2021 was a huge year for the cryptocurrency market, with huge strides in growth and adoption of digital assets, NFTs, and blockchain worldwide. It was also an incredible year for Moonstake as we rose the top rankings of global staking providers, reaching a total staking assets of $1.8 billion thanks to the support of our users and partners worldwide. As we begin the new year 2022, Moonstake as well as our strategic coin partners have many exciting news and programs in store for you as our platforms scale and evolve. To welcome our user community into the exciting new year, we’re creating a series of articles in collaboration with our strategic partner on what you need to know about our partner coins in the year 2022, this time with Polkadot.
As of January 2020, Moonstake has been supporting DOT staking via strategic partnership with RockX, one of Polkadot’s leading node operators. Since then, Moonstake has hosted a number of campaigns that promote awareness of the Polkadot ecosystem as well as adoption of DOT staking to global users, including webinars and giveaways. Later, Moonstake also partnered with Plasm, now known as Astar Network, a leading DApps hub on Polkadot, to expand support for the ecosystem with other parachains.
In 2021, Polkadot accomplished a number of major development milestones with the rollout of Parachains, Slot Auctions, and Crowdloans across 2 Relay-chain networks: Kusama coming live early in the year and Polkadot following up in December, both of which saw numerous successful parachain launches following their establishments. Additionally, the number of nominator accounts the network can support has tripled from 6,000 at the end of 2020 to 22,000 at its peak. In terms of organized events, Polkadot also managed to participate in over 380 meetups and conferences across the globe, both online and offline,in its effort to cultivate the global Polkadot community against the turbulence caused by the pandemic. Most notably, Polkadot received support and endorsement from the largest telecom company in Europe, Deutsche Telekom, who is currently using its infrastructure to participate in the Polkadot public blockchain network as a validator.
For 2022, Polkadot is focusing on expanding the number of Parachains on their network, with the ultimate goal being 100 parachain slots total. The project is also strongly continuing to push its efforts in building a robust development community for the ecosystem through even more events, hackathons, and initiatives. Not only will this help propel the ecosystem to greater heights in terms of technical achievements and usability, it is also how Polkadot will grow its user base and attract the interests of investors looking for high-value ecosystems.
Moonstake is proud to be strategic partners of Astar to expand the Polkadot ecosystem.We will continue to maintain strong support for the ever growing and developing Polkadot ecosystem and hope to bring even more great value to DOT and crypto users worldwide in 2022 to help accelerate adoption of the Polkadot and Moonstake ecosystems together.
As a world-leading staking service provider, Moonstake develops and operates decentralized wallet services for enterprises and end users.
Our full-scale staking business started in August 2020. With the support of users all over the world, our total staking assets has risen to 1.8 billion dollars. In June 2021, we ranked third among 15,000 staking providers globally.
So far, we have expanded our business and ecosystem through about 30 strategic partnerships, including major blockchains such as Emurgo which is a constituent organization of Cardano, TRON, and NEO. In May 2021, we became a wholly owned subsidiary of the listed company “OIO Holdings Limited” on the Singapore Stock Exchange and we are working to further expand Moonstake’s business and improve our credibility.
Polkadot will enable a completely decentralized web where users are in control.
Polkadot is built to connect private and consortium chains, public and permissionless networks, oracles, and future technologies that are yet to be created. Polkadot facilitates an internet where independent blockchains can exchange information and transactions in a trustless way via the Polkadot relay chain.
Polkadot makes it easier than ever to create and connect decentralized applications, services, and institutions. By empowering innovators to build better solutions, we seek to free society from its reliance on a broken web where its large institutions can’t violate our trust.
Astar Network is the #1 Smart Contract Hub for WASM + EVM on Polkadot. Since winning its Parachain auction in January 2022, Astar Network has become the top Parachain in the Polkadot ecosystem in terms of Total Value Locked and most Ethereum assets transferred over. Astar Network is the leading smart contract hub that connects the Polkadot ecosystem to Ethereum, Cosmos, and all major layer 1 blockchains. Astar Network supports dApps using multiple virtual machines—namely WASM and EVM—and offers the best technology solutions and financial incentives via its Build2Earn and Astar Incubation Program for Web3 developers to build on top of a secure, scalable and interoperable blockchain.