Moonstake is pleased to announce that our users can now earn interest from staking Everscale network’s EVER token on both the Web and Mobile Wallets! Hold, send, receive, and stake EVER to receive rewards with the best user experience through one single click. After Cosmos, IRISnet, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, IOST, TRON, Shiden, and FIO, EVER became the 16th staking coin available on Moonstake.

 

Moonstake started the staking business last year with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, we have developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS / Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake’s total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1 Billion, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers globally. Since March this year, Moonstake has also entered DeFi together with the newly launched DeFi platform, Muse.Finance, who has begun releasing its core DeFi products which are all scheduled to be integrated into Moonstake platform to enable advanced DeFi connectivity for our global users.

 

Meanwhile, Everscale Network is a blockchain made up of DAOs called sub-governance. Everscale is an SDK with Solidity and C ++ compilers, APIs, 13 programming languages, and client libraries for all popular platforms, local nodes for DApp testing, CLI tools, DeFi, NFT, tokenization, and governance. It has powerful developer tools such as a decentralized browser and a range of wallets that empower many applications. Everscale is a new and unique blockchain design that combines a scalable distributed world computer with the distributed operating system Ever OS.

 

EVER Reward Campaign

To celebrate the launch of the EVER staking feature on Moonstake through partnership with Everscale, Everscale Japan is launching an EVER Giveaway Campaign on February 24, 2022.

 

The first 2,000 people to open a Moonstake account through the Moonstake registration link below will receive an EVER token reward that is worth about $10. Details of the event will be announced on Everscale Japan’s Twitter, so please follow their channels to stay updated.

 

Moonstake account registration link for EVER reward campaign: https://wallet.moonstake.io/sign-up?ref=CYRHJWWH6Z 

Everscale Japan Twitter: https://twitter.com/EverscaleJapan 

 

How to stake EVER on Moonstake Wallet

Here’s a simple 3-step process to stake EVER with Moonstake Wallet:

 

  1. Register your Moonstake Wallet via Web or mobile (iOS / Android)
  2. Select EVER from the “Wallets” screen and click the “Add Asset” button.
  3. Access the EVER screen to check your staking information. From the Staking tab, click the “Stake” button and enter your wallet password to complete staking.

 

How EVER staking works

Hold EVER, 10 EVER minimum staking amount.

Agree to lock in and stake EVER.

 

To get the maximum reward, split your stake into two parts and make sure to invest in both even and odd rounds. Currently, Everscale’s staking yields an annual interest rate of up to 6%.

 

How to get rewards of EVER staking

Rewards are paid by the Elector system contract after each validation cycle and are distributed by depools between stakeholders in proportion to their stake.

 

A small part of reward (typically 5%) goes to the validator node, the rest serves as a basis for distribution between all stakeholders.

 

How EVER unstaking works

If token holders want to send an asset that is currently staked, they will need to unstake it first. The staked coin is locked in the pool for the duration of the validation round (up to 54 hours) and cannot be withdrawn until then.

 

To withdraw your tokens from specific rounds, make sure to put the withdrawal request until the round ends. You can track validation rounds using network explorers tonscan.io or ever.live. 

 

In case no withdrawal request is done before the validation cycle ends, the reward will be automatically added to your stake amount and participate in validation.

 

Moonstake is pleased to partner with Everscale to bring our users a satisfactory experience staking EVER. We look forward to further collaboration with the Everscale team to bring even more value to crypto users worldwide.

 

About Moonstake

Moonstake is the world’s leading staking service provider that develops and operates decentralized wallet services for businesses and individuals.

 

Since its launch in April 2020, Moonstake has partnered with 27 leading platform providers, including Cardano’s constituent Emurgo, developer of the Polkadot-connected blockchain Astar Network Stake Technologies, and the TRON Network with over 50 million users. In May 2021, Moonstake further enhanced its corporate credibility by becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of OIO Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

 

Using blockchain technology, Moonstake aims to progress toward a world where anyone can easily make use of highly secure and reliable digital asset management tools.

 

https://www.moonstake.io/   

 

About Moonstake’s staking business

 

For the staking industry, which has grown into a 630-billion dollar market as of September 2021, Moonstake provides a decentralized staking service that does not require user deposits, and supports nodes around the world in addition to its own validator nodes. Moonstake currently supports the staking of 12 blockchains. With a total staking assets of 1.8 billion USD and a global user base, the company ranked third out of more than 10,000 providers worldwide in June of the same year.

 

About Everscale

Everscale is a new and unique blockchain design that proposes a scalable decentralized world computer, paired with a distributed operating system. The network is based on a platform called Ever OS, capable of processing millions of transactions per second, with Turing-complete smart contracts and decentralized user interfaces.

 

Everscale presents some new and unique properties, such as dynamic multithreading, soft majority consensus and distributed programming, which enable it to be scalable, fast and secure at the same time. It is governed by a decentralized community founded upon meritocratic principles via Soft Majority Voting protocol.

 

Everscale has powerful developer tools, such as compilers for Solidity and C++, SDK and API, client libraries ported to more than 20 languages and platforms, a range of decentralized browsers and wallets empowering many applications in DeFi, NFT, tokenization and governance domains.

https://everscale.network/

Moonstake is pleased to announce that our users can now earn interest from staking the FIO token of the FIO Protocol on our Web Wallet! Hold, send, receive, and stake FIO to receive rewards with the best user experience through one single click. After Cosmos, IRISnet, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, IOST, TRON, and Shiden, FIO became the 15th staking coin available on Moonstake. Moonstake is now also one of the official Block Producers on FIO.

