During the turbulent history of blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrencies development, there was always a project supposed to be ‘number one’ by the community. In 2009, it was Bitcoin as the first mass-adopted blockchain computation solution ever. In 2013 Vitalik Buterin suggested the Ethereum platform as the first dApps-building platform. Launched in 2015, it appeared tremendously amazing due to highest bandwidth and unsurpassed scalability prospects. Even today Ethereum based ERC-20 remains ‘Gold Standard’ for 4 of 5 new tokens. By the way, we are witnessing two projects each of which will highly likely replace Ethereum as the most high-productive and scalable dApps-hosting and data transfer blockchains - EOS and Stellar.
EOS (in fact, EOS.IO is a correct name for the blockchain while EOS is its basic cryptocurrency, but these two definitions often get confused with each other) acts as a decentralized operating system. The holders of EOS can use the shared GPU/CPU capacities, RAM volume, space for data storage etc. The core of EOS system is written in C, C++ and Rust which adds to its scalability and ‘developability’ in comparison with Solidity. EOS.IO whitepaper was released in 2017 by Block.One’s CTO Dan Larimer, ideologist of Graphene technology and two game changing products based on it - Bitshares decentralized crypto exchange (2014) and SteemIt social media platform (2016). EOS.IO conducted the ICO in unique way - they sold tokens on Ethereum platform, collected record amount of $4B in 349 days and then transferred all the tokens on native blockchain with its launch in June, 2018. EOS.IO works on delegated-proof-of-stake consensus as EOS holders make the decisions on block production and product further development.
Stellar: Hard Fork, Hard Work
Pros and Cons
EOS.IO ecosystem is higly appreciated by the community. The brilliant level of decentralization, the immaculate dApps-building potential due to simple coding solution, high operational bandwidth, outstanding team are usually named among its main positive sides. EOS was criticized during its ICO for the ‘grab-the-cash’ ambitions of its launchers, but after successful release of native blockchain in June, 2018 the haters’ voices were silenced. The situation with Stellar seems to be the same. Real decentralization, non-profit rhetorics of team, wide commercial implementation in real-world business, high long-term investments attractiveness of XLM - that’s rather elegant package for Stellar. By the way, we shouldn’t forget about the nature of the product struggling with the Ripple in savage rivalry from the very beginning. Ripple is much more stable, Ripple has bigger community and there’s a lot of arguments, which of two should be considered a fork.
One-on-one: EOS vs Stellar
So, the one can decide, which blockchain has the best prospects. It can be EOS with unlimited scalability perspectives and fair mechanism of block production or Stellar which has the widest real-world implementation.
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