Welcome to Leap 3.1
On September 21, the EOS network took its first steps into new territory, laying the foundational stones of an independent path with the consensus upgrade to Leap v3.1. All block producers have upgraded to the new protocol, and smart contracts like TrustEVM are ready to utilize new protocol features.
With this step, EOS has proven it is powerful enough to pursue justice entirely within its own self-sovereignty. Meanwhile, the network has taken the reins of its own destiny through consensus. The Antelope coalition has already accelerated development, on track to deliver long-promised features like IBC and a highly performant EVM in just months, after years of waiting for someone else to do it. Some of the best engineers in the business are working on EOS and the Antelope protocol, and their passion shines through in the quality of their work.
Leap 3.1 represents the culmination of months of building and testing. By adopting a community-led codebase, the network aligns incentives across EOS stakeholders and can rapidly iterate new features that bring Web3 to the masses.
Many in the EOS community are passionate about this shift to independent development.
Quotes from EOS community members
“EOS Independence means the ability to direct and move the technology forward and finally build the system that I and the community have been wishing for.”
“Independence is freedom. Freedom is everything. One can’t have anything without freedom. Not even love. In order to pursue love one needs freedom. As anything of value freedom been the most valuable it is the hardest to acquire and maintain. Everything follows after that. I am happy to see EOS pursuing its freedom, to rise up from its own ashes, fight for it and win it.”
“The bridge between the software developers and the community is now complete – the developers and community are now one and the same.”
“The dawn of a new era.”
“I have walked a journey from eos genesis to now, I am thankful and grateful to have met the EOS Nation group where I worked as EOS Nation ambassador in Uganda. The journey I also waled with EOSBees and HuFi movement is a huge engagement to me. HuFi makes me feel there’s need for creating liquidity amongst the low income earners. Using EOS is HuFi is a wonderful idea.”
“EOS Independence day marks a hugely significant era for our whole community, separating us from the (B1 developed) EOSIO, to the new independently created and vastly improved Antelope platform.
The release and adoption of Antelope 3.1 heralds a new chapter in our 4-5 year rollercoaster ride journey, like a Phoenix rising from its ashes the new platform is like a rebirth of not only EOS main chain but also all of its sister chains in the newly formed Antelope coalition.
From this day forth the platform consensus fork moves us truly away from B1 centralization / inaction and will allow us to forget about all of the FUD of the past and to then fully focus on our future success through multi chain collaboration, the building / promotion of great new products / services, massively increasing end user growth / retention and increased token value.
The new EOS / Antelope / Eden solutions will bring huge new world benefits in many key areas of our lives, through business and consumer every day use products, eventually providing new tools necessary to improve the freedoms of humanity via a vastly improved and fairer governance system or DAO.
EOS, Antelope and Eden will act as a springboard for the leap of freedom we so need!
By combining the superior Blockchain Tech / ENF / Antelope / Eden teams and all of it’s amazing ever expanding community, the new EOS now have everything in place to not only succeed in creating amazing Dapps in many new opportunity areas such as HuFi, DeFi, GameFi but also to create real world life changing solutions for example within sustainability that will go along to help improve life for every living organism on this planet.
Go EOS 🚀🚀🚀”
“EOS independence marks an end to stagnation, poor leadership, and lack of transparency; it symbolizes a community-led era in blockchain history. A period when community members worldwide fought for the opportunity to organize, socialize, innovate and pursue global economic freedom—a time when the one resilient EOS Network stood steadfast and refused to collapse.”
The New EOS on the Road
The new EOS is hitting the road, making appearances and sponsoring conferences worldwide with the help of the folks at Zaisan. Conferences are the touchpoints of any industry. For globally distributed industries like blockchain, where teammates meet in person for the first time at events, the presence of official network representatives is essential. The relationships, professional connections, and shared experiences of a conference are pivotal to participating in the technology industry.
