Bloom Tokenomics Research

Objective We want to see if there are discernable patterns between a project’s tokenomics and their short and medium term outcomes. For projects with a meaningful market capitalization: What was their initial token distribution method? (ICO, airdrop, other?) What was the starting number of tokens? What was the initial price? What was the initial market Read more about Bloom Tokenomics Research[…]

Tiering and Dashboarding ETH 2.0 Validator Behavior

1 Introduction As part of the data visualization subdivision of Ethereum Foundation community staking grantees, our research seeks to provide graphical insights into the function and health of the network. Over the last few months, we have worked to update our analysis on the performance of validator nodes which was originally performed on the Medalla Read more about Tiering and Dashboarding ETH 2.0 Validator Behavior[…]

Proper Proposers and Skipped Slots: A Ranking and Segmentation Study of Validator Behavior

The release of Ethereum 2.0 will mark the beginning of the largest scale proof-of-work to proof-of-stake migration in the crypto-ecosystem. This transformation will render traditional mining infrastructure outmoded as network security and consensus is facilitated, no longer by miners, but holders of the cryptocurrency who stake a portion of their balances inside of wallets integrated Read more about Proper Proposers and Skipped Slots: A Ranking and Segmentation Study of Validator Behavior[…]

The Art of Slashing

Consensys’s glossary of Ethereum 2.0 terms eloquently describes the act of “slashing” as one of Ethereum’s new processes created to maintain blockchain security. They state that Ethereum 2.0’s consensus mechanism has a couple of rules that are designed to prevent attacks on the network. Any validator, an actor that proposes and attests new blocks, found Read more about The Art of Slashing[…]