In terms of scalable applications, EOSIO often attracts more attention than the EOS mainnet. EOSIO enables private ventures to leverage the same Delegated Proof of Stake technology enjoyed by the EOS ecosystem. Digital freedom on the other hand, is not about developers; it's foremost a user concern.
EOS and Ethereum
Participants of the EOS mainnet have access to similar decentralized applications compared to that of the modern Internet (albeit scaled down). No other blockchain comes close to its combination of usability and distributed permission system. Ethereum appears to establish a blockchain layer for the Internet. However, many 'final authority' decisions for everyday transactions are signed away.
Transactions on Ethereum are simply too costly to power all the meaningful aspects of online life. EOS and Ethereum can come together to meet the current needs of both the corporate sector and independent users.
EOS and Bitcoin
Bitcoin led the charge toward digital freedom. Early users merely had to wait for the blockchain to grow large enough such that no entity on Earth could reverse a transaction. Bitcoin is a robust, redundant system. This is its blockchain legacy.
Even without a meaningful application for SegWit, Bitcoin remains the most formidable ledger in history. EOS can scale Bitcoin now, whereas waiting for the Lightning Network to be ready delays digital freedom.
Answering a High Priority Concern
Every day that centralized servers, or limited participation blockchains, pass final authority over actions involving information not their own is a potential catastrophe. The public is aware of large-scale hacks at the highest levels of corporate and government agencies. This is the default state of a blockchain-less Internet.
A blockchain-based internet is possible now. The EOS mainnet, and associated ecosystem, demonstrates several key use-cases toward this end. To better understand the current state of affairs pertaining to digital freedom, it’d serve one well to understand the following:
the difference between the EOS mainnet and greater ecosystem
the potential of EdenOS and ClarionOS
further empowering EOS users and steadfastly decentralizing power among block producers
Difference Between the EOS Mainnet and Ecosystem
The EOS ecosystem is generally defined as EOSIO compatible technology and associated communities. EOS was founded by developing a solution based upon the technologies brought together under EOSIO. So was WAX. The WAX blockchain shouldn’t be seen as an alternative version of EOS. Rather, it would be better described as a fork of EOSIO (much like EOS).
WAX and EOS are different ledgers, or histories (if that helps). The EOS mainnet was the first application of EOSIO technology. Being so has meant that EOS users have substantially contributed to the ongoing development of EOSIO tech. Block.one is generally considered to be the most influential entity shaping the direction of EOSIO development. However, as each day passes, B1's influence diminishes.
Potential of EdenOS and ClarionOS
This last point of decentralized influence over the development of EOSIO is actually a key concern of EdenOS. Maybe you've come across the EdenOS voting practice of fractal democracy. Every member of an EdenOS community is verified by existing members. Unlike block producers whose power is derived from the size of their stake, every EdenOS member goes through the same process established for the whole of the political playoffs.
It’s only this process that can change what happens on EdenOS. Funding allocations and keeping promises are both enforced by fractal democracy. In support of this end, ClarionOS strives to be a fully distributed communication system. Chats, video, and every other communication medium deemed necessary on the traditional Internet is in the sights of ClarionOS developers.
Empowering EOS Users and a Decentralized Mainnet Power Structure
EOS users need a voice that can be heard. ClarionOS promises to be that voice. EdenOS offers fully distributed decision making capabilities for core tenets of a community. Together, they promise to make the EOS mainnet the foundation of a better virtual experience- even towards the end of a fully integrated blockchain-based internet.
Many blockchain ecosystems dream of delivering on the promise of digital freedom. Some like Bitcoin and Ethereum each hold part of the solution. The brilliance of EOSIO is that it was designed for streamlined development. This is what fosters such a healthy ecosystem supporting the EOS mainnet.
The power behind the EOS mainnet is in user functionality and flexibility. Even today, participation can seems like what early Bitcoiners experienced- transactions that feel neighborly. That is, rather than just happy that crypto keeps money and transactions in check over unnecessary, and often flawed, human processes.
Digital freedom was but a hope of early internet networks. As digitization spanned across the globe, server companies blocked (or at least stagnated) digital freedom for individuals. Blockchain has always had digital freedom at the core tents of its technology. EOS mainnet users understand this, and now, further empowered by EdenOS and ClarionOS, lead an ecosystem that can deliver on that promise.