Exploring EOS |Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Decentralization, Crypto https://exploringeos.com Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:37:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 <a href="http://exploringeos.com">Exploring EOS</a> is a podcast all about the cryptocurrency project EOS. This is blockchain 2.0 and we are going to explore it together. EOS was built by famed crypto developer and blockchain engineer Dan Larimer. It has a promising set of features that allow it to scale better than any blockchain on the market. It uses less electricity and has ridiculously fast transactions compared to bitcoin and ethereum. This is not your average altcoin! EOS block producers will launch and run the network which is different than other crypto mining. The actual software to run the blockchain was developed by block.one which is a company run by Brendan Blumer. Exploring EOS is not affiliated with block.one, we just love the project! EOS is ethereum on steroids! It's a bitcoin killer! If you want to learn more about EOS or build a dapp, come and join me in Exploring EOS. Decentralize Everything! Exploring EOS clean episodic Exploring EOS jp@exploringeos.com jp@exploringeos.com (Exploring EOS) The future of blockchain and crypto is here with EOS Exploring EOS |Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Decentralization, Crypto http://exploringeos.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Exploring_EOS_Possible_Podcast_Art.jpg https://exploringeos.com 41 – Distributed Social Media Concept https://exploringeos.com/41-distributed-social-media-concept/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:37:44 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=330 Decentralized social media is a hot topic due to censorship, tracking and control of the likes of Facebook and Twitter. With the release of Voice.com, I’d like to suggest another approach. I think Voice will be amazing and would compliment what I’m suggesting here by providing verified users. However, I think that what I’m suggesting here will be orders of magnitude more decentralized and censorship resistant than other things out there.  https://youtu.be/Z4g_hqN0DvU Here's the video version of this. Scroll down for audio or just subscribe to the podcast :) Decentralized Protocol Not Just Blockchain The internet is built on some fundamental decentralized protocols. Examples of this are email, tcp/ip, rss, podcasts, wordpress? The distinction I’d like to make here is that a protocol, in this sense, is something that anyone can run and is compatible with anyone else running it.  Take email, for example. I can set up a mail server on my computer at home. I can rent a server and run the mail server there. Or I can use a more centralized version such as gmail. All of these set-up use the same protocol and worth with each other. There are levels of decentralization and yes there’s some censorship by Email Service Providers, like gmail, but that is seen as a feature/benefit (spam filtering) that allows users to make a choice.  Having a decentralized protocol (like rss) that interacts with a blockchain, rather than having it all run on a blockchain is the best scenario.  Now, imagine open-source software, like wordpress that can be self hosted or hosted en masse. This software allows you to post content to a feed but it also allows you to read the feeds of others and comment/like the content of others. So kind of like twitter as a protocol rather than twitter as a walled garden.  Add to that blockchain, crypto and  If Wordpress, TRSST and EOS had a Baby Wordpress, as many people know, is both open-source publishing software (wordpress.org) and a hosted blogging platform (wordpress.com). Using a model similar to wordpress would have huge decentralization benefits. As outlined above, it would be more of a protocol that could be self-hosted or hosted. The difference for social would be that the software would include publishing and reading/aggregating. That’s something wordpress doesn’t currently do. TRSST was an idea from 2013 that had a lot of traction starting out - raising $65k on kickstarter. I’ve checked in on the project every once in a while since I heard about it but it seems to have fizzled out due to lack of follow-through. The concept was to combine an RSS feed publisher with an RSS feed reader along with cryptography and bitcoin then mix it all together as an open-source, self-hosted twitter-like service with greater security. Their website is sadly no-longer but you can see their github and kickstarter. Here’s their whitepaper. Using RSS was a great idea because it makes it backwards compatible with much of the web.  So, this concept is to have an open-source software that publishes like wordpress and reads like google reader.  How Blockchain Works with This Next we introduce the EOS blockchain (or an EOSIO sidechain).  This system would work best by using EOS accounts as the global account system for this software. Not only does it provide the account system but it tracks comments, likes, re-posts etc.  This allows a user to have control over deleting and changing content. This is different than voice or murmur where you content is forever on chain.  So when you post content you also send a transaction on chain that publishes the hash and other relevant meta data. This works as a global time-stamp and verification of the authorship of your posts.  Publishing the full content and not just the hash could also be an option to provide copyright proof/immutability like what Wordproof does. Publishing a comment or re-post would have similar on-chain effects to publi... Decentralized social media is a hot topic due to censorship, tracking and control of the likes of Facebook and Twitter. With the release of Voice.com, I’d like to suggest another approach. I think Voice will be amazing and would compliment what I’m suggesting here by providing verified users. However, I think that what I’m suggesting here will be orders of magnitude more decentralized and censorship resistant than other things out there. 

https://youtu.be/Z4g_hqN0DvU
Here’s the video version of this. Scroll down for audio or just subscribe to the podcast 🙂

Decentralized Protocol Not Just Blockchain

The internet is built on some fundamental decentralized protocols. Examples of this are email, tcp/ip, rss, podcasts, wordpress? The distinction I’d like to make here is that a protocol, in this sense, is something that anyone can run and is compatible with anyone else running it. 

Take email, for example. I can set up a mail server on my computer at home. I can rent a server and run the mail server there. Or I can use a more centralized version such as gmail. All of these set-up use the same protocol and worth with each other. There are levels of decentralization and yes there’s some censorship by Email Service Providers, like gmail, but that is seen as a feature/benefit (spam filtering) that allows users to make a choice. 

Having a decentralized protocol (like rss) that interacts with a blockchain, rather than having it all run on a blockchain is the best scenario. 

Now, imagine open-source software, like wordpress that can be self hosted or hosted en masse. This software allows you to post content to a feed but it also allows you to read the feeds of others and comment/like the content of others.

So kind of like twitter as a protocol rather than twitter as a walled garden. 

Add to that blockchain, crypto and 

If WordPress, TRSST and EOS had a Baby

WordPress, as many people know, is both open-source publishing software (wordpress.org) and a hosted blogging platform (wordpress.com). Using a model similar to wordpress would have huge decentralization benefits. As outlined above, it would be more of a protocol that could be self-hosted or hosted. The difference for social would be that the software would include publishing and reading/aggregating. That’s something wordpress doesn’t currently do.

TRSST was an idea from 2013 that had a lot of traction starting out – raising $65k on kickstarter. I’ve checked in on the project every once in a while since I heard about it but it seems to have fizzled out due to lack of follow-through. The concept was to combine an RSS feed publisher with an RSS feed reader along with cryptography and bitcoin then mix it all together as an open-source, self-hosted twitter-like service with greater security. Their website is sadly no-longer but you can see their github and kickstarter. Here’s their whitepaper.

Using RSS was a great idea because it makes it backwards compatible with much of the web. 

So, this concept is to have an open-source software that publishes like wordpress and reads like google reader. 

How Blockchain Works with This

Next we introduce the EOS blockchain (or an EOSIO sidechain). 

This system would work best by using EOS accounts as the global account system for this software. Not only does it provide the account system but it tracks comments, likes, re-posts etc. 

This allows a user to have control over deleting and changing content. This is different than voice or murmur where you content is forever on chain. 

So when you post content you also send a transaction on chain that publishes the hash and other relevant meta data. This works as a global time-stamp and verification of the authorship of your posts. 

Publishing the full content and not just the hash could also be an option to provide copyright proof/immutability like what Wordproof does.

Publishing a comment or re-post would have similar on-chain effects to publishing content but with different meta data, like a reference to the tx id of the content that you were commenting on. 

Likes would also be registered on chain in similar fashion. 

All of these records being on chain would then allows token compensation and incentive structures like steem, snax and voice

Using EOS accounts also makes it easy to create encrypted private posts by using the public key of the user the post is for. 

Plugins

Similar to WordPress, this software could have plugins that you install to enhance the experience and functionality. 

Imagine a Voice.com plugin that works on the reader side of this software to only show in your feed content from voice.com or from feeds owned by voice.com verified users. 

Imagine an advertising plugin that allows you to monetize your content with ads.

Imagine a permissions/privacy plugin where in order to follow another feed you need to do a transaction that shows you want to follow on chain and you’re only then given access.

Imagine an algorithm plugin where you can choose which algorithm you like for how the content you follow shows up in your feed.

Imagine a notifications plugin that monitors the blockchain for events such as mentions and then pushes a notification to your interface.

Imagine a plugin that filters out graphic content. 

Imagine plugins that display trending topics with competition between them. 

Imagine a backup plugin to back up your content in case of a hack. 

Imagine a reputation plugin.

Imagine a spam/scam jury plugin that publish decisions on chain.

Imagine a plugin that publishes your account actions on multiple chains to take advantage of multiple rewards systems.

Imagine the possibilities of what the EOS community could come up with 🙂 

Reading/Following

You can follow feeds just like any other social media platform. The software would include a reader that aggregates the feeds of all those you follow.

