ENF’s First Anniversary
Our CEO Yves La Rose appeared on several interviews this week to share the amazing story of EOS, our progress over the past year, and thrilling visions of our future. First Yves joined the Uplifters for a fun and fascinating episode of Coffee with Legends, which provided a perfect sequel with a huge amount of helpful updates since their first episode at the end of last year!
Next, Yves shared a highly entertaining and insightful interview on Huobi X-Change, hosted by the industry leading exchange Huobi Global. The discussion started with an introduction to the ENF and history of EOS since launching over four years ago. Yves explained how the EOS Network Foundation is the only foundation that emerged from a community to coordinate one of the largest DAOs in the world, which Yves also further explained in this week on AnyObservation. Throughout these interviews, Yves also discussed the meaning of The New EOS, our cinematic comeback story, Antelope IBC, Trust EVM, and much more!
As we featured in last week’s report, The New EOS is On The Rise and the EOS community is leaping into the future with ever increasing vigor. Each improvement compounds and harmonizes with other improvements to create more self-perpetuating positive feedback loops. For example, EOS stories are now displaying on the Apple Stocks app installed by default on every Apple device, which greatly increases visibility for our ecosystem. With so many exciting upgrades coming to the already industry leading performance, flexibility, and stability of Antelope, EOS is quickly emerging as a complete game-changer for GameFi and all other aspects of Web3.
During last week’s Fireside Chat, Zack Gall shared an inspiring speech that summarized the events of the past year and our collective progress since launching the ENF. On this week’s Fireside Chat, Yves and several community leaders shared extremely bullish sentiments about our growing partnerships, resilience, and next steps in our go-to-market strategy to spread the word about The New EOS.
We appreciate all of the amazing value creators in the EOS community and thank you for helping to make our first year so successful. We’re thrilled to share so much more in our second year, including all of the developments on our roadmap and far more that hasn’t yet been announced. To learn more about our progress since launching the ENF, you can read Quarterly Reports, browse our blog, and watch our YouTube channel. Of course, you can also join our Discord to chat with the community and join Fireside Chats every Wednesday to speak directly many of the best builders in EOS!
Dream It, Build It! We announced the EVMxIdeathon, an exciting community-led Hackathon and Ideathon combo with something for everyone!
The EVMxIdeathon is a collaboration between the ENF and Helios that’s been in development for many months and will launch on September 19th. The EVMxIdeathon will be an eight-week event with two tracks, multiple categories, and $125,000 in prizes to be awarded across 52 teams that create great pitches or build helpful apps on Trust EVM. The goals of the EVMxIdeathon are to raise awareness of the EOS ecosystem, discover innovative new teams and ideas, and empower the next wave of dApp developers to build amazing applications on the upcoming EOS EVM.
You can view a schedule of events, overview of the ideathon and hackathon tracks, and much more in our introductory article about the EVMxIdeathon. In addition to the cash prizes for great ideas and helpful prototypes, the EVMxIdeathon will feature a plethora of spectacular events, including inaugural ceremonies and a livestreamed final ideathon pitch session with judges in the style of Shark Tank. Helios will also host many events throughout the eight week program, including a pitch deck workshop, design thinking workshop, tokenomics & gamification workshop, Antelope technical overview, and more!
On this week’s Fireside Chat, Helios Guardian and event organizer Chris Barnes shared many more exciting details about the upcoming events. As the introductory article states, the official rules, guidelines, and other specifics about these events will be released soon. Chris explained that they’ll release new information about these events at upcoming Fireside Chats and encouraged everyone to join the next Fireside Chat on September 7th to learn more.
For now, you can learn more about the EVMxIdeathon in last week’s Everything EOS Report, where we covered the second week of the Trust EVM GameFi Hackathon and more insights from Chris about how these two events will synergize to inspire amazing games on EOS. You can also explore and sign up for the Trust EVM GameFi Hackathon, which is another exciting EOS GameFi hackathon that is now live with seventeen innovative games.
If you’d like to explore more, you can review our weekly report from July 4th to learn more about the community roots of this initiative and weekly report from July 11th to learn about why EOS is perfectly positioned to become the home of GameFi. If you’d like to learn more or participate in the EVMxIdeathon, feel free to reach out in the Hackathon Planning channel of the EOS Discord and be sure to join next week’s Fireside Chat!