 

FIO staking activation is scheduled to take place on 22nd February 2022. Before this activation, each FIO token staked will begin accruing rewards at an early-access rate. Through this partnership, the Moonstake and FIO teams have worked together to bring you FIO staking feature before Staking Activation to start earning the early-access, proportional reward potential on Moonstake Wallet. 

 

After Activation is achieved, and as more tokens are allocated to the Staking Rewards Pool moving forward, rewards accrued per FIO token staked will decrease over time. This means that, after Activation is achieved, those who still stake earlier will accrue greater proportional rewards than those who stake later.

   

Moonstake started the staking business last year with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, we have developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS / Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake’s total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1.8 Billion, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers globally. Since March this year, Moonstake has also entered DeFi together with the newly launched DeFi platform, Muse.Finance, who has begun releasing its core DeFi products which are all scheduled to be integrated into Moonstake platform to enable advanced DeFi connectivity for our global users.

 

Meanwhile, FIO (short for Foundation for Interwallet Operability) was founded in 2020 and aims to enable easier, safer and more joyful crypto transactions on any type of token or coin. The FIO Protocol is designed to ensure the cryptocurrency user experience is uncomplicated and lays the foundation for cryptocurrency mass adoption. Long complex addresses have been replaced with user-customized FIO Crypto Handles such as “[email protected]” that enable decentralized sending, receiving and payment requests (invoices, order carts, etc.), as well as, cross-chain end-to-end encrypted metadata (the information for those invoices, order carts, etc.) that can work across all blockchains.

 

How to stake FIO on Moonstake Wallet

Here’s a simple 3-step process to stake FIO with Moonstake Wallet:

 

  • Register your Moonstake Wallet via Web or mobile (iOS / Android)
  • Select FIO from the “Wallets” screen and click the “Add Asset” button.
  • Access the FIO screen to check your staking information. From the Staking tab, click the “Stake” button, input the amount to stake, and enter your wallet password to complete.

 

How FIO staking works

Hold FIO, no minimum staking amount.

Agree to lock in and stake FIO

 

While your FIO tokens are being staked, they remain in your wallet while you earn staking rewards. The Staking method ensures that stakers of FIO Tokens will always earn a positive return — meaning they receive more FIO Tokens back when they unstake than the number they staked.

 

How to get rewards for FIO staking

Rewards are given in FIO tokens and users will have to claim rewards. Please note that if you unstake your tokens prior to staking activation on 22nd February 2022, you will not receive any rewards. 

 

How FIO unstaking works

If token holders want to send an asset that is currently staked, they will need to unstake it first. Unstaked tokens are locked and are unspendable for a period of 7 days. After that, they can be transferred as normal.

 

Moonstake is proud to deliver on our promise of bringing great value to users worldwide not only through enabling FIO staking, but also by integrating the feature before FIO staking officially launches on Mainnet, allowing our users to enjoy the greatest amount of earning potential per token staked.

 

About Moonstake

Moonstake is the world’s leading staking service provider that develops and operates decentralized wallet services for businesses and individuals.

 

Since its launch in April 2020, Moonstake has partnered with 27 leading platform providers, including Cardano’s constituent Emurgo, developer of the Polkadot-connected blockchain Astar Network Stake Technologies, and the TRON Network with over 50 million users. In May 2021, Moonstake further enhanced its corporate credibility by becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of OIO Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

 

Using blockchain technology, Moonstake aims to progress toward a world where anyone can easily make use of highly secure and reliable digital asset management tools.

 

https://www.moonstake.io/   

 

About Moonstake’s staking business

 

For the staking industry, which has grown into a 630-billion dollar market as of September 2021, Moonstake provides a decentralized staking service that does not require user deposits, and supports nodes around the world in addition to its own validator nodes. Moonstake currently supports the staking of 12 blockchains. With a total staking assets of 1.8 billion USD and a global user base, the company ranked third out of more than 10,000 providers worldwide in June of the same year.

 

About FIO Protocol

The Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO) is an industry consortium, consisting of leading wallets, exchanges, crypto payment processors, and various other entities and community members dedicated to the pursuit of blockchain usability through the FIO Protocol.

 

FIO’s vision is to operate as a Decentralized Autonomous Consortia (DAC), guided by the community and blockchain ecosystem. We encourage everyone to participate in helping define the FIO Protocol and to provide feedback on how to improve blockchain usability. Our Foundation values Openness and Transparency, Diversity in Community, and Fairness.

 

https://fioprotocol.io/ 

Today, Moonstake is thrilled to announce our partnership with Astarter, a DeFi infrastructure hub on Cardano to facilitate the development of decentralized financial (DeFi) services infrastructure on Cardano. Astarter is a joint venture supported by EMURGO, the official commercial arm of the Cardano blockchain protocol, who has recently acquired Infinity Blockchain Group, the group leading Moonstake’s development. Currently, Moonstake and Astarter are working to enable Moonstake users priority access to Astarter’s service via a seamless native connection function once it is launched.

 

Moonstake launched its staking business in 2020 with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, it has developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS / Android) with support for over 2,000 cryptocurrencies. Currently, Moonstake supports 14 high-demand staking coins: Cosmos, IRIS, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, IOST, TRON, and Shiden, as well as ERC-721 and Cardano NFTs. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake’s total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1.8 Billion and by June 2021, Moonstake was the third best staking provider in the world out of 15,000 staking providers worldwide. In March 2021, the company entered DeFi with Muse.Finance, a DeFi platform, and will continue to expand into the DeFi business.