The ENF and Zaisan will have a presence at several events in the next few weeks, including Blockchain Expo Europe and w3.vision this week and TOKEN2049 Singapore the following week, where the EOS Network Foundation is a title partner.
Several thousand attendees attended Blockchain Expo Europe, which will explore the latest innovations within Blockchain ecosystems and cover the impact those technologies have on many industries. Attendees include CTOs, Heads of Innovation and Technology, IT Directors, Telecom Providers, Developers, Start-Ups, OEMs, Government, Automotive, Operators, Technology Providers, Investors, VCs and many more.
Zaisan is present at w3.vision, a Web3 festival within the larger DMEXCO conference which provides Web3 companies with direct access to 38,000 visitors. w3.vision’s mission is to give Web3 the biggest stage possible and contribute to mass adoption by creating meaningful partnerships. They bridge the gap between NFTs, crypto, all things metaverse, and the present state of the internet.
The ENF is a title partner at TOKEN2049 in Singapore and London. Trust EVM is also a title partner at TOKEN2049 Singapore, the flagship event of Asia Crypto Week, which features various independently organized side events around TOKEN2049. The event brings together the global Web3 industry, uniting entrepreneurs, investors, developers, industry insiders and global media, and the ENF’s own Yves La Rose is on the roster of speakers. The EOS Network Foundation is ready to introduce the new EOS to thousands of TOKEN2049 attendees.
EVMxIdeathon Is In Full Swing
The EVMxIdeathon is open for submissions, and more than 40 attendees have registered in its first three days!
A collaboration between the EOS Network Foundation and Helios, the EVMxIdeathon is an eight-week event covering two main tracks and multiple categories. $125,000 in prizes is on offer, awarded across 52 projects. Helios handles operations and execution, while the ENF has provided the prize pool of $75k for the Ideathon and Trust EVM contributed $50k.
The first track is the Ideathon, which is geared toward anyone with an idea and is open to projects that are new or modified from their existing implementation.
The second track is the EVM hackathon, a more traditional hackathon focused on GameFi.
The goals of the EVMxIdeathon are to raise awareness of the EOS Ecosystem, to discover new talented teams and ideas, and to inspire the next wave of dApp developers to build amazing applications on EOS and the Trust EVM.
EOS Community Poker Tournament
On Sunday, September 25, at 18:00 UTC, EOS’s resident card sharks will gather in the EOS Community Discord for a free-to-enter charity poker tournament.
Entrants can win prizes for themselves, like Pomelo Astronaut Coins, and a lucky few will get EOS to allocate funding toward their favourite public goods grant on Pomelo.
The .gems team is organizing this event for the community and providing a variety of prizes.
The EOS Community Discord will host the game on the https://www.pokernow.club/ platform, and the tournament has a maximum of 100 entrants.
The best part? It’s free to enter!
To sign up:
- Join the EOS Community Discord.
- Direct message Stephane#8111 on Discord and let him know you want to join the poker tournament.
- Fill out this form.
- Make sure your account name on pokernow.club is the same as your Discord account (no need to include the numbers).
- Stephane will send you a direct message with your invite code on Sunday before the tournament begins.
Coffee With Greymass
Greymass has returned to its regular updates with a new episode of the “Coffee With Greymass” podcast, available on podcast players and their podcast website for free.
In this episode, Miles Snider and Aaron Cox discuss the Leap v3.1 upgrade, some background about the Antelope coalition, and the research that went into new protocol features.
Greymass contributes heavily to the backbone of the EOS ecosystem through block validation, API nodes and history tools. Most visibly to users, Greymass is responsible for the simplified user experience of the Anchor wallet and Greymass Fuel resource management. Their thoughts and insight come with vast experience, and the EOS community shares their enthusiasm for the new EOS.
Weekly EOS Community Events & Upcoming Conferences
TOKEN2049, Singapore, September 28-29 (Wed-Thu)
The EOS community also hosts many online events that anyone can join every week:
EOS Fireside Chat, Wednesdays at 19 UTC
Discord, Youtube, Short Clips,