It's happened! 150 million votes was reached and the chain has become activated. Block Producers are now producing blocks, and all the features of the chain are now operational!
Multiple nodes have had the chance to go through the contents of the chain and verify its contents. The peers have given their approval that the on-chain contents match what they expect, and are confident that the launch was a great success!
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.