Key Points to Explore in This Article:

  • Spring Beta-1 Now Live on Testnet: Learn about the deployment of Antelope Spring Beta-1 on the Jungle testnet and how you can participate in testing its groundbreaking features.
  • New Savanna Consensus Algorithm: Discover how Spring 1.0 leverages the Savanna consensus algorithm to provide instant finality in transactions, drastically improving the speed and efficiency of the EOS Network by over 100 times compared to previous iterations.
  • Enhanced Security and Privacy: Explore the advanced cryptographic techniques introduced in Spring 1.0, including aggregate BLS signatures and the potential for developing zero-knowledge proof systems, which collectively enhance the privacy and security of the blockchain.
  • Flexible Blockchain Architecture: Learn about the reconfiguration of Block Producer roles into Block Proposers and Block Finalizers, aimed at improving network governance and operational efficiency.

We are excited to announce that Antelope Spring Beta-1 is now live on testnet, a monumental advancement from its predecessor, Antelope Leap 5. This new version not only continues the legacy of innovation but also introduces groundbreaking features designed to set new benchmarks in blockchain performance, security, and community engagement.

Please Note: Previously referred to as Leap 6.0, this release has undergone significant enhancements, including the introduction of the new Savanna consensus algorithm. Due to these substantial changes, we are launching it as an entirely new product: Antelope Spring 1.0.

Key Features of Antelope Spring 1.0

Savanna Consensus Algorithm

  • Instant Finality: Spring 1.0 incorporates the Savanna consensus algorithm, which ensures that blockchain transactions achieve irreversible finality significantly faster—over 100 times quicker than previous iterations. This leap in processing speed enhances user experience and network throughput.
  • Enhanced Security: The robust design of Savanna increases the resilience of the EOS ecosystem against vulnerabilities, fortifying the overall network security.

Cryptographic Advancements and Improved Privacy:

  • Advanced Cryptographic Techniques: The introduction of aggregate BLS signatures allows for rapid verification of transactions, measured in milliseconds. This capability is fundamental to developing zero-knowledge proof systems, which enhance privacy and security across the EOS Network.
  • Enhanced Privacy Features: These cryptographic improvements support more secure and private transactions, setting new standards in blockchain privacy and security.

Flexible Blockchain Architecture

  • Reconfiguration of Block Producer Roles: Spring 1.0 enables the restructuring of the traditional Block Producer role, dividing it into Block Proposers and Block Finalizers. This option aims to decentralize network governance further and enhance operational efficiency.
    • Block Proposers organize transactions into proposed blocks.
    • Block Finalizers endorse these proposals, solidifying the integrity and finality of the blocks.
  • Improved Network Safety and Predictability: This separation of duties not only augments network safety and predictability but also facilitates inter-blockchain communication and allows third parties to monitor and verify network health without directly participating in transaction creation.

Community and Ecosystem Development

  • Strengthened Community Engagement: Spring 1.0 strengthens the community-driven and independent ethos of EOS, showcasing the network’s capability to integrate sophisticated consensus mechanisms effectively. This upgrade is supported by a strong technical infrastructure and collaborative efforts from EOS Network node operators, paving the way for a seamless transition and establishing new standards in speed and security.

For more detailed insights into the transformative features of Spring 1.0 and its impact on the EOS ecosystem, you can read further on our dedicated blog post: Advancing to Spring 1.0.

As we continue to evolve and enhance Spring 1.0, we are committed to keeping our community informed and engaged. Join us as we explore these exciting new possibilities and push the boundaries of what blockchain technology can achieve.

Jungle Testnet Deployment

The public testnet for Antelope Spring Beta-1 has been deployed on the Jungle Testnet by Cryptolions, working alongside EOS Network Foundation (ENF) engineers, and in collaboration with several dedicated Block Producers. We would like to extend our gratitude to CryptoLions, EOS Nation, EOS Sphere, EOS Rio, and EOS USA for their invaluable support in running the Spring Jungle Testnet. This collective effort ensures robust testing and smooth operations, helping us gather essential feedback from developers and users.

Spring Testnet Bug Bounty Announcement

We’re excited to introduce the Savanna Consensus on EOS, a new algorithm that reduces transaction finality from minutes to seconds. To ensure its robustness before our mainnet launch, we need your help!

