The Everything EOS Weekly Report publishes all of the latest news and updates from around the world in the EOS ecosystem. The Everything EOS Weekly Report sources stories and updates from community members that are part of the English, Chinese, & Korean EOS communities. The Everything EOS Weekly Report is the best place to catch up on all the latest news in EOS from all around the world.
EOS Developer Documentation Overhaul
After months of work, the EOS Network Foundation (ENF) has released an overhauled developer documentation portal, thanks to the hard work of Nathan James and the rest of the ENF Developer Relations team.
Previous documentation needed updates, and even for experienced EOS builders, it wasn’t easy to navigate. The overhauled documentation is simple to follow and takes the reader through every part of the Antelope framework. It covers the basics, with further reading for those who want to go deeper. It has instructions for running a local test node in Docker, provides detailed smart contract development walkthroughs, and even shows anyone how to build a simple tic-tac-toe game using the Antelope CDT (Contract Development Toolkit).
This improved documentation workflow is clear and concise and explains each step for budding developers to create their Antelope-based blockchain applications.
The Developer Relations team has also been hosting Twitter Spaces events to help people looking to break into the coding and blockchain industries. These events leverage the built-in audience on Twitter and seek to provide value to any listener, regardless of their familiarity with EOS or Antelope. This campaign, especially combined with updated documentation, is a key connector between potential blockchain developers and the powerful Antelope framework.
Binance Integrates USDT on the EOS Network
Binance is one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, with over 120 million registered users generating $76 Billion in daily trading volume. This week, Binance integrated EOS-based USDT on their platform, exposing the EOS ecosystem to massive economic activity that was unavailable in the past.
The integration of USDT on EOS represents a significant benefit to EOS DeFi, which has achieved limited USDT total value locked (TVL) because large holders didn’t have the onboarding rails to bring EOS-based USDT on-chain.
USDT is an important pillar of the DeFi landscape inside and outside the EOS ecosystem. While many blockchains have wrapped versions of USDT on their network, few offer official USDT, and even fewer directly integrate with Binance. Major industry players like Binance & Tether have extremely high standards regarding engagement with projects. These organizations have chosen to engage with the EOS Network prominently, speaking volumes about their trust in the network.
One of the protocols to benefit from this USDT influx is DeFi application DeFiBox, which was early to take advantage of EOS-based USDT. DeFiBox allows USDT deposits into their DeFiBox Vault, which offers a competitive yield rate thanks to their Yield+ rewards.
There is no doubt that EOS has been gaining traction within the competitive landscape of Web3, and it’s exciting to see the EOS community getting the recognition it deserves.
Pomelo Season Four Progress & Moon Bases
The Pomelo Season 4 application period ended this week, but Pomelo participants everywhere can still donate until Wednesday, December 14.
Pomelo is an innovative crowdfunding platform for public goods that leverages Antelope blockchains. With donations closing next week, hundreds of worldwide community members have collectively donated over 30,000 EOS to 135 approved grants.
For more details about Pomelo, check out this week’s Huobi Live stream featuring Huobi ambassador Darko and Pomelo CEO Daniel Keyes. They discuss the history of Pomelo, the quadratic funding process, and other important insights related to funding public goods using decentralized systems.
For grant owners, final Pomelo Pitch Sessions take place next week, with a rapid-fire pitch session on Tuesday, December 13, in English. Pomelo also will hold more detailed pitch sessions on Saturday, December 10, in Korean and Chinese. These pitch sessions offer Pomelo Grants the opportunity to share their project with the wider EOS community and demonstrate the viability of bringing their favourite public good to the EOS blockchain. Pitch Session registration is still available to approved grant owners.
For Pomelo NFT fans, the journey continues as they build a regiment of droids. These robots await their purpose while architects draw up final plans for purpose-built moon bases. Users can blend their Pomelo Robots with Robot Potions to create all the buildings a burgeoning lunar colony needs for their little corner of the moon. Eventually, Pomelians can combine these buildings to create an epic moon base that will be a launch point for exploring the Pomelo universe.
Everything EOS Returns: WharfKit
Zack Gall has returned to the Everything EOS Podcast, the longest-running EOS podcast, co-hosting with Brandon Lovejoy of the EOS Network Foundation. In this episode, Zack and Brandon interview Aaron Cox of Greymass about the new WharfKit software development kit.
Greymass has built critical pieces of the EOS blockchain’s infrastructure, from block production to the Anchor wallet. They have proven their commitment to creating a seamless user experience with the Fuel resource provider and will follow this philosophy in building the WharfKit software development kit.
The conversation spans the gamut of blockchain-related topics, and provides insight into the world of the EOS blockchain and the WharfKit SDK. With the return of Everything EOS alongside Greymass’s own Podcast, EOS fans will have even more content to explore.