 

Meanwhile, Astarter is a key DeFi infrastructure hub on Cardano with four core applications: Launchpad, DEX, Money Market & Tech Service Platform. The project is a joint venture supported by EMURGO which combines the Cardano founding entity’s technical expertise and deep understanding of its network with experience of developing DeFi technical infrastructures from its external partner’s experiences. Astarter aims to provide fair, safe, and accessible open finance services on Cardano, developing decentralized finance applications for the Cardano ecosystem. Astarter will start development of an initial decentralized exchange offering (IDO) launchpad to be released by the end of the year, along with a decentralized exchange (DEX) on Cardano to follow. Upon completion, Astarter will also plan to integrate lending & borrowing (decentralized money market) features on Cardano. These services aim to bring more utility to Cardano ADA users and open up financial services to a greater number of people in underserved regions.

 

Moonstake has been in discussions with Astarter from the beginning for the functional connection, and is working to give Moonstake users priority access to Astarter’s service once it launches. In doing so, we will be developing a web-based connect function as a means of connectivity, which will allow us to provide a seamless connected experience. More features will be added as they become available. 

 

Founder of Moonstake, Mitsuru Tezuka, says:

“As a long-time staking provider for ADA and strategic partner of EMURGO since August 2020, Moonstake is thrilled to collaborate with their new Astarter Project. We’re happy to utilize our strong technical expertise in proof-of-stake and cross-blockchain interoperability in collaboration with Astarter to help foster the development of DeFi applications and services on Cardano.”

 

Moonstake is honored to be a part of this partnership with EMURGO’s backed Astarter Project to help accelerate DeFi apps to further empower the Cardano ecosystem and continue to bring great value to crypto user communities worldwide.

 

About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

 

Moonstake aims to be the largest staking pool network in Asia by providing an active environment for crypto asset holders. Establishing a clear partnership roadmap with Moonstake represents another significant milestone for continuing to strengthen ties with leading platforms across Asia’s burgeoning Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) ecosystem. Partnerships have been announced with Emurgo, Ontology and NEO to boost staking adoption, Binarystar, Japan’s biggest blockchain hub, OIO Holdings Limited (SGX: OIO), a Singapore-listed company. Industry’s reputed advisors, such as Lisk and Lawrence Lim of RAMP DEFI support Moonstake’s innovative journey.

 

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 1 billion.

 

https://www.moonstake.io/ 

 

About Astarter

Astarter is a key DeFi infrastructure hub on Cardano with four core applications: Launchpad, DEX, Money Market & Tech Service Platform. The project was founded by EMURGO and aims to provide fair, safe, and accessible open finance services on Cardano, developing decentralized finance applications for the Cardano ecosystem.

https://astarter.io/

Moonstake is pleased to announce that our users can now earn interest from staking Shiden network’s SDN token on both the Web and Mobile Wallets! Hold, send, receive, and stake SDN to receive rewards with the best user experience through one single click. In fact, Moonstake is amongst the world’s first group of validators for Shiden Network. After Cosmos, IRISnet, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, IOST, and TRON, Shiden became the 14th staking coin available on Moonstake.

 

Moonstake started the staking business last year with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, we have developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS / Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake’s total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1 Billion, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers globally. Since March this year, Moonstake has also entered DeFi together with the newly launched DeFi platform, Muse.Finance, who has begun releasing its core DeFi products which are all scheduled to be integrated into Moonstake platform to enable advanced DeFi connectivity for our global users.

 

The Shiden Network is built using almost the same code base as Astar Network (formerly Plasm), a public blockchain originating in Japan, and connects to the Kusama Network, an experimental network that is one-tenth the scale of the Polkadot Network. Since the Kusama Relaychain does not support smart contract functionality by design, it needs a smart contract layer which is where Shiden Network comes in. On top of this, Shiden also supports various advanced blockchain applications like DeFi, NFTs and more.

 

In February 2021, Moonstake entered a strategic partnership with Plasm, now known as Astar Network, to expand the Polkadot ecosystem and explore further collaborative development opportunities in DeFi. As such, the integration of Shiden, Astar’s sister network, is the fundamental next step of our collaboration and an important part of our plan to penetrate the DeFi market. Our teams are working hard together to enable the “DApp Store ” feature on Moonstake Wallets for users to enjoy staking to earn with other Shiden DApps on the wallet interface, please stay tuned! The current list of Shiden DApp Staking can be found here: https://portal.astar.network/#/store/discover-dapps

 

How to stake SDN on Moonstake Wallet

Here’s a simple 3-step process to stake SDN with Moonstake Wallet:

  1. Register your Moonstake Wallet via Web or mobile (iOS / Android)
  2. Select SDN from the “Wallets” screen and click the “Add Asset” button.
  3. Access the SDN screen to check your staking information. From the Staking tab, click the “Stake” button and enter your wallet password to complete staking.

 

How SDN staking works

  • Hold SDN Token, 100 SDN minimum staking amount.
  • Agree to lock in and stake SDN
  • Currently, each DApp can have a maximum of 512 nominators.

 

How to get rewards of SDN staking:

The annual reward (APY) for SDN is dependent on Shiden and its DApp Store. You can claim your SDN rewards once every ERA, which is a period of time that is approximately 24 hours. The claim needs to be done within 15 days or the unclaimed rewards go to the treasury. A claim can be made by the contract owner or any staker in the DApp. One claim will be for everyone, so it doesn’t have to be you. If the DApp owner or anyone else from the staking pool press “Claim”, you will also get your ERA rewards.

