Leaping Ahead with Antelope!
Antelope is an open framework for building fast, secure, and user-friendly Web3 products and services. As the evolutionary successor of EOSIO, Antelope already empowers some of the most performant, resilient, and helpful blockchains in the world. As the press release states, “Antelope will be led by a Coalition stewarded by the EOS Network Foundation, comprising community members from EOS Network, Telos, Wax, and UX Network. All Coalition members will share Antelope’s underlying blockchain codebase as well as a collaborative development treasury to continuously improve upon the core protocol that each of the public networks share.”
You can learn much more about why Antelope is such a game-changer in our introductory article, which starts by telling the story of how we got here and then describes our leap ahead to a new era of community-led development. In stark contrast with the former development of EOSIO, Antelope is an unprecedented collaboration of independent communities with four highly performant blockchains coming together with common visions to build foundational software for growth.
To mark the historic announcement, a public release of the Antelope Github repository has been shared along with a new website at Antelope.io. In each of these resources, you can learn more about the huge technical upgrades that Antelope will provide. The website currently provides a high level overview and the article provides much more details about the various improvements, including upcoming features like Faster Finality, Trustless IBC, Secure Smart Contract Libraries, SDKs, and P2P Code Improvements. In addition to these features in Antelope, the article also announced “Leap” as the name for the main C++ implementation of the protocol. Leap will succeed Mandel as the implementation of Antelope used by the EOS Network and the Mandel name will be retired. You can learn about many more helpful features in the upcoming Leap v3.1 release in the Release Features article published last week.
Yesterday Yves La Rose and Douglas Horn joined Zack Gall for a Twitter Spaces event to celebrate the launch and share exciting details. In addition to the introductory discussion, you can also learn much more about the Antelope release in many other places. Douglas Horn shared a great short introductory video about Antelope on the GoodBlock YouTube channel and Daniel Keyes joined an episode of Around the Block to discuss more about the groundbreaking software. Yves La Rose shared an excellent thread to introduce Antelope and another recent thread about technical updates for The New EOS. There was also an update about the Leap v3.1 upgrade and several new releases for DUNE, System Contracts, and a new RFP for Secure Smart Contract Libraries. The former EOSIO Coalition also shared another video last week and, of course, the newly renamed Antelope Leap Launch Group also published their weekly meeting with many helpful updates!
You can learn more about Antelope in a detailed discussion during this week’s Fireside Chat right after the announcement. You can also learn more in articles from CoinDesk, Bywire, and many other enthusiastic community members on the Antelope twitter feed. As always, you can learn more about the prior progress of the former EOSIO Coalition on our playlist and blog. On a lighthearted note, we’ve also enjoyed the fun memes from Nathan James and funny puns between Dan Larimer, Ted Cahall, and Brandon Lovejoy. Antelope is a fully transparent, flexible, upgradeable, stable, secure, fast, scalable, and user friendly open-source framework that will empower the next generation of Web3. If you have any questions about Antelope, feel free to reach out in the Antelope telegram or Antelope Developers telegram chats.
“The release of Antelope is the culmination of an historic effort undertaken by some of the most talented developers in blockchain. We are building upon over four years of battle-hardened code, and the cumulative knowledge of four L1 chains leveraging each other’s strengths, all united behind the Antelope protocol. At the EOS Network Foundation, we’re committed to exemplifying the best that Antelope has to offer by making EOS the most powerful and usable platform for building next-generation web3 products and services.”Yves La Rose, CEO and Executive Director, EOS Network Foundation
Trust EVM GameFi Hackathon Registrations are Open
Registrations are now open for the Trust EVM GameFi Hackathon, which will incentivize awesome GameFi apps on EOS and feature a first round prize pool of $150,000!
This is a four-week gaming focused hackathon that incentivizes developers to build GameFi projects on Trust EVM, the most performant EVM in the world. This hackathon provides a great opportunity for game developers to build amazing games with the unparalleled technology and community support of the EOS EVM. You can read details about the upcoming Hackathon on the registration page, application guide, and a new blog post.
You can learn much more about this hackathon and EOS GameFi by listening the most recent Trust EVM Twitter Space, entitled How Public Chains Will Empower GameFi Flourishing. This fascinating conversation features a keynote from our CEO Yves La Rose and discussions with members of the Trust EVM team, game developers, & gaming influencers. In addition to listening, you can also read the full text transcript of Yves’ keynotes in the introductory blog post.
