What a year this has been! We experienced a lot of ups and downs during the course of the year but upon broader reflection one realizes that EOSIO has accomplished a lot in 2019. In a vacuum, the EOSIO ecosystem has seen exponential growth. Despite an entire year of being clouded by the on-going bear market. Many projects in the ecosystem made great strides in their pursuits this year.
Projects such as LiquidApps consistently produced excellent services throughout 2019. For the sake of keeping things tidy and short I won’t evaluate each of these dApps and projects individually. Instead we’ll highlight some of the bigger events we experienced during the year. Taking a month to month outlook on the entire EOSIO ecosystem.
We hope you enjoy this retrospective look back at the year that was.
Jan 11 – EOS Referendum launches
The EOS Referendum is a tool that allows for EOS token holders to vote on proposals using their staked tokens. A task that was initially reserved for the top 21 but has now been made accessible to the larger EOS community, in accordance with the constitution. Read more.
Jan 17 – BOS (Business Operating System) launches their EOSIO mainnet
BOS is an EOSIO based blockchain that’s optimized for business serving dApps. BOS will serve as a link to accelerate the development and evolution of IBC (Inter-Blockchain Communication) to further benefit the EOSIO ecosystem. Read more.
Jan 26 – Brock Pierce launches his own proxy
Entrepreneur and long-time blockchain investor Brock Pierce launches a proxy to seek and vote for undervalued BP’s outside the top 21. The ‘brockpierce1’ proxy researches and constantly reviews the Block Producers it votes for. This proxy has helped ensure that standby BP’s are of a high quality. Read more.
Jan 31 – Lumeos launches on EOS mainnet
Lumeos is a decentralized social survey application built to empower users to take back ownership of their data. The platform allows users to monetize their data beyond the jurisdiction of any single entity or government. Read more.
Feb 1 – Block.one publishes article “Blockchain as the Solution to the Insecurity of Passwords”
Block.one published an article that covers the security flaws behind centralized data centers. The piece also explains how blockchains and EOSIO can solve the problem. Read more.
Feb 4 – pixEOS Paint launches on EOS mainnet
pixEOS is an arts and games smart-economy on the EOS blockchain. It launched its first game where users collaboratively paint an art piece that will forever exist on the blockchain. Art pieces on the platform are tokenized and placed in a digital gallery where they can be bought and sold. Read more.
Feb 26 – CryptoLions launches Simple Assets NFT standard
Feb 27 – The LiquidApps team launches The DAPP Network
The DAPP Network is a new layer protocol for dApp developers built on top of the EOS mainnet. The DAPP Network provides a free market of services offered by DSPs (DAPP Service Providers) in the form of service packages. DApp developers gain access to extra storage capacity, secure communication services, and other critical utilities by staking DAPP tokens to such service packages. Read more.
Mar 5 – EOS Nation releases EOS Detective – the master detective toolkit for EOS
EOS Nation introduces eosdetective.io a toolkit that puts forensic data analysis for the EOS blockchain at your fingertips. While using EOS Detective you will be able to identify relationship between EOS account and display the results in a graph. The toolkit is available for FREE and allows users to be their own Sherlocks.
Mar 6 – Telos Worker Proposal System (WPS) goes live
The Telos WPS allows any Telos account holder to create worker proposals and vote for them. It is managed entirely on the Telos blockchain and any proposal that is approved by the voters is credited directly to the recipient’s account. This represents a strong form of governance in which every account holder can participate on a much deeper level. Read more.
Mar 6 – Brendan Blumer speaks at DC Blockchain Summit 2019
Block.one CEO Brendan Blumer spoke at the #DCBlockchain Summit organized by the Chamber of Digital Commerce. The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s leading trade association representing the digital asset and blockchain industry. Watch the speech.
Mar 9 – Hyperion History API Solution
The EOS Rio team released a new solution for the EOS History API. After an extensive analysis of the current History API plugin, the EOS Rio team recognized that the current plugin inflates the database with redundant informations. Therefore they developed Hyperion History, with a new approach to data structure and storage. Read more.
Mar 15 – Sense.Chat — The First Provably Secure Messenger App
The Sense.Chat app launched on iOS and Android. Sense.Chat is a messaging app that allows you to safely chat and transact with your contacts. Their Encryption Protocol is combined with the EOS Blockchain to deliver messages with no central server and no SMS fees. Read more.
