Token 2049 and other conferences
The EOS Network Foundation represented the EOS network and TrustEVM in Singapore this week with a title sponsorship for Token2049 Singapore, the headline event of a week of blockchain-related gatherings. Thousands of attendees with deep insight and connections to the technology world attend one of the world’s top cryptocurrency and distributed ledger events. The Singapore event is the first of two Token2049 conferences that the EOS network and TrustEVM are sponsoring, with another in London in November.
Ross from Zaisan shared his impressions on a coalition call. Ross from Zaisan, who attended the event with Thiago from EOSRio, described it as a trade show for blockchain protocols and exchanges, complete with swag bags. There is a TrustEVM stage, on which Yves La Rose recounted EOS’s rise to independence in a sort of in-person version of the weekly Fireside Chat.
Earlier, ENF founder Yves La Rose visited Korea to engage in outreach with the vibrant Korean EOS community and explore opportunities to grow and strengthen the EOS brand in South Korea, one of the world’s premier technology hubs. He met with representatives from some of the industry’s top crypto exchanges, dApp creators and VCs.[Embed Twitter link:
As the ENF’s core team took to Asia, Zaisan continued their conference push with an appearance at w3.vision, a European blockchain festival inside a larger conference called DMEXCO that sees more than 7,000 visitors.
Zaisan is progressing rapidly with its outreach plan, which leverages its presence at conferences to collect and follow up with contacts. Zaisan also partners with Gartner Research to aid market research and familiarization with the Antelope software stack.
Scalability+ Blue Paper
On September 26, the ENF released the Scalability+ Blue Paper, continuing the ecosystem research that produced the API+, Yield+, and other blue papers. These initiatives look at the advantages and challenges of Antelope blockchains compared with the rest of the industry, and each includes recommendations for protocol improvements.
This most recent Blue Paper highlights the high throughput of Antelope blockchains but points out the challenges with scaling RAM usage on these chains.
Scalability+ outlines three primary ways the community could potentially improve the scalability of Antelope chains:
I. Instant finality, which could allow near-immediate byzantine fault-tolerant deterministic finality. This upgrade improves applications’ responsiveness, reduces confirmation times, and enables parallelization through improved horizontal scalability.
II. Trustless cross-chain IBC (inter-blockchain communication) could allow any action taking place on an Antelope blockchain (chain A) to be cryptographically provable on another Antelope blockchain (chain B). IBC facilitates trustless sidechains, wrapped tokens, distributed governance, interchain resource models, single-application chains, specialized CPU mining chains, and more.
III. RAM limitation fixes could revise Antelope RAM resources to reduce the portion of blockchain state that Block Producer nodes need to keep in their physical memory. A fix to this limitation greatly improves vertical scalability for Antelope chains, which is even more powerful when paired with parallelization improvements.
Docker Utilities for Node Execution (DUNE) is a tool that allows users with macOS, Windows, CentOS, and other non-Ubuntu operating systems to use Docker to run Antelope software without installing a different operating system. DUNE helps developers, users, and other network participants to engage with EOS and other Antelope chains using the standard nodeos, keosd, and cleos interfaces.
Another benefit of DUNE is that it allows Antelope core developers to streamline development without sacrificing compatibility. This valuable tool reduces development friction for Antelope users.For those interested in using this tool for their development workflows, DUNE Docker images are in a repository on the Antelope Coalition Github.
EOS Bees Subsidized Swarms, NFT Drop, EOS Multi Transfer Tool
EOS Bees and Bishop Creations teamed up with .gems to release a new series of NFTs that celebrates the vibrant world of EOS dApps.
The NFTs feature different categories of applications organized into different sectors in an ecosystem map. Users can collect each sector and blend all sectors into a complete dApp map!
EOS Bees is using the release to celebrate the first version of their subsidized marketing swarms, which harness the EOS community to influence the Twitter algorithm. Using a telegram chatbot, users can request these swarms for interesting, substantive, and positive tweets within two hours of posting them.
