Network Updates

As announced recently, the NEAR network has started transitioning from Phase 0 to Phase I on Thursday, the 24th of September 2020, which entails the progression from Proof-of-Authority to Proof-of-Stake and the NEAR Foundation ceasing to operate validators on the network (more details on this article by Stefano Pepe). Additionally, the token holders will have the ability to stake on the network and earn a rewards. Nonetheless, inflationary rewards and transfers will only be enabled after a successful governance vote (more details on this article by Erik Trautman).

How to Stake on NEAR with the NEAR-CLI

At the time of writing, the only means to trustless delegate on…


The topics covered range from an introduction to the NearProtocol, its smart contract development ecosystem, the basics of its sharded-blockchain design, Doomslug consensus, cryptoeconomics, and governance– explained with the stress on the economic and security implications for Near Protocol’s diverse stakeholders.

About the Hitchhiker’s Series

The hitchhiker’s series by Cryptium Labs aims to provide the reader with the most essential things one should know about a Proof-of-Stake network in a succinct article. …


The hitchhiker’s series by Cryptium Labs aims to provide the reader with the most essential things one should know about a Proof-of-Stake network in a succinct article. It is written without any previous knowledge requirements about the latter, so readers who are currently or will be interacting with the network do so in an informed manner and with better understanding.

The topics covered range from an introduction to the Polkadot protocol, its consensus mechanism(s), its novel sybil resistance mechanism (Nominated Proof-of-Stake), its governance mechanism, as well as an overview of the network’s ecosystem– explained with the stress on the economic…

Cryptium Labs

Security-Oriented Staking from the Swiss Alps. Currently securing Tezos, Cosmos, Kusama. More on https://cryptium.ch

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