Interacting

Things like Liking, Commenting and Retweeting would also be published on the chain. This keeps a global record of your interactions, content and comments without centralizing that or publishing everything indefinitely to the chain. 

I imagine this record could be a hash of the content that was liked or the tx id of it so that not all the info is going on chain but if the feed is still up then everything can be proven. 

Having hashes of the content, comments and likes on chain would allow for some sort of steem/voice incentive system. 

DNS, Hosting and Censorship

How do we reliably find these feeds when they will be hosted in different spots? Can we change where our feed is hosted?

Well, I think the easiest would be to use the regular DNS system because this is relatively decentralized, can be self-hosted and is easy for users. Of course, this can be censored in various ways so we need alternatives as well.

When a new account is registered on chain it would include a url, IP address or other location where the feed is hosted. This parameter could be updated allowing the account to move locations without needing a new account. 

Censorship at the Hosting Provider Level— As long as you have your EOS private keys (and hopefully a backup of your feed) you can leave a hosting provider or change domains and continue with another provider (or self host) and everyone will know that it’s still you. 

Censorship at the DNS/Registrar Level — If you’re no longer allowed to register a domain, the next layer down would be just the EOS account system and something like EOS DNS. That way someone could still host their feed in a jurisdiction/IP address that is less censor-able and just update it on chain. 

I’m sure some decentralized hosting solutions would also pop-up that the your EOS account could point to. For example, a static file version of the feed could be published to IPFS and updated as new posts are added. When a new file is created the blockchain would update where it’s pointing and the hashes and blockchain record could verify that it’s legit. The same might work with something like bittorrent or having followers host via webtorrent. 

As a follower, the software would check the blockchain for the current location of your feed and display it automatically. 

Patreon Built In

As part of the Reader side of this software you could set up payments of EOS or other EOS tokens to content creators that you want to support. 

On the publisher side of this software you could have private content for those who have given certain amounts verifiable on chain. 

Free EOS Accounts

Companies that act as hosting providers specifically for this social platform will likely provide free EOS accounts and delegated bandwidth to users who use their platform. 

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Decentralized social media is a hot topic due to censorship, tracking and control of the likes of Facebook and Twitter. With the release of Voice.com, I’d like to suggest another approach. I think Voice will be amazing and would compliment what I’m sug... Decentralized social media is a hot topic due to censorship, tracking and control of the likes of Facebook and Twitter. With the release of Voice.com, I’d like to suggest another approach. I think Voice will be amazing and would compliment what I’m suggesting here by providing verified users. However, I think that what I’m suggesting here will be orders of magnitude more decentralized and censorship resistant than other things out there. 




https://youtu.be/Z4g_hqN0DvU
Here's the video version of this. Scroll down for audio or just subscribe to the podcast :)



Decentralized Protocol Not Just Blockchain



The internet is built on some fundamental decentralized protocols. Examples of this are email, tcp/ip, rss, podcasts, wordpress? The distinction I’d like to make here is that a protocol, in this sense, is something that anyone can run and is compatible with anyone else running it. 



Take email, for example. I can set up a mail server on my computer at home. I can rent a server and run the mail server there. Or I can use a more centralized version such as gmail. All of these set-up use the same protocol and worth with each other. There are levels of decentralization and yes there’s some censorship by Email Service Providers, like gmail, but that is seen as a feature/benefit (spam filtering) that allows users to make a choice. 



Having a decentralized protocol (like rss) that interacts with a blockchain, rather than having it all run on a blockchain is the best scenario. 



Now, imagine open-source software, like wordpress that can be self hosted or hosted en masse. This software allows you to post content to a feed but it also allows you to read the feeds of others and comment/like the content of others.



So kind of like twitter as a protocol rather than twitter as a walled garden. 



Add to that blockchain, crypto and 



If Wordpress, TRSST and EOS had a Baby



Wordpress, as many people know, is both open-source publishing software (wordpress.org) and a hosted blogging platform (wordpress.com). Using a model similar to wordpress would have huge decentralization benefits. As outlined above, it would be more of a protocol that could be self-hosted or hosted. The difference for social would be that the software would include publishing and reading/aggregating. That’s something wordpress doesn’t currently do.



TRSST was an idea from 2013 that had a lot of traction starting out - raising $65k on kickstarter. I’ve checked in on the project every once in a while since I heard about it but it seems to have fizzled out due to lack of follow-through. The concept was to combine an RSS feed publisher with an RSS feed reader along with cryptography and bitcoin then mix it all together as an open-source, self-hosted twitter-like service with greater security. Their website is sadly no-longer but you can see their github and kickstarter. Here’s their whitepaper.



Using RSS was a great idea because it makes it backwards compatible with much of the web. 



So, this concept is to have an open-source software that publishes like wordpress and reads like google reader.]]>
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40 – B1June Announcements with Chaney Moore https://exploringeos.com/40-b1june-announcements-with-chaney-moore/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:31:23 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=325 Friend of the show, Chaney Moore, went to the much anticipated and hyped B1June event. He returns to the show to tell us about his experience and explain the announcements! https://eos.io/strategic-vision/ Follow Chaney Here: https://twitter.com/moore_chaney Find CPU Emergency Here: https://cpuemergency.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YGTwd-PZGA Friend of the show, Chaney Moore, went to the much anticipated and hyped B1June event. He returns to the show to tell us about his experience and explain the announcements! https://eos.io/strategic-vision/

Follow Chaney Here: https://twitter.com/moore_chaney

Find CPU Emergency Here: https://cpuemergency.com/

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Friend of the show, Chaney Moore, went to the much anticipated and hyped B1June event. He returns to the show to tell us about his experience and explain the announcements! https://eos.io/strategic-vision/ Follow Chaney Here: https://twitter. Friend of the show, Chaney Moore, went to the much anticipated and hyped B1June event. He returns to the show to tell us about his experience and explain the announcements! https://eos.io/strategic-vision/



Follow Chaney Here: https://twitter.com/moore_chaney



Find CPU Emergency Here: https://cpuemergency.com/




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39 – Streaming Music & Supporting Artists on EOS with Emanate https://exploringeos.com/39-streaming-music-supporting-artists-on-eos-with-emanate/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:00:38 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=319 Emanate is a self-governing music ecosystem built on the EOS platform. You can claim EMT tokens at their website and sign up for their alpha account. https://emanate.live/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT0FfRSmXEk Emanate is a self-governing music ecosystem built on the EOS platform. You can claim EMT tokens at their website and sign up for their alpha account.

https://emanate.live/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT0FfRSmXEk
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Emanate is a self-governing music ecosystem built on the EOS platform. You can claim EMT tokens at their website and sign up for their alpha account. https://emanate.live/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT0FfRSmXEk Emanate is a self-governing music ecosystem built on the EOS platform. You can claim EMT tokens at their website and sign up for their alpha account.



https://emanate.live/




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT0FfRSmXEk

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38 – First Government on a Blockchain! Liberland Chooses EOSIO https://exploringeos.com/38-first-government-on-a-blockchain-liberland-chooses-eosio/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:54:23 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=313 "The Free Republic of Liberland welcomes all members of the EOS community and other blockchain projects to participate in building a true decentralized and free country." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk5dsnT2bsg Links: https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2019/04/liberland-initiates-decentralized-autonomous-government-with-eosio https://ghostbustersx.io/ https://twitter.com/bytemaster7/status/1120866881483739136 https://twitter.com/Liberland_org “The Free Republic of Liberland welcomes all members of the EOS community and other blockchain projects to participate in building a true decentralized and free country.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk5dsnT2bsg

Links:
https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2019/04/liberland-initiates-decentralized-autonomous-government-with-eosio
https://ghostbustersx.io/
https://twitter.com/bytemaster7/status/1120866881483739136
https://twitter.com/Liberland_org

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"The Free Republic of Liberland welcomes all members of the EOS community and other blockchain projects to participate in building a true decentralized and free country." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk5dsnT2bsg "The Free Republic of Liberland welcomes all members of the EOS community and other blockchain projects to participate in building a true decentralized and free country."