Yield+ Pilot Phase is Live
The Yield+ pilot phase is now live and daily rewards are being distributed to seven top DeFi protocols offering yield opportunities on EOS!
Since announcing the imminence of Yield+ a few weeks ago and officially implementing the pilot phase with an on-chain transaction on August 28th, eleven protocols have joined the Yield+ program with a combined TVL of approximately 20 million dollars. Hundreds of EOS are now being rewarded to these DeFi protocols every day as part of this beta phase, as you can see on the DeFi dApps page of TokenYield.io. You can also see the overview of the liquidity across each protocol on this site.
This week Yves La Rose shared an insightful thread to concisely explain Yield+ and show how the program boosts DeFi activity on EOS, grows liquidity, and gives holders more yield-generating opportunities. We also released a great video clip from last week’s Fireside Chat, where Denis Carriere and Zack Gall explain how builders can register, the requirements, how to earn rewards, and how the protocol is expected to move forward beyond the beta phase of Yield+. In this week’s Fireside Chat, Stéphane Bisson, Chris Barnes, and Zack Gall also shared many more exciting details about the recent launch. For more details about Yield+, you can also explore the introductory article, Yield+ Blue Paper, TokenYield.io, and our weekly reports from the past several weeks.
The Antelope Coalition is charging ahead to further empower EOS and the next generation of Web3!
This week Yves La Rose joined AnyObservation for a detailed exploration of the thrilling possibilities enabled by Antelope, including trustless IBC, cross-chain NFTs, and faster finality on Trust EVM. The day prior, Yves also spoke at a Twitter Space hosted by our Chinese team with Telos architect Douglas Horn to help spread the word about the game-changing potential of Antelope. Since announcing Antelope two weeks ago and sharing many exciting updates that are featured in our past two weekly reports, people from all kinds of backgrounds are realizing the incredible power of Antelope to create positive global change!
Alongside the promotions and discussions about the potential of Antelope, developers in the coalition are making immense progress to increase the technical efficacy of the open framework for Web3. This week the coalition shared a new video with updates about the system contracts, Scalability+ Blue Paper, status of upcoming features, Wallet SDK approvers, and much more. As with all videos in our Antelope Coalition playlist, you can view the video description for timestamps.
In addition to the coalition meeting above, the Antelope Leap Upgrade Group also published notes from this week’s meeting and will soon publish the video on the Launch Group playlist. Our engineering team just released CDT v3.0.0 RC3, a release candidate for the Contract Developer Toolkit that will help developers build smart contracts on Antelope. We also published a tweet with a screenshot of our Github to help less technical community members understand the significance of the Contract Developer Toolkit (CDT). This week we also released a new video with updates from Greymass co-founder Aaron Cox, which we also covered in more detail in our August 19th weekly report.
As a reminder, there is now less than 20 days until the EOS consensus upgrade to Leap 3.1. If you’re running an EOS node, please read the newly updated Leap Upgrade Guide Article to keep in sync with the EOS Network as we make this momentous upgrade!
The Eden community is making great strides since we covered the Third Official Eden Election in July!
Eden is pioneering decentralized governance, fractal cooperation, and true democracy in many ways across the globe. For example, Eden China published an English translation of their bespoke electoral system and bylaws to show how communities can cooperate with the Eden CN process. The next Chinese Eden election is scheduled for September 17th and you can learn about their first two elections in our weekly reports from June 20th and March 21st.
The English speaking Eden community is leading by example and showing how all communities can cooperate far better than ever before with the power of EOS. After the ƒractally team handed off Eden development to Edenia, the community successfully rallied together to pay the Edenia team for their work migrating EdenOS, providing technical infrastructure, and writing smart contracts to implement bylaw changes ratified by the Chief Delegates. These changes enable the Eden community to run next month’s election with the Eden UI and tripled the EOS disbursement rate to delegates. You can learn more by watching Chief Delegate meetings on Odysee.
