ATOM Cosmos Prices, Charts and Graphs | Coinread


-9.63% (-$4.034, 24H)
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  • Market Cap$8,559,892,277
  • Volume (24H)$1,029,818,374
  • Circulating Supply226,226,028
  • Max Supply236,355,290
  • High (24H)$42.31
  • Low (24H)$37.18
  • Change (1H)0.041%
  • Change (7D)-0.64%
  • Change (1M)62.58%
  • Change (1Y)351.73%

Cosmos (ATOM) is a cryptocurrency based on technology that allows blockchain economies to interact with each other. Back in 2017, the Swiss non-profit which supports Cosmos and its ecosystem raised $16.8 million in just half an hour, making the platform’s launch one of crypto-history’s most successful fundraisers. An open-source project built by the Tendermint team in 2014, founders Jae Kwon and Ethan Buchman sought to create modularity while allowing blockchains to remain sovereign. Proof-of-work protocols and blockchains themselves have several disadvantages, which Cosmos seeks to remedy; the former are relatively slow, expensive, unscalable, and environmentally damaging. Meanwhile, blockchain applications are complex and difficult for developers to understand; their economies are siloed, which is good for security but bad for interconnectivity as blockchains cannot transfer assets between one another. Sidestepping these pitfalls, Cosmos uses a Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus engine to power its Proof-of-stake mechanism. The technology allows for profound flexibility and scalability, where people can build custom and secure blockchain applications on top of a generic engine.


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