A closer look at $ATOM's recent developments and future prospects in the blockchain space
Key Takeaway: Despite the rejection of the $ATOM 2.0 proposal, Cosmos continues to evolve, with a focus on Interchain Security (ICS) and an expanding ecosystem, indicating a potentially bullish future for $ATOM.
Introduction: The Cosmos Vision and $ATOM Token
Cosmos aims to address the lack of interoperability in the blockchain space by providing a platform for different blockchains to communicate and interact with each other. Some people refer to this as Layer 0, allowing developers to build their own appchains on top of Cosmos. The native token of Cosmos is $ATOM, which can be utilized for staking, transaction fees, and governance.
The $ATOM 2.0 Whitepaper and its Rejection
The $ATOM 2.0 whitepaper proposed three main improvements to address the growth of the Cosmos ecosystem:
- Interchain Security: Securely scaling Cosmos
- Interchain Scheduler: A secure blockspace marketplace
- Interchain Allocator: Economic coordination and long-term alignment
However, the Cosmos community rejected the $ATOM 2.0 proposal due to concerns over centralization, impact on existing validators, and potential changes to $ATOM issuance in the short term, approximately eight months.
Token Unlocks Data and Community Activity
Currently, only 23% of $ATOM tokens are locked. The only remaining unlockable part is the block rewards, which will be unlocked linearly.
Over the past year, daily active developers increased by approximately 16%, while daily active users remained about the same. Moreover, Cosmos ranks among the top 3 in terms of active developers, trailing behind only Polkadot and Ethereum.
Upcoming Developments: $dYdX App-chain and Native $USDC
There is a notable migration to Cosmos from dYdX, which is currently still under development. Additionally, the announcement of native $USDC on Cosmos has generated interest.
Conclusion: A Promising Future for $ATOM
Despite the rejection of the $ATOM 2.0 proposal, Cosmos continues to evolve, with a focus on Interchain Security (ICS) and an expanding ecosystem. Considering the aforementioned data metrics and the anticipated implementation of upcoming upgrades (ICS and ICA), as well as the cross-chain narrative, $ATOM may experience bullish sentiment in the future.
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