Informal Staking has been an active Juno validator since the Juno launch on October 2021. Juno is an innovation by the community and became the first blockchain to implement CosmWasm 1.0 which introduced IBC enabled smart contracts. As innovators of the Interchain, we support Juno as a pioneer of fully interoperable smart contracts.
JUNO is the gas, staking and governance token for the Juno Network. JUNO is required to pay for fees when interacting with smart contracts and sending tokens on the Juno blockchain. JUNO also serves as the base pair for JunoSwap, the on-chain Interchain Automated Market Maker (AMM).
Juno is a decentralized, permission-less, censorship resistant smart contract platform offering an open-source sandbox environment for developers to deploy smart contracts using CosmWasm. Juno utilizes IBC to enable interoperability with the Interchain ecosystem, from token transfers to smart contract calls.