Case Study: Juno

Notional Labs provides validator bootstrapping services for testnets in Cosmos. This is a service we have done for several projects, one of whom was Sei Network. Sei styles itself as a decentralized NASDAQ, allowing projects that build on its chain to benefit from a nativce order matching engine, frontrunning protection, and multiple levels of order bundling. The chain also runs at the fastest finality in the Cosmos ecosystem at up to 600ms.

Notional’s work on the Juno blockchain has helped the network thrive as a leading hub for smart contract deployment in the Cosmos ecosystem. Our work on Juno is focused on improving security, performance, feature sets and modules, testing, and code contributions. Notional has delivered these capabilities and supported the Core-1 team since Juno’s inception and continues to do so to this day.

In the past, Notional wrote IBC-go v5.0.0 and integrated it with wasmd; upgraded wasmd to Cosmos- SDK v0.45.x and v0.46.x; removed Ignite CLI so Juno could use up-to-date modules; integrated the liquidity staking module with both IBC and CosmWasm, and more.

Our team is currently working on v11 of Juno, Token Factory, Liquid Staking, faster block times, Core library improvement in Cosmos SDK, Junod and Wasmd, Juno Oracle and more. Notional is aligned with the Juno C-Root (core-1 team)’s vision for Juno and is actively working to improve the network in a variety of ways relating to security and performance. Notional has four dedicated developers working on Juno at any given time, with others also contributing work where necessary.

Notional is a leading validator for the Juno Network with high levels of participation in governance, playing a key role in removing the ‘Juno Whale’ wallet from the network and further securing the network.