The popular crypto exchange Huobi announced its readiness to start producing blocks in the EOS blockchain. At present, Huobi is the fourth largest trading platform for cryptocurrencies in the world with a daily turnover of $ 2.5 billion.
During the stream from the event "EOS Supernode Party" and in his Twitter team announced the application filling for the status of the EOS supernode operator.
EOS, like Ethereum, provides the infrastructure for developing and running decentralized applications, however, unlike Ethereum, it uses the mechanism of consensus DPoS.
Providing security in such a system is provided by a selected supernodes, which are replaced with the release of 21 block. This allows for a more equitable distribution of awards in the network and prevents the centralization of mining.
Those who want to get on the list of candidates for the status of a supernode operator must declare their wish publicly, which was done by Huobi. Previously, similar statements were made by the ViaBTC, AntPool Mining Pools and Bitfinex Exchange, which is already the operator of the EOS-based trading platform called EOSfinex.
EOS plans to move to its own blockchain on June 2. It is expected that by now 21 supernodes will be selected, which will ensure the safety of the network at the first stage of its independent existence.