- The Cosmos Network is an interoperability protocol connecting and facilitating transactions between independent blockchains
- The network was founded by Jae Kwon and Ethan Buchman in 2016
- Cosmos is built on top of the Tendermint protocol
A historical overview of Cosmos
Jae Kwon was a programmer contributing to open-source projects when in 2013 he decided he wanted to explore blockchain and proof-of-stake systems. Kwon happened to stumble upon a 1988 academic paper written by two MIT professors called “Consensus in the Presence of Partial Synchrony” which described the concept of synchronism for distributed systems.