Brendan Blumer, CEO at Block.one, the developer of EOS, a leading platform for building decentralized applications (dApps), reminded his social media followers that it’s now been two years (on June 2, 2020) since the EOS mainnet went live (during the summer months of 2018).
Blumer noted via Twitter:
“Happy 2nd Birthday #EOS. I’m humbled and thankful to be a part of this talented global community that underpins the most performant and aligned public blockchain in the world. This year is going to be the best yet.”
EOS Nation, one of EOS’ block producers (transaction validators and processors), published an extensive blog post which highlighted the platform’s key milestones, achievements, partnerships, and other developments involving EOS.
Last year, in June, Block.one announced Voice, a blockchain-powered social media platform that’s currently in its beta stages.
The company also introduced several other initiatives like Coinbase Learn. In July 2019, the EOS software, EOSIO 1.8, went through a hard fork or backwards incompatible upgrade.
In October 2019, Block.one released new EOSIO 2.0 software. In December of last year, Block.one announced several grants for various blockchain and crypto projects including DACH-EOS.io, StartEOS’ Acorn, EOS Events Rankings, KROWN #DACathon, and Tipit.
Voice’s Beta Release was introduced in February 2020 and inflation on the EOS network was reduced to 1%.
(For more details about these developments and others related to EOS in the past year, please visit EOS Nation’s blog post).
Last month, Block.one, reportedly awarded a $50,000 grant to each of 34 promising or high-potential startups.
These tech companies are part of a global entrepreneurship program that will support the growth of the world’s open-source community using the EOSIO protocol (initially developed by Block.one after securing a record $4.1 billion via its initial coin offering (ICO) a few years back).
Another lawsuit was recently filed against Block.one for allegedly collecting $200 million+ in funds in an illegal manner.
Investors are reportedly looking to recover funds they had invested in EOS tokens, which they did through the record-breaking $4.1 billion ICO carried out by Block.one.
The plaintiffs claim that fundraising for the EOS project was carried out through an unregistered security offering conducted by Block.one