 

How SDN unstaking works:

If token holders want to send an asset that is currently staked, they will need to unstake it first. There is no lock period for unstaking SDN.

 

Moonstake is proud to be amongst the world’s first group of validators and we’re looking forward to further cooperation with the team at Shiden Network to accelerate global adoption of staking and DApps.

 

About Moonstake

Moonstake is the world’s leading staking service provider that develops and operates decentralized wallet services for businesses and individuals.

 

Since its launch in April 2020, Moonstake has partnered with 27 leading platform providers, including Cardano’s constituent Emurgo, developer of the Polkadot-connected blockchain Astar Network Stake Technologies, and the TRON Network with over 50 million users. In May 2021, Moonstake further enhanced its corporate credibility by becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of OIO Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

 

Using blockchain technology, Moonstake aims to progress toward a world where anyone can easily make use of highly secure and reliable digital asset management tools.

 

https://www.moonstake.io/

 

About Moonstake’s staking business

For the staking industry, which has grown into a 630-billion dollar market as of September 2021, Moonstake provides a decentralized staking service that does not require user deposits, and supports nodes around the world in addition to its own validator nodes. Moonstake currently supports the staking of 12 blockchains. With a total staking assets of 1.8 billion USD and a global user base, the company ranked third out of more than 10,000 providers worldwide in June of the same year.

 

About Shiden

Building the premier multi-chain smart contract platform on Kusama Network.

 

Shiden Network is a multi-chain decentralized application layer on Kusama Network. Kusama Relaychain does not support smart contract functionality by design. Kusama Network needs a smart contract layer. This is where Shiden Network comes in. Shiden supports Ethereum Virtual Machine, WebAssembly, and Layer2 solutions from day one. The platform supports various applications like DeFi, NFTs, and more.

 

https://shiden.astar.network/ 

 

About Astar

Astar Network is a dApps hub on Polkadot that supports Ethereum and layer 2 solutions like ZK Rollups. Plasm aims to be a multi-chain smart contract platform that will support multiple blockchains and virtual machines like EVM and WASM.

https://astar.network/

Today, Moonstake announces it has entered into a strategic partnership with the TRON Foundation that develops one of the world’s largest blockchain-based operating systems, the TRON Protocol.

 

Through this partnership, Moonstake aims to enable staking of TRX coin, TRON’s native token, on its wallets and the two sides will collaborate on community building and marketing activities to promote adoption of the TRON and Moonstake ecosystems. Moonstake and TRON are also looking into further collaboration opportunities in the DeFi sector, as TRON is one of the most prominent blockchains in the DeFi space due to highly optimized transaction fees. Since March this year, Moonstake has officially entered DeFi together with the newly launched DeFi platform, Muse.Finance, who has begun releasing its core products and recently started its lockdrop for early adopters.

 

Moonstake launched its staking business in 2020 with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, it has developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS / Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake’s total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1 Billion, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers globally. Currently, Moonstake supports 12 high-demand staking coins: Cosmos, IRIS, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, and IOST.

Meanwhile, TRON is a market-leading blockchain well-known for its large and highly active community of users and developers from all over the world, dedicated to the establishment of a truly decentralized Internet and its infrastructure. The TRON Protocol, one of the largest blockchain operating systems in the world, adopts an energy efficient dPoS consensus mechanism to provide high throughput, high scalability, and high availability for decentralized applications in the TRON ecosystem through collaboration with key business partners including global tech giant Samsung, Opera, BitTorrent, Poloniex, Swisscom Blockchain, and many more. It is one of the fastest growing DeFi ecosystems on the market, currently boasting more than 40 million user accounts and over 2 billion cumulative transactions. Additionally, Tron based TRC20 protocol hosts the largest circulation of stablecoin globally with nearly 34 billion USDT at present. Its native coin Tronix (TRX) can be used to pay for a robust range of decentralised content and application services on the network.

 

Mitsuru Tezuka, Founder at Moonstake, says:

“We are deeply honored to become partners with TRON, an industry-leading blockchain with a global-scale community of highly active users and developers. TRON is one of the fastest-growing ecosystems in the market with a truly impressive growing volume of transactions and a vibrant ecosystem of DApps especially in the DeFi space. We hope to accelerate global adoption of the TRON network and DeFi services, as well as scale both of our growing ecosystems together.”

Justin Sun, CEO of TRON Foundation, says:

“TRON staking is growing strongly and we’re glad to partner with Moonstake, one of the top 10 staking providers globally, to further accelerate adoption of TRX. Since TRON’s initiative is also to go “All In on DeFi”, we’re also happy to explore deeper collaboration opportunities with Moonstake in the field of decentralized finance and strongly boost the great growth of our DeFi ecosystems together.”

The partnership with TRON is another important strategic addition to Moonstake’s growing partner network. We look forward to bringing better value to our user communities and the crypto space as a whole, as well as deeper collaboration in the fields of staking and potentially, decentralized finance.

About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

 

Moonstake aims to be the largest staking pool network in Asia by providing an active environment for crypto asset holders. Establishing a clear partnership roadmap with Moonstake represents another significant milestone for continuing to strengthen ties with leading platforms across Asia’s burgeoning Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) ecosystem. Partnerships have been announced with Emurgo, Ontology and NEO to boost staking adoption, Binarystar, Japan’s biggest blockchain hub, OIO Holdings Limited (SGX: OIO), a Singapore-listed company. Industry’s reputed advisors, such as Lisk and Lawrence Lim of RAMP DEFI support Moonstake’s innovative journey.

 

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 1 billion.