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk5dsnT2bsg




Links: https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2019/04/liberland-initiates-decentralized-autonomous-government-with-eosio https://ghostbustersx.io/ https://twitter.com/bytemaster7/status/1120866881483739136 https://twitter.com/Liberland_org
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37 – Snax EOSIO Sisterchain for Social Rewards https://exploringeos.com/37-snax-eosio-sisterchain-for-social-rewards/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 02:19:12 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=309 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElS_DJ0_dzU Get rewarded for your tweets at https://snax.one
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElS_DJ0_dzU Get rewarded for your tweets at https://snax.one
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36 – Claim Your PEOS tokens NOW for Private, Untraceable Transactions on EOS https://exploringeos.com/36-claim-your-peos-tokens-now-for-private-untraceable-transactions-on-eos/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:37:33 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=301 Deadline is April 25th 2019! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggiOgkZ0Ews Be sure to claim your peos tokens! You can send a small amount of peos to exploringeos to claim your tokens and give a small donation :) Or go to https://peos.one Links: Whitepaper PEOS Telegram Deadline is April 25th 2019!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggiOgkZ0Ews

Be sure to claim your peos tokens! You can send a small amount of peos to exploringeos to claim your tokens and give a small donation 🙂

Or go to https://peos.one

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Whitepaper

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Deadline is April 25th 2019! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggiOgkZ0Ews Be sure to claim your peos tokens! You can send a small amount of peos to exploringeos to claim your tokens and give a small donation :) Or go to https://peos. Deadline is April 25th 2019!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggiOgkZ0Ews




Be sure to claim your peos tokens! You can send a small amount of peos to exploringeos to claim your tokens and give a small donation :)



Or go to https://peos.one



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35 – #B1June Meme Contest with Pixeos https://exploringeos.com/35-b1june-meme-contest-with-pixeos/ Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:29:52 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=298 https://youtu.be/1jm_SJ2A5CA Get all the details for the Meme Contest here.
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https://youtu.be/1jm_SJ2A5CA Get all the details for the Meme Contest here.
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34 – Simple, Fun Game on Chain with EOS Tower Game https://exploringeos.com/34-simple-fun-game-on-chain-with-eos-tower-game/ Fri, 19 Apr 2019 02:12:50 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=295 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy6EJSNAdRw EOS Tower Game Link: https://exploringeos.com/eostower This episode is about a fun and easy game to play that runs on the EOS blockchain. You can earn tokens playing for free or you can bet in a pvp game against someone else. Check it out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy6EJSNAdRw

EOS Tower Game Link: https://exploringeos.com/eostower

This episode is about a fun and easy game to play that runs on the EOS blockchain. You can earn tokens playing for free or you can bet in a pvp game against someone else. Check it out!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy6EJSNAdRw EOS Tower Game Link: https://exploringeos.com/eostower This episode is about a fun and easy game to play that runs on the EOS blockchain. You can earn tokens playing for free or you can bet in a pvp ga...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy6EJSNAdRw




EOS Tower Game Link: https://exploringeos.com/eostower



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33 – MurMur is Twitter on Blockchain but better! https://exploringeos.com/33-murmur-is-twitter-on-blockchain-but-better/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:23:15 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=288 Today I interview Abhinav Ramesh, CEO and Founder of MurMur, the new-age decentralized microblogging platform that lets you control your data, publish freely and earn content rewards. https://www.murmurdapp.com/ https://medium.com/murmurdapp Murmur (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.murmurdapp Murmur (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/murmur-app/id1445987215?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

Today I interview Abhinav Ramesh, CEO and Founder of MurMur, the new-age decentralized microblogging platform that lets you control your data, publish freely and earn content rewards.

https://www.murmurdapp.com/

https://medium.com/murmurdapp

Murmur (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.murmurdapp

Murmur (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/murmur-app/id1445987215?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

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Today I interview Abhinav Ramesh, CEO and Founder of MurMur, the new-age decentralized microblogging platform that lets you control your data, publish freely and earn content rewards. https://www.murmurdapp.com/ https://medium.com/murmurdapp
Today I interview Abhinav Ramesh, CEO and Founder of MurMur, the new-age decentralized microblogging platform that lets you control your data, publish freely and earn content rewards.

https://www.murmurdapp.com/

https://medium.com/murmurdapp

Murmur (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.murmurdapp

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#32 – pt2: Free EOS, Airdrops & More with Chaney Moore https://exploringeos.com/32-pt2-free-eos-airdrops-more-with-chaney-moore/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:58:05 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=282 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHnCegNq-lE The Secret Key Telegram group
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHnCegNq-lE The Secret Key Telegram group
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#31 – pt1: Free EOS, Airdrops & More with Chaney Moore https://exploringeos.com/31-pt1-free-eos-airdrops-more-with-chaney-moore/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:57:47 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=278 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsJvlRp-fd4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsJvlRp-fd4
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#30 – Ditch WhatsApp for SenseChat on EOS with Crystal Rose https://exploringeos.com/30-ditch-whatsapp-for-sensechat-on-eos-with-crystal-rose/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 03:08:06 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=251 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktv5-lXdm58 Join us to talk about SenseChat with Crystal Rose. Links:https://www.sense.chat/Beta Access LinkPre-order for iOS LinkTelegram https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktv5-lXdm58 Join us to talk about SenseChat with Crystal Rose. Links:https://www.sense.chat/Beta Access LinkPre-order for iOS LinkTelegram
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#29 – Making EOS Easy and Smart with SendEOS and Sagewise https://exploringeos.com/29-making-eos-easy-and-smart-with-sendeos-and-sagewise/ Wed, 19 Dec 2018 20:57:19 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=245 Join us to learn about an easy way to get others using EOS and how Sagewise is increasing transaction confidence via blockchain dispute resolution. Our guests are Amy Wan and Dan Rice! https://youtu.be/W1pA_H0T6CA SendEOShttps://sendeos.iohttps://t.me/sendeos Sagewisehttps://sagewise.iohttps://t.me/sagewise Join us to learn about an easy way to get others using EOS and how Sagewise is increasing transaction confidence via blockchain dispute resolution. Our guests are Amy Wan and Dan Rice! https://youtu.be/W1pA_H0T6CA SendEOShttps://sendeos. Join us to learn about an easy way to get others using EOS and how Sagewise is increasing transaction confidence via blockchain dispute resolution. Our guests are Amy Wan and Dan Rice!




https://youtu.be/W1pA_H0T6CA




SendEOShttps://sendeos.iohttps://t.me/sendeos



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#28 – CPU & EOS Updates with Chaney Moore https://exploringeos.com/28-cpu-eos-updates-with-chaney-moore/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:37:05 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=240 Chaney Moore is back to talk about CPU, Dapps and other EOS Updates. https://youtu.be/lwJV_yxBjes Links: CPUEmergency.com CPUEmergency Telegram Chaney Moore is back to talk about CPU, Dapps and other EOS Updates. https://youtu.be/lwJV_yxBjes Links: CPUEmergency.com CPUEmergency Telegram Chaney Moore is back to talk about CPU, Dapps and other EOS Updates.




https://youtu.be/lwJV_yxBjes




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#27 – Monetize Your Data with Lumeos https://exploringeos.com/27-monetize-your-data-with-lumeos/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 03:37:23 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=234 In episode 27, I interviewed Ali Ayyash the Founder and CEO of Lumeos, a decentralized infrastructure for data sharing where users can own and monetize their data by doing surveys. Listen in! Links: Lumeos website Instagram Telegram Facebook Twitter Medium   In episode 27, I interviewed Ali Ayyash the Founder and CEO of Lumeos, a decentralized infrastructure for data sharing where users can own and monetize their data by doing surveys. Listen in! Links: Lumeos website Instagram Telegram Facebook


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#26 – WORBLI.io CEO Domenic Thomas talks about this EOS Sister Chain https://exploringeos.com/26-worbli-io-ceo-domenic-thomas-talks-about-this-eos-sister-chain/ Thu, 25 Oct 2018 21:08:08 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=230 Join the CEO of WORBLI.io, Domenic Thomas, and me for a great conversation about WORBLI.io, an enterprise blockchain platform that brings users, developers and businesses together. So, if you have any big ideas for blockchain related businesses but don't know how to get if off the ground this is the podcast for you! Listen in! Links: Worbli.io Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Telegram Medium Steemit Youtube Instagram   Join the CEO of WORBLI.io, Domenic Thomas, and me for a great conversation about WORBLI.io, an enterprise blockchain platform that brings users, developers and businesses together. So, if you have any big ideas for blockchain related businesses but don...


