Executive Summary

The Antelope Scalability+ working group has researched the current adoption of the Antelope technologies and found that there are many improvements that could be made to ensure better horizontal, vertical, as well as, operational scalability of Antelope networks. There are many different blockchains employing Antelope technology and depending on their utilization and growth patterns they all need to meet the demands of growing Web3 applications adoption.

In this document, you will find an overview of where we believe there are weaknesses in the current ecosystem and a detailed breakdown of our recommendations going forward. By improving some of these key areas we can provide more scalable and easier to operate Antelope networks for block producers, API node operators and developers and users alike. Additionally, continuous investment in this area will ensure that the Antelope ecosystem remains the fastest and most scalable blockchain platform available.

The intent of the recommended improvements to Antelope systems is to ensure that the Antelope ecosystem can support rapid growth of active wallets and adoption of new Web3 applications being deployed and operated. Antelope Scalability+ initiatives need to ensure that the growing Antelope ecosystem delivers a consistent experience for users and developers with well understood transaction throughput, instant transaction finality and efficient and transparent use of on-chain resources. These initiatives must also deliver better tooling to Antelope ecosystem operators like Block Producers allowing them to run key infrastructure components efficiently at scale.

While working through the different sections we have prioritized initiatives that will give us quick wins and also the big ticket items that we believe will bring long-lasting benefits for the ecosystem of networks based on Antelope. Each area of improvement will have a separate, detailed writeup culminating with Request For Proposal allowing for participating groups to bid and then execute on the improvements.

We hope that the ecosystem sees the value of this documentation. This working group views it as a jumping-off point for continued discussion and as a way for us to build a strategic path forward based on empirical data and Antelope community feedback.

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About Antelope

Antelope is an open framework for building next-generation web3 products and services. Its community-run codebase is behind some of the fastest, most secure, and user-friendly blockchains, reliably fulfilling millions of daily transactions with its innovative DPoS algorithm. Developers and businesses worldwide use Antelope for a diverse range of applications, from DeFi and supply chain management through to NFTs and games.

Learn more: https://antelope.io/

EOS Network

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 framework, 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) was forged through a vision for a prosperous and decentralized future. Through our key stakeholder engagement, community programs, ecosystem funding, and support of an open technology ecosystem, the ENF is transforming Web3. Founded in 2021, the ENF is the hub for EOS Network, a leading open source platform with a suite of stable frameworks, tools, and libraries for blockchain deployments. Together, we are bringing innovations that our community builds and are committed to a stronger future for all.