Forbole #5 – BUIDL Seoul 2018

Not a typo. We believe that “BUIDL” will be recognized in Oxford Dictionary, sooner or later. We are excited to join this amazing BUIDL Seoul 2018 organized by KryptoSeoul. Special thanks to Lunamint for inviting us!

BUIDL Seoul Forbole

Korea is a Cosmos-friendly country. We have heard that there are over 10 Cosmos validators in Korea, which I guess is more than the entire Greater China Region. We are glad to be an early team in Hong Kong to join Cosmos community. We look forward to seeing more Cosmonauts in Hong Kong.

BUIDL Seoul Jae Kwon
Jae Kwon, Co-Founder of Cosmos, is talking about rearchitecting the blockchain ecosystem
BUIDL Seoul 03 Harriet Cao
Harriet Cao, Co-Founder of IRIS Network, on the topic “Interchain Service Infrastructure and Protocol for Building NextGen Application Blockchains”
BUIDL Seoul 04 Awa Sun Yin
Awa Sun Yin, Co-Founder of Cryptium Labs, on “Variants of PoS Networks and the Importance of Building a Strong and Engaged Community”

Just like our trip to Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai two months ago, in Seoul we finally met some comrades, the fellow Cosmonauts we have known for nearly a year. They included Aurel of Dokia Capital, Martin and Henrik of e-Money.com, JayB and David of Wannabit.io, Dongsam of B Harvest, Nodebreaker, etc.

Cosmos is such an amazing community that a group of seemingly strangers are working towards a same goal spontaneously. During the second day of the event, we know about the launching of gaia-9002 and hence we started to move and work on that:

BUIDL Seoul 09 Lunamint
Lunamint team
Aurel, Martin and Kafka (Lunamint)
Martin, Henrik and Kwun
Josh (Lunamint) and Kwun
Erica Kang, Founder and CEO of KryptoSeoul
Jae is sharing his journey with us
BUIDL Seoul 06 Lunamint
Peter Yoon, Co-Founder of Lunamint, is presenting their amazing Project Telemint, which is a messenger and payment application built on Cosmos SDK.

The after party was amazing in the sense that we have shown how gaia-9002 was running, live! (Glad to see Big Dipper was useful).

BUIDL Seoul 11 Gaia-9002
Josh is introducing the validators by showcasing their status on Gaia-9002 through Big Dipper.

We met some old friends…

BUIDL Seoul Cosmonauts

… and new friends

BUIDL Seoul Kakao

 

Seoul Gelato and the Hyperbolic Time Chamber of Cosmos

This was 4pm Nov 30 2018, Seoul time. After fixing Big Dipper for the late live show that night, Kwun and me (Terence) of Forbole, secretly walked out of Le Méridien Seoul, the base of BUIDL Seoul for another mission – searching for gelato.

Kwun on Big Dipper and Gaia-9002
Kwun on Big Dipper and Gaia-9002

But we are spotted by Kafka of Lunamint, one of the most active validators of Cosmos, a sponsor of BUIDL Seoul and a guardian angel for Cosmonauts.

“Where are you going?” Kafka asked.

“Urrrr…” I stammered.

“We are going to have ice cream.” Kwun saved me as always.

“See you guys soon!” Kafka replied.

We disguised him successfully. Ice cream is NOT gelato. We arrived at our target gelato shop and spent an hour there.Seoul Gelato

And this has made all the difference – for that the Gaia-9002 testnet is the Hyperbolic Time Chamber in Cosmos.

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Hyperbolic Time Chamber

In the chamber, the inflation rate of Atoms is 1,000X of the normal level. An hour in the chamber is equivalent to almost a year outside. This is an amazing place for training Cosmonauts to fight in the upcoming Game of Stakes.

Missing some hours in the chamber does matter:

We need to transform to Super Cosmonauts. It’s time to enter the chamber again.


Cosmos is such an amazing community that a group of crazy strangers working together for the same initiative. Bugs and haters are everywhere, and they cannot stop us. Thanks to the amazing Cosmonauts.