From the vision to the ecosystem

What is Cosmos?

How does the Cosmos network of interoperable blockchains fit into the overall development of blockchain technology?

Dive into the history of blockchain technology and discover the Cosmos Ecosystem – it is a galaxy of wallets, services, tokens, and dApps. Then, get your first Cosmos Hub native token and find out how to stake your ATOM.

# In this chapter

In this chapter, you will:

  • Understand how Cosmos fits in the overall development of blockchain technology.
  • Discover the Cosmos universe's ecosystem.
  • Learn how to get your first ATOM and how to stake it.

# Next up

Dive right into Cosmos with the first section Blockchain Technology and Cosmos.

# Developer Resources

Cosmos SDK
Cosmos SDK
A framework to build application-specific blockchains

Tendermint Core
Tendermint Core
Blockchain consensus engine and application interface

Cosmos Hub
Cosmos Hub
First interconnected public blockchain on the Cosmos network

IBC
IBC
Industry standard protocol for inter-blockchain communication