Mar 16 – Mythical Games showcases Blankos gameplay at SXSW Gaming 2019
SXSW Gaming will teamed up with the creators behind Blankos Block Party, Mythical Games, to host this year’s SXSW Gaming Opening Party. Rob Finch from Cypherglass was there to test out the gameplay. View his video.
Mar 20 – EOS tops Coin Market Caps Fundamental Crypto Asset Score
Apr 2 – Everipedia team announces PredIQt: The First Prediction Market Built Using EOSIO Technology
PredIQt is the first prediction market built on EOSIO, through PredIQt any EOS user can create a market, or trade shares of it, on any future event. Read more.
Apr 8 – EOS sets a record of 87M+ actions processed in 1 day
EOS breaks its own record of 48 million transactions per day by posting 87 million actions in what has been the busiest day for the network. This huge number represents more than 1,000 actions per second! Read more.
Apr 13 – The EOS User Agreement (EUA) proposed by EOS New York is approved
EOS New York’s proposal for an upgrade to the EOS constitution gets approved. The EOS User Agreement (EUA) came as a valued update as the previous version of the constitution was being criticized for not capturing the true ideals of the EOS blockchain. Read more.
Apr 18 – Block.one publishes “Passwordless future. Future modern solution for authentication systems”
In the article published by Block.One, they explore what are the issues currently posed by passwords, and how they can be solved in the near future. Read more.
Apr 25 – Liberland Initiates Decentralized Autonomous Government With EOSIO
“The Free Republic of Liberland, a sovereign nation founded on 13th April 2015, seeks to build an open source government that will maximize the freedom of its citizens. To that end, the country is building a Decentralized Autonomous Government (DAG). This concept is an attempt to combine the best elements of a republic, democracy, meritocracy and decentralized autonomous organizations.” Read more.
May 1 – EOSWriter becomes the first timestamped article on the EOS blockchain
We were and still are extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to become the first timestamped article on the EOS blockchain by Sebastiaan van der Lans and Wordproof. Read more.
May 2 – REX (EOS Resource Exchange) goes live
After much anticipation the EOS Resource Exchange finally goes live. REX provides the platform for users and developers alike to rent CPU/NET resources for personal and commercial use. This made it cheaper for dApp developers to build and deploy dApps on the EOS blockchain. Heavy network users were also afforded an alternative to a more practical and cheaper means to acquire the necessary amount of resources. Read more.
May 8 – The EOS mainnet burns 34 million EOS of inflation
On this day 34 million EOS tokens got burned. The tokens came from the ‘eosio.saving’ account which were initially meant to be put towards the EOS Worker Proposal System, to pay Block Producers (BPs) and developers for their work. These additional funds were deemed excessive since the 1% inflation to pay BPs was already more than sufficient. The additional 4% inflation was scrapped a few weeks later. Read more.
May 17 – Automated Genesis Lost EOS Key recovery process released by EOS Authority
Block Producer candidate, and software and infrastructure developer EOS Authority releases the ‘lost key’ recovery tool. A tool intended for users who’ve lost their EOS genesis account keys. Read more.
May 27 – EOS Nation releases the BOS Ecosystem Program (Worker Proposal System)
EOS Nation deploys a system on the BOS mainnet that enables token holders to request funds for proposed work, vote to approve funding, and elect auditors to validate work and release funds to developers as milestones are met. Read more.
May 28 – Block.one purchases 3.3 million EOS worth of RAM
Ahead of the #B1June event Block.one purchases a huge amount of RAM after unstaking the 9.8 million EOS it held in CPU. This created a lot of excitement and speculation on what the RAM resources would be used for. It is still unknown what this RAM is for but the general hypothesis seem to signal a mass application platform, perhaps Voice. Read more.
May 29 – Block.one’s Authenticator apps are released
Block.one’s EOSIO Labs releases iOS and Chrome Extension Authenticator Reference Applications. Basically, these are web browser extensions which allow users to sign and approve transactions on web based applications using a two-factor authentication (2FA). The extensions are compatible with other EOSIO based blockchains and will play an extended role in the very near future of Inter-Blockchain Communications (IBC). Read more.
