On March 2nd we co-hosted a panel discussion about the ‘Regulation & Taxation of Digital Assets’ together with the European Blockchain Association.

We welcomed three expert panelists to answer different questions about hodling, staking, DeFi, and the overall blockchain industry in Germany and Europe. During the 90min event, we covered a lot of ground and even answered live questions from the audience. With this blog post, we would like to highlight the main takeaways and insights.

The setting

First of all, we would like to thank our panelists again for taking the time to participate and for sharing their expert insights with…


Meet our team of doers, tinkerers, and technology enthusiasts.

Due to its’ complex tech-stack, cryptography, and cyberpunk-roots, blockchain and ultimately Web 3.0 are oftentimes considered pure ICT innovations. Blockchain is said to be a technological revolution. While this definitely holds true to a certain degree, we believe that blockchain is even more than that, namely, a governance revolution that changes the way humans (and machines!) collaborate, interact, and exchange value on an unprecedented scale. The blockchain and web 3.0 ecosystem is fast-moving, dynamic, and complex so that it is easy to forget the human aspect behind it all.

With this…


Happy New Year — 2021!

While 2020 has definitely been a marbled year overall, we look back on a successful year as a company. We grew our team, onboarded new projects, and launched several products. We are grateful for all the positive things that came our way and wish everyone who has been hit hard during 2020 all the best for the next year. With this post, we would like to briefly cover the highlights we as a company was blessed to enjoy during the past 12 months.

Networks

2020 has seen many new networks come to life and we drastically expanded our services to many…


Learn the basics of being a Delegator on The Graph — short introduction to the main concepts, explanation of common terms, as well as a Q&A for delegators.

Learn the basics of being a Delegator on The Graph

The Graph mainnet recently launched and has gained tremendous attention. It has set out to facilitate an open, decentralized marketplace and magnify the utility of an already incredibly valuable asset — data. The Graph ecosystem is constituted of several players, most notably: Indexers, Curators, Delegators, and Consumers They form an open marketplace around the provision of data and work together in order to efficiently index and serve all of this data for…


With this post, we want to provide a quick intro to Lido, briefly explain how it works, and present our involvement with the project.

Lido is a liquid staking solution for Ethereum 2.0

The launch of the Beacon Chain on December 1st marked the beginning of Ethereum 2.0 and the transition to a sharded, Proof-of-Stake network. Ethereum 2.0 will launch in several phases, each of which will bring new features and functionalities. The current phase, phase 0, introduces the Beacon Chain, which runs parallel to the Ethereum 1.0 chain and mainly acts as a registrar for validators and their balances. …


Learn how to stake ETH on Ethereum 2.0s’ Beacon Chain with the Lido staking pool and the Metamask Browser Extension.

Ethereum Staking Guide — Stake ETH with Lido & Metamask

Short Intro to Lido

Lido is a liquid staking solution for Ethereum 2.0 that allows ETH holders to stake any amount of ETH without having to operate staking infrastructure or foregoing the liquidity of their funds.

Lido is run as a DAO and deposited ETH are distributed between reputable, industry-leading node operators that are members of the DAO. If you stake via Lidos’ staking pool, you receive “staked ETH” (ERC20 token) that represent your deposited ETH (+ accrued rewards & penalties).

Your deposited ETH…


Learn how to become a Delegator on The Graph by delegating your GRT tokens via the Network Beta dApp.

The Graph Delegation Guide — delegate GRT via Metamask, Network Beta dApp, and, optionally, a Ledger device

The Graph mainnet launched on Dec. 17. GRT holders can now delegate their tokens to an indexer in order to contribute to the security of the network. They earn a portion of query fees and indexing rewards for doing that.

In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to delegate your GRT token on The Graph using the Network Beta dApp and Metamask in a few simple steps.

Step1: Setup your GRT delegation operations

Step 2: Delegate your GRT via the…


Step-by-step guide on how to stake SKL on the Skale network using the Activate platform by Consensys Codefi together with the Metamask browser extension.

Skale Staking Guide — Activate Platform & Metamask Browser Extension

Learn how to stake SKL, the native token of the Skale network, in this step-by-step guide. We are using the Activate platform by Consensys Codefi together with the Metamask browser extension.

In case you own a hardware device such as a Ledger Nano S or X, we highly suggest using it for your staking operations. The process is pretty much the same as described in this guide. …


With this post, we would like to provide a non-technical introduction to Ethereum 2.0 — what it is, how it works, and how you can participate.

Leslie the Rhino — credit: https://github.com/ethereum/eth2.0-deposit/blob/dev/src/static/eth2-leslie-rhino.png

Ethereums’ transition to Proof-of-Stake has been planned longer than the chain itself even exists. With the launch of the Beacon Chain on December 1st, we are closer than ever before for this to happen. The Beacon Chain can be considered “the Heart” of Ethereum 2.0, which is not a “new” Ethereum, but rather an evolution of the second-largest blockchain by market capitalization.

With this post, we would like to shed some light on Ethereum…


We are excited to announce our commitment to the Skale ecosystem as a node operator.

Staking Facilities joins Skale Network as Validator

We are still far away from realizing the vision of Web3 reaching mainstream adoption. Blockchains today still haven’t reached their full potential, this also holds true for Ethereum. This is mainly due to the so called “Blockchain Trilemma” — trade-offs have to be made between scalability, decentralization, and security.

Staking Facilities

We operate industry-grade architecture and offer non-custodial staking services. We’re advocates for web 3.0, set to accelerate its’ adoption!

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