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#25 – Overcoming Censorship with Novusphere.io https://exploringeos.com/25-overcoming-censorship-with-novusphere-io/ Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:13:46 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=226 Censorship is a real issue, especially on the internet. To discuss this issue, I interviewed Asphyxia from Novusphere.io about overcoming censorship through blockchain technology. Very interesting! Join us! Links: Trello Discord https://eos-forum.org/#/referendum Novusphere Censorship is a real issue, especially on the internet. To discuss this issue, I interviewed Asphyxia from Novusphere.io about overcoming censorship through blockchain technology. Very interesting! Join us! Links: Trello Discord


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#24 – The Social Supercomputer with John Heeter from BOID https://exploringeos.com/24-the-social-supercomputer-with-john-heeter-from-boid/ Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:09:00 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=217 In episode 24, I interviewed John Heeter. John is the founder of Boid, a social supercomputer network. We talked about the in's and out's of this very cool project. Join us! Links: Boid Twitter In episode 24, I interviewed John Heeter. John is the founder of Boid, a social supercomputer network. We talked about the in's and out's of this very cool project. Join us! Links: Boid Twitter


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#23 – CPU Emergency and Airdrops with Chaney Moore https://exploringeos.com/23-cpu-emergency-and-airdrops-with-chaney-moore/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:37:52 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=212 In today's episode, Chaney Moore came back to the Exploring EOS podcast again to tell us about his new project, CPU Emergency, and to discuss upcoming air drops. Check it out! Links: CPU Emergency Chaney's Airdrop Spreadsheet Karma App Horus Pay Bit Joy Emanate Worbli Trybe In today's episode, Chaney Moore came back to the Exploring EOS podcast again to tell us about his new project, CPU Emergency, and to discuss upcoming air drops. Check it out! Links: CPU Emergency Chaney's Airdrop Spreadsheet Karma App


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CPU Emergency

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EP 22 – CryptoPeso with EOS Venezuela https://exploringeos.com/ep-22-cryptopeso-with-eos-venezuela/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 04:00:22 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=204 In today's episode, I spoke with Alberto Guerrero Montilla the founder of EOS Venezuela and the CryptoPeso. We discuss the economic and political issues currently going on in Venezuela and how EOS blockchain can open up the market and help the Venezuelan people. Please join me in this very interesting conversation! Link: Website In today's episode, I spoke with Alberto Guerrero Montilla the founder of EOS Venezuela and the CryptoPeso. We discuss the economic and political issues currently going on in Venezuela and how EOS blockchain can open up the market and help the Venezuel...


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#21 – Parsl.co Cannabis Supply Chain on the EOS Blockchain https://exploringeos.com/21-parsl-co-cannabis-supply-chain-on-the-eos-blockchain/ Sat, 25 Aug 2018 05:21:43 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=197 In today's episode, I had a great conversation with Isaac Balbin. Isaac is the CEO of Parsl which is a platform that creates a supply chain for cannabis that is efficient, transparent and safe. Join in on the conversation! Here are links: Parsl.co https://parsl.co https://t.me/parslio In today's episode, I had a great conversation with Isaac Balbin. Isaac is the CEO of Parsl which is a platform that creates a supply chain for cannabis that is efficient, transparent and safe. Join in on the conversation! Here are links: Parsl.co

Here are links:
Parsl.co
https://parsl.co
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#20 – The EOS Dollar https://exploringeos.com/20-the-eos-dollar/ Tue, 07 Aug 2018 03:00:29 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=194 In today's episode I discuss my concept idea for the EOS Dollar, a stable coin concept. I enjoy coming up with ideas to contribute to the EOS community. Listen in and let me know your thoughts or if this is a concept you'd like to run with! In today's episode I discuss my concept idea for the EOS Dollar, a stable coin concept. I enjoy coming up with ideas to contribute to the EOS community. Listen in and let me know your thoughts or if this is a concept you'd like to run with!
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#19 HireVibes and other Airdrops with Chaney Moore https://exploringeos.com/19-hirevibes-and-other-airdrops-with-chaney-moore/ Wed, 01 Aug 2018 04:18:31 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=190 We were joined again by Chaney Moore to discuss Airdrops today. We discuss HireVibes, a job recruitment industry disrupting project, in depth and learn about some new upcoming airdrops too. Take a look! Links: Chaney's Medium Article Chaney's airdrop document Chaney's Twitter HireVibes website HireVibes Twitter HireVibes Github HireVibes Steemit We were joined again by Chaney Moore to discuss Airdrops today. We discuss HireVibes, a job recruitment industry disrupting project, in depth and learn about some new upcoming airdrops too. Take a look! Links: Chaney's Medium Article


Links:

Chaney's Medium Article

Chaney's airdrop document

Chaney's Twitter

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HireVibes Twitter

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#18 – EOS Forks, ONO and EOSTalk.io with Katie Roman https://exploringeos.com/18-eos-forks-ono-and-eostalk-io-with-katie-roman/ Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:29:55 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=186 I was joined by Katie Roman during today's episode. Katie is loosely affiliated with several different EOS projects and is a committed EOS community member. We discuss EOS forks, ONO, EOSTalk.io amongst other things. Listen in!   Links: Katie Roman Telegram @summerskin EOS Talk.io https://www.eostalk.io/forums Ono Official website: https://www.ono.chat Telegram: https://t.me/ONOCN Sina weibo: https://weibo.com/ONOofficial Wechat official account: onogogo Twitter:https://twitter.com/onosocial Medium: https://medium.com/@ONOsocial Steemit: https://steemit.com/@onosocial Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ONOofficial I was joined by Katie Roman during today's episode. Katie is loosely affiliated with several different EOS projects and is a committed EOS community member. We discuss EOS forks, ONO, EOSTalk.io amongst other things. Listen in!   Links:


 
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Katie Roman
Telegram @summerskin
EOS Talk.io
https://www.eostalk.io/forums
Ono
Official website: https://www.ono.chat
Telegram: https://t.me/ONOCN
Sina weibo: https://weibo.com/ONOofficial
Wechat official account: onogogo
Twitter:https://twitter.com/onosocial
Medium: https://medium.com/@ONOsocial
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@onosocial
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#17 – EOS New York https://exploringeos.com/17-eos-new-york/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:30:14 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=174 During today's podcast, I had a very interesting conversation with Kevin Rose, a co-founder of  EOS New York. EOS New York is a block producer in the top 21. They have been leading the way in many areas of the EOS ecosystem. Join us!   Links: Website Blog GitHub Twitter Steemit Telegram   During today's podcast, I had a very interesting conversation with Kevin Rose, a co-founder of  EOS New York. EOS New York is a block producer in the top 21. They have been leading the way in many areas of the EOS ecosystem. Join us!   Links:


 
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#16 All the Airdrops with Chaney Moore https://exploringeos.com/16-all-the-airdrops-with-chaney-moore/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:57:25 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=167 Enlightening conversation with Chaney Moore about his document about airdrops and so much more. Check it out! Links: The article we discussed. The spreadsheet we discussed. Twitter Enlightening conversation with Chaney Moore about his document about airdrops and so much more. Check it out! Links: The article we discussed. The spreadsheet we discussed. Twitter


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#15 EOS Tribe, their Incubator and QOQO Decentralized Answers https://exploringeos.com/15-eos-tribe-their-incubator-and-qoqo-decentralized-answers/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 02:00:55 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=160 Great chat with EOS Tribe about their Block Producer, Incubator and dapp QOQO! Links: EOS Tribe Telegram Twitter QOQO.io Telegram Twitter Great chat with EOS Tribe about their Block Producer, Incubator and dapp QOQO! Links: EOS Tribe Telegram Twitter QOQO.io Telegram Twitter


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#14 How to Get Governments to Replace Fiat with Crypto https://exploringeos.com/14-the-eos-state-coin-project-an-idea-for-a-worker-proposal/ Fri, 29 Jun 2018 04:00:24 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=134 How do we get more major countries to adopt crypto as their legal tender currency? This is the question I was pondering when I came up with the following idea. Consider a country like Venezuela that is currently running the printing press so much that they're seeing something like 1400% inflation! This is a terrible thing for the people of Venezuela and eventually it has to stop. The government can only print so much before they need to come up with a new currency or some how reset their currency. When a country gets to that point they are extremely desperate. They really need a bail out because they've screwed things up so badly and they are going to need money or they will likely lose power. Usually they've already stolen, through inflation and probably taxes, most of the money of the populace. There's not much more they can do. I don't like the idea of helping out a government like Venezuela's, really it should be abolished. However, a way to bring some civility and freedom back to that country would be a return to sound money. A great way to do that is through cryptocurrencies. Of course Venezuela has already tried that, but no one trusts them so I think it was a bit of a flop. If they were to adopt a crypto that they have no control over, then it would work. Even better if they were to adopt a token on the EOS blockchain, not only would they have to abide by the constraints of sound money but also the constraints of the EOS constitution. Imagine the Venezuelan government having their crypto frozen because they violated the EOS constitution because they committed violence against a fellow EOS token holder in Venezuela! Well, here's a way that could happen. Venezuela is just one example here. There are other options that I will outline at the bottom, be sure you read them :) The Smart Contract Create a 'Crypto Venezuela Coin', CVC from here on out. The CVC would be a smart contract on the EOS blockchain. This would provide fast confirmation times and high transaction throughput. The Token Supply The token supply would have to be big. I tend to like the idea of more coins and fewer decimals. But I think I would need to be divisible into at least 100 Trillion indivisible units. The Inflation I know, I know, inflation isn't sound money. Well, even gold has some small level of inflation so bear with me on this... The CVC smart contract would have set inflation of say 3%. That inflation would go into a 'lockbox' escrow account that no one has access to. I'm partial to the idea of not making the inflation a percentage but rather the same amount every year. But either way would probably work. The Token Distribution First, do an airdrop of say 10% of tokens to EOS token holders. We love those EOS token holders :) Second, do a series of airdrops to verified Venezuelan citizens. I'll explain. Of course we would have to partner with blockchain based identity system. Hopefully we'll have something good enough soon! The reason for this will be come clear later. The reason we do a series of drops is to incentivize a greater number of Venezuelans to register. So maybe an airdrop each month for 6 months of 10% of token supply. That way early adopters get rewarded but there's time for others to come in and get some. Maybe some sort of referral incentive would be good since we want as many people to have some as possible. Back to The Contract - The Government As part of the Ricardian Contract (that's the human readable contract), we have it written that the Venezuelan government can take control of the Escrow account as soon as they fulfill certain stipulations that they have control over. The stipulations could then be something like: Adopt the CVC as your legal tender/official currency for all governmental transactions Agree to the EOS constitution Abolish taxation Abolish price controls #3 and #4 are redundant after agreeing to #2. How can something like this be decided on chain? Through arbitration. How do we get more major countries to adopt crypto as their legal tender currency? This is the question I was pondering when I came up with the following idea. Consider a country like Venezuela that is currently running the printing press so much tha...
How do we get more major countries to adopt crypto as their legal tender currency?

