The EOS community appoints ENF and Dan Larimer as propagators of the network’s technical development

  • Following a 2-year technical stagnation on the EOS blockchain, the community has unseated founding company Block.one.
  • The EOS Network Foundation (ENF) and EOS’s original designer Dan Larimer will now guide growth and development initiatives on the blockchain.

Last year, founding company Block.one and the EOS community had a dispute over the former neglecting EOS network development. The EOS blockchain remained largely dormant for two years, with nothing but minor upgrades. On its launch, Block.one proposed major upgrades that would have seen massive growth for the network, but they never came to life.

As result, the community voted to remove the company’s influence over the blockchain, seeking instead full community governance. EOS is now represented by the community-based organization EOS Network Foundation (ENF), and Dan Larimer. The latter is the network’s original designer, also considered the father of the EOSIO architecture and EOS network. 

About a year ago, Larimer resigned from Block.one to re-architecture and re-brand the EOS network. Ever since, he has been an active member of the EOS community, sharing his opinions of Block.one’s effective desertion and mismanagement of the EOS network. 

The disagreement between the ENF and Block.one has now been resolved. ENF halted Block.one’s block reward payments on Dec. 8, 2021. The organization also recently received $21 million in funding from the EOS community, further cementing its new position in the EOS network.

Related: EOS schedules Mandel 3.0 upgrade for 2022 as it breaks free from Block.one

Re-designing the EOS network via the community

More recently, Larimer announced partnering with the ClarionOS team to grant EOS technical independence from Block.one. Larimer and EOSIO developers will fork the EOSIO database into the new Mandel repository. 

“Taking over the EOSIO codebase is a top priority for the ENF,” said Yves La Rose, lead at the ENF. “Partnering with Dan Larimer, the original architect of the EOS software, was a natural first step in accomplishing that goal. Since resigning from Block.One a year ago, Dan Larimer and his team of engineers at ClarionOS have remained as key active members of the EOS community. With the team and the rest of the EOSIO family, we will put an end to the technical stagnation that EOS has suffered under Block.One’s leadership.” 

The network will undergo two major upgrades to ensure flexibility. First, Mandel 2.3, the natural successor of EOSIO 2.2 will be released. Thereafter, Mandel 3.0, whose candidate will be released on Jan. 31, will be launched. As a show of support and independence, the EOS community will grant Larimer 200,000 EOS tokens through the ENF for the deployment of Mandel 3.0.

“The Mandel code fork is the shortest path to EOS independence”, added Dan Larimer.

It is the first step on a multi-year plan to revitalize EOS. I’m excited to partner with the ENF and I have never been more optimistic about the future vision for EOS. It is on the path to becoming the DAO of DAOs where new users won’t have to pay for accounts and countless people will be rewarded for contributing and inviting others who do the same!”

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