TOKEN2049: Introducing the World to the New EOS
A lot can happen in two days. TOKEN2049 was a whirlwind for EOS and Trust EVM. The New EOS was discussed, but it was Trust EVM that stole the show. This makes sense since most users won’t notice a difference in EOS Leap 3.1. It’s the dapps and services that will attract users. Trust EVM instantly connects EOS to a much larger Ethereum community. Worth noting for those yet-to-be EOS users, Trust EVM will make Ethereum a lot faster and more reliable, among other things. No wonder why Trust EVM brochures disappeared nearly as fast as the event started. Get a feel for what transpired in an image of Trust EVM’s spectacular booth. ENF CEO, Yves La Rose discussed RAM and limitations, including those related to conventional hardware, on the panel discussion about Scaling Blockchains. For those not familiar with EOS’ story, Yves described the year’s events on Take the Power Back: The Community Takeover That Brought EOS Independence. View images (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and a video of the orbiting crowd.
Bywire Becomes a DAO
As the UK’s #1 downloaded news app, Bywire has a certain responsibility and respect within the community. Transitioning to a DAO structure makes a lot of sense. With the launch of Antelope, Bywire’s mission to ‘deliver truth, trust and accountability’ becomes that much stronger. Bywire already leverages EOS for security and as a complement to its AI fake news detector. Advancing Bywire blockchain applications has been discussed in recent months. The launch of Antelope Leap 3.1 adds clarity to what the independent news organization can achieve on EOS. Bywire founder Michael O’Sullivan announced the formation of a DAO on this week’s Fireside Chat. However, the launch party was postponed until after the weekend on Monday, October 3. The event will be livestreamed on the Bywire YouTube channel.
Scalability+ (Blue Paper): All Roads Lead to EOS
EOS’ scalability over what other blockchains are capable of is actually what peaked my interest years ago. EOS is always ahead of the innovation curve; well that statement is true again now that the ENF is in charge. The capacity for EOS to scale made it easy for BigBeardSamurai to shine on a stage among peers. Yves sums up the scalability problem:
“If you value scalability and reliability, all roads lead to #EOS…”
He goes on to call EOS “…the most scalable…” with “…0 downtime…” over four years. Solving the blockchain scalability problem is simple; it’s called EOS. Read about the Scalability+ mission and outlook in the recently released blue paper:
“The intent of the recommended improvements to Antelope systems is to ensure that the Antelope ecosystem can support rapid growth of active wallets and adoption of new Web3 applications being deployed and operated.”
Antelope’s First Week
In addition to Scalability+ and TOKEN2049, Antelope’s first week was one of blossoming positivity. It’s a sigh of relief anytime a new innovation goes live. Blockchains are notoriously buggy, and all too often, a token launch (or hardfork) doesn’t go as planned. Antelope deployed seamlessly. The system was uninterrupted as far as users were concerned. The Leap 3.1.1 patch mentioned last week was the only minor tweak. Thanks to the incredible work by Team Antelope, TOKEN2049 was a resounding success. A flawless Antelope was essential to showcase Trust Network EVM in Singapore. Asia Crypto Week is ongoing. ENF representatives are still informing the public about Antelope related products. And if things remain on schedule, next month we may be discussing Trust EVM and IBC in the same way.
EVMxIdeathon: Trust EVM GameFi Hackethon Winners
Trust EVM has yet to deploy and it’s already impacting GameFi. Both were hot topics at TOKEN2049. For more about Trust EVM’s growing impact, return to the top news segment for this week. As for the Trust EVM GameFi Hackathon, Round 1 winners were just announced. EVMxIdeathon runs through November 14.
ENF Tour: Reporting from South Korea
Yves La Rose expressed how important it is for EOS to have ‘boots on the ground’. He emphasized the detriment of a lack of representation at crypto events and connecting with regulators. Hopefully the community heeds his words and aids the ENF’s efforts beyond the scheduled tour. Before departing for TOKEN2049 in Singapore, Yves mentioned potential partnerships and excitement about returning to Korea.
Community Poker Tournament and Ecosystem Map
Pomelo is more than just a funding mechanism- even as impactful as its quadratic approach is. The team employs long standing members of the community. They are developers and leaders. Pomelo NFTs are nostalgic and functional. The community took part in a fun-to-play community poker tournament. Hopefully it’ll become a new offseason tradition. No bets, so Pomelo fund distributions were never at risk. Just NFTs and EOS for winners to donate. More exclusive rarities went to those that placed highest. Pomelo contributors are encouraged to fill out a brief survey about their season 3 experiences. Also note that .gems (in collaboration with EOS Bees) put together an Ecosystem Map NFT.
Eden on EOS
As one might imagine (after reading the next section), the future of Eden on EOS has changed. Maybe not much will transpire now that Fractally (the developers of EdenOS) shifted efforts away from a governance solution. In any event, Eden continues to work toward independence. That is, financial independence and overreliance on developers. Seems like an answer will come sooner than later given that the next Eden election is just days away (October 8). Note that EOS Support is looking for developer feedback and remains vigilant in defending against scams. Below are consistent providers of mainnet community information:
In addition to the above resources, Helios hosts weekly discussions on emerging topics.
Fractally: Legal Discussion
Instead of breakout rooms, this week’s Genesis fractal looked at the current legal environment. Key regulatory agencies were discussed. Attorneys remained limited in their capacity to advise. Recent trends of the current administration are toward more stringent controls. Because of the current landscape, Daniel Larimer said that a Fractally token would be too risky. A key issue identified was the privacy conundrum of video for blockchain applications. Fractally members would just be too easy a target. What about next week? Fractally will hold meetings. Though, there may be a schedule change. Given all the uncertainty surrounding the fractally ecosystem, the list of fractals and contributors has been discontinued until a measure of stability ensues.
Briefings highlight recent news and key projects within the EOS ecosystem.
Unique needs and services continue to emerge as the advantages of blockchain technology are realized. Easy access to information becomes increasingly important for expansive Web3 networks.