The four Blue Papers funded by the ENF: Core+, Wallet+, API+, and Audit+, as well as the forthcoming Scalability+ Blue Paper, have generated more than eighty proposals between them to enhance the EOSIO codebase.
Among the first objectives for the EOSIO+ Coalition was to determine which of these many proposals are top priority for the benefit of the codebase shared in common by all coalition member chains, and to some extent, by all public and private blockchains utilizing EOSIO.
After considerable deliberation, the following items were ranked in order of priority by a vote between the four EOSIO coalition members, EOS, Telos, WAX, and UX.
Top 22 Priority Items
- Faster Finality
- Secure Smart Contract Libraries
- Synchronous Calls
- Wallet SDKs
- Application Registry
- API Research and Standards
- Transaction Lifecycle
- Specialized APIs
- Trustless Cross-Chain IBC
- Unsellable RAM
- Staking, REX, Voting
- P2P Code Re-write
- Automated Security Auditing Tools
- Improved Token Standards
- EOSIO External Code Security Audit
- RAM Limitation Fixes
- Contract Pays
- Provable State Domains
- dStor Concept
- Read-Only Actions
- Central API Service
- Request for Permission
Of these items, five are from the Scalability+ working group, four are from API+, four are ad hoc, three are from Audit+, three are from Core+, and three are from Wallet+.
Request For Proposal (RFP)
In pursuing a strategy of supporting a decentralized but united community of developers while maintaining transparency and strengthening inter-blockchain coordination, The EOSIO+ Coalition has opted to use an open RFP process to solicit bids from qualified developers and teams. The RFP process ensures competitive pricing for proposals while incentivizing further growth in the EOSIO developer ecosystem by driving an increased demand for skilled developers.
During the May 19th Coalition Meeting, representatives from all four chains voted unanimously to approve the Wallet SDK and Faster Finality RFPs. These are the first of many RFPs in the pipeline and represent the earliest stage of what is meant to be an ongoing process of awarding contracts to qualified developers for years to come.
On May 23rd, The EOSIO+ Coalition officially published a request for developers to signal their “Intent to bid” on these first two RFPs. Developer response to the intent to bid request is due by May 30th. Further details on the Request for Proposals (RFPs) timelines and criteria can be seen in the RFP text linked above.
Developers wishing to bid on RFPs are advised to keep an eye on the Coalition-RFPs Github repository. While the initial set of 22 RFPs are rather high level items, this is a function of the priority needs of the EOSIO codebase and current organizational capacity of the nascent coalition. If you are familiar with proposals outlined in the Blue Papers, you will be able to ascertain that future RFPs will inevitably come to reflect less daunting project scope and requirements.
Brand Development Update
The rebranding workgroup composed of Aaron Cox (Greymass), Douglas Horn (Telos), Justin Giudici (Telos), and Yves La Rose (ENF) will present a selection of three distinct names and brand identities to Coalition Members at the upcoming May 26th meeting.
The Coalition will deliberate on the brand options presented to them and will endeavor to reach consensus on a new brand name and identity to replace EOSIO. After a choice is made, the community should anticipate a few more weeks to elapse as associated domains and other assets are secured before the name is able to be made public.
Coalition members are grateful for the patience and support of the broader EOSIO community during this process and will be working to expedite the big reveal. Everyone is looking forward to a fresh start with a name and identity that will herald a new beginning for community driven development.
The EOSIO Coalition meetings are available shortly after they are held each Thursday for anyone wishing to stay up to date with all the finer details.
All meetings are currently 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 – May 19th Meeting | EOS, TELOS, WAX, UX Network
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.