May 31 – EOS is listed on Coinbase
Coinbase, one of the world’s biggest crypto exchanges, lists EOS on their platform. Also including it to its Coinbase Earn initiative a few days later, allowing users to earn EOS tokens by learning how it works. Read more.
Jun 1 – Block.one successfully runs the #B1June keynote event
Block.one’s flagship event – #B1June is a success. Many new EOSIO features and products are announced. As well as the vision for EOSIO further extended and clarified. Read more.
Jun 1 – Block.one announces Voice social media app
The biggest announcement coming from the #B1June keynote event was the Voice social media platform. Voice promises to reward and give users back control of their data. Read more.
Jun 2 – EOSWriter and Everything EOS interview Daniel Larimer and Brendan Blumer
We had the pleasure of interviewing the CEO and CTO of block.one, Brendan Blumer and Daniel Larimer.
Jun 11 – Daniel Larimer makes an appearance on Ivan on Tech
Ivan On Tech managed to interview Dan Larimer on his Youtube Channel, about EOS 2.0, Voice Launch, EOSVM and WebAuthn.
Jun 14 – Upland, Blockchain Property Trading game raises US$2M led by FinLab EOS VC
Upland, a game that’s often dubbed as the Monopoly of blockchain, raises seven figures for the development and launch of its application. The game would develop a virtual world which mirrors the real world where each address/location in the game resembles an actual address/location in the real world. Read more
Jun 22 – Wordproof V1.0 Launched at world’s largest WordPress event: WordCamp Europe
WordProof Timestamp V1.0 became available at the world’s largest WordPress conference, WordCamp Europe, where Founder Sebastiaan van der Lans just gave a keynote for 2,500 WordPress developers. Read more.
Jun 25 – Scatter 11 Meteoric is released
The Scatter team released the latest version of Scatter Desktop: Scatter 11 Meteoric. Scatter Desktop has drastically improved both the User Experience and the User Interface, it is now easier to find common tasks like sending, receiving, and exchanging tokens, and an application explorer has also been included. Read more.
Jun 27 – dfuse Raises US$3.5M in Seed Financing led by Multicoin Capital and Intel Capital
dfuse is a blockchain API company that helps developers to build world class applications. Read more.
Jun 27 – Prospectors launches on EOS mainnet
Prospectors is a Massive Multiplayer Online Real-Time Economic Strategy (MMORTES) game based on the 19th century gold rush. The game is powered by a diversified economy of timber, masonry, transportation etc. all fueled by the in-game gold which can also be mined. Acquired in-game gold can be converted to the real world in the form of cryptocurrency. Read more.
Jun 28 – Chintai 2.0 UI is launched
Chintai 2.0 released their new UI with some new features to accommodate ANY token leasing market, a native ledger support, offers comprehensive trading tools, enhanced mobile support. Read more.
Jun 30 – WAX launches their EOSIO mainnet
Jul 12 – Effect Force launches on EOS mainnet
Effect Force gives everyone the opportunity to earn a passive income by doing micro-tasks either part-time or as a full-time job. The platform connects companies to a worldwide workforce able to tackle large projects in a short span of time. This is accomplished by breaking down large projects into smaller individual tasks. Users can partake in simpler to more complex tasks depending on their skill level. Read more.
Jul 12 – Lynx released Lynx Desktop 2.0
The Lynx team announced the launch of the newest version of the Lynx Desktop Wallet.
“Inspired by the Mac App Store, we wanted to create a “lean back and click” experience where users could discover new apps, easily interact with them without opening and closing multiple windows, and at the same time, easily manage a wide variety of tokens.” Read more.
Jul 17 – Europechain launches their EOSIO mainnet
Europechain, the European-compliant, high performing blockchain launched with the ambition to power businesses around the world to be EU compliant, ensuring that data is an asset rather than a liability. Read more.
Jul 28 – LiquidApps introduces LiquidLink the first decentralized solution that allows for Inter-Blockchain Communication
LiquidApps releases LiquidLink’s proof of concept which provides a solution to multi-chain interoperability. In their proof of concept it demonstrates the EOS blockchain successfully communicating with the Ethereum blockchain. Inter-Blockchain Communication like these will help bring multi-chain applications and help scale the interconnected blockchains. Read more.
Jul 31 – eosfinex decentralised exchange launches
One of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges Bitfinex launches an EOS based decentralized exchange. Read more.
