Cronos is the first blockchain network that interoperates with both the Ethereum and Cosmos ecosystems, supporting DeFi, NFTs, and the metaverse. It aims to massively scale the Web3 user community by providing builders with the ability to instantly port apps and crypto assets from other chains with low cost, high throughput, and fast finality.
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- How to Stake CRO?
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- What is Cronos?
- What is CRO?
- Who are the Founders of Cronos?
- How does the Cronos chain fit into the strategy of Crypto.com?
- What is the difference between Crypto.org, Cronos Chain and Crypto.com?
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Delegating CRO on the crypto.com defi wallet, you can expect to earn roughly 14.8% with minimal fees on claiming your rewards.
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Unstaking your CRO is a 28-day process over which the price can change drastically, this means you face a risk to reward trade off where if you stake you earn passive income on your CRO but are unable to sell at the optimal time it if the price appreciates. Furthermore since you are staking off a Defi Wallet, you risk loosing your seed phrase and thus loosing access to the funds you had stored in the wallet.
Cronos Chain is one of the products in Crypto.com’s lineup of solutions designed to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrencies as a means of increasing personal control over money, safeguarding user data and protecting users’ identities. The CRO blockchain serves primarily as a vehicle that powers the Crypto.com Pay mobile payments app.
In the future, Crypto.com plans to expand the reach of the CRO platform to power its other products as well.
CRO is the native token of Crypto.com, which is a all-in-one cryptocurrency platform for consumers offering services such as exchange, wallet, brokerage, debit cards, borrow/lend, payments, and DeFi. The Crypto.com company was founded in 2016 in Hong Kong. The CRO token is similar in function to Binance’s BNB token, which can be used to pay for fees on both the exchange and is the precursor to the Cronus EVM-compatible side-chain developed by the organisation, similar to the Binance Smart Chain.
Cronos was launched by the Crypto.com company as part of its vision of “putting cryptocurrency in every wallet.” Crypto.com itself was founded in June 2016 as “Monaco Technologies GmbH” by Kris Marszalek, Rafael Melo, Gary Or and Bobby Bao.
Kris Marszalek, an alum of the Polish Adam Mickiewicz University, has founded and headed three companies prior to starting Crypto.com: consumer electronics design and manufacturing business Starline Polska, location-based service mobile app and platform YIYI and the e-commerce firm BEECRAZY.
Rafael Melo earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the PUC-Rio. Over his more than 15-year-long career in finance, Melo has worked with major companies in Asia and helped secure over 50 million AUD in funding for the Ensogo social commerce website.
Gary Or is a software engineer with over nine years of fullstack engineering experience. Prior to co-founding Crypto.com, Or worked as platform architect at Ensogo and co-founded the mobile app development firm Foris. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science from the University of Hong Kong.
Before helping launch Crypto.com, Bobby Bao worked in the M&A department of the China Renaissance investment bank. Bao has studied at the University of Melbourne, NYU Stern School of Business and the College of William & Mary.
Cronos is an open source project and decentralised network, it does not exist as a legal entity in of itself and is the first EVM module that was built on top of Cosmos. Crypto.com is a regulated entity in multiple jurisdictions which aims to create an ecosystem that makes cryptocurrencies accessible for everyone. The third party in this is Crypto.org , it is a chain that has been built on the Cosmos SDK that acts as a standalone network to allow for fast transactions with low fees.
Crypto.org chain is an older application specific chain that has been built on Cosmos. This chain is mainly used by Crypto.com for staking, payments and the transfer of NFTs. It is not an ecosystem, but it is very efficient when running the plumbing under the suite of Crypto.com products.
Cronos has been built on Cosmos and is designed to be EVM compatible. It has an ecosystem of more than 300 dApps and has an active community supporting its growth and development. Cronos is a Layer 1 network while Crypto.Org is an application specific chain, since both chains are built on the Cosmos network, this allows for better a level of interoperability between them. But why would they need to interact?
Crypto.com is the centralised exchange that offers the suit of products to over 50 million users. The ‘plumbing’ of all these activities happens on the Crypto.org chain while Defi andNFT activities happen on the Cronos chain.
The relationship functions in a similar way to Binance Chain (BEP2) and Binance Smart Chain (BEP20). Both the Binance Smart Chain (BEP20) and Cronos are compatible with the Ethereum network, while Crypto.org and the Binance Chain are not. Cronos network and Crypto.org both use $CRO as the native token, where you will need them to process transactions on either blockchain. This is similar to how you will need to use BNB on both the Binance Smart Chain and Binance Chain.