EdenOS grew out of a seasoned blockchain community. Building EOS from the ground up ingrained an understanding of the path necessary to move forward. Several projects have already been identified as worthy of funding. The first “Alpha Test” quickly and decisivly reached consensus. By no means trivial, the test demonstrates the EOS community’s talent in building for function. This article describes the process, overviews the winning idea and its trustee, as well as highlights experiences from participants.