Keen observers will have noticed that on the EOS blockchain there are system accounts that control various functions. These are all denominated by the prefix eosio.*. At EOS Canada, we felt it would be useful to provide an overview of which system accounts exist, and what they each control.
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.
Alexandre walks through the permissions system within EOS. Permissions can be used to control different security features and operation allowances of an account.
Namespace bidding is already a hot topic on EOS. Are users able to snag themselves a custom vanity account name, or bid on a high level domain name such as .com or .eos? Let’s discuss what you need to know to get the coolest account name on EOS.