#41: Empirical Economics

Felix Lutsch
Jul 24 · 3 min read

This newsletter is supported by Chorus One, a provider of staking services in decentralized networks.

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Eth2 Economic Review

A paper reviewing the incentive model of Ethereum’s Proof-of-Stake design. The authors set up a framework to evaluate economic security in Eth2 and model the impact on yields in various scenarios. The main results are a bunch of interesting conclusions and recommendations (at the beginning of the paper):

  • At 13.8% of ETH staked, security levels of Eth2 will match those of Eth1 PoW given historical prices.

Tezos Staking Study

An interesting data-driven study by Blockwatch Data on the state of staking on Tezos. Lots of interesting tidbits on how XTZ holders have participated in the protocol since it launched 2 years ago:

  • When published, there were 440 active validators and 56k delegators on the network.

Network Updates

  • Avalanche Sale: The AVAX token sale concluded successfully raising $42m within 4.5 hours for 10% of the token supply (50% are reserved for inflationary staking rewards).

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Staking Economy is written by Felix Lutsch from Chorus One with assistance from Chris Remus, operator of the Chainflow validators. Join us in the Staking Economy Telegram to discuss staking. Opinions expressed are our own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Chorus One. All content is for informational purposes only and not intended as investment advice.

Originally published at https://blog.chorus.one on July 24, 2020.

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