The Rhizome Report Ep.8

Recently, I decided to interview Vitalii Parkhomenko of Everstake, a P-Rep candidate for the ICON protocol. We discussed a wide array of topics and Everstake’s plans as a P-Rep for the ICON ecosystem.

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Breaking Down Aspencoin’s Transition to Tezos and Some Exciting Developments with Tokensoft

Image Source: Tezos Capital

In this post, we will examine Aspencoin’s transition to the Tezos blockchain from Ethereum and get into some interesting developments going on with Tokensoft.

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The Rhizome Report Ep.7

Parc de la Cité-du-Havre, Montreal, Canada

Recently, I decided to interview Shane Burgett of Pocket/Figment, one of the top P-Rep candidates for the ICON protocol. We discussed Pocket/Figment’s past contributions to other projects like Tezos and an upcoming new development initiative for ICON, “ICON-DI” scheduled to take place in 2020 followed by an airdrop of POKT to provide rewards for ICONists running citizen nodes.

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Addressing Dissension From the Substratum Community

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The Substratum community has been on a tear lately, encouraging others to spread malicious inconsequential “truths” about the P-Rep team I am apart of. Let’s take some time to look at the facts and reality they ignore daily with their own project.

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The Rhizome Report Ep.5

Recently, I decided to interview Radiofriendly of ICONation, one of the top P-Rep candidates for the ICON protocol. We discussed ICONation’s motivation for running for P-Rep, reward sharing, the state of ICONSENSUS, roadblocks, and more.

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RHIZOME Offline Ep.7 – Team Update, Node Infrastructure, and P-Rep Reward Sharing

Episode 7 of RHIZOME Offline. Topics include a team update, an update on our node infrastructure, and some thoughts about P-Rep’s sharing their rewards.

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The Rhizome Report Ep.3

Recently, I decided to interview Russell Shirey of UBIK Capital, the top P-Rep candidate on the ICON network currently! In this episode of the Rhizome Report, we discussed UBIK’s campaign, ICON’s governance, and the future of ICON.

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A Closer Look at ICON’s Delegated Proof-of-Contribution Model

Creating blockchain governance models is no easy feat and many of the brightest minds with Ph.D.’s research the models extensively before formulating something that can work. In this post, we will contrast Proof-of-Stake (PoS) with Proof-of-Work (PoW), seek to understand why ICON’s Delegated Proof-of-Contribution (DPoC) model is an effective, incentive-based system, recap staking, and lastly discuss inflation.

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Tezos: A Phoenix Rising From the Ashes

Image Credit: Kenneth Garofalo

Tezos has had an unbelievable year and it didn’t come quick to get to the point where the protocol is today. From early problems with the foundation, disgruntled factions, and many more issues in the early days – we can essentially compare Tezos’ story to that of a “Phoneix rising from the ashes“.

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The Rhizome Report Ep.2

Recently, I had the chance to speak with and interview Edouard Lavidalle of POS Bakerz, a fellow ICON P-Rep candidate. We discussed events going on in Tezos, Cosmos, and of course, ICON!

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