly BTC/ETH but I am also holding some ALGO and ATOM. And...like $5 worth of SHIB lol

ATOM at current price is good to. Buy it's not gamble but you should go for it

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Best to hold heavy bags like ETH or BTC or even ATOM if you can.

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ATOM is a coin on which you should invest for long term, it would be better choice

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This post screams that you are over invested in ATOM and you have to go a shill about it

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While I do like ATOM and hold a small position in it, I hear a lot of bad things about the team developing it. And then with Luna being created on cosmos. I can't fully be on board with it. But I do hope it works out because it's a cool ecosystem and name.

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I'm stoked about interchain staking and ATOM is my biggest holding, but this sort of shilling is cringe. Let things grow organically, there's no need to evangelize.

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I totally agree. This is why I DCA into ATOM.

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#Cosmos Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Cosmos Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Cosmos Con Argument > > - *Disclaimer: ATOM currently makes up ~1-2% of my portfolio. Including Cosmos related projects like OSMO, JUNO, etc. or projects built on Tendermint like BNB, LUNA, CRO, then it's more like 5%.* > > - While I wrote about the benefits of a [hub and spoke model](https://v1.cosmos.network/images/intro/06-architecture.svg) in the [Cosmos Pro thread](https://np.reddit.com/r/CointestOfficial/comments/qk4yl2/coin_inquiries_round_cosmos_proarguments_november/), different development models/architecture have different tradeoffs (e.g., [Cathedral vs. Bazaar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cathedral_and_the_Bazaar), [empire vs nation states](https://www.finder.com.au\/brave-new-worlds-cosmos-blockchain-and-social-evolution), [different blockchain types](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockchain#Types), or even [DAGs](https://np.reddit.com/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_dag)). > > - **TLDR**: The overarching focus of Cosmos is on interoperability - but a priority on connecting everything together doesn't necessarily benefit the development or utility of ATOM itself. It's natural for developers to disagree on their vision for a decentralized, open source project and some may even regard that as a positive. But infighting is bad for optics and there are certain aspects of ATOM's tokenomics that may limit its value within the 'Internet of Blockchains'. > > ##Team entropy > > - In February 2020, fighting within the Cosmos team lead to a [shakeup of talent](https://decrypt.co/19769/zaki-manian-cosmos-number-two-resigns) and a [restructuring of the companies involved in developing the project](https://messari.io/article/amid-multiple-departures-cosmos-core-contributor-tendermint-inc-restructures-the-company). > > - Former Tendermint director [Zaki Manian accused founder Jae Kwon of neglecting Cosmos by instead working on a side project, Virgo](https://decrypt.co/18324/tendermint-director-accuses-cosmos-founder-of-evading-responsibility). > > - Some (including Jae), regarded the 'break up' as a [move towards decentralization](https://gist.github.com/jaekwon/7cb869769aecf9c86bfd1b9e61c488df). > > - Zaki (in a now deleted tweet) [disagreed with the decentralization claim and pointed to delays in development, turnover and under-resourcing of the Cosmos project](https://web.archive.org/web/20200207134418/https://twitter.com/zmanian/status/1224384772677390336). Others [reported a toxic environment for engineers](https://twitter.com/jessysaurusrex/status/1224417773620588545). > > - Amidst this backdrop of 'he said, she said' the fact is that core developers like to work on their own pet projects: > > - I'm not sure if Virgo is still a thing, but [Jae Kwon stepped down to work on a Gno project](https://twitter.com/jaekwon/status/1360867477572493313?s=28). Zaki went on to [work on Iqlusion and Sommelier](https://www.linkedin.com/in/zmanian/) while Sunny Aggarwal [started Osmosis and Sikka](https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunnya97/). > > > > ##Project entropy > > - The [community tends to dismiss devs fighting as FUD](https://np.reddit.com/r/cosmosnetwork/comments/r2zhz0/its_a_fud_hit_piece_and_makes_me_sick/). And one could argue that developers shifting to work on other projects is a 'value add' to the ecosystem rather than a detriment to work on Cosmos. > > - I'm not so sure - and I think a related example is actually the main products these teams worked on, [Cosmos SDK](https://v1.cosmos.network/sdk) and [Tendermint](https://academy.binance.com/en/articles/tendermint-explained). > > - In the Pro thread I highlighted how many popular projects such as BNB, CRO and LUNA have been built using these tools. > > - Many of those coins now [have a higher marketcap than ATOM - but, beyond displaying their total value](https://cosmos-cap.com/) under one umbrella there isn't a 'trickle down effect' whereby growth in CRO impacts the value of ATOM. > > - This is a function of the Cosmos design decision to [retain the sovereignty of each connecting chain](https://juliankoh.medium.com/5-differences-between-cosmos-polkadot-67f09535594b). Unlike Polkadot or ETH, a rising tide in the Cosmos ecosystem *doesn't necessarily* lift all boats: > > - Polkadot parachains use DOT's security. Ethereum tokens use ETH as gas. But projects in the Cosmos ecosystem are not 'locked in' to using ATOM. > > - [Transactions fees on the Cosmos Hub do not necessarily need to be paid in ATOM](https://cryptoseq.medium.com/cosmos-atom-token-and-the-commonly-misunderstood-staking-tokens-part-three-958c295c5b78). > > - In the absence of a [shared security model](https://blog.cosmos.network/interchain-security-is-coming-to-the-cosmos-hub-f144c45fb035), all the [connected zones and hubs today](https://mapofzones.com/?period=720&testnet=false&tableOrderBy=totalIbcTxs&tableOrderSort=desc) continue to use their own native tokens rather than enhancing the value of ATOM. So, to go back to developer projects, [Osmosis can post growing liquidity and transaction volume](https://info.osmosis.zone/) but the DEX usage doesn't directly benefit ATOM. > > - So while the Cosmos Hub has been crucial to promoting interoperability, in the future it might not remain the economic center of an 'Internet of Blockchains' but instead get supplanted by one of its 'children'. > > - Jae Kwon spoke to this point years ago, [indicating his support for competition between hubs rather than locking users into Cosmos](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OAulsLeDI0&t=749s). > > - And the centrality of ATOM seems to be the subtext of recent [dev arguments over 'Cosmos' nomenclature](https://np.reddit.com/r/cosmosnetwork/comments/scye0t/sunnys_constant_attacks_on_the_cosmos_hub/), with [calls to rebrand](https://twitter.com/sunnya97/status/1486031900925784066). > > - Where Cosmos *does* lock in users is with staking: > > - [ATOM uses a high token inflation rate to ensure a high staking participation. Users who don't stake their ATOM get essentially penalized by inflation, as the value of their holdings is diluted over time](https://medium.com/swlh/what-are-the-flaws-of-the-cosmos-and-how-to-tackle-them-6c114f4f3bd7). > > - This is obviously not beneficial for holders of smaller stacks and/or users who want to retain liquidity without being locked in to the 21-day unbonding period. ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/qk4yls/coin_inquiries_round_cosmos_conarguments_november/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Cosmos) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/umsqe8/monthly_optimists_discussion_may_2022/).