Along with Antelope, Trust EVM will greatly extend the possibilities of the EOS network and usher in a new era of fun, rewarding GameFi on EOS. Game developers are encouraged to register for the hackathon now and reach out to the Trust EVM team with any questions. In addition to the resources above, you can learn more about this hackathon in last week’s Everything EOS Report and more about the thrilling future of EOS GameFi in our weekly reports from July 11th and July 18th. You can learn more about Trust EVM on their website, our EOS EVM blog, or by joining their Discord.
BTS Crypto Night Live with Zack Gall
Our VP of Communications Zack Gall joined a discussion on BTS Crypto Night Live to discuss GameFi, Trust EVM, and much more!
In this video, Zack speaks with leaders from Algorand, NEAR Protocol, and DeFi sports application Chiliz. The promotional artwork for the event originally featured Yves La Rose, but Zack joined the conversation instead. In addition to this video and other resources above, you can also learn about popular EOS games like Upland and Wombat in recent weekly reports. Of course, you can always reach out to Zack and many other great community leaders to learn more about EOS GameFi in the EOS Discord.
Introduction to ZEOS
ZEOS is building helpful features to empower communities with privacy and growing quickly with many exciting initiatives!
ZEOS is a protocol that enables any token on EOS to become private with the mathematical magic of zk-SNARKs. The founder of ZEOS, Matthias Schönebeck, launched ZEOS at the end of last year with an airdrop to PEOS holders and the project has made significant progress since then. In our June 27th Weekly Report we featured the release of the ZEOS Whitepaper, which provides 51 pages of precisely written plans to show how ZEOS will enable unprecedented privacy features and empower an entire ecosystem that respects your privacy with EOS. In the past few weeks, the ZEOS team released a wave of exciting new content, including a new YouTube channel, blog, redesigned website, and several informative Twitter threads.
Along with a team of developers and passionate community members, Matthias is introducing the world to a wide array of helpful features in the ZEOS ecosystem. First, they shared an introductory blog post that answers commonly asked questions and a Twitter thread with comparison to other privacy protocols. More recently, the ZEOS team shared a few more introductory threads with neat graphics to show the different aspects of the ecosystem. In addition to enabling any token on EOS to become untraceable, ZEOS is also building a deep liquidity private ZEOS DEX which combines order book and liquidity pool into one exchange. The team is also building a new class of capital-efficient EOS synthetics called zAssets and ZEOS Proxy functionality to enable private transactions without an EOS account.
To enable fully decentralized and censorship resistant Immortal dApps, ZEOS is also forming validators on the DAPP Network and raised funding for a Pomelo grant to build a Web3 infrastructure for the Antelope ecosystem. This Web3 grant is in addition to their grant for a zk-SNARK verifier and aims to build decentralized web hosting for EOS dApps, an EOS Domain Name System (DNS), and Web3 blockchain browser for EOS.
In addition to all these exciting developments, Matthias has also been working closely with many Eden ƒractal community members to start the ZEOS Fractal. The ZEOS Fractal will use the ƒractally process to reward active community members for valuable contributions and empower the community to govern the ZEOS ecosystem with true decentralization.
All of these developments were featured in the ZEOS Intro Interview, which features a fun and insightful discussion with ZEOS founder Matthias, Felix Ruiz, and Dan Singjoy. You can watch an awesome clip from this interview that was created by a privacy enthusiast in the ZEOS community and you can also hear ZEOS founder Matthias Schönebeck speak more about the decentralized fractal governance with the ZEOS Fractal during this week’s Eden Town Hall. If you’re interested, you can also hear Martin Breuer and Dan Singjoy provide an overview of recent ZEOS progress during this week’s Fireside Chat. Lastly, you can also read our June 27th Weekly Report to find another recent interview and learn how Pomelo has enabled Matthias to develop full time building on EOS. To learn more about ZEOS and see their upcoming roadmap, you can visit ZEOS.one and join ZEOS community discussions on Telegram or Discord.
EOS Respect First Election
EOS Support recently created RespectOS, which is a variant of Eden OS that enables EOS Support ambassadors to identify their respected members, build consensus, and reward projects with pooled funds from elected delegates. EOS Respect empowers community members to pool money and reach consensus on electing trusted individuals for the betterment of EOS Support. EOS Support Ambassadors will meet for elections every month to reach consensus, build trust, and raise funding & awareness to support projects affiliated with EOS Support.
