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Starname Overview

Starname is a name service that is built upon a Cosmos-SDK and functions as a decentralized chain agnostic name service, allowing anyone to personalize their crypto address and use one single address for all chains. It is based on the Tendermint Bond-Proof-of-Stake (BPoS) Consensus.

A *starname is a name you can use. It can be your universal username for the blockchain world.​

A *starname enables you to:

  • Receive crypto-currencies.
  • Keep digital assets in an easily accessible manner with your Starname Profile.
  • Transfer value in a fast, easy, and cost-effective way with blockchain technology.

Project Development

Started in 2018 by IOV, an award-winning French company based in Paris, Starname was built to be the first of its kind, with large interest from the conception that granted the project enough financial support to build a fully-functioning end product. The Starname service opened its doors in August 2020, integrated its first partnerships.

The achievements of the company in year 2021 include, and are not limited to, the launching of the Starname (IOV) Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) capable chain, being pool #2 on the Gravity DEX, and having two incentivized pools on Osmosis.

Below you can see the Starname technical roadmap for Q4 2021(the last company’s roadmap published). It is divided into two sections: back-end and front-end.

Starname Team

Serge Karim Ganem is the CEO of Starname. Serge Karim Ganem is a serial entrepreneur who has won awards for his work and has been profiled in major publications in France and the United States. He is now focusing on the adoption of the Starname technology throughout a network of companies and professionals.

Serge is the Co-founder of, a digital agency and software development company. His foundation,, is dedicated to helping children with special needs develop and grow their abilities using art and technology.

Stéphane Giloppé is the CTO of Starname. Dynamic manager and mentor of software development teams. Dedicated problem solver building on 20 years of experience as a Senior Software Developer to ensure the highest quality by emphasizing simplicity, reliability and ease of maintenance.

Spearheaded several technology upgrades across the Investment Banking landscape supporting risk management, back office, securities and compliance. Experienced with international teams in the US, France, and offshore platforms.


IOV is both the name of Starname’s chain native token ($IOV) and the name of the company behind *starname.

IOV SAS, the company, builds the name service that provides *starnames and is composed of wallets providers and validators. The mission of IOV is to make crypto assets more accessible to the mainstream and facilitate general adoption.

As an independent blockchain formed by validators and people operating the service, Starname needs a token as a way to incentivize and keep providing the service on the long run.

The IOV token is a utility token used on *starnames sales and on executing transactions on the blockchain. All the turnover generated by the service is distributed to Starname holders and participants, making it a fully decentralized project and aligning the incentives. The activity of the starname service is directly reflected in the token value.

Token economy

Starname’s inflation is revisited regularly to be adjusted based on the chain APY. The blockchain revenue, which is destined for delegators and validators, is primarily driven by this inflation and the product fees (starnames’ sales). Starname’s blockchain APY (the extra revenues generated by sales) can vary since it depends on a function of the starnames sold, validator commission, number of delegated tokens, and the total supply of the tokens. You can find more information on the APY here.

For live information about the chain, you can check one of the following block explorers: Big Dipper, Mintscan, Ping Explorer or ATOMScan.

About Starname

Starname has had only one goal since its inception: to bring blockchain to the people. It does that by solving the main problem with blockchain today: the complexity of exchanges and addresses of value. This is why Starname exists.

Starname aims to transform all the value addresses into a single, easy-to-use username, like an e-mail address for the crypto universe. By simplifying the use of blockchain, Starname makes it more accessible for people that want to start to use this technology.

To learn more about the Starname project visit their official website.

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If you have further questions, drop us a message to You can also join our chat in telegram, there is an active discussion of all current updates, as well as round-the-clock support from our managers.

About is a non-custodial Proof-of-Stake platform for the management and storage of crypto assets. Users can create public addresses for all supported networks with one seed phrase, connect their Ledger or Trezor device, or import an address generated by another wallet.

The analytical dashboard provides relevant information on wallets’ balances and networks’ main metrics. In, we standardize the semantics, making interactions with the platform as easy as possible. The same goes for network metrics. By using universal terms, we are making it easier for users to understand and compare networks.

One of the main functions of the platform is participation in the PoS consensus — users can stake and delegate their assets, claim rewards, and follow the latest network proposals in the voting tab. offers its users instant cryptocurrency exchange services that allow fast and secure crypto assets swap. It is also possible to buy and sell crypto with a credit or debit card. users can track rewards, withdrawals, transfers, and deposits across all supported networks and add comments to these transactions.

Among PoS platforms, supports BAND network ($BAND) Secret Network ($SCRT), Cosmos ($ATOM), ICON ($ICX), IOST ($IOST), KAVA ($KAVA), BSC ($BNB), Juno ($JUNO), Comdex ($CMDX) and Tezos ($XTZ). We also support Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Tether ($USDT) for our users’ convenience. Mobile and desktop versions, new networks, including Polkadot are scheduled for the upcoming updates. Furthermore, delving into the idea of true decentralization, we envision a decentralized autonomous organization and a genuinely community-owned platform in the nearest future.

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