EOS Dawn 3.0 Released

The full pre-release of EOSIO Dawn 3.0 can be accessed on GitHub
07 April 2018   401

On April 6, Block.one has announced the first feature-complete pre-release of EOSIO Dawn 3.0. The EOSIO 1.0 is scheduled for release in June 2018. There are many features that have been completed in Dawn 3.0 which were not even included in the original EOSIO White Paper.

The main implemented features:

  • Scalability Features
  • Inter-Blockchain Communication
  • Sparse Header Verification
  • Context Free Actions and Inline Actions as Events
  • Transaction Compression
  • Interpreter & Just-In-Time Compilation
  • Resource Metering Rate Limiting
  • BIOS Architecture
  • Security Features and Delayed Transactions
  • Lost Password Recovery
  • Transaction Proposal System
  • Simplified Contract Development
  • Floating Point Support
  • C++ Standard Template Library Support
  • Scheduled Transactions
  • Automatic Scope Detection
  • MultiIndex Database API
  • Unlimited Transactions Per Second

The focus of EOSIO Dawn 3.0 was on stability of the core platform, and the team will be preparing the final system contract which implements all of the staking, voting, and governance mechanics in the future. Later, a new public test network will be launched. EOSIO Dawn 3.0 is a developer release designed to be “feature complete” with stable APIs.

VR Platform High Fidelity to сreate Virtual World on EOS

Virtual reality platform High Fidelity hopes that using blockchain they can reach an audience of a billion people and have raised $35 million to do so
29 June 2018   179

During Series D fundraising round a $20 million investment by Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy EOS Ecosystem Fund was gained. Also there were attracted such existing investors such as Breyer Capital, IDG Capital Partners and Vulcan Capital. 

The CEO of High Fidelity, Philip Rosedale is also known as the creator of the highly popular virtual world Second Life. He is creating a blockchain infrastructure to back a billion VR customers and has already constructed a native cryptocurrency and digital-asset registry.

The High Fidelity platform is currently in beta, so it has been partly launched. The headsets that will really take us into the big consumer market are not available just yet. A lot of our early focus is on location-based facilities.
Philip Rosedale,
CEO, High Fidelity

In the virtual reality, the users will access tokens regulated by a tablet-like device to purchase goods licensed by real-world merchants. Rosedale provides the scenario of a person wanting to look cool in VR acquiring a pair of Rayban sunglasses. The purchase and virtual sunglasses would then be recorded by the merchant on the EOS blockchain platform. 

The head of strategic partnerships (Galaxy Digital), Sam Englebardt claimed on the matter: 

It’s a global phenomenon that fundamentally requires a trustless consensus mechanism for currency, property and identity.
Sam Englebardt
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Galaxy Digital 

High Fidelity is aimed to enter in the Metaverse or the universe of virtual reality worlds. Rosedale ran Second Life in 2003, and this gave birth to a cryptocurrency named Linden dollars. That produced above $4 billion globally in virtual transactions. For the new virtual world, he will use blockchain to create a token called High Fidelity Coin. It is a stable coin paired to the US dollar,  the digital money will be needed to apply the VR platform.