#Cosmos Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Shippior which won 2nd place in the Cosmos Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > Strictly speaking, [Cosmos](https://v1.cosmos.network/intro) (ticker = ATOM) is a decentralized network of independent parallel Proof-of-Stake blockchains, each powered by BFT consensus algorithms like Tendermint consensus. It is seen as a network of blockchains that can scale and communicate with each other. Together with Polkadot it is seen as one of the first Generation 3 blockchains. > > The Cosmos hub is supposed to be the center of the Cosmos network and it allows the other blockchains that connect to it to use its security. Therefore other chains can focus on things they do best. This has spawned other chains focusing on privacy (Secret Network), NFTs (Stargaze) or memecoins (Chihuahua Chain). > > Cosmos operates through the [IBC] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYuTYykRhH4) (Inter-Blockchain Communication) Protocol. Blockchains that adopt this protocol are easy to link within the network and can then communicate with each other. This allows new blockchains to be easily integrated with the network and be adopted by new users. A good example of this is the rapid growing DEX [Osmosis](app.osmosis.zone). New tokens are integrated rapidly due to being integrated rapidly and the DEX allows people to start getting the tokens quickly after launch, in addition to the many [airdops](www.reddit.com/r/cosmosairdrops) that are currently happening. > > Cosmos has fully functioning on-chain governance. Every proposal has go through voting. In voting a validator votes for all its delegators. A delegator however always has the opportunity to overwrite the vote of their validator by voting on a proposal themselves. ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/qk4yl2/coin_inquiries_round_cosmos_proarguments_november/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Cosmos) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

Mentions:#ATOM#BFT#DEX

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Mentions:#ATOM

IBC is the real network. ATOM is nothing more than a governance token currently. You could just as easily use OSMO as an economic intermediary. Having said that, I love the projects built on top of IBC. Keplr is a super user-friendly wallet. Keplr + Osmosis is fantastic entry point for anyone who wants to get their feet wet in Defi, staking, and governance.

Mentions:#ATOM#OSMO

I've been thinking about looking into ATOM. I don't like to stray too far into altcoins but current prices make it tempting.

Mentions:#ATOM

I’ve consolidated my investments into these. I have faith in em: BTC, ETH, ALGO, ATOM, AVAX, and AAVE.. let’s see how it goes

You have a good portfolio lol EEUR: 20% NGM: 20% ATOM: 15% OCEAN: 15% BNB: 7% BTC: 5% Other alts: 18%

They didn’t. I’m gonna have to call the well-chested pretty blonde who told me to buy the dip and see why no ATOM.

