Welcome to the Cosmos Hub

# Introduction

The Cosmos Hub is the first of thousands of interconnected blockchains (opens new window) that will eventually comprise the Cosmos Network. The primary token of the Cosmos Hub is the ATOM, but the Hub will support many tokens in the future.

# The ATOM

Do you have ATOM tokens? With ATOM, you have the superpower to contribute to the security and governance of the Cosmos Hub. Delegate your ATOM to one or more of the 125 validators on the Cosmos Hub blockchain to earn more ATOM through Proof-of-Stake. You can also vote with your ATOM to influence the future of the Cosmos Hub through on-chain governance proposals.

Learn more about being a delegator, learn about the security risks, and start participating with one of the following wallets.

# Cosmos Hub Wallets

Do your own research and take precautions in regards to wallet security. Neither Tendermint Inc nor the Interchain Foundation is liable if you lose your funds using these third party wallets.

These community-maintained web and mobile wallets allow you to store & transfer ATOM, delegate ATOM to validators, and vote on on-chain governance proposals. Note that we do not endorse any of the wallets, they are listed for your convenience.

# Cosmos Hub Explorers

These block explorers allow you to search, view and analyze Cosmos Hub data—like blocks, transactions, validators, etc.

# Cosmos Hub CLI

gaiad is a command-line interface that lets you interact with the Cosmos Hub. gaiad is the only tool that supports 100% of the Cosmos Hub features, including accounts, transfers, delegation, and governance. Learn more about gaiad with the delegator's CLI guide.

# Running a full-node on the Cosmos Hub Mainnet

In order to run a full-node for the Cosmos Hub mainnet, you must first install gaiad. Then, follow the guide.

If you are looking to run a validator node, follow the validator setup guide.

# Join the Community

Have questions, comments, or new ideas? Participate in the Cosmos community through one of the following channels. Also check out the latest events (opens new window).

To learn more about the Cosmos Hub and how it fits within the Cosmos Network, visit cosmos.network (opens new window).