CryptoLions has set up a temporary testnet for this project, with Block Producers cycling through versions provided by the EOS Network Foundation. We invite the EOS community to rigorously test each version and uncover any lurking bugs. To show our appreciation, we’re offering the following incentives:

  • General Bug Report Incentive: Spot a bug and we’ll reward you if we fix it. The faster you find and report them, the more you can earn – up to 700 EOS.
  • Critical Consensus Bug Report Incentive: If you find and report a critical bug that causes unexpected consensus behavior that is not accounted for in Instant Finality design and we fix it, you’ll earn 2,000 EOS!

What’s Next?

  • Join the Spring Testnet Phase Telegram Group where new versions will be announced
  • Try to discover any bugs we may have missed
  • Report any bugs you discover to the submission form
  • Earn incentives which will be paid within 30 days after Program Termination

Learn more about the Spring Testnet Bug Bounty Program

Important Update for Infrastructure Providers and Technical Partners

As we gear up for the upcoming Spring 1.0 upgrade, the collaboration and readiness of all ecosystem participants are crucial. Reflecting on our journey since the last major consensus upgrade with Antelope Leap 3.1, we recognize the importance of a unified effort across the ecosystem for a smooth transition.

Infrastructure providers and technical partners should note these key dates for the Spring 1.0 upgrade:

  • Final Release: Scheduled for July 10th, marking the beginning of the upgrade process.
  • Recommended Upgrade Period for All EOS Nodes: From July 11th to July 30th, to ensure seamless transition and network synchronization.
  • Hard Fork: Planned for July 31st, making this the critical date for all upgrades to be completed.

Spring 1.0 Hardfork Timeline

  • Final Release: 7/10
  • Recommended Upgrade Period for ALL EOS Nodes: 7/11 – 7/30
  • Hard Fork: 7/31

It’s crucial that all node operators are ready to apply this critical upgrade to maintain network synchronization and reap the full benefits. We’ll provide more detailed instructions as the upgrade date approaches, so please stay tuned to our communications for the latest updates.

Embark on the Journey Towards Spring 1.0

  • Participate in the Beta Testnet: Your feedback is crucial. We invite developers, Block Producers, and infrastructure operators within the EOS community to actively participate in our upcoming beta testnet. This is your opportunity to shape the future of Spring 1.0 by testing its features and providing insights that will refine its performance and usability.
  • Keep Up-to-Date with Our Progress: Stay ahead of the curve by following our updates. Whether through our social media channels, official blog, or periodic newsletters, we’ll provide you with all the latest information on release notes, upgrade guides, and the evolving landscape of Spring 1.0.
  • Engage and Collaborate: Join our vibrant community discussions on platforms like our dedicated EOS Upgrade Support and our official EOS Global Telegram groups. Your thoughts, experiences, and suggestions are vital as they help foster a collaborative environment and drive the project forward.

Antelope Spring 1.0 isn’t just a new implementation; it’s a community-driven endeavor aimed at redefining what blockchain technology can achieve. Be a part of this exciting journey as we explore new possibilities and push the boundaries of what’s possible together.

To stay informed on all updates related to the Spring 1.0 upgrade

  • Join the EOS Upgrade Support Telegram group to ask questions, and receive direct support and guidance throughout the upgrade process.
  • Follow the EOS Network Foundation (ENF) on Twitter
  • Subscribe to the ENF YouTube channel for weekly Node Operator Roundtable discussions that offer valuable insights and updates.

In the lead-up to the upgrade, we will continue to release comprehensive content, including deep dives, videos, and technical documentation, to ensure the community is well-prepared and informed.

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).


The EOS EVM is an emulation of the Ethereum EVM, housed within an EOS smart contract. It offers feature parity to other EVMs in the space but with unmatched speed, performance and compatibility. EOS EVM connects the EOS ecosystem to the Ethereum ecosystem by allowing developers to deploy a wide array of Solidity-based digital assets and innovative dApps on EOS. Developers can use EOS EVM to take advantage of Ethereum’s battle-tested open source code, tooling, libraries and SDKs, while leveraging the superior performance of EOS.

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.