To implement these swarms, EOS Bees needed a tool for automated funds distribution using a .csv file.
In an impressive display of network collaboration, ENF director of developer relations Nathan James recognized the value of a multi-transfer tool and built it in less than an hour. EOS Bees now uses it to distribute funds toward marketing groups to incentivize organic engagement with EOS-related projects and influencers.
Eden Elections on Oct.8th
On October 8, Eden members will meet for their fourth election. Each election requires members to opt-in, so make sure you have opted-in if you’re an Eden member. Visit the Eden website to register by Friday, October 7 at 13:00 UTC.
The Eden treasury has around 118,000 EOS, a portion of which is distributed for use on community initiatives, projects, and grants that benefit the EOS ecosystem. Members decide the winners in a once-per-season Eden consensus tournament.
In this tournament, participants meet with three to four other randomly selected members on a video conference call. With a ≥¾ consensus, they decide on one representative to move on to the next round as a level 1 delegate.
After the first round, all level one delegates meet again in randomly selected groups to decide on the next level delegation.
This process continues until only 4-6 members remain, at which point members of this group become the Eden chief delegates.
All delegates receive a monthly distribution of EOS, with each level 1 delegate slated to receive 493 EOS in the first month. Chief will receive 2220 EOS in their first month as chief delegates on top of their level 1 delegate reward.
If you’re not an Eden member, consider joining! Any Eden member can invite you. If you’re having trouble finding Eden members who can induct you, consider participating in the weekly Eden fractal meeting Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC, which is open to all. Many of the most active Eden members attend.
Eden leverages video calls and simultaneous voting to reduce the influence of multi-account abuse, and the community needs your help in continuing to prove the power and efficacy of this process!
Pomelo S3 Survey and EOS Support article
Pomelo season 3 raised over $500k for 172 community initiatives. These projects represent public goods on EOS, from essential network infrastructure like Greymass’s Anchor wallet and ecosystem news coverage to graphic novels and art about EOS.
Pomelo leverages the quadratic funding mechanism pioneered by Gitcoin, which weights funding based on the number of unique contributors. In addition to this mechanism, Pomelo constantly develops new features, like story-led NFT campaigns and the upcoming code and bug bounties.
Like Gitcoin, Pomelo developers must take significant steps to prevent users from abusing the system and use various indicators to identify duplicate accounts, quid-pro-quo offers, or other manipulations of the quadratic funding system. With the review process complete, grants can now claim their funds.
If you are a grant owner or Pomelo participant, the Pomelo team would like your input on the Pomelo process! Please consider filling out the Season 3 feedback survey to help Pomelo developers gain insight into Pomelo’s most important use cases and pain points.
EVMxIdeathon Pitch Deck Workshop
Helios is dedicated to accelerating the development of business use cases on the EOS blockchain. By proving the power and utility of the EOS blockchain, these business use cases can bring distributed ledger technology to solutions that are unsustainable on slower or more expensive chains.
The newest initiative is a dual-track hackathon: an ideathon, in which participants put together the business logic and use cases for a powerful EOS-based product, and a separate EVM hackathon that is focused on the “GameFi” or “play-to-earn” models that so clearly need a high-performance, low-cost, low-latency chain like EOS.
Submissions for the EVMxIdeathon opened on September 19, and more than 140 participants have joined in under two weeks.
Helios is organizing events to help ideathon participants craft their ideas into a workable solution. One of these is a pitch deck workshop led by Helios incubator instructor Gavriel Shaw. This workshop outlines the key considerations an entrepreneur should communicate in their pitch deck.
Submissions for the ideathon are open until October 31, after which judging begins.
Weekly EOS Community Events & Upcoming Conferences
DeFi Conference (UDC), Belfast, Ireland, October 6th, (Wed-Thu)
The EOS community also hosts many online events that anyone can join every week: