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State of Stake vol. 40

Paradigm’s biweekly update on Proof-of-Stake ecosystem, 24th December — 7th January

Global Market Overview


The current Staking Market Cap (valuation of all projects that have a staking mechanism) is now about $ 209.9 billion while two weeks ago it was $106.9 billion USD.


Over the last two weeks, POS Dominance increased from 53% to 62%.


Now, the leading projects by locked in staking are Cardano, Polkadot, Ethereum(!), Synthetix, Algorand, EOS, and Tezos. Cosmos is currently rated 8th.

Current Value in Staking by Asset


Proof-of-Stake Networks’ Updates

Ethereum 2.0

Check out our recently-published ‘Defi in Ether’ — biweekly update on Ethereum DeFi ecosystem vol.21 full of news from the ecosystem: $17B in DeFi this week, 1INCH token is here, Curve sETH pool is live, PieDAO is launching YPIE, The Shaula release, 2020 in review from Aave, Uniswap, Synthetix, xDai, Raiden, Ren, UMA, 2021 is going to be wild!

SKALE Network

  • 2020 SKALE Year in Review: 2020 was a monumental year of achievements for the SKALE Community, Ethereum Community, and crypto as a whole.
  • Marketing Update #2: Podcasts: Podcasts are a great source of information on the SKALE Network, here are some of the latest on: Product updates & tutorials, industry influencers and company updates.
  • The Graph has announced plans to integrate SKALE Network.


  • Road to the Avalanche-Ethereum Bridge: Next month, the Avalanche-Ethereum Bridge will roll out on mainnet, a tremendous effort across multiple organizations including ChainSafe, Protofire, Hashquark, POA Network, and Avascan. The Bridge will enable a seamless, two-way flow of assets between the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) ecosystems across Avalanche and Ethereum.
  • Reef Launching Support for Avalanche

Cosmos Network

Check out our latest biweekly update on Cosmos ecosystem vol. 38 covering the following topics: Engineering updates, Starport v0.13 is out, Peggy’s 1st testnet is here, Cosmos Cash unveiled, Injective partners with Terra, Mirror Protocol, and Band Protocol, Solstice testnet V2 is live, The Idena hard fork update activated, and more!

IRIS Network


Secret Network


Band Protocol

Akash Network

Oasis Network




  • Polkadot 2020 Roundup: The Polkadot network and community is coming out of 2020 with the wind very much behind its sails. Check a roundup of what the team achieved and what they’re planning to do over the course of 2021.
  • The Rococo-V1 Parachains Testnet, a release candidate for parachains on Polkadot and Kusama, is live.
  • Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform Moonbeam has integrated Band Protocol to make it easier for Polkadot dapp developers to utilize decentralized data feeds.
  • Latest Polkadot Digest:

Near Protocol

Solana Network





-60.8% of the circulating supply remains staked vs. 54.8% at the June 2019, a new website built for the community by the community, is now LIVE

-Contribute Proposal System (CPS) is now LIVE on Testnet prototype is available

-ICONLOOP is selected as a top 12 enterprise blockchain providers alongside IBM, Paypal, Microsoft, and Visa

-ICONLOOP wins regulatory approval for DID-based Driver’s License




Mina Protocol (formerly Coda Protocol)

  • Mina Protocol’s Testworld adversarial testnet is live.




  • Introducing Oraichain Testnet Validator Program: Oraichain is a data oracle platform that aggregates and connects Artificial Intelligence APIs to smart contracts and regular applications. The Oraichain validators will create new blocks and run oracle scripts that are used to execute AI requests. The network and validators are designed to have high modularity and scalability, creating a scenario for easy integrations of new features and components into Oraichain’s network.

Theta Network

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