This is the question I was pondering when I came up with the following idea.

Consider a country like Venezuela that is currently running the printing press so much that they're seeing something like 1400% inflation! This is a terrible thing for the people of Venezuela and eventually it has to stop. The government can only print so much before they need to come up with a new currency or some how reset their currency.

When a country gets to that point they are extremely desperate. They really need a bail out because they've screwed things up so badly and they are going to need money or they will likely lose power. Usually they've already stolen, through inflation and probably taxes, most of the money of the populace. There's not much more they can do.

I don't like the idea of helping out a government like Venezuela's, really it should be abolished. However, a way to bring some civility and freedom back to that country would be a return to sound money. A great way to do that is through cryptocurrencies.

Of course Venezuela has already tried that, but no one trusts them so I think it was a bit of a flop. If they were to adopt a crypto that they have no control over, then it would work. Even better if they were to adopt a token on the EOS blockchain, not only would they have to abide by the constraints of sound money but also the constraints of the EOS constitution.

Imagine the Venezuelan government having their crypto frozen because they violated the EOS constitution because they committed violence against a fellow EOS token holder in Venezuela! Well, here's a way that could happen.

Venezuela is just one example here. There are other options that I will outline at the bottom, be sure you read them :)
The Smart Contract
Create a 'Crypto Venezuela Coin', CVC from here on out. The CVC would be a smart contract on the EOS blockchain. This would provide fast confirmation times and high transaction throughput.
The Token Supply
The token supply would have to be big. I tend to like the idea of more coins and fewer decimals. But I think I would need to be divisible into at least 100 Trillion indivisible units.
The Inflation
I know, I know, inflation isn't sound money. Well, even gold has some small level of inflation so bear with me on this... The CVC smart contract would have set inflation of say 3%. That inflation would go into a 'lockbox' escrow account that no one has access to.

I'm partial to the idea of not making the inflation a percentage but rather the same amount every year. But either way would probably work.
The Token Distribution
First, do an airdrop of say 10% of tokens to EOS token holders. We love those EOS token holders :)

Second, do a series of airdrops to verified Venezuelan citizens.

I'll explain. Of course we would have to partner with blockchain based identity system. Hopefully we'll have something good enough soon! The reason for this will be come clear later.

The reason we do a series of drops is to incentivize a greater number of Venezuelans to register. So maybe an airdrop each month for 6 months of 10% of token supply. That way early adopters get rewarded but there's time for others to come in and get some. Maybe some sort of referral incentive would be good since we want as many people to have some as possible.
Back to The Contract - The Government
As part of the Ricardian Contract (that's the human readable contract), we have it written that the Venezuelan government can take control of the Escrow account as soon as they fulfill certain stipulations that they have control over.

The stipulations could then be something like:

* Adopt the CVC as your legal tender/official currency for all ...]]>
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#13 Jose Toriello from EOS Meso, Block Producer https://exploringeos.com/13-jose-toriello-from-eos-meso-block-producer/ Wed, 27 Jun 2018 03:41:47 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=141  In today's podcast I had a great conversation with Jose Toriello who is a representative from EOS Meso, a block producer located in Guatemala. EOS Meso is doing fascinating work educating the Guatemalan central bank about cryptocurrencies, working to improve local infrastructure and more all with EOS! Tune in and enjoy! Links: www.eosmeso.io Twitter: https://twitter.com/eosmeso/status/1007430122813747200?s=19 Steemit: https://steemit.com/@eosmeso Telegram: @eosmeso Wechat: eosmeso  In today's podcast I had a great conversation with Jose Toriello who is a representative from EOS Meso, a block producer located in Guatemala. EOS Meso is doing fascinating work educating the Guatemalan central bank about cryptocurrencies,
In today's podcast I had a great conversation with Jose Toriello who is a representative from EOS Meso, a block producer located in Guatemala. EOS Meso is doing fascinating work educating the Guatemalan central bank about cryptocurrencies, working to improve local infrastructure and more all with EOS! Tune in and enjoy!

Links:
www.eosmeso.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eosmeso/status/1007430122813747200?s=19
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@eosmeso
Telegram: @eosmeso
Wechat: eosmeso]]>
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#12 Myles Snider of Multicoin Capital on EOS https://exploringeos.com/12-myles-snider-of-multicoin-capital-on-eos/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:08:19 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=127 I had a great chat with Myles Snider of Multicoin Capital about EOS. He's a sharp guy who has done a lot of research on blockchain technology and the projects that are out there. Listen in to this episode to get his take on EOS. hint: He likes it. Links: @myles_snider on Twitter Multicoin Capital Website DPOS Research Paper EOS Research Paper I had a great chat with Myles Snider of Multicoin Capital about EOS. He's a sharp guy who has done a lot of research on blockchain technology and the projects that are out there. Listen in to this episode to get his take on EOS. hint: He likes it.
I had a great chat with Myles Snider of Multicoin Capital about EOS. He's a sharp guy who has done a lot of research on blockchain technology and the projects that are out there. Listen in to this episode to get his take on EOS. hint: He likes it.

Links:
@myles_snider on Twitter
Multicoin Capital Website
DPOS Research Paper
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#11 KARMA App & Airdrop with Dallas Rushing https://exploringeos.com/11-karma-app-airdrop-with-dallas-rushing/ Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:00:05 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=121 I had a great chat on this episode with Dallas Rushing on his new dApp running on EOS called KARMA. They will be doing an airdrop to EOS token holders. Take a listen and learn more! Links: KARMA App KARMA Telegram Dallas Rushing Youtube I had a great chat on this episode with Dallas Rushing on his new dApp running on EOS called KARMA. They will be doing an airdrop to EOS token holders. Take a listen and learn more! Links: KARMA App KARMA Telegram Dallas Rushing Youtube
I had a great chat on this episode with Dallas Rushing on his new dApp running on EOS called KARMA. They will be doing an airdrop to EOS token holders. Take a listen and learn more!

Links:
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#10 Edgar Fernandez of EOS Costa Rica https://exploringeos.com/10-edgar-fernandez-of-eos-costa-rica/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:21:11 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=115 Today we hear from our first Block Producer EOS Costa Rica! Enjoy! Website URL: http://www.eoscostarica.io Steemit: @eos-costarica Twitter: @EOSCostaRica Telegram: https://t.me/eoscr Today we hear from our first Block Producer EOS Costa Rica! Enjoy! Website URL: http://www.eoscostarica.io Steemit: @eos-costarica Twitter: @EOSCostaRica Telegram: https://t.me/eoscr Today we hear from our first Block Producer EOS Costa Rica! Enjoy!

