Welcome to Issue #2 of the EOS Digest brought to you by EOSphere, thanks for all the supportive comments for Issue #1. It's been another big week for all things EOS...
EOSVC - Galaxy Digital leads first EOS.IO Investment of $30M in Everipedia
Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital has made its first EOS.IO Ecosystem Fund investment in Everipedia. "We're delighted to support Everipedia and look forward to the growth of a more modern and inclusive encyclopaedia that puts the world's knowledge on the blockchain," said Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital. EOSVC - block.one's initiative to develop the EOS.IO ecosystem by enabling VC partnerships and capital funding using EOS tokensale proceeds is off to a great start.
BitSpace and Harmonychain combine forces to create etheos
A new initiative
out of Norway - 'EthEOS is described as a blockchain application ecosystem for EOS that aims to attract entrepreneurs, developers, as well as established businesses to bring their token strategies and applications to scale on the new EOS platform.'
More details to come, but Harmonychain's expertise in developing asset backed cryptocurrencies with government & listed companies we are sure will be relevant. One things for sure - they know how to throw a classy EOS Meetup!
EOS is now available on the Bancor Liquidity Network
EOS the Ethereum ERC-20 token is now available for exchange on Bancor's liquidity network
. Bancor's magic enables exchange of EOS without the need for a centralised 'order book' while still providing liquidity. The EOS.IO software intends to reuse the Bancor algorithms to manage resources like RAM, and block.one's Brock Pierce is also an adviser to Bancor.
EOS.IO Development Update from Dan Larimer
Dan provided a detailed update on development activities this week, explaining how the team have extended the operating system metaphor for EOSIO by having a very minimal BIOS like starting contract which then spawns the core EOSIO system contracts. This should provide ultimate flexibility for other governance structures and use cases as well as making the core code simple and easier to test. Dynamic numbers of Block Producers, Metering Separation of CPU and Network Bandwidth are some of the other updates discussed.
F2Pool now have 3 Million EOS
Following on from @eosnewyork initial discovery
f2pool appear to be significantly increasing their reserves of EOS, using the EOScrowdsale contract as well as purchasing on market from Bitfinex and Binance. We've reached out
to f2pool's owner Wang Chun to see if he happy to give us a hint of his plans - let's see!
Steemit like functionality on EOS?
Dan Larimer hinted and it was later confirmed by Brendan Blumer that there are plans to have Steemit like functionality in the EOS.IO ecosystem that will aim to address the unfair distribution of STEEM. Brendan was very specific about it not being a new project or involve a new token. Thanks again to the @eosgo
Telegram Summaries for these news nuggets.
EOS Talk interviews Larry Sanger from Everipedia
Everipidia, pronounced 'every-pedia' (for everyone), was the first DApp announced for the EOS platform. Larry, who was a co-founder of wikipedia shares why the world needs Everipidia and why an EOS blockchain will enable Everipidia to realise their vision. Thanks to @africa
for putting this together and the Beyond Bitcoin's EOSTalk team, make sure to subscribe and also check out the great EOS community resources at the https://eostalk.io/forums
EOSGo's Q&A with Dan Larimer
team have produced another great video where Dan Larimer covers topics such as EOSIO smart contracts, transparency, block producers and their role in an EOS economy, governance and how token inflation benefits everyone.
Make sure you also visit the 'EOS Go - Blockchain Launch Community' forums - another outstanding resource for the EOS community - https://forums.eosgo.io
EOS: Reinventing The Ride Sharing Application
EOStalk community member @ofthefuture
has prepared a beautiful set of slides to help demonstrate the value of leveraging EOS to decentralise traditional 'middle-men' businesses. We'll be using them in our meetups for sure.
EOS.IO Github Development Activity
As expected we saw steady activity on the Dawn 3.0 Alpha release over the last week, which Dan detailed in his update
EOS Crowdsale Stats
As to be expected with the overall cryptocurrency correction over the last week, the daily USD value of token sale contributions has fallen but the contributions value in ETH has been fairly consistent averaging just over 20K ETH per day. Looks like EOS contributors have been keeping calm and carrying on!
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