What is the BitCanna Cosmos invitational testnet, and why it’s so important for the future of a billions-worthy market

Italian illegal cannabis market is huge. From recent studies, we know that almost 1 Italian out of 10 consumes cannabis regularly. Since this market is completely illegal, it means that every year crime organizations like the mafia earn billions of euros. This is causing our economy to loose around 8 billion of euros per year of missed tax revenues from the legal selling of weed alone.

On a global level, the whole market is valued at 340 billion dollars per year. …


Since we’ve launched Morpheus “Apollo” on April 27th, we’ve seen more than 180 validators joining and more than 656.000 transactions being performed. Thanks to some community members, we’ve also seen that our chain can handle a high traffic without any problem.

During this time, we tried every way to break what we have introduced and we were able to find a security bug that affects our custom Cosmos account implementation: the profile.

Currently, if you create a profile and then perform a failing transaction paying a fee, you will see your balance being constantly depleted of your funds. This is…


Everything you need to know about our incoming first mainnet

At the end of April we successfully launched Morpheus “Apollo”, our last testnet before the incoming mainnet. The start was quite an experience: over 100 validators coming online during a span of 1 hour and 46 minutes for one of the biggest non-incentivized testnet launches in the history of the Cosmos ecosystem.

Since then we’ve discovered some small bugs that were present inside the Desmos version used for the launch, and released new versions of the software that fix them.

Aside from this, we’ve also launched our new BigDipper explorer. …


Last year I started working on Alan.dart, a pure Dart library that allows to create, sign and send transaction to any blockchain of the Cosmos ecosystem. This was possible thanks to the first ICF grant I received, which allowed me to update the library to be compatible with Cosmos v0.39 and add the support for the staking and governance modules.

Lately, however, things have changed radically inside the Cosmos ecosystem. Stargate was released, and with it a lot of new features such as

  • the support for Protobuf;
  • a change in how transactions can be signed;
  • the support for gRPC;
  • and…

The complete guide on how to go through our KYC procedure if you took part to Desmos Primer or the Desmos Validators Program

Last week, on April 26th, we successfully launched our last testnet marking the official end of our Desmos Validators Program. This was the second incentivized program that we ran, and over time has seen more than 580 validator nodes participating and a total of 5.4 million DSM being allocated as possible rewards.

Before that, since our first testnet in January 2020, we also run the Desmos Primer program. This has been participated by more than 170 people and a total of more than 360.000 DSM being allocated as possible rewards.

We’ve been extremely happy with this overall participation in all…


The day has come, it’s time to get ready for launch!

Inside our latest blog post, we highlighted what validators would have to do in order to get ready for Morpheus “Apollo” launch.

Today we’re here to tell you that we have done everything our team had to do and you can start getting ready for the launch that will happen tomorrow, Tuesday April 27th at 13:00 UTC 🚀.

Get the updated genesis file 📜

The first thing you have to do is get the updated genesis file from our testnet repo. This will make sure your node is ready to start when all the others are ready as well.

To do this, you can run the…


What you need to do in order to prepare to run your “Apollo” testnet validator node

The time has come, and the genesis transactions submission process has ended. Now that all genesis validators have submitted their transaction, what will happen next?

Validators survey 📝

The first thing we are going to require to our validators is to submit their answer to this particular Google Form before April 24th 12:00 UTC.

We have created this to make sure that every participant knows that running a node inside this testnet will not be rewarded, as we already have mentioned inside this blog post.

In order to be properly included inside the final genesis file, we need all validators to complete the…


Inside our previous blog post we have already described what we are going to do in order to launch our first mainnet the best way possible. The first step that needs to be done is launching the “Apollo” testnet, which will act as a playground to make sure that everything is ready for the great launch.

For this reason, in the past days we’ve been working on many different things related to this testnet. …


A couple of weeks ago, we published our Desmos Year in Review [2020] article, which listed all the achievements we were able to reach as well as the plans we had for this year. One of the first thing we said we would have done, is upgrade Desmos to be based on the new upcoming Cosmos v0.40 “Stargate” version. Such version has been officially released a couple of days ago, and we are now happy to say that we are ready to upgrade as well! 🎉

For this reason, we are now releasing Desmos “Helios”, our latest release, which will…


The first open beta version of Mooncake was launched at the beginning of the last year, back in February. At that time, the application had only few features: you could post text messages and like them, nothing more.

With time, we introduced more and more features that transformed the application into what it has been until now. You can create posts, polls, react to them and even have your own decentralized profile 👤.

During this journey, we really learnt a lot of things. We found out bugs inside Desmos, and were also able to improve it by adding features that…

Riccardo Montagnin

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