Eden Receives 500k EOS Donation
In collaboration with Helios, former EOS code contributors B1 donated 500,000 EOS to the Eden Elections project, with 450,000 EOS sent to the Eden treasury and 50,000 EOS to the Eden operational expenses account. Eden on EOS has positioned itself as one of the key governance experiments on the EOS blockchain, with an active and tight-knit community.
Users can join and register for the seasonal election in the Eden process. They participate in video calls in groups of 4-6 people to select a single representative to move to the next round. Participants follow the same process in the next round, and each selected delegate receives funding from the Eden treasury to pursue their projects and direct capital toward important initiatives.
Other language groups have created versions of Eden, including a Chinese language group EdenCN and a Korean language group Eden Korea. Many members of the current Eden on EOS group support these projects and have expressed interest in donating some of their funds to these other Eden projects.
This infusion of capital is important in helping Eden experiment with a decentralized governance structure on top of an existing blockchain. Combined with HyphaDAO integration, this step should provide a robust platform on top of which Eden can prove its value to the EOS community.
Block Producer Round Table
Each week, Block Producers across EOS meet on video chat in a Node Operator Round Table with Antelope developers.
The November 23 meeting discussed potential avenues for reducing RAM usage on Antelope blockchains. The computational state of WAX is already upwards of 90GB. This state size approaches the 128GB limit of processors optimized for single-core performance, which work best with Antelope’s architecture.
These conversations are important stepping stones for the solutions the RAM Limitations RFP intends to explore. The RFP requests research around more efficiently using existing RAM resources, utilizing commonly available hardware to increase storage capacity, and identifying the trade-offs of each proposed solution.
More recent meetings have focused on Prometheus Exporter statistics. Block producers use Prometheus statistics in the open-source Grafana data visualization tool. Improvements to these statistics can help track node performance and diagnose issues.
Emanate Xmas Event Dec. 18th and Remix Competition
Former lobbyist turned electronic music producer Morgin Madison teams up with Emanate and EDM legend deadmau5’s independent record label mau5trap for a remix competition. Morgin Madison invites creators to remix his dreamy new Progressive House track “Time” to win awesome prizes from mau5trap and Emanate.
One remix creator will win big and receive a merch bundle, a mentor session from Morgin Madison, the chance to release their remix on mau5trap, and a one-year Emanate Pro-Connect subscription.
Emanate’s Pro-Connect subscription allows users to upload tracks, distribute their songs, and cash out to EMT tokens. EOS users can stake at least 10,000 EMT tokens to get a Pro-Connect subscription for free.
Emanate is a blockchain-ready music technology platform with artists, creativity and collaboration at the centre, aligning incentives for all ecosystem participants to drive transformational change for the music industry.
Tiny Enemies Closed Beta
A new video game called Tiny Enemies has entered closed beta and invites users to join their discord server to join the beta test.
Tiny Enemies is a strategy game featuring little green plastic soldiers where players garrison their troops in towers and send soldiers to other towers to defeat the other players’ fortifications. Players must balance the number of troops guarding each tower with the number of troops they send to enemy towers. This way, they pressure their adversaries while consistently keeping enough troops to hold the garrison.
Tiny Enemies is a game from Nice1, an EOS-based open-source technology allowing developers and players to have control of their assets. Nice1 envisions the game as a cartridge-like collectible, on the heels of their proof-of-concept, Legendary Legends. Nice1 participated in multiple seasons of Pomelo and passed through the Helios Seed Incubator, and Nice1’s development successes give compelling evidence of the value of these incubation and funding organizations.
Weekly EOS Community Events & Upcoming Conferences
As always, we host Fireside Chats in the EOS Community Discord every Wednesday at 19:00 UTC. Everyone is welcome to attend and ask questions directly to some of the best builders in EOS. We look forward to seeing you there!
This week the EOS community will have a presence at the following conferences:
The EOS community also hosts many online events that anyone can join every week:
- Eden ƒractal, Wednesdays 13 UTC on Zoom (Discord, Twitter)
- Helios Futurist Series, Wednesdays 14 UTC on Twitter Spaces, (Twitter, Website)
- EOS Fireside Chat, Wednesdays 19 UTC on Discord (Youtube, Short Clips)
- EOS Support Giveaway Show, Thursdays 16 UTC on Twitter Spaces (Twitter, Website)
- Hot Sauce, Fridays 16 UTC on YouTube (YouTube, Twitter)
- Helios Twitter Spaces, Fridays 17 UTC (Twitter, Website)
- Eden Town Hall, Sundays 16 UTC on Zoom (Discord, Youtube)
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 Antelope protocol, serving as the driving force behind multi-chain collaboration and public goods funding for tools and infrastructure through the EOS Network Foundation (ENF).
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.