The Antelope Coalition features members of the EOS, WAX, Telos, and UX public blockchains, which pool their resources to work on a shared codebase. Each week, stakeholders join in a meeting to provide updates and requirements for new initiatives on the Antelope software stack.
This week, the conversation flowed around a grab-bag of topics, such as hardware wallet support, a secure smart contract library, IBC, Instant Finality, client-side SDKs, developer onboarding, and adding new chains to the Coalition.
Ledger and Trezor Support
The Coalition has identified hardware wallet support, including Ledger and Trezor wallets, as a major priority for the working group. Because of the sophisticated permissions system on Antelope, users can protect their crypto using hardware wallets without requiring its use for smaller transactions. Integration with the most popular hardware wallets is necessary to enable average users to exercise best practices while storing their blockchain assets.
Aaron from Greymass has reached out to Ledger on their discord but still awaits a response. Ted from ENF will ping Eric about initiating a conversation with the Ledger support team to help push the conversation forward. Lucas will also contact Trezor hardware wallet support to establish a working relationship.
Adding New Chains to the Coalition
The Antelope coalition formed with four founding chains: EOS, WAX, Telos, and UX. These chains formed a consensus around a shared treasury that allowed all chains to contribute significantly without putting undue price pressure on the smaller-cap chains. The Antelope Coalition used this funding for research, software development, and other initiatives.
Other chains have seen the success of Antelope and have expressed interest in joining the Coalition. Current members have discussed this in the past and are open to it with a consensus of members, but they need to consider how the new chains fit in the Coalition funding. To coordinate further conversation, Jeff sent out a meeting invitation to Yves. However, all of Yves’s slots were full. Jeff will resend the invitation to Yves with new dates.
The Coalition also settled on an additional period of group dialogue Mondays at 11 AM PST as a dedicated time to discuss specific agenda items before the weekly Antelope Coalition working group meetings.
Re-Prioritization of Top Items for the Coalition
The Coalition ranked their top priorities for development in the past, but new information has led to a re-prioritization. In particular, the bid for a rewrite of the P2P protocol was too high, and the building duration was too long. A Chinese university offered a bid for the RFP to compete with OCI’s bid, opening up the possibility of negotiation. Still, the Coalition split the Request For Proposal (RFP) in half to narrow the scope and scale of each RFP.
An RFP draft for the first half is available on the Coalition’s core Telegram group. Each chain will review the RFP, and the Coalition will hold a formal vote next Thursday.
Secure Smart Contract Library
The Secure Smart Contract library is a repository of boilerplate contracts that developers can use to assemble their contracts on Antelope. Douglas of GoodBlock is helping manage the project and will review the Master branch with Denis from EOS Nation. They intend to review milestones and provide feedback next week on Nov 3rd, and Douglas will provide asynchronous feedback.
Developer Onboarding and Developer Workshops
The Coalition supports bringing developers into the Antelope ecosystem with outreach and developer workshops. This initiative is still in the pipeline, and the next stage begins when OCI meets with Ted and Guillaume on Thursday, Nov 3rd.
Instant Finality / IBC
Instant Finality and Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) are priorities for the Coalition, and progress is on track. Bucky is now assigned to review the IBC contracts to alleviate the resource crunch.
The 0rigin team achieved Milestone #1, and the code is ready for review. This milestone encompasses IBC governance, and Bucky needs to review the milestone before releasing it to Mainnet.
Milestones #4 and #5 are related to Instant Finality, and both are ready for review. A full, functional implementation of IBC requires these milestones.
Greymass has been working on the Web Client Software Development Kit (SDK) to help allow developers to integrate the Antelope stack into their applications. Greymass developer Aaron released a scheduling poll in the core channel for a new weekly review meeting.
Greymass set milestones for this SDK, which are in progress. Greymass will adjust the sequencing of these milestones, but milestone definitions will stay the same. Milestone #2, which relates to core libraries, and #8, which relates to branding, are both in the works.
Antelope Brand Deliverables
The Antelope Coalition needs additional branding deliverables to achieve mindshare effectively. These brand milestones are close to completion, possibly by the next meeting.
Document Antelope Workgroup
The Document Antelope workgroup is currently on hold so the team can focus on software development priorities.
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EOS Network Foundation
The EOS Network Foundation (ENF) is a not-for-profit organization that coordinates financial and non-financial support to encourage the growth and development of the EOS Network. The ENF is the hub of the EOS Network, harnessing the power of decentralization as a force for positive global change to chart a coordinated future for EOS.