 

https://www.moonstake.io/

 

 

About TRON

TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of internet through blockchain technology and dApp use cases. Founded in September 2017 by Justin Sun, Tron has since achieved a number of milestones, including MainNet launch in May 2018, network independence in June 2018, and TRON Virtual Machine launch in August 2018. July 2018 also marked the acquisition of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized P2P services boasting approximately 100M monthly active users globally.

 

https://tron.network/ 

 

DeFi.org and Moonstake announced today that they agreed on a partnership as part of the DeFi.org accelerator. Moonstake will join as a partner at the accelerator, whose founding partners are Binance and Orbs. Through this collaboration, Moonstake will take an active part in screening and supporting the portfolio companies and promote research, training, events, and conferences with the goal to increase awareness and adoption of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology.

Moonstake launched its staking business in 2020 with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, we have developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS / Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake’s total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1 Billion, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers  globally. Currently, Moonstake supports 12 high-demand staking coins: Cosmos, IRIS, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, and IOST.

Meanwhile, DeFi.org is an accelerator that helps bootstrap new projects and DeFi protocols and launch the next wave of innovation. It is a joint venture by Orbs and the industry leaderBinance. The accelerator is dedicated to supporting research, development of open-source software, and community engagement and to assist promising projects that are built on the principles of fair distribution, community ownership, innovation, responsible approach to risk, sustainable economics and composability with the broader ecosystem.

 

Lawrence Lin, CEO of Moonstake, says:

“As a top 10 global staking provider, Moonstake is happy to collaborate with DeFi.org, an accelerator founded by our partner Orbs and the leading global exchange Binance, to help innovative new projects in the crypto and DeFi space launch on the market. With over 1 billion USD worth of assets staked on our platform, a strong lineup of staking coins supported, and a seasoned development team, Moonstake can offer great liquidity injection opportunities as well as valuable technical consultancy for portfolio companies of the DeFi.org ecosystem.”

 

Daniel Peled, President of Orbs, says:

“Liquidity and development efforts are always some of the top concerns of startups in the crypto and DeFi spaces. This is why we’ve partnered with the world-leading staking platform Moonstake. We’re confident that this collaboration will bring great value to DeFi.org team of industry experts and will help accelerate new projects in the fields of development and liquidity.”


About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

Moonstake aims to be the largest staking pool network in Asia by providing an active environment for crypto asset holders. Establishing a clear partnership roadmap with Moonstake represents another significant milestone for continuing to strengthen ties with leading platforms across Asia’s burgeoning Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) ecosystem. Partnerships have been announced with Emurgo, Ontology and NEO to boost staking adoption, Binarystar, Japan’s biggest blockchain hub, OIO Holdings Limited (SGX: OIO), a Singapore-listed company. Industry’s reputed advisors, such as Lisk and Lawrence Lim of RAMP DEFI support Moonstake’s innovative journey.

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 1 billion.

https://www.moonstake.io/

 

About DeFi.org

The DeFi.org Accelerator is dedicated to supporting research, development of open-source software, and community engagement. The accelerator looks for projects that are built on the principles of fair distribution, community ownership, innovation, responsible approach to risk, sustainable economics and composability with the broader ecosystem.

Participants get a variety of benefits, including mentorship, funding opportunities, and market exposure. 

Interested teams can apply to participate at https://DeFi.org/.

Moonstake today announces it has entered a partnership with Uzbekistan government-approved cryptocurrency exchange UzNEX that is operated by KOBEA Group, a leading technology firm focused on developing solutions for the digital economy including blockchain.

Through this collaboration, the two will focus on developing blockchain community programs as well as relevant research, training, events, and conferences to increase awareness in the banking and finance industries. Moonstake will also work with UzNEX to provide blockchain consulting service including staking technology to financial institutions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, which in return will serve to assist Moonstake in better penetrating these high-potential markets.

Moonstake launched its staking business in 2020 with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, we have developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS / Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake’s total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1 Billion, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers globally. Currently, Moonstake supports 12 high-demand staking coins: Cosmos, IRIS, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, and IOST.

UzNEX is the first Uzbekistan government-licensed digital asset trading platform operated by KOBEA Group who has been an instrumental figure in the country’s development of the digital economy. The exchange, officially launched on March 2020, has its opening event on January 2020  at an international blockchain conference in Tashkent. The event gathered numerous representatives of crypto companies from South Korea, Japan, and Singapore, as well as officials from Uzbekistan’s ministries and government agencies. According to its global compliance strategy, Uznex fully meets the recommendatations of the Financial Actions Task Force (FATF) as well as the relevant laws and regulations of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is cooperating with local Uzbekistan banks to meet the regulations of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges to have real-name verified accounts on their service platform, securing its stability as a government-approved crypto exchange.

Overseas leading cryptocurrency companies have been paying close attention to the successive pro-cryptocurrency policies in Uzbekistan. Here, the National Agency of Project Management (NAPM) under the President of Uzbekistan is directly involved in the management of the cryptocurrency market and cryptocurrency exchange with the aim to incorporate cryptocurrency into the institutional system. On 30th April, the NAPM announced a decree that lifted this restriction, allowing its citizens to trade in cryptocurrency. Thanks to the decree, UzNEX, which had temporarily held its operation because of the local influence of Covid-19, officially reopened its services on 1 June, 2021.

In line with this, KOBEA Group announced that a massive renewal of UzNex is underway, and that the collaboration with Moonstake aims to attract more users with the platform’s world-class staking service. Staking of the cryptocurrency means fixing a certain amount of cryptocurrency you own as a stake to obtain a certain amount of profit during the deposit period, regardless of the fluctuations in the cryptocurrency price.

