Cosmos, the Internet of blockchains

Quick Take

  • 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.