Website URL: http://www.eoscostarica.io
Steemit: @eos-costarica
Twitter: @EOSCostaRica
Telegram: https://t.me/eoscr]]>
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#9 Thomas Cox on EOS Governance https://exploringeos.com/9-block-ones-thomas-cox-on-eos-governance/ Sat, 02 Jun 2018 20:57:23 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=98 This is a fascinating interview about the governance structure of EOS. Thomas Cox joins me to explain EOS arbitration, voting, the constitution and more! Find Thomas Cox on Twitter @tbcox This is a fascinating interview about the governance structure of EOS. Thomas Cox joins me to explain EOS arbitration, voting, the constitution and more! Find Thomas Cox on Twitter @tbcox
Find Thomas Cox on Twitter @tbcox

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#8 When is the EOS Launch? Here’s some clarity https://exploringeos.com/8-when-is-the-eos-launch-heres-some-clarity/ Sat, 02 Jun 2018 20:39:15 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=96 There's a lot of confusion over the launch of the blockchain so this is a quick clarifier. Enjoy! There's a lot of confusion over the launch of the blockchain so this is a quick clarifier. Enjoy! Exploring EOS clean 7:29 #7 Is EOS a SCAM?? https://exploringeos.com/7-is-eos-a-scam/ Thu, 31 May 2018 14:24:28 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=86 A lot of people are saying that EOS is a scam. After just a short time in comment sections or twitter you will quickly come across this claim. And if you trust random people on the internet then you might actually start believing in it. It's really easy to focus on negative news or comments because that's just how our brains are wired. I've seen this claim so much lately that I thought I'd address it here. In this podcast I want to go through the lazy man's guide to discerning whether or not EOS is a scam. Let's start with Dan Larimer, the Chief Technology Officer of Block.One, the company that is building EOS. He is largely seen as the brains behind this project and the inventor of the technology. He previously built bitshares which was the first decentralized exchange back in 2014. On bitshares he created the first stable coin called bitUSD. Many people don't know much about these projects. They were very successful in the technical realm but seem to have been overlooked in the cryptomania of the last year. Next he built Steemit which is a blockchain based social network that works sort of like reddit. However the users get paid for creating and curating content. This platform has nearly a million users and has an alexa rank of 1,335 which is pretty big. How likely do you really think it is that someone who created two successful blockchain projects that were certainly not scams just woke up one day and said to himself now it's time to ruin my reputation and legacy and create a scam even though I'm already a multimillionaire from my previous projects. Seems unlikely to me. Aristotle said that the appeal to authority is one of the weakest arguments. (See what I did there?) but nonetheless let's talk about other people and organizations that support EOS because many of these are putting themselves at great financial risk to support EOS. ICO Alert is a very successful ICO rating website. Not only do they like EOS but the founder of ICO Alert, Rob Finch, started another company to become a Block Producer and they did a miniseries on their main ICO Alert Podcast called 'Everything EOS' where they talk about how great EOS is. Next is Weiss ratings. This is a financial ratings company that recently got into rating crypto. They rated EOS in the top 7 of all cryptos and recently tweeted about how they thought EOS would 'Eat Ethereum's lunch' #EOS (B) vs. #Ethereum (B-). At MainNet launch, EOS will process 600 transactions per second and then speed to thousands. Ethereum can only do 10. How long before EOS eats Ethereum’s lunch? #bitcoin #crypto #cryptocurrency #btc #eth #altcoin #altcoins — Weiss Ratings (@WeissRatings) May 30, 2018 Bancor is a blockchain project that is basically a decentralized exchange. They are planning to be a block producer on EOS and not only that but they are integrating the bancor protocol into EOS. Bitfinex is one of biggest crypto exchanges. They announced that they plan to be a block producer and they plan to build a decentralized exchange as a dapp on EOS. Huobi is another large crypto exchange that wants to be a block producer. AntPool, a massive bitcoin mining pool. Let me said that again a massive BITCOIN mining pool is also hoping to become an EOS block producer. Not to mention Everipedia, Ono and other dapps being built or migrated. So there we have ratings organizations and other crypto companies all supporting EOS. But maybe they've all been fooled and Dan Larimer is really just very persuasive and convinced them all of his scam? Well... let's continue with investors. There have been several multimillion dollar venture captial funds popping up that are committed to just investing in EOS-related projects. Yes, hundreds of millions in VC funding for EOS. Not crypto in general, but just focused on EOS! That's just a mania, you might say, these people probably are just dumb money getting tricked by the cheap scam that is EOS. Well... Let's see who these people are. A lot of people are saying that EOS is a scam. After just a short time in comment sections or twitter you will quickly come across this claim. And if you trust random people on the internet then you might actually start believing in it.
In this podcast I want to go through the lazy man's guide to discerning whether or not EOS is a scam.

Let's start with Dan Larimer, the Chief Technology Officer of Block.One, the company that is building EOS. He is largely seen as the brains behind this project and the inventor of the technology. He previously built bitshares which was the first decentralized exchange back in 2014. On bitshares he created the first stable coin called bitUSD. Many people don't know much about these projects. They were very successful in the technical realm but seem to have been overlooked in the cryptomania of the last year.

Next he built Steemit which is a blockchain based social network that works sort of like reddit. However the users get paid for creating and curating content. This platform has nearly a million users and has an alexa rank of 1,335 which is pretty big.

How likely do you really think it is that someone who created two successful blockchain projects that were certainly not scams just woke up one day and said to himself now it's time to ruin my reputation and legacy and create a scam even though I'm already a multimillionaire from my previous projects. Seems unlikely to me.

Aristotle said that the appeal to authority is one of the weakest arguments. (See what I did there?) but nonetheless let's talk about other people and organizations that support EOS because many of these are putting themselves at great financial risk to support EOS.

ICO Alert is a very successful ICO rating website. Not only do they like EOS but the founder of ICO Alert, Rob Finch, started another company to become a Block Producer and they did a miniseries on their main ICO Alert Podcast called 'Everything EOS' where they talk about how great EOS is.

Next is Weiss ratings. This is a financial ratings company that recently got into rating crypto. They rated EOS in the top 7 of all cryptos and recently tweeted about how they thought EOS would 'Eat Ethereum's lunch'

#EOS (B) vs. #Ethereum (B-). At MainNet launch, EOS will process 600 transactions per second and then speed to thousands. Ethereum can only do 10. How long before EOS eats Ethereum’s lunch? #bitcoin #crypto #cryptocurrency #btc #eth #altcoin #altcoins
— Weiss Ratings (@WeissRatings) May 30, 2018


Bancor is a blockchain project that is basically a decentralized exchange. They are planning to be a block producer on EOS and not only that but they are integrating the bancor protocol into EOS.

Bitfinex is one of biggest crypto exchanges. They announced that they plan to be a block producer and they plan to build a decentralized exchange a...]]>
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#6 What I’m doing during launch week https://exploringeos.com/6-what-im-doing-during-launch-week/ Thu, 31 May 2018 03:39:43 +0000 https://exploringeos.com/?p=79 Some quick thoughts on what I'm doing during launch week. EOS Authority EOS Countdown Some quick thoughts on what I'm doing during launch week. EOS Authority EOS Countdown
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#5 ONO Social Network on EOS with Leah Stephens https://exploringeos.com/5-ono-social-network-on-eos-with-leah-stephens/ Tue, 29 May 2018 18:00:54 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=71  Leah Stephens - Head of International Operations for eosONO Links: https://www.ono.chat/en/ https://twitter.com/onosocial English Telegram ONO Virtual Bar Telegram ONO Investors Telegram Instagram Facebook White Paper Steemit      Leah Stephens - Head of International Operations for eosONO Links: https://www.ono.chat/en/ https://twitter.com/onosocial English Telegram ONO Virtual Bar Telegram ONO Investors Telegram Instagram Facebook White Paper Steemit    
Leah Stephens - Head of International Operations for eosONO

Links:

https://www.ono.chat/en/

https://twitter.com/onosocial

English Telegram

ONO Virtual Bar Telegram

ONO Investors Telegram

Instagram

Facebook

White Paper

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#4: Register Your EOS Before it’s Too Late! https://exploringeos.com/4-register-your-eos-before-its-too-late/ Sun, 27 May 2018 18:38:17 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=61 Just a quick episode today reminding everyone to register your EOS tokens before June 1st! If you do not register them you could lose all of your tokens and you could miss out on some airdrops. When you buy bitcoin, you don't have to register those so we do we have to register EOS? Well, the EOS token sale was done using the ethereum block chain. They created what's called an ERC-20 token that is really kind of a place holder and a funding mechanism for the company behind the EOS software, block.one. In other words, what you have now is not the REAL EOS token. It's a placeholder that will be 'swapped' for the real EOS token on the EOS blockchain once the blockchain launches at the beginning of June. That is why you need to register them because if you don't the EOS network will not know where to put your real EOS tokens. Essentially what registering does is it creates an EOS wallet for the new blockchain and it links that wallet to your current ethereum wallet that holds your EOS tokens. That way when the blockchain is launched it will credit your EOS wallet with the same number of real EOS tokens as the number you have of the placeholder ERC-20 tokens. For legal reasons they created this placeholder token but did not give any rights to token holders. This has caused a lot of skepticism making many people worry that they won't have any value. This is one reason I think EOS is great because there are a lot of people on the sidelines still waiting to ensure that the REAL EOS token materializes. I believe it will materialize. If I didn't I wouldn't be doing this podcast. So, what if you don't register? Well there's a chance that you can still get your real EOS tokens after, but at this time there is no real plan for making that happen. In other words, it's risky. You might be okay or you might lose all your tokens. How do you register them? Well, trying to explain it on an audio podcast wouldn't work very well. So in the show notes over at exploringeos.com you can find several links that explain step by step how to do it. But for now I will go over the main options. 1 - Keep your tokens on an exchange that plans to support EOS. Binance, Kraken and Bitfinex have all said that they will support it so that if you keep your tokens there you will end up with the real EOS token in the end. Generally common crypto knowledge is that you shouldn't keep your crypto on an exchange because the exchange could be hacked and you could lose everything. So that's one strike against this method. A second strike is that these exchanges may or may not support the coming airdrops. I talked about the power of airdrops on EOS in the last episode. You should definitely check it out. I can think of 2 reasons you would want to keep them on an exchange. First, if you're not very technical and don't want to try to figure out how to do it. Second, if you're hearing this last minute and really don't have time to figure it out. 2 - You can register your tokens without being all that technical using the exodus wallet. You can find that at exodus.io. This is a pretty easy way to do it. You can find a video on how to do this in the show notes at exploringeos.com You will have to be sure that you have a couple of dollars worth of ethereum in your exodus wallet in order to pay for the smart contract for registering the ERC20 Tokens. These placeholder tokens are on the ethereum platform which charges transaction fees. Yeah that's annoying. But remember once you get the real EOS tokens, no more transaction fees. 3 - You can register them in a more manual fashion using something like Meta mask. This is a more technical route. So be sure you head over and check out the links at exploringeos.com for a step by step guide. You will need ethereum to pay for the smart contract doing it this way too. So there you go. Be sure you get this done ASAP so that you can get your EOS tokens when the blockchain launches at the beginning of June. Just a quick episode today reminding everyone to register your EOS tokens before June 1st! If you do not register them you could lose all of your tokens and you could miss out on some airdrops. When you buy bitcoin, Just a quick episode today reminding everyone to register your EOS tokens before June 1st! If you do not register them you could lose all of your tokens and you could miss out on some airdrops.

