Since formalizing an intent to collaborate by the creation and funding of a multisig treasury account armed with $2m USDT (of an $8m pledged annual budget) the EOSIO Coalition has been focused on prioritizing the initial projects to be addressed. In addition, coalition members continue to extend lines of communication, and remain receptive to the interests and needs of the broader EOSIO ecosystem.
Previously, the ENF funded the initial 4 working groups, Audit+, Core+, API+, and Wallet+ with $1.1m, and these working groups produced Blue Papers that have provided ample development recommendations, many of which are today informing EOSIO Coalition priorities.
Scalability+ is the first working group initiated by the recently formed coalition. A Blue Paper is currently being co-authored by Guillaume Babin-Tremblay (UX Network), Lukas Sliwka (WAX), and Areg Hayrapetian (ENF).
The Scalability+ working group is honing in on several key areas of development to prioritize while drafting specifications, and clarifying scope of work on a complex and inter-related set of technical objectives aimed at making EOSIO based blockchains even more performant, resilient, and scalable. Chief among these objectives are:
- Faster Finality
- Trustless Cross-Chain IBC
- RAM Limitation Fixes
Along with these and other development priorities, the Scalability+ group is working towards the release of the first RFPs for consideration and bidding by the wider EOSIO developer community.
Request For Proposal (RFP)
RFPs from the coalition will be used to communicate individual project scope and requirements, as well as solicit bids from qualified developers and teams who will vie to win project contracts from the coalition.
Jeff Werner and Ted Cahill of the ENF have been leading up the efforts around coalition RFPs and there are currently some 20+ items under discussion, while timelines, procedures, and general best practices for the RFP process itself are still being determined.
If you’re a developer in the EOSIO ecosystem, or part of a team, stay tuned for more details on the way about RFPs from the EOSIO Coalition.
In an informational session, Detroit Ledger Technologies CEO, Adam Zientarski presented their RFP platform on the May 5th Coalition call. The RFP platform, which was funded through Telos, is intended to automate many of the stages of an RFP process and is currently under consideration as a possible future solution to tracking and managing the complex set of RFP’s that the coalition will need to manage.
Mandel and the Forthcoming EOSIO Rebrand!
Through the enormous, ongoing effort of the Mandel Upgrade Launch Group, the EOSIO codebase is currently in the midst of its migration to the open source, community owned, Mandel Github repo, with the Mandel 3.1 release candidate soon to be finalized and currently in trials on the Jungle testnet.
Mandel is a particular code release, the first of many, and represents a crucial step for the EOSIO community’s efforts to become an independently operated, open source, community-led, Web3 capable blockchain codebase.
A rebranding workgroup composed of Aaron Cox (Greymass), Douglas Horn (Telos), Justin Giudici (Telos), and Yves La Rose (ENF) are working with a brand agency that is leveraging $123k in funding from the ENF. Together, this workgroup has been undergoing a process over the last several months to re-brand the EOSIO core protocol altogether.
The rebranding workgroup is closing in on a new name and identity for EOSIO, and is mere weeks away. The new name, brand, and codebase will ultimately fall under the purview of what is now known as the EOSIO Coalition.
A new brand for our shared codebase will be a banner that all participating blockchains can be proud of, and rally behind. These are exciting times, and everyone is ready to turn the page and step into the next chapter of collaborative community led development!
More details on the rebrand will follow, just as soon as they are ready!
The EOSIO Coalition meetings are available shortly after they are held each Thursday for anyone wishing to stay up to date with all the details.
All meetings are being uploaded to Youtube.
Be sure to click “show more”, to expand the video descriptions to access the timestamps, which serve as meeting minutes to help you more easily navigate through the wide array of topics.
EOSIO Coalition — Mtg. #3 — April 28th | EOS, TELOS, WAX, UX Network
EOSIO Coalition — Mtg. #4 — May 5th | EOS, TELOS, WAX, UX Network
Additional written updates from the EOSIO+ Coalition will continue to be published on a bi-weekly basis, and the weekly calls will be made available on the Everything EOS Youtube Channel soon after they are recorded.
The EOSIO Coalition
The EOSIO+ Coalition is an organization composed of multiple EOSIO blockchains united to advance and sustain development of the open source EOSIO protocol. The coalition will also be rebranding in the near future to align with the yet to be revealed new name and identity of the community led codebase.
The EOS Network is a 3rd generation blockchain platform powered by the EOS VM, a low-latency, highly performant, and extensible WebAssembly engine for deterministic execution of near feeless transactions; purpose-built for enabling optimal web3 user and developer experiences. EOS is the flagship blockchain and financial center of the EOSIO protocol, serving as the driving force behind multi-chain collaboration and public goods funding for tools and infrastructure through the EOS Network Foundation (ENF). For more information, please visit eosn.foundation.
Telos is the only blockchain that runs smart contracts written for both of the leading platforms: EVM/Solidity and EOSIO/C++. Telos EVM is the most powerful and scalable Ethereum Virtual Machine available. Telos native leverages the speed, scale and power of EOSIO smart contracts and boasts features like the Telos Decide governance engine for DAOs and dapps. Together, these create a smart contract platform built to power the mass adoption power Web 3.0. For more information, please visit telos.net
ABOUT UX NETWORK
UX Network is a feature-rich smart contract platform built for institutional adoption by financial firms. It offers true immutability of smart contracts and user accounts, confidential transactions using ring signatures, predictable fixed-cost on-chain resource allocation, as well as the first fully trustless implementation of a complete native inter-blockchain communication protocol operating without oracles, relayers, merge mining, rollups or trusted execution environments. UX Network is also hosting the QED protocol (formerly known as DelphiOracle), a powerful data feed and oracle solution engineered to securely manage high-value financial transactions on-chain. For more information, please visit uxnetwork.io
The Worldwide Asset eXchange™ (WAX) is the world’s #1 blockchain as measured by both the number of users and by the number of transactions, according to Dappradar.com. WAX is also the leading entertainment NFT network. In 2018, the company introduced vIRLs®, giving consumer product companies the ability to directly link NFTs to physical consumer products. Co-founded in 2017 by William E. Quigley and Jonathan Yantis, WAX delivers the safest and most convenient way to create, buy, sell and trade virtual items and physical products (NFTs and vIRLs®) to anyone, anywhere in the world. WAX has facilitated the trade of more than 100 million digital collectables including Major League Baseball (via Topps MLB collectables), Capcom’s “Street Fighter,” and world-renowned entertainers Deadmau5 and Weezer. For more information, please visit wax.io.