EOS Canada is happy to announce its support of the launch of the BOS mainnet by becoming a Block Producer. As builders of data infrastructure for developers with dfuse and eosq, we are even more excited by how we can leverage both chains to bring more value to the many EOSIO chain users.
Microforks can happen on any blockchain. Alexandre explains what a microfork is, when one would happen, and why it would happen.
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A unique feature of EOS compared to other blockchains is that it allows a user to create a unique, human-readable account name. This helps to alleviate issues that arise through the use of public keys or public key hashes as the main identifier of an account, i.e. the long strings of characters seen on the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks.
Since the mainnet launch back in June, organized mass Block Producer calls have become more sparse. Lately, EOS Canada has taken part in many discussions surrounding the recent greylisting of accounts, and regarding the memory leak issues that have been noted by Block Producers across the ecosystem.
A hot topic issue that has been getting a lot of attention in the EOS ecosystem is exchanges voting for Block Producers, and the very hypothetical case that a malicious exchange could use their users’ tokens without their consent. At EOS Canada, we wanted to give some insight into this topic.
Since the launch of the EOS Mainnet, EOS Canada has received many questions from the community. We wanted to provide a single place where users can find answers to understand voting on EOS. Feel free to send any questions you may have to our Telegram channel, and we will add to this list as needed.
A Long Journey
On 22 May 2017 a software company calling itself Block.One revealed EOS to the world, and announced their intent to launch a “new blockchain operating system designed to support commercial decentralized applications.” In the year since that first announcement, a passionate and diverse community has rallied around the platform. This community has grown to hundreds of thousands across the globe, united behind that original vision, working together towards the most ambitious decentralized launch effort of a public blockchain network the world has ever seen.
Alexandre helps explain what it means when Block Producers say that they are validating the EOS blockchain before it launches.
With the launch of the mainnet of EOS looming within the upcoming hours, Block.one has just released the EOSIO v1.0 software. EOS Canada, alongside Block Producers and community members across the globe, will start pouring through the lines of code.