 

Mitsuru Tezuka, Founder at Moonstake, says: 

“Uzbekistan is a rapidly developing country when it comes to adoption of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology, with the government taking active part in the development as well as regulation of digital asset services. UzNEX is the first and only licensed crypto exchange in Uzbekistan, operated by the renowned KOBEA Group that has been doing incredible work with developing the digital economy in the country. As a world-leading staking provider, we’re happy to join hands with them and accelerate the growth of cryptocurrency and staking in the region together.”

 

Chang Yong Lee, Chairman of KOBEA Group and UzNEX says:

Uzbekistan is now one of the youngest and fastest growing countries in the world, where major reforms in the field of the digital economy are being introduced. This country has enormous potential, and may soon lead the global digital economy. We’re happy to partner with Moonstake, one of the top 10 largest staking providers globally, to accelerate the awareness and development of the digital economy, including cryptocurrency and staking, in Uzbekistan.”

Moonstake is honored to take part in this groundbreaking initiative to bring the digital economy to Uzbekistan, and we look forward to deeper collaboration opportunities with UzNEX crypto exchange.

 

About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

Moonstake aims to become Asia’s largest staking pool network by providing crypto asset holders with an active and appealing environment. We are focusing on partnerships to build good relationships with major platform providers. In addition to core blockchains such as Emurgo, Ontology and NEO to promote staking, and Binarystar, Japan’s largest blockchain hub, we are affiliated with Singapore-listed company OIO Holdings Limited (SGX: OIO) and others. Moonstake’s innovative activities are supported by industry-renowned advisors such as Lisk and Lawrence Lim of RAMP DEFI.

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 1 billion.

https://www.moonstake.io/

 

About UzNEX

UzNEX is the first government-licensed digital asset trading platform in Uzbekistan. It is operated by KOBEA Group, a blockchain firm focused on developing various  solutions for the digital economy including blockchain. UzNEX is the only exchange in Central Asia where a market has been prepared using the national currency, credit cards and US dollars. It is the first cryptocurrency exchange in the world where you can entrust the management of fund assets without experience in cryptocurrency and view investment strategies of highly profitable professional investors on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

https://www.uznex.com/

 

Today, staking of Orbs’s native token, ORBS, is officially available on Moonstake’s Web Wallet. ORBS fuel all activities on the Orbs blockchain including smart contracts, transaction fees, and consensus-based storage is currently ranked #5 in the Top 10 trending crypto coins by CryptoCrunchApp. Additionally, Moonstake is now officially a Guardian for Orbs Universe to help facilitate network security.

Now Moonstake’s wallet users can hold, send, receive, and stake their ORBS to receive rewards with the best user experience through one single click. After Cosmos, IRISnet, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot,Quras ,Centrality and Orbs became the 11th available staking coin on Moonstake Wallet.

Moonstake started the staking business last year with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, we have developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS / Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake’s total staking assets has grown rapidly to reach $900 Million, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers globally.

Moonstake and ORBS entered into a strategic partnership in March, 2021. Through this partnership, Moonstake actively developed support for the staking of ORBS, Orbs’ official token, on Moonstake Wallet, as well as participating further in the Orbs blockchain ecosystem. The two parties will also host community building programs, research, training, events, and conferences with the goal to increase awareness and adoption of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology in the Banking and Finance Industry. Moonstake and Orbs will discuss further potential provision of consulting services to financial institutions in the regions of Southeast Asia and Middle East.

 

How to stake ORBS on Moonstake Wallet

Here’s a simple 3-step process to stake ORBS with Moonstake Wallet:
1.Register your Moonstake Web wallet (https://wallet.moonstake.io)
2.From the wallet screen, select ORBS and click the “Stake Now” button.
3:Confirm the staking information, then click the “Staking” button and enter your wallet password.

 

How ORBS Staking Works:

・Hold ORBS Token and no minimum amount for staking.
・Agree to lock in and stake ORBS.

 

What is Guardians Role:

Guardians play a central role in the Orbs PoS model – they are expected to be key participants within the Orbs Universe, who enforce the security of the network, align with the long term Orbs vision and actively work to make this vision a reality. A core role of the Guardians is to review the Validators, monitor their operations and ensure proper network operation and security by approving Validators that follow the protocol correctly.

 

How to get Rewards of ORBS staking:

Token holders that delegate to an active Guardian are rewarded in proportion to their stake. Annual reward is up to 8% of the Delegators staked tokens (subject to an 80M Orbs Token cap on total rewards).

* Delegators are ORBS token holders who assign their voting weight (stake) to Guardians, empowering them to maintain    security and uphold the long term vision of the ecosystem.

 

How ORBS unstaking works:

If token holders want to send an asset that is currently staked, they will need to unstake it first. The unstaking of tokens will take a full 14 days before they become available, therefore you will not be able to send the tokens immediately. The period during which the tokens cannot be transferred is called the “lock period”.

Moonstake looks forward to deeper cooperation with Orbs to increase our market presence in the key regions of Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, as well as bring the diverse ecosystem of staking coins to user communities worldwide.

 

About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

Moonstake aims to be the largest staking pool network in Asia by providing an active environment for crypto asset holders. Establishing a clear partnership roadmap with Moonstake represents another significant milestone for continuing to strengthen ties with leading platforms across Asia’s burgeoning Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) ecosystem. Partnership has been announced with Emurgo, Ontology and NEO to boost staking adoption, Binarystar, Japan’s biggest blockchain hub, OIO Holdings Limited (SGX: OIO), a Singapore Catalist-Listed company. Industry’s reputed advisors, such as Lisk and Lawrence Lim of RAMP DEFI support Moonstake’s innovative journey.

