The genesis ceremony allows for a more decentralized launch. It is a process in which future validators that wish to secure the network, take part in signing a special file, which is then added to the genesis block. This allows validators to start signing blocks from the very beginning!
The genesis ceremony will start with the publishing of this post and will last up to 03.04.2020 at 12.00pm UTC. From 12.00pm UTC on the 03.04.2020 until 04.04.2020, 15.00pm UTC, cyber~Congress will be responsible for publishing a hash with the genesis signatures. During that period validators that have their signatures added should be shining their launching machines and getting ready.
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