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EOS Busan Partnership Details

The EOS Network Foundation joined five other organizations in partnership with the Busan Metropolitan City government to establish the Venture Capital Alliance of Busan Blockchain (VCABB) in South Korea’s second-most populous city. This partnership collectively holds $700m assets under management and the news of the partnership was picked up a plethora of different online publications. Telegram Post

Busan boasts a blockchain regulatory-free zone, which is advantageous for attracting blockchain-related businesses to the city. Busan is already home to a thriving Web3 ecosystem, with over 465 blockchain-related businesses established, including strategic partnerships with Binance, FTX, and Huobi.

The Memorandum of Understanding will offer the VCABB a favourable administrative atmosphere to support blockchain investments. The VCABB will also support the city’s plans for an education center and accelerator program for blockchain startups.

New ENF CTO Revealed

The EOS Network Foundation (ENF), a steward of the EOS ecosystem and champion of the community-run Antelope framework, is pleased to announce that Bart Wyatt has joined the organization as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, Bart will oversee the ENF engineering team and collaborate with global ecosystem partners to deliver transformative blockchain solutions. 

As an original contributor to the Antelope codebase, an ENF grant evaluator, and a game developer, Bart is deeply familiar with the technology and the wider ecosystem.

Bart joins the ENF from the virtual goods and metaverse mavens at NFT42, where he served as CTO. While there, he helped bootstrap a team that successfully helped launch some of 2021’s biggest NFT projects.

Additionally, Bart served as an entrepreneur, co-founder, and CTO at Tobori, a digital identity and attestation company. Before this, he spent 15 years leading diverse teams of gaming industry technologists at Volition and Pavlov Media.

With Bart’s hire, the ENF now employs six of the seven highest-tier core builders of the original software, allowing the ENF to deliver rapid software development reliably.

Trust EVM Hackathon Round 1 Winners Twitter Spaces Event

Trust EVM hosted a Twitter spaces event highlighting the top projects in its GameFi Hackathon this week. The event featured four projects: motorcycle racing game “MotoDex”, web3 sandbox game platform “Owlando”, top-down Norse mythology MMORPG “The Wake”, and NFT-based first-person shooter “Arsenal” from developer Fabwelt.

MotoDEX is a blockchain game in which users participate in motorcycle races, develop their riders and improve high-speed tracks.

The game characters are animated motorcyclist avatars representing the player in the competition. The game features tracks like Abu Dhabi and health capsules to restore game characters’ vitality.

Owlando is a sandbox game and a one-stop experience:

Create, play, rent, trade, and socialize. Owlando is like a web3 version of Roblox, which takes user-built content and makes it user-owned.

Users build 3D meta NFT games and interact with custom 3D avatar images in each scene. They can publish 3D meta scenes as NFTs, which they can trade and rent in the Owlando NFT marketplace using the ERC4907 NFT Rental protocol.

Arsenal is a 3D first-person shooter multiplayer game that integrates in-game NFTs for assets, collectibles, and utilities. It features a variety of game modes to have fun with friends and strangers, like Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Elimination.

With a “battleground” look and feel, Arsenal is fully playable on desktops and will soon be available on mobile devices.

The Wake is an isometric (Diablo-style) multiplayer role-playing (MMORPG) game that features a Norse mythology-themed metaverse. The Wake aims to present AA-level quality with a qualified and experienced team.

Players can earn prizes from quests, dungeons, grinding, castle and land wars, PVP arena domination, god wars, and many other in-game activities. The Wake will be available on the Trust EVM test net in the coming months.

The entry period for Helios’s EVM x Ideathon has closed, and participants have posted their project submissions. You can browse them on the project gallery on Helios’s Devpost page. 

After the dust of last-minute submissions settled, the final tally showed 656 participants in 178 projects. Helios is offering 22 prizes to the EVM track, with three first prizes, eight second-place prizes, and eleven third prizes.

The top three projects in each Ideathon track (DeFi, GameFi, Web3, Gov3, and Social Good) will move on to a final judging round featuring Antelope ecosystem heavy-hitters Yves La Rose, Zack Gall, Nathan James, Daryn Soards, Matias Romero, and Ben Sigman. The final judging round is similar to “Shark Tank”, where people share their pitch in front of six judges.