Aug 1 – The Telos Economic Development Plan passes
The Telos Economic Development Plan passed, funds from the largely unused Exchange Token Reserve Fund will be diverted to the ongoing economic development of Telos. Read more.
Aug 10 – Marketcap.one launches EOS8 Index, a marketcap weighted index of EOS tokens
Marketcap.one launches an index that tracks the performance of the top 8 tokens native to the EOS blockchain. Read more.
Aug 18 – Dan Larimer’s Patented Secure Digital Identity
Zack from Everything EOS discovers the latest patented digital identity solution by Dan Larimer. The ID patent is based over a proof of co-location: users to consolidate their identity will have to photograph themselves with their friends in the same location and upload the picture on the blockchain.
Watch Everything EOS video.
Sep 10 – Emanate launches public Alpha
The revolutionary music platform launched the Alpha version of its platform. Emanate eliminated the need for third parties, i.e. music labels, by introducing real-time payments and digital contract automation for the music industry. Read more.
Sep 11 – Tim Draper joined the Board of Directors of Sense.Chat
The Sense.Chat team announced a new member joining the Board of Director of MakeSense Labs: Tim Draper. Tim Draper is a famous venture capitalist, early investor in Twitter, Tesla, Skype and Baidu, and enthusiastic about cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. Read more.
Sep 17 – PredIQt launched on the EOS mainnet
Everipedia’s Knowledge Market opens its doors to the public in a beta release. The platform offers decentralized prediction markets for users to bet on certain outcomes of future events based on their knowledge. For example, who do you think will win the 2020 US Presidential elections. PredIQt places odds on different possible outcomes and automatically pays out winners based on actual results. Using blockchain oracles to verify results of real life events. Read more.
Sep 18 – EOS Mainnet successfully upgraded to v1.8
The EOS blockchain’s historic upgrade to v1.8 is one that will be remembered for years to come. This is the version which made it possible for dApp developers to pay network resources on behalf of their users. Ensuring a smooth user experience and easier on-boarding of new users. Read more.
Sept 23 – Block.one invest US$10 million to establish new US headquarters
Block.one strategically locates its US headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, a Washington D.C. metropolitan region. A move that will see 170 jobs created over the next three years. Virginia is ranked second in the US for having the highest concentration of tech workers. Read more.
Oct 2 – SEC grants Block.one a waiver (US$24M fine) EOS officially not a security
The SEC granted a waiver for Block.One regarding the EOS ERC-20 tokens ICO. With this waiver, it is now certain that EOS is not a security, while Block.One will only need to pay a $24 million fine. Read more.
Oct 7 – EOSIO 2 Release-Candidate Released by Block.one
Just weeks after the v1.8 upgrade, Block.one releases code for EOSIO 2.0. This version of EOSIO is immediately available for the community to run tests on and ensure that no vital bugs are present. Read more.
Oct 14 – LiquidApps releases vCPU to horizontally scale dApps
Amidst a controlled ‘spam attack’ that led to a shortage of computation (CPU) on the EOS network, LiquidApps released their vCPU solution to help dApps scale. LiquidApps’ vCPU service allows dApps to offload computation to DSP’s (DAPP Service Providers) on a second layer protocol but returning the results back to the requesting dApp on-chain. Read more.
Oct 14 – EOS New York releases a new proposal for the EOS governance
Block Producer candidate EOS New York released a proposal which sought to improve the voting process, staking rewards and set the Global Block Producer Performance Standards. Read more.
Oct 15 – Daniel Larimer publishes a new Blockchain Governance proposal
Block.one CTO and EOSIO protocol architect Dan Larimer publishes a governance proposal for EOS. The proposal suggests the creation of 6 staking pools in which token holders can stake their EOS tokens. The amount a user stakes determines their voting weight and the term of their staked tokens determines their reward. Read more.
Oct 16 – 2nd EOS Community Conference runs successfully in Rio
After a successful 1st edition in Seoul last year, the EOS Community Conference (ECC) held its 2nd edition in Rio, Brazil. The event is about connecting the global EOS community giving attendees the opportunity to network, learn, and collaborate in building the EOSIO ecosystem. Read more.
