Gauntlet Team

October 10, 2023


Key Takeaways

Gauntlet is excited to announce our partnership with Moondance Labs, the company behind the Tanssi Network. Tanssi’s appchain infrastructure protocol is designed to simplify the deployment process using ContainerChains. When an appchain connects with Tanssi, it transitions into a ContainerChain, providing developers with a user-friendly, permissionless environment filled with infrastructure resources as a service. 

Working with Gauntlet, Tanssi is set to refine its economic models and incentives for block producers and other key contributors while ensuring accessibility for both newcomers and existing ContainerChain stakeholders.

Gauntlet will provide off-chain intelligence to enhance Tanssi’s on-chain efficiency and performance. The focus of this collaboration will be in protocol mechanism design, incentive optimization, quantitative analysis, and simulations. The primary goal is to define and refine the Tanssi payment model, catering specifically to ContainerChains, block producers, and other key participants within the Tanssi ecosystem. Gauntlet will provide guidance on the most efficient strategies for sustainable growth in the Tanssi ecosystem and delve into the protocol’s key economic mechanisms such as staking and burning. Gauntlet will also help Tanssi establish a comprehensive inflation model detailing emission schedules, recipient categories, and a strategy for continuous optimization.

Through this partnership, Tanssi and Gauntlet aim to reinforce a robust and inclusive blockchain ecosystem. The focus on financial optimization ensures that Tanssi's infrastructure aligns with the evolving needs of its community, reflecting a shared dedication to growth, innovation, and community-centric blockchain solutions.

About Tanssi Network

Tanssi's appchain infrastructure protocol is built to simplify and accelerate appchain deployment using ContainerChains. When an appchain connects to Tanssi, it becomes a ContainerChain, accessing a developer-friendly and permissionless environment that provides infrastructure as a service. As a result, appchains can be deployed in just hours— a major leap from the typical months-long process. On top of this, Tanssi also benefits from the shared security and native interoperability of the Polkadot relaychain. Learn more at

About Gauntlet

Gauntlet is a DeFi-native quantitative research firm specializing in risk management, incentive optimization, and mechanism design. Gauntlet uses battle-tested techniques from the algorithmic trading industry to help protocols manage risk, optimize revenue, and design better incentives. Gauntlet’s simulation models inform parameter decisions for protocols of all sizes, covering over 25% of aggregate DeFi TVL.

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