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 900 Million.

https://www.moonstake.io/

 

About Orbs

Orbs is a free, open-source, public blockchain infrastructure designed for mass usage applications, providing enterprise-grade scale, security and support. Orbs blockchain network expands the offerings of public blockchains by supporting permissioned applications developed by existing for-profit businesses, while also supporting purely decentralized apps and being a prime platform for launching decentralized finance applications. Founded in 2017, Orbs is being developed by a dedicated team of more than 30 people out of its offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, London, UK, Singapore, and Seoul, South Korea. Orbs was named Gartner’s “Cool Vendor in Blockchain Technology” for 2018.

https://www.orbs.com/

This April, Moonstake celebrates its 1 year anniversary. We’ve come a long way since our official launch, having established a strong position in the POS market in less than a year. Today, Moonstake total staking assets have reached over $900 Million and are entrusted by core blockchain companies as business partners and crypto users from all over the world. We’ve grown to become one of the top 10 staking providers in the world.

On the celebration of Moonstake’s first anniversary, Founder of Moonstake, Mitsuru Tezuka, says: “2020 was an incredible first year for Moonstake. We achieved over $900 Million in staked assets and earned the trust of investors and businesses worldwide with our staking wallet as well as staking-as-a-service solutions. In just one year, we’ve become one of the top 10 staking providers in the world. We’re very excited to see how the Moonstake ecosystem will continue to grow from 2021 onwards, especially in the DeFi space, and we hope to experience all of it together with you again this year. Thank you for always supporting us!”

Let’s revisit Moonstake’s milestone and look forward to the exciting future of Moostake from 2021 onwards with CEO Lawrence Lin and Shogo Ishida, Moonstake’s Senior Advisor.

Lawrence Lin: Hello, I’m Lawrence Lin, the CEO of Moonstake. It has been 1 year since we debuted Moonstake staking business with the aim to create the biggest staking network in Asia. We developed the most user-friendly staking wallets: Moonstake Web Wallet for web browsers and Moonstake Mobile Wallet on iOS / Android with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. Now, Moonstake’s staking community can easily earn staking rewards from all the high demand POS coins on the market including Cosmos, IRIS, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality and most recently, Orbs.

Moonstake has also forged strategic partnerships with leading industry players, including public blockchains such as Emurgo (global blockchain solutions provider and founder of Cardano), NEO, Ontology, Wanchain, and decentralized projects Pundi X, RAMP DEFI, TZ Ventures, RockX, Stake Technologies, Orbs, Unido, and more. These partnerships not only allow Moonstake to enable staking of more PoS coins for our users but also make Moonstake’s technology ecosystem more accessible to the global staking community.

Question: What are the biggest adoption barriers for Proof of Stake and Staking right now and how should we solve them for investors and also blockchain businesses?

Lawrence Lin: Definitely the lack of awareness and the still inaccessible user experience. The public mostly know about “the cryptocurrency with crazy price change” that is Bitcoin, but PoS coins aren’t as prominent to the masses, especially since trading to make a profit is much easier to adopt due to being similar to investing with other asset classes like stocks, real estate, gold, etc. In reality, staking is basically like putting your savings into a bank, but much safer since it’s on a decentralized network instead of the centralized banking system.

However, staking isn’t simply putting money in a safe. It’s an activity that impacts the operations of the blockchain network since it’s essentially selecting the validators (miners) to facilitate transactions. Such added technical complexities might make staking seem too intimidating to the average crypto investor, and even more so for businesses looking to adopt blockchain.

Moonstake works to accelerate adoption of staking by addressing both these pain points for investors and businesses. By hosting initiatives like educational webinars and collaborating both blockchain projects and institutions, we want to help spread awareness of blockchain and decentralized technologies more effectively. At the same time, we develop the user-friendly Moonstake Wallet that supports only the most highly demanded PoS coins through official partnerships with the blockchain projects so that investors can earn well from their idle funds with optimal yield without having to deal with the technical complexities of PoS blockchains. We also offer Moonstake staking pool and node solutions to enterprises so that they can start utilizing and benefiting from implementing blockchain in their business with plug-and-play ease.

Question: You have been professed to enter the DeFi domain, but what kind of development does Moonstake plan to try in the DeFi domain?

Shogo Ishida: Recently, we announced their DeFi project Muse.Finance on March 31st. In addition to creating its own products, Muse.Finance will also be widely accepting applications from DeFi products that wish to connect to Its platform. This is a decentralized platform that allows crypto asset holders to profit from lending through wrapped assets while participating in staking and yield farming at the same time. Its ecosystem design, consisting of Muse Swap, Muse Lending and Muse Wrap, connects the DeFi ecosystem of tokens issued on Ethereum (ERC-20) with Ethereum 2.0 to create a liquidity-generating PoS platform. In addition, by using advanced cross-chain technology, Muse.Finance is expanding its crypto-asset economic zone, starting with Cardano and extending its service offerings to Polkadot, Solana, Oasis, Terra, Centrality and others.

Muse.Finance will launch its first product, a wrap and swap platform, in May. Later in the year, we will gradually enhance Muse DeFi platform with Lending and Yield Farming.