When you buy bitcoin, you don't have to register those so we do we have to register EOS?

Well, the EOS token sale was done using the ethereum block chain. They created what's called an ERC-20 token that is really kind of a place holder and a funding mechanism for the company behind the EOS software, block.one. In other words, what you have now is not the REAL EOS token. It's a placeholder that will be 'swapped' for the real EOS token on the EOS blockchain once the blockchain launches at the beginning of June. That is why you need to register them because if you don't the EOS network will not know where to put your real EOS tokens.

Essentially what registering does is it creates an EOS wallet for the new blockchain and it links that wallet to your current ethereum wallet that holds your EOS tokens. That way when the blockchain is launched it will credit your EOS wallet with the same number of real EOS tokens as the number you have of the placeholder ERC-20 tokens.

For legal reasons they created this placeholder token but did not give any rights to token holders. This has caused a lot of skepticism making many people worry that they won't have any value. This is one reason I think EOS is great because there are a lot of people on the sidelines still waiting to ensure that the REAL EOS token materializes.

I believe it will materialize. If I didn't I wouldn't be doing this podcast.

So, what if you don't register? Well there's a chance that you can still get your real EOS tokens after, but at this time there is no real plan for making that happen. In other words, it's risky. You might be okay or you might lose all your tokens.

How do you register them? Well, trying to explain it on an audio podcast wouldn't work very well. So in the show notes over at exploringeos.com you can find several links that explain step by step how to do it. But for now I will go over the main options.

1 - Keep your tokens on an exchange that plans to support EOS. Binance, Kraken and Bitfinex have all said that they will support it so that if you keep your tokens there you will end up with the real EOS token in the end. Generally common crypto knowledge is that you shouldn't keep your crypto on an exchange because the exchange could be hacked and you could lose everything. So that's one strike against this method. A second strike is that these exchanges may or may not support the coming airdrops. I talked about the power of airdrops on EOS in the last episode. You should definitely check it out.

I can think of 2 reasons you would want to keep them on an exchange. First, if you're not very technical and don't want to try to figure out how to do it. Second, if you're hearing this last minute and really don't have time to figure it out.

2 - You can register your tokens without being all that technical using the exodus wallet. You can find that at exodus.io. This is a pretty easy way to do it. You can find a video on how to do this in the show notes at exploringeos.com You will have to be sure that you have a couple of dollars worth of ethereum in your exodus wallet in order to pay for the smart contract for registering the ERC20 Tokens. These placeholder tokens are on the ethereum platform which charges transaction fees. Yeah that's annoying. But remember once you get the real EOS tokens, no more transaction fees.

3 - You can register them in a more manual fashion using something like Meta mask. This is a more technical route. So be sure you head over and check out the links at exploringeos.]]>
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#3: The Extraordinary Power of Airdops on EOS https://exploringeos.com/the-extraordinary-power-of-airdops-on-eos/ Thu, 24 May 2018 14:35:18 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=51 When I first heard about airdrops I thought, 'hey that's cool, I get free tokens' I didn't think much more about it until I told a friend about it. He said 'Why would they give away free tokens? That doesn't make sense they won't be worth anything.' You see, an airdrop, is when a company or dapp just gives away a portion of their tokens for free to the token holders of an underlying blockchain. Normally this happens on ethereum and usually it's done by company that is building their dapps on top of ethereum. Sometimes it's done by sending free tokens to everyone who holds ethereum. Sometimes you have to both hold ethereum and register in some way. Some airdrops use this as a way to get you to share their project by requiring social shares or they use it to build their email list by getting you to sign up with your email. After a while I started to think that really these airdrops are just a marketing gimmick and maybe my friend was right. They won't be worth a thing. From then on I kind of just ignored airdrop news that I heard. However, I recently started to change my mind. Especially when it comes to EOS. There are a lot of dapps coming to EOS that plan to do airdrops. Everipedia is the most notable right now. Check out episode 2 of this podcast to hear more about that. Here's what changed my mind about airdrops. Block One is giving $1 Billion to Venture Capital firms to fund EOS based dapp startups. Many of these dapps will have tokens. But they won't need to raise money because they will have gotten millions in startup funding from these VCs. Step back, take a moment and think about this. Eventually, this hit me like a ton of bricks! The monetization model of these dapps is to airdrop tokens and provide value with their platform which requires tokens to run. That will create demand for the tokens and therefore a price. When they do the airdrop, however, they will reserve a portion of the tokens for themselves. That right there is where they make their money. Let's talk about an example: Let's say a dapp gets $30,000,000 in VC funding and they do an airdrop with 1,000,000,000 tokens. But they keep 10%, or 100,000,000 tokens for themselves. Their dapp can then take off in two different ways. 1 - People could speculate on the price of the tokens and drive up the price before the dapp actually gets much adoption. The dapp creators could then sell off their tokens and it's pure profit. Or, more likely... 2 - The dapp gains popularity and is used widely enough that the demand for tokens grows and is stable. dapp creators and their investors can sell their tokens for a profit. Actually, it will probably be a combination of the two. But let's just say that the token becomes worth $0.80 and is relatively stable there. That means that the dapp creators and investors now make $80 Million which is a $50 Million dollar gain. But, someone might say, why would the token actually gain a price of $0.80 without doing and ICO? Think back to bitcoin. Bitcoin never had an ICO. It started out and people were literally just giving it away to try to get the word out. I remember using so-called 'bitcoin faucets' back when I first heard about bitcoin. A faucet would be a page where you enter your wallet address and they would give you something like 0.1 btc just because. Of course, most of them also had ads on the site. Why couldn't this also happen with airdrop tokens? Airdrops are essentially massive token faucets. There's one last point that helped me see the huge power of airdrops. I started to see more and more ICO's getting cease and desist letters from the SEC. You see, doing an ICO is politically risky because of the regulations involved. It requires a lot of legal fees to do it right. Doing it legally also limits your token holders to wealthy individuals who are just trying to speculate on the price and not planning to actually use your application. Raising funding from VCs, When I first heard about airdrops I thought, 'hey that's cool, I get free tokens' I didn't think much more about it until I told a friend about it. He said 'Why would they give away free tokens? That doesn't make sense they won't be worth anything.' When I first heard about airdrops I thought, 'hey that's cool, I get free tokens' I didn't think much more about it until I told a friend about it. He said 'Why would they give away free tokens? That doesn't make sense they won't be worth anything.'

You see, an airdrop, is when a company or dapp just gives away a portion of their tokens for free to the token holders of an underlying blockchain. Normally this happens on ethereum and usually it's done by company that is building their dapps on top of ethereum.

Sometimes it's done by sending free tokens to everyone who holds ethereum. Sometimes you have to both hold ethereum and register in some way. Some airdrops use this as a way to get you to share their project by requiring social shares or they use it to build their email list by getting you to sign up with your email.

After a while I started to think that really these airdrops are just a marketing gimmick and maybe my friend was right. They won't be worth a thing. From then on I kind of just ignored airdrop news that I heard.

However, I recently started to change my mind. Especially when it comes to EOS.

There are a lot of dapps coming to EOS that plan to do airdrops. Everipedia is the most notable right now. Check out episode 2 of this podcast to hear more about that.

Here's what changed my mind about airdrops.

