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Vote Disparity in the ICON Ecosystem

Over the past few days, there’s been a lot of discussion centered around the concentration of votes within the top-10 ranking P-Reps. Several solutions have been proposed and new light has been given in a recent interview with Dr. ICON and Bong An Ha of the ICON Foundation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

ICON (ICX) Staking is Just 12 Days Away

Recently, ICON has announced more details on the upcoming P-Rep Pre-voting period and highly anticipated staking to take place on August 26, 2019. During this time, ICONist’s will be able to delegate their ICX to P-Reps of their choice and start receiving staking rewards.

ICON’s Update to IISS

Recently, ICON has updated it’s ICON Incentives Scoring System (IISS), showing pre-voting staking is just 3 months away, expected in August 2019.

Seoul Citizens Hall uses ICON’s Public Blockchain

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ICON keeps releasing great news.

Recently, it was announced that the Seoul Citizens Hall used ICON’s public blockchain, appointing 162 people to its Policy Communications team on the ICON blockchain.

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