Hello, Regenerati. I’m trying to learn the basics involved in staking $REGEN. I have read through much of the tutorial material linked on the discord server, and am now in the process of selecting validators, i.e. “due diligence”. I consider myself an investor in regeneration rather than a simple seeker of currency, so I will select validators that I find clearly focused on REGEN Network’s core values, in my mind carbon sequestration that builds soils, with the richer soils building more resilient communities. I know there’s more . . .
So, in my quest for understanding the particulars of staking, I have run across Mintscan for the Cosmos IBC. REGEN Network validators are listed there along with lots of live blockchain data. Someone please help by explaining a few things for me.
First, looking today there are these statements of value:
https://www.mintscan.io/regen Market Cap $295,767.26 https://www.mintscan.io/regen/assets Chain Value $209,363,637.18 https://www.mintscan.io/cosmos/assets Chain Value $7,893,665,316.32 regen channel-185 $3,052,637.49 https://www.mintscan.io/osmosis/assets Chain Value $2,926,459,273.16 regen channel-8 $11,204,672.12
Can someone please explain these wildly different - well, I’ll call them “valuations” for want of another term - of REGEN assets in the different chains?
Second, on the REGEN validators page, please explain
Height; Bonded Token; Inflation (current token minting rate, yearly basis?) and Community Pool.
I’m looking forward to understanding clearly what a validator does with tokens I stake with them. Are validators the gatekeepers for funds actually getting distributed to, e.g., a rancher that has raised soil carbon assay by 2% as promised and validated?
Thanks - YonGregsvatter