Mentions:#ATOM

I will buy more BNB, ETH, SOL, OCEAN, NGM, ATOM, MATIC during the bear market. Gradual DCA is my strategy as there is no perfect timing of the bottom so to say

Did they mention anything about ATOM? If not then we’re still early right friend?

Mentions:#ATOM

Like what would actually see significant returns and "stake your ATOM AND GET .0005 ATOM back after 4 months."

Mentions:#ATOM

Hope all my Cosmosnauts have got their ATOM in a non-custodial wallet in preparation for tomorrow's Gnoland snapshot This airdrop could be a biggie!

Mentions:#ATOM

How many ATOM ADA or DOT would you need to make staking worth it?

Mentions:#ATOM#ADA#DOT

Also people talk about "this alt never went back to ATH" assuming everybody bought at ATH and/or never average down I can buy ATOM wait to go to 20 and do a x2. I don't need ATH in order to make money

Mentions:#ATOM

🤘 Right there with you. Snagged some ATOM for under $10 yesterday. Feels nice!

Mentions:#ATOM

Matic can't handle massive amounts of traffic, and as an ETH L2, you can assume there is the potential for a lot of traffic on the network. ATOM is an L0 so essentially by holding it, you're betting on the Cosmos ecosystem growing, not anything that pertains to ATOM specifically, but through other chains that utilize IBC.

Mentions:#ETH#ATOM

30% drop in price since first ATOM purchase ranks high on my list. IDK about Matic as much but ATOM seems incredibly tied to BTC. Most of the time you need only look at BTC chart to know how ATOM is doing but of course it's far from the only one that behaves in that way.

Mentions:#ATOM#IDK#BTC

I think the next bullrun will be that of the layer 0's. ATOM is nice, but I think DOT has first mover advantage + it hasn't been able to show it's parachain strength in a bullrun yet; especially now that there's like 17. So.. DOT :D

Mentions:#ATOM#DOT

According to a Coin Bureau report from earlier this year, the top 3 blockchains with the most developer activity are Ethereum, Polkadot, and Cosmos (in that order.) Prices will go up and down, but all projects live and die by those building them. Follow the developers. ETH, DOT, ATOM.....pick the one you like best.

Mentions:#ETH#DOT#ATOM

The only somewhat "safe" altcoin is ETH. Frankly, crypto is not safe. It is a high risk high reward investment. This includes BTC, especially when you look at the short-term. While some of my favorite cryptos are altcoins (ATOM/ALGO), most of my investment in crypto is in BTC/ETH.

Holding most because I'm at a deep loss and hoping against hope they will rise again. Buying ATOM, SCRT, JUNO, BNB, LINK, ALGO, AVAX, LRC (my biggest loss and biggest hope...) and IMX.

ATOM when it dips under 10. Waiting for ADA to go to the .20s before loading up. Holding MELD and AADA as they are locked in for staking (6months and 12 months) Rest is sitting cash and BTC.

ADA is 0 days to unstake ETH is when ETH 2.0 drops ATOM is 21 days ZIL is 12 days (I believe) What other ones are out there peeps?

Had a few ATOM purchases at $27 and down from there. Some day I'll be sittin pretty.

Mentions:#ATOM

Just put in absurd limit orders on ALGO and ATOM so expect a major pump.

Mentions:#ALGO#ATOM

I'd rather ATOM tbh

Mentions:#ATOM

What’s the difference between ATOM and PolkaDot? They seem to be similar. Also, is there a specific wallet for PolkaDot that should be used?

Mentions:#ATOM

I am currently buying $25 BTC $25 ETH $15 LTC $10 ATOM and $5 SOL a week. $80/7 days.

DOT & ATOM are gem stones.

Mentions:#DOT#ATOM

There are two type of the coins or you can say investment. One if safe one and that is BTC or ETH. But if you are willing to take some risk then DOT,ATOM,CRO,LINK,ALGO,NEAR,MOVR are the ones.

I don’t think LUNA and ATOM are alike

Mentions:#LUNA#ATOM

Thinking about setting up a DCA for ATOM on the 1st and 15th. I don’t have much ATOM - just enough to get airdrops.

Mentions:#ATOM

Ok, i got some ATOM.. but XTZ im not sure about..

Mentions:#ATOM#XTZ

DOT cos they locked and ATOM cos airdrops will resume when the market is right But DOT is pure hopium right now ngl

Mentions:#DOT#ATOM

Probably the bigger ones like DOT, ATOM and weirdly enough XRP/XLM for now, the last 2 just cause they're being used so they probably won't die off even in winter

To be fair, I'd add SOL and ATOM to this. SOL has made some mistakes but at least they have a product. Full disclosure, I don't own any.

Mentions:#SOL#ATOM
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