Nov 3 – EIDOS launches and pushes EOS Mainnet into congestion mode
Any road to success has its thorns along the way. The infamous EIDOS airdrop launched on this day and would go on to send the EOS network in a frenzy. At its most active state the EIDOS account was responsible for over 90% of all EOS transfers leading to a congested EOS network. Read more.
Nov 12 – Brendan Blumer and Daniel Larimer speak at the 2019 Blocksburg Summit
Block.one CEO Brendan Blumer and CTO Dan Larimer headlined the Blocksburg Summit in Blacksburg, Virginia. Brendan and Dan were some of the thought leaders on Blockchain tech in an event that attracted blockchain innovators, academic experts, and policy makers from all around the world.
Nov 13 – Block.one announces intention to take part on EOS Governance and voting
In a welcomed announcement Block.one expressed their intentions to vote for Block Producers in order to help maintain a healthy EOS governance. Read more.
Nov 17 – LiquidApps run their first DAPP Network Hackathon
LiquidApps host their first DAPP Network Hackathon in which they gave out US$50,000 in prizes to the winners. This event was open to the entire blockchain community and was an opportunity for developers across the world to collaborate and compete with one another. Read more.
Nov 21 – Ubisoft becomes the first Ultra Corporate Block Producer
The French video gaming giant (Ubisoft) becomes a Block Producer on Ultra’s UOS blockchain. Ultra is a blockchain powered PC game distribution platform that’s based on EOSIO. Ubisoft has published heavyweight PC game titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Just Dance, and Tom Clancy’s among many others. It’s not too crazy to think Ubisoft will likely on-board some, if not all, of its titles onto Ultra’s blockchain. Read more.
Dec 4 – Prospectors launches on the WAX EOSIO Blockchain
Dec 6 – VOICE Beta launch date announced
Block.one announced the launch date for its flagship social media platform – Voice. The platform is set to launch its beta on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14, 2020). Voice is believed to be a candidate to become blockchain’s first decentralized mass application. No pressure! Read more.
Dec 12 – Republic of the Marshall Islands announces national digital currency will be based on EOSIO
The Republic of the Marshall Islands announced they will be developing their national digital currency, named Sovereign (SOV), based over the EOSIO software. Read more.
Dec 14 – Ultra announces partnership with computer processor leader AMD
Ultra once again comes out the woods with an epic announcement, this time a partnership with the AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) company. AMD is one of the worlds leading gaming developers for graphics processors, software technologies and drivers. Ultra is laying massive groundwork to become blockchain’s leading gaming platform. Read more.
Dec 17 – EOS VC Grants Program is announced
Block.one’s EOS VC announced a huge Grants Program to identify and fund deserving entrepreneurs that are leveraging EOSIO’s software. Qualifying companies and projects of all sizes will receive a $50,000 grant to help them in their development, adoption, and promotion of EOSIO. Read more.
Dec 21 – Block.one releases EOSIO Resource Allocation Proposal
Block.one has proposed an update to the current resource allocation system. The new proposal will establish a resource rental market where users can rent resources and stake tokens to receive their share of paid fees. Read more.
This year we saw major strides in the innovation and improvement of the EOSIO structure. It is such constant innovations that ensured that EOS remained in the top spot of the Chinese rankings throughout the year. The pace at which EOSIO is growing is wondrous and it’s continuing to set itself further ahead of other blockchains. That technological gap is about to get extended as EOSIO 2.0 is expected to go live within the next few months.
We saw a lot of projects adopt the EOSIO protocol this year, including the Republic of the Marshal Islands. Its using inspiration from this protocol to create their own national cryptocurrency called the Marshallese sovereign or SOV. Gaming also had a great year on EOSIO, surpassing the great gambling space in user popularity. It’s steadily growing and I’m looking forward to some great gaming dApps that are set to launch in 2020. The Decentralized Finance (DeFi) industry also had a great surge this year with some interesting projects launching their platforms.
Thank you for taking this trip down memory lane with me! I hope you had a great year on the EOSIO ecosystem and are looking forward to an even greater year ahead. We’ve experienced many ups and downs this year but luckily it’s all been fun stuff that’s worth telling a story about. Watch this space as 2020 promises to have more in store for us. EOSWriter will be covering this journey all the way to the moon. Stay tuned!
Until the next one, enjoy the holiday season!
Huge thanks goes to EOS Go for their community updates telegram channel from which a lot of this information was sourced.
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