Without ZEOS, non-EOS account holders must ask an existing EOS account holder to create their accounts for them. ZEOS is the only portal we've seen so far which allows non-EOS account holders to create their own accounts without assistance.
What does this mean for users?
There will no longer be a fee for account creation. Users will ONLY pay for the RAM allocated to their accounts.
What was the deal?
The developers behind ZEOS are friends of CryptoLions. We met them at our L'viv Meetup in May. On Zeos they were charging a fee to cover their development and operating expenses.
CryptoLions is now covering those costs as a service to the broader EOS community, in the hopes that easy entry into EOS will help the community grow and prosper.
How does ZEOS work?
Here's a great tutorial made by a community member:
During a recent BP call, Dan Larimer mentioned that B1 was planning to make account creation easier. We welcome any changes which improve access to EOS. For now ZEOS seems like the easiest way for non-account holders to create EOS accounts without the assistance of already-existing account holders.
Because the RAM price is in constant flux, and because our payment processor, charges a transaction fee, the purchase of new accounts through ZEOS might be off by a few percent from the price of RAM, but it'll be pretty close. We're trying to make it equal.
The great people behind ZEOS are now collaborating with CrytoLions on an even more awesome project. Stay tuned!
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