During the first EOS Respect election, four Chief Delegates were elected: Gracie Lau, Jesse Jaffe, Marco Gonzalez, and Nicolas Davoine. You can see the results from the first election and watch the videos from each room in the slick user interface for EOS Respect.
You can learn more about EOS Respect by reading the introductory presentation and watching last week’s episode of The Giveaway Show, where EOS Support CCO Charles Bishop introduces EOS Respect and provides an overview of the recent election. You can also watch the full video of the community room during the first EOS Respect election, which has detailed timestamps in the description for your convenience. In addition to these resources about EOS Respect, you can also watch Biweekly Squad Meetings where EOS Support team members use a similar process to reward each other’s work.
You can learn more about EOS Respect at EOSRespect.io, their summary documentation, and in the EOS Respect Bylaws. You can learn about EOS Support in their recent Semi Annual Report and our weekly report from August 6th. To join EOS Respect and participate in the next election, you can send an application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out in the EOS Respect telegram chat or by contacting a friendly support agent at EOSSupport.io.
Greymass Progress Update
The Greymass team published their August update with many exciting developments!
This article highlights many helpful updates for the Anchor authenticator, Unicove web wallet, support improvements, and progress growing the Greymass team. The most exciting thing that the Greymass team is building is an “Earn” section for Unicove, which will give users a dedicated place to earn a return on their tokens. The Greymass Support Portal is also making impressive progress, with a growing knowledge base of well organized tutorials to help everyone enjoy the benefits of Antelope software. You can hear Greymass co-founder Aaron Cox speak more about the update during this week’s Fireside Chat.
In addition to their August update, the team also recently released another article about how Greymass is Hiring. Greymass is looking for a product manager lead the development of their main products, a skilled developer to bring their API software to the next level, and an experienced developer focused on modern web development to help build the next generation of Antelope web software development kits (SDKs). If you’re interested in working with Greymass, read the full article for more details and reach out to the team at email@example.com.
Yield+ Registration is Open
The Yield+ program is now open for registration and liquidity rewards based on TVL will begin on August 28th!
The Yield+ liquidity incentive program is designed to build economic activity on EOS through incentivizing DeFi dApps that increase TVL and generate yield. The initiative is inspired by the Yield+ Blue Paper, which was published in the spring following a multidisciplinary collaboration between EOS Nation, Greymass, UX Network, Defibox, Joe Louis, Pizza DeFi, and EOS Asia.
In last week’s Everything EOS Report, we featured a new article announcing the launch of Yield+ and shared many exciting details to help everyone prepare for the upcoming initiative. Since then, registration has now opened and developers can now apply to join the Yield+ liquidity rewards program at TokenYield.io. Seven protocols have already joined the program with over $20 million in liquidity, which you can see on both the overview page and the DeFi apps page. We also shared many interesting discussions about Yield+ with Denis, Zack, Yves, and Felix during this week’s Fireside Chat.
We encourage all interested developers to apply to join the Yield+ liquidity rewards program now and review last week’s article to understand the details. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the incredibly talented yield developers in our Discord.
Congratulations and thank you to everyone in the EOS community for making Pomelo Season 3 such a success!
The third season of Pomelo ended this week and the Pomelo team is now analyzing the results to determine the final allocation of over $366k in the matching pool to public goods creators for the benefit of the EOS community. Over 170 grants were approved this season and over 97,000 EOS was raised for public goods by amazing builders in the EOS community!
This week the Pomelo team released an excellent explainer short video which, alongside a recent article about public goods, will greatly help new community members in future seasons of Pomelo. The Pomelo team also shared a tweet to introduce Achievement Badges, which will reward the top donors and grants from this season. On August 27th, Ultra Rare Pomelo Moon holders will be able to receive a Pomelo Astronaut NFT airdrop, which you can learn more about in our weekly report from last week. The Pomelo team also shared an update with new features that will allow donators to filter the grants more precisely. You can hear more about Pomelo Season 3 from team members Daniel Keyes and Martin Breuer during this week’s Fireside Chat.
This week Martin Breuer hosted the final Pomelo Pitch Session of the season, where you can hear several outstanding builders in the EOS community promote their public goods. You can also watch interviews with many more public goods creators on recent episodes of Pomelo Pitch Deck hosted by GenerEOS. As always, you can learn more about Pomelo in their blog or at Pomelo.io. More details about how to claim funds will be shared in the coming weeks and then Season 4 will start ramping up in a couple months!