Hackathons are an important way to bring new developers into the Antelope ecosystem and to enable ideas that generally wouldn’t have enough financial incentive for an entity to fund. Most importantly, these hackathons provide an entry point and outreach method for the developer community.

Rhett Oudkerk Pool Interview with Altcoin Daily in Dubai

Rhett Oudkerk Pool, CEO of Zaisan, visited the Future Blockchain Summit in Dubai for an interview with Altcoin Daily. In the interview, he emphasized the Antelope software’s power and described EOS’s background and emancipation.

Altcoin Daily is a popular YouTube channel with over 1.2 million subscribers. In Dubai, Aaron and Austin from Altcoin Daily inquired about the state of EOS and the developments in the chain. Rhett highlighted the high single-threaded throughput of Antelope chains and hinted at the IBC and instant finality that could scale these chains to nearly infinite scales.

The continued outreach of Zaisan and the ENF is an essential pillar of the larger communication strategy. Zaisan will pursue leads through the networking connections cultivated at these conferences. Zaisan will also leverage its partnership with Gartner Research to help better understand the needs of potential users of the Antelope stack.

Antelope Tools by Edenia

Edenia, the team behind EOS Costa Rica and the current Eden infrastructure, has released a new version of their toolkit, now re-named Antelope Tools. The new toolkit touts the same features as the previous version, along with new features like a node health check.

This toolkit fills an essential need within the EOS community. People can see the different info displayed about each Block Producer, proving the transparency needed to evaluate each producer and vote accordingly. 

The Edenia team and EOS Costa Rica have remained diligently committed to creating value within the ecosystem.

Eden Position Paper

On October 31, Gavriel Shaw with Helios published a paper highlighting Eden and the governance problems it hopes to solve. The paper outlines the organizational issues that plague organizations, from centralized authority structures to disorganization and lacklustre member engagement. Helios posits that Eden and its suite of organizational tools will solve these issues through representation, incentivization, accountability, collaborative consensus, and inclusion.

The paper points out the ineffectiveness and inefficiency of current power structures. It also mentions the hurdles groups and individuals face when attempting to challenge these structures.

The Eden Position Paper identifies Eden as the best path toward solving these issues and highlights several pain points for future Eden development. The document is a work in progress, and Helios hopes to field input from other Eden members to revise the paper to reflect Eden’s collective aims.

Antelope Coalition Calls Summaries & Leap Upgrade Updates

Every week, members of the Antelope Coalition meet to discuss priorities and ongoing development. The ENF now publishes these calls as text posts so that community members can more easily consume them. 

This week, Stephen Diesel of the ENF shared the team’s new Leap releases, which include a patch release and the next release candidate for Leap v3.2.0. 

Stephen then demoed the ENF’s public program management system that provides more transparency and community participation in the Antelope development roadmap. This system shows the development pipeline of the ENF, tracking GitHub issues and feature requests. The ENF has published several public resources for use by community members:

Next week, the Leap team will host a technical discussion on the P2P improvements outlined in the ENF’s request for proposal. Jeff will also give a demo on the Antelope Coalition Prioritization System.

Tips to write a Pomelo Grant

Pomelo Season 4 approaches and the Pomelo team is helping guide the community through the process with their series of blog post explainers. On Monday, they shared a guide to drafting a Pomelo grant for the upcoming season. The post provides step-by-step guidance to make a Pomelo grant clear and direct. 

Before you write, plan and think about your audience.

While writing, make sure to describe the public good. What is the problem you’re solving, and what is your solution? What are the outcomes or deliverables you’re planning, and what are the positive benefits of your public good? Who will benefit, and how can others use the public good after its release? 

These questions and the additional suggestions in Pomelo’s explainer are useful, giving grant applicants a framework for tweaking their proposals to fit the goals of Pomelo.

In addition, Pomelo allows grant owners to publish translations of their grant in Chinese and Korean, which opens the proposal to a much wider audience.

For more details and tips for writing Pomelo grant applications, check out Pomelo’s article on their Medium blog.

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:

  • GARTNER IT/Xpo Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 7-10 (Mon-Fri) (website)
  • TOKEN2049, London, UK, Nov 9-10 (Wed-Thu) (website)

The EOS community also hosts many online events that anyone can join every week:

EOS Network

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EOS Network Foundation

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