EOSweekly: Everything EOS, Name Service, EVM+, WAX Swaps, Greymass, UNDRGRND
Everything EOS is back! EOS names getting a makeover. ENF camp provides ETH-EOS mediation and Defibox reunites WAX-EOS. Greymass progress report. Sub-second finality coming to EOS? Couple of UNDRGRND firsts.
Account Name Service
You may have noticed the systematic developmental approach to EOS 3.0. Eden governance got the ball rolling. The ENF and Pomelo followed with funding. All the while Clarion worked on communications. Now, users have become the focus of attention. This week, Dan Larimer proposed a “pretty-name system” mapped alongside ‘“random”’ account numbers. It’s a rather straightforward proposal. This comes a week after Dan wrote an article about how to prevent name squatting and front running. Feels like we're getting closer to EOS 3.0, doesn’t it?
Latest from ENF Camp: EVM+
The lead headline out of the ENF camp is the Ethereum Virtual Machine working group. As much heated debate occurs between EOS and ETH communities, it’s clear that working together can derive benefits. EVM+ is among six sponsored working groups. The team is led by EOS Argentina. Key areas of compatibility listed by the ENF are:
Incorporate Solidity contracts on EOS
Add speed via ETH precompiles as EOS intrinsics
Full RPC compatibility
Deterministic gas usage/billing
VM runtime support with MetaMask
EVM+ illustrates a more complex and mature EOS mainnet. It’s potentially a pivotal breakout point. Be aware that the ENF camp continues its aggressive pursuit for premium talent. This week it officially brought on Brandon Lovejoy and Tim Weston. Also, this week marks the 10,000 twitter followers milestone.
Welcome Back Everything EOS
What would EOS be without Everything EOS? From the very begining, Zack Gall and company kept the community informed week after week. Never wavering, the material was presented such that both developers and new community members could absorb something useful. Zack is now the ENF’s Director of Communications. He’s had his hands full as the community continues to grow and mature. This (revival) first issue is much more than a weekly report. It highlights key events that transpired since the ENF was founded. This include:
Alfredo’s 2021 Rewind
EOS Bees whitepaper
Bywire News interviews of Dan and Yves
As the mainnet grows stronger, the ENF does more than just create new opportunities; there’s real support and prosperity for diehard OGs. If nothing else, the presence of Everything EOS uplifts spirits.
Greymass Progress Report
It’s time again for a Greymass update. The wallet provider is as integral to the EOS mainnet as anything. Not many are aware that Greymass develops other, vital, non-wallet components that helping propel the mainnet to the next level. Team Anchor advances areas like “...development, management, support, and marketing”. Active projects include WG+ contributions, Anchor for Android, and Unicove. Other key takeaways include:
Renaming (and further developing) the custom API for EOS and WAX APIs- Robo (Roborovski).
New (d)App to “...service all EOSIO networks … as both a source of verifiable truth and a discovery engine for applications”.
New SDKs “... that will bring web app development for these platforms to the next level”.
New APIs “…to establish new standards and software for applications … and bring the blockchain to the masses”.
New EOSIO Standards
More information about several of the items listed above expects to be released in the Wallet+ paper.
Defibox Integrates WAX Swaps
Defibox’s venture into GameFi, aka Gamebox, isn’t the only multi-chain move the team has planned. WAX developers are already making contributions. Defibox’s plan extends beyond Gamebox to incorporate core EOSIO (Mandel 3.0) functionality. This was made clear by discontinuing the BSC bridge. The plan is outlined in the blog post DefiboxDAO officially launched the DIP41 proposal. EOSIO side chain advantages include development similarities and low deployment costs. A multi-chain issuance expects to overtake the cross-chain token mechanism. DIP41 passed with overwhelming support.
Around the EdenOS Genesis Community on EOS
This week marks the 12th Eden Chief Delegate Meeting. James Mart called attention to an excellent overview on sub second finality (read the Github post). Finality, not mere transaction times, expects to add to the mainnet’s power. In case you missed it, EOS Hot Sauce #133 discussed key issues like DAO of DAOs, working groups, Bees 2.0, Gamebox, and recent interviews. EOS Support’s blog goes beyond the basics in How to create a proposal for an MSIG transaction. Pomelo will implement KYC for Grant Owners. Don’t forget to check Eden Member’s Recap Channel.
Cryptowriter (Finney) Report
Jillian Godsil is one of the Cryptowriter OGs. This week marks her first contribution to the UNDRGRND with 500-Year-Old Museum Meets NFTs. UNDRGRND continues to push the envelope of what’s possible in modern art. Check out The Motion Art Journal: Lorna Mills for the latest example. Round 27 Cryptowriter NFT Engagement Winners were announced this week. BTW, yours truly minted one-of-two Toxic Masks (glimpse rarity here). By far my best and I’m truly grateful. There are still many high value Finneys yet to be minted. As always, EOS/Finney relevant Cryptowriter articles for this week include:
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