Block One is giving $1 Billion to Venture Capital firms to fund EOS based dapp startups. Many of these dapps will have tokens. But they won't need to raise money because they will have gotten millions in startup funding from these VCs. Step back, take a moment and think about this. Eventually, this hit me like a ton of bricks!

The monetization model of these dapps is to airdrop tokens and provide value with their platform which requires tokens to run. That will create demand for the tokens and therefore a price. When they do the airdrop, however, they will reserve a portion of the tokens for themselves. That right there is where they make their money.

Let's talk about an example:

Let's say a dapp gets $30,000,000 in VC funding and they do an airdrop with 1,000,000,000 tokens. But they keep 10%, or 100,000,000 tokens for themselves. Their dapp can then take off in two different ways.

1 - People could speculate on the price of the tokens and drive up the price before the dapp actually gets much adoption. The dapp creators could then sell off their tokens and it's pure profit. Or, more likely...

2 - The dapp gains popularity and is used widely enough that the demand for tokens grows and is stable. dapp creators and their investors can sell their tokens for a profit.

Actually, it will probably be a combination of the two.

But let's just say that the token becomes worth $0.80 and is relatively stable there. That means that the dapp creators and investors now make $80 Million which is a $50 Million dollar gain.

But, someone might say, why would the token actually gain a price of $0.80 without doing and ICO?

Think back to bitcoin. Bitcoin never had an ICO. It started out and people were literally just giving it away to try to get the word out. I remember using so-called 'bitcoin faucets' back when I first heard about bitcoin. A faucet would be a page where you enter your wallet address and they would give you something like 0.1 btc just because. Of course, most of them also had ads on the site.

Why couldn't this also happen with airdrop tokens? Airdrops are essentially massive token faucets.

There's one last point that helped me see the huge power of airdrops. I started to see more and more ICO's getting cease and desist letters from the SEC. You see, doing an ICO is politically risky because of the regulations involved. It requires a lot of legal fees to do it right.

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#2: Everything Everipedia, EOS, Airdrop and more with co-founder Mahbod Moghadam https://exploringeos.com/everything-everipedia-eos-airdrop-and-more-with-co-founder-mahbod-moghadam/ Wed, 23 May 2018 23:09:00 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=40 Join us to learn about Everipedia an important app being built on the EOS blockchain. Get your EOS registered before June 1st! Related Links: Mahbod Moghadam's Everipedia Everipedia.org @mahbodmoghadam The Everipedia page for ExploringEOS!   Join us to learn about Everipedia an important app being built on the EOS blockchain. Get your EOS registered before June 1st! Related Links: Mahbod Moghadam's Everipedia Everipedia.org @mahbodmoghadam The Everipedia page for ExploringEOS!  
Join us to learn about Everipedia an important app being built on the EOS blockchain. Get your EOS registered before June 1st!

Related Links:

Mahbod Moghadam's Everipedia

Everipedia.org

@mahbodmoghadam

The Everipedia page for ExploringEOS!

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#1: Why I Love EOS and want to explore it with you https://exploringeos.com/why-i-love-eos-and-want-to-explore-it-with-you-ep-1/ Sat, 19 May 2018 02:54:35 +0000 http://exploringeos.com/?p=24 Exploring EOS is a podcast all about the EOS project. Today I’d like to tell you just a little bit about why I think EOS is fascinating and why I’m starting a podcast to explore it with you. EOS is a cryptocurrency, sometimes referred to as an alt-coin, but it is so much more than just that. It is thought of as Ethereum on Steroids. Ethereum is the #2 marketcap cryptocurrency and with good reason. It allows distributed applications to run on top of the ethereum network. This decentralized network acts as a ‘virtual machine’ and actually provides the computational resources to run applications. It’s a pretty revolutionary concept. However, ethereum has some fatal flaws. These issues are being worked on but I’m not hopeful that they will be completely solved anytime soon. It has become more centralized than many would like. While there are many miners, most of them are concentrated within a handful of mining pools which means that just a few entities control the majority of the network. EOS has an answer to this. Instead of anonymous miners, EOS uses known block producers who compete for 21 block producer spots. Having 21 set spots sounds somewhat centralized but it’s actually less centralized than both ethereum and bitcoin in practice. These block producers are voted in or voted out by people who hold the EOS tokens. I’m generally not a huge fan of elections as they are really just popularity contests. But EOS does their voting in a way that is significantly improved over what most governments do. Power consumption is a problem as well. This is something that ethereum is working on. They are trying to move from proof of work, which is very power intensive, to proof of stake which is less so. However, the fact remains that bitcoin and ethereum are both using tons of electricity. Those are resources that could be used in a different, better way. Scaleability is probably the most important reason I like EOS over other projects. Ethereum can only process something like 10–20 transactions per second. Bitcoin is even worse. Both ethereum and bitcoin are working on this but it’s hard to see a great solution to the problem within the frameworks they are using. EOS is launching right out of the gate with 1,000–6,000 TPS! This is much faster and would be able to handle the capacity of paypal no problem. Not only that but the EOS team says that they should be able to get up to 10s of thousands or even millions of TPS in the future. Another huge reason I like EOS is that it just seems like they keep getting good news and they keep demonstrating that they know what they are doing. For example, they have partnered with venture capital firms to help invest in distributed applications to be built on EOS. They have even committed over 1 Billion dollars to help fund dApps! So not only is the project itself very well funded but they are funding other projects to ensure that EOS gains more widespread adoption. There are several dApps that are going to be ready to launch right away and we just heard that the CFO of a large Australian bank has decided to leave his job to join block.one. Developers are coming in. Money is coming into the EOS ecosystem and talent is coming in too. This all bodes very well for EOS. Why the podcast? As I learned more about EOS I started to look for podcasts on the subject. Podcasts are my favorite way to learn. However, there was only one EOS podcast and their format wasn’t really to my liking. So this podcast is a way for me to learn and explore EOS and you are invited along for the ride! Exploring EOS is a podcast all about the EOS project. Today I’d like to tell you just a little bit about why I think EOS is fascinating and why I’m starting a podcast to explore it with you. EOS is a cryptocurrency, Exploring EOS is a podcast all about the EOS project. Today I’d like to tell you just a little bit about why I think EOS is fascinating and why I’m starting a podcast to explore it with you.
EOS is a cryptocurrency, sometimes referred to as an alt-coin, but it is so much more than just that. It is thought of as Ethereum on Steroids.
Ethereum is the #2 marketcap cryptocurrency and with good reason. It allows distributed applications to run on top of the ethereum network. This decentralized network acts as a ‘virtual machine’ and actually provides the computational resources to run applications. It’s a pretty revolutionary concept.
However, ethereum has some fatal flaws. These issues are being worked on but I’m not hopeful that they will be completely solved anytime soon.
It has become more centralized than many would like. While there are many miners, most of them are concentrated within a handful of mining pools which means that just a few entities control the majority of the network.
EOS has an answer to this. Instead of anonymous miners, EOS uses known block producers who compete for 21 block producer spots. Having 21 set spots sounds somewhat centralized but it’s actually less centralized than both ethereum and bitcoin in practice. These block producers are voted in or voted out by people who hold the EOS tokens.
I’m generally not a huge fan of elections as they are really just popularity contests. But EOS does their voting in a way that is significantly improved over what most governments do.
Power consumption is a problem as well. This is something that ethereum is working on. They are trying to move from proof of work, which is very power intensive, to proof of stake which is less so. However, the fact remains that bitcoin and ethereum are both using tons of electricity. Those are resources that could be used in a different, better way.
Scaleability is probably the most important reason I like EOS over other projects. Ethereum can only process something like 10–20 transactions per second. Bitcoin is even worse. Both ethereum and bitcoin are working on this but it’s hard to see a great solution to the problem within the frameworks they are using.
EOS is launching right out of the gate with 1,000–6,000 TPS! This is much faster and would be able to handle the capacity of paypal no problem. Not only that but the EOS team says that they should be able to get up to 10s of thousands or even millions of TPS in the future.
Another huge reason I like EOS is that it just seems like they keep getting good news and they keep demonstrating that they know what they are doing.
For example, they have partnered with venture capital firms to help invest in distributed applications to be built on EOS. They have even committed over 1 Billion dollars to help fund dApps!
So not only is the project itself very well funded but they are funding other projects to ensure that EOS gains more widespread adoption.
There are several dApps that are going to be ready to launch right away and we just heard that the CFO of a large Australian bank has decided to leave his job to join block.one.
Developers are coming in. Money is coming into the EOS ecosystem and talent is coming in too. This all bodes very well for EOS.

Why the podcast?
As I learned more about EOS I started to look for podcasts on the subject. Podcasts are my favorite way to learn. However, there was only one EOS podcast and their format wasn’t really to my liking.
So this podcast is a way for me to learn and explore EOS and you are invited along for the ride!]]>
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