 

 

About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

Moonstake aims to be the largest staking pool network in Asia by providing an active environment for crypto asset holders. Establishing a clear partnership roadmap with Moonstake represents another significant milestone for continuing to strengthen ties with leading platforms across Asia’s burgeoning Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) ecosystem. Partnership has been announced with Emurgo, Ontology and NEO to boost staking adoption, Binarystar, Japan’s biggest blockchain hub, OIO Holdings Limited (SGX: OIO), a Singapore-listed company. Industry’s reputed advisors, such as Lisk and Lawrence Lim of RAMP DEFI support Moonstake’s innovative journey.

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 900 Million.

https://www.moonstake.io/

To celebrate Moonstake’s first anniversary, we’ve conducted an interview with our Founder, Mr. Mitsuru Tezuka, to talk about Moonstake’s past achievements and future business development, as well as discuss the blockchain industry.

Interview video link: https://youtu.be/mAT0q_mLulE

The interview was moderated by Shogo Ishida, Senior Advisor at Moonstake.

Please see the summary below. 



Mr. Ishida: Can you tell us how Moonstake was found?

Mr. Tezuka:
Having been in the crypto business for 10 years now, I want to create a horizontal connection as a business while interacting with various people and projects in the crypto industry and community.

When proof of stake began to attract attention in recent years, we started the business  to create a wallet with staking power for multiple coins. This is a good opportunity to utilize our technical strength and expertise in the industry to meet the demands of the crypto community in the world.

 

Mr. Ishida: Please share about Moonstake’s 2020 business development.

Mr. Tezuka:
When we started Moonstake Wallet in 2020, we wanted to raise awareness of staking. We decided to partner with projects that are connected in the industry and help them utilize staking in order to increase the liquidity of their own token.

We are actively working to improve Moonstake’s UI/UX to differentiate ourselves from competitors in the market. With more tokens available on Moonstake, everyone can freely stake without any limitation.

 

Mr. Ishida: In early 2021, Moonstake was ranked 8th as best staking validator in the world in staking volume. How did Moonstake achieve this result?

Mr. Tezuka:
I believe that our active development over the past year is starting to bear fruit and help us achieve industry leading position.

We were also supported by the market that was soaring throughout the industry from the end of the year to the first quarter of 2021. I think that this achievement was an opportunity to increase the recognition of Moonstake in the industry. Recently, we have been interacting with our competitors alot and discussing the possibility of collaborating with them in the future.

 

Mr. Ishida: Moonstake announced its entry into the DeFi space. What kind of development can we expect from Moonstake in the future?

Mr. Tezuka:
Our advantage is having a strong staking wallet that offers support for various blockchain products and DeFi services.

Moonstake had considered partnering with other projects to penetrate DeFi. However, the market has yet to reach maturity, as there are not as many well-established projects still. This is why we decided to enter DeFi as a formal project ourselves and take on the challenges of this new frontier.

Mr. Ishida:
In the DeFi area, we launched a project called Muse Finance. As its founder, I would like to utilize the assets of Staking, based on the premise of working together with Moonstake.
From a user’s perspective, we think it is very important to have more options for financial services by providing access to lending and DEX while having more ways to earn staking rewards. The DeFi market has expanded 66 times last year, so it is definitely an area with extreme growth potential. In this market, Moonstake would like to consider developing services that will allow us to take advantage of the achievements we have made in 2020.

 

Mr. Ishida: What are your thoughts on the industry in the next year and the next three years?

Mr. Tezuka:
I understand that the market is busy in 2021, but personally it is not what I’m focused on. I believe it is more important how much blockchain technology is advancing the connection with society rather than price changes. For now, I think there are cases where blockchain services are implemented in the supply chain and in governance. If this part is realized, I expect that liquidity will increase in line with actual demand and become even greater than the liquidity that is currently centered on investment.

 

Mr. Ishida: What is Moonstake’s business outlook?

Mr. Tezuka:
Currently, no specific product has penetrated the crypto wallet business in Japan. I think it’s a difficult business to conduct on its own. With Moonstake Wallet, we will actively introduce staking and DeFi services that enable customers to grow their assets. In the future, we hope to gain market share as a user-friendly wallet  provides liquidity to various assets in the digital payment domain.

 

Mr. Ishida: What is the meaning of Moonstake to you, Mr. Tezuka?

Mr. Tezuka:
Right now we believe that a wallet with ultimate UI / UX is indispensable. In Japan, there is a strong culture of traditional cash payment, but looking at the financial infrastructures in less developed countries, I believe that the existence of digital currencies is very valuable. Currently, we are positioning Moonstake Wallet mainly in Asia. But in the future, I would like to reach into the field of digital payments, which is accelerating worldwide.

 

Mr. Ishida: Last question, do you have any message for our users?

Mr. Tezuka:
We would like to thank all of our users for choosing Moonstake Wallet.

Our motto is to actively listen to users’ opinions and suggestions and upgrade our product accordingly. This way, we can continue to improve our service to make it easier for you to use. Together, we can create a better service and the best staking wallet!

 

Thank you for supporting Moonstake and please stay tuned for more updates from us.

 


About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

Moonstake aims to be the largest staking pool network in Asia by providing an active environment for crypto asset holders. Establishing a clear partnership roadmap with Moonstake represents another significant milestone for continuing to strengthen ties with leading platforms across Asia’s burgeoning Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) ecosystem. Partnership has been announced with Emurgo, Ontology and NEO to boost staking adoption, Binarystar, Japan’s biggest blockchain hub, OIO Holdings Limited (SGX: OIO), a Singapore Catalist-Listed company. Industry’s reputed advisors, such as Lisk and Lawrence Lim of RAMP DEFI support Moonstake’s innovative journey.

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 900 Million.

https://www.moonstake.io/