In addition to the upcoming election, the Eden community is now hosting far more great events than ever. One example is Eden Positioning Workshops hosted by delegate Gavriel Shaw, which facilitated the creation of a fascinating community-written and editable Eden Positioning Paper about how Eden helps communities thrive. Several Eden members are also now meeting regularly to test integrations of Eden with Hypha tooling and on most weeks there are lively discussions about Eden during Eden Town Halls and Helios Twitter Spaces. Last month, community members also collaborated with the Eden process for the first Fractal Fiction event to create a fantastical story in Immutable Realms!
In addition to the original election process, the Eden community is also pioneering the revolutionary processes of ƒractally on EOS with Eden ƒractal. The Eden ƒractal has made huge progress since we covered the first meeting in our June 13th Weekly Report and continues to host meetings every week to respect contributions to EOS. Eden Creators recently released several introductory articles where you can learn more about Eden ƒractal and how it creates public goods. Many people in the community are now sharing deep discussions about a new proposal for an interim consensus process to make community decisions with the EOS governance dApp Consortium and some community members are also now making beautiful NFTs for all participants.
To learn more, you can watch videos from all meetings on the Eden Creators channel and browse detailed timestamps for each meeting on Felix Ruiz‘ channel. You can also watch conversations about Eden ƒractal in the recent NovaCrypto interviews with Dan Singjoy, Tadas Vaitiekunas, and Duane Phillippi. You can RSVP to join the events at EdenFractal.com and reach out with comments in the Eden Discord.
BBS Market Live on EOS
The BBS Network recently announced exciting updates that show the power of EOS to revolutionize social media and empower community collaboration!
For anyone who is unfamiliar, BBS is a public network of interconnected message boards where people can create forums, share comments, and discuss ideas while earning revenue from their content. The name is a homage to early Bulletin Board Systems, which provided the foundation of community interaction on the internet since the 1970s.
You can think of BBS like a decentralized version of Reddit where anyone can create their own message board for any subject and host it on their own website, then automatically share value with all contributors. Every post on BBS is an NFT that users can buy, sell, and use to collect ad revenue on posts with an innovative tokenomic system. Revenue is automatically shared amongst admins, moderators, publishers, developers, and operators. BBS is deeply integrated with EOS and supported by operators like EOS Nation, so BBS is censorship resistant and all BBS content can always be recovered.
You can learn much more about BBS at BBSNetwork.io and BBS.Market, where you can join vibrant discussions in message boards like METABBS, METV, and Crypto Banter. You can also explore the first board that launched last March at StarWarsTheory.com, which was started by the owner of a YouTube channel with over 3 million subscribers.
If you’re interested in digging into the details, you can explore the BBS Whitepaper, BBS FAQ, on-chain data, and the technical infrastructure for BBS called DeWeb. BBS was founded by Eyal Hertzog, who is also the co-founder of Bancor and LiquidApps. You can hear Eyal speak about BBS and DeWeb on Roundtable, NovaCrypto, CryptoCoinShow, and a recent Bancor Community Call. You can also watch Eyal explain the predecessor to BBS in this short video and reach out with questions in the BBS Telegram or METABBS message board.
Road to 10k
As we featured in last week’s weekly report, The New EOS is On The Rise and the community is growing rapidly. The EOS Community Discord server has reached the milestone of 5,000 members and we’re using this as an opportunity to start an exciting new initiative!
As you can read in the new article about The Road to 10K, we’re launching a competition that highlights and rewards members of our community for inviting new members who join the EOS Community Discord. There are 1225 EOS in prizes for community members who successfully invite new people into the Discord server, which is of course the place to be for the latest alpha and great conversations about EOS.
Read the full article to learn all the details about how to participate and win prizes. Good luck, and see you in Discord!
EOS Meme Magic
Lately the EOS community seems to be supercharging the creation of awesome memes!
We’ll show you some of the funniest, most magical, and most epic memes from this week below. To explore and discuss more memes, you can join the EOS Meme Factory on Telegram. You can also listen to Stéphane Bisson and Martin Breuer discuss the recent meme action on this week’s Fireside Chat!
EOS Community Events
Last week we released a new article about How To Earn POP Tokens By Participating in EOS Community Events, such as EOS Community Fireside Chats. You can read this article to learn about monthly raffles, prizes, hosting events, and much more. During this week’s Fireside Chat, Stephane, Martin, and Yves shared an insightful overview of POP tokens and spoke about how venture capitalists are expressing interest in this innovative reward program.