Staked Joins With BlockTower Capital to Become a Loom Network PlasmaChain Validator
Last month, Loom Network (LOOM), a blockchain ecosystem for games and social apps, announced last month that LOOM holders can now become delegators and stake their tokens on the PlasmaChain, a high-performance DPoS sidechain that acts as a bridge between multiple chains and Ethereum.
At launch, the Loom Network team revealed the early adopter validators, who run and maintain the server hardware that processes transactions, including Mythos, Bitfish, MW Partners, Chorus One, ShipChain and Block Matrix.
That list has grown a little bit longer this week, as Loom Network announced that Staked, a New York-based startup that helps institutional investors stake or lend their holdings in PoS cryptocurrencies, has partnered with BlockTower Capital to join the validator pool.
Please welcome them as the latest validator to launch on #PlasmaChain!
— Loom Network (@loomnetwork) March 11, 2019
This is a notable addition, as Staked recently announced the closing of a $4.5 million seed round led by Pantera Capital. The startup provides the secure infrastructure required for staking and currently support six cryptocurrencies, Tezos (XTZ), Dash (DASH), Decred (DCR), Livepeer (LPT), Factom (FCT) and EOS (EOS).
Staked’s involvement in the Loom Network delegator pool is not particularly surprising, as the startup’s website lists LOOM (with a 15% yield) as a possible future addition to the service.
“Our goal in bootstrapping the network is bringing on board a diverse set of competent and reliable partners as validators, and we’re super excited to have Staked and Blocktower be a part of that,” James Duffy, the co-founder of Loom, told us in an email.
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