Informal Staking has been an active validator and main IBC relayer operator for Osmosis since the genesis block on June 2021. Osmosis has become an economic hub in the Interchain continuing to innovate and push the limits of what IBC is capable of, with the Hermes relayers supporting the highest volume channels in the ecosystem.
OSMO holds multiple roles in the Osmosis ecosystem. OSMO is a staking and governance token, liquidity mining incentive, staking reward token, and provides a base pair for Osmosis AMM Liquidity Pools. Osmosis supports a novel “superfluid staking” mechanism that allows OSMO in liquidity pools to be used to secure the chain.
Osmosis is a highly advanced and experimental AMM protocol developed using the Cosmos SDK. Beyond tools for DeFi, Osmosis is also leading the way for DeFi to ReFi (“Regenerative Finance”) as the first ever blockchain to go carbon neutral using completely on-chain methods.