Originally published on steemit.com on 15 January 2018.
Seoul, Korea — JANUARY 13, 2018 — Block.one, a leader in developing blockchain software solutions, made a series of announcements today at its Meetup for EOS.IO developers in Seoul, including the following:
- The formation of EOS VC, Block.one’s program to deploy over 1 billion USD in partnership capital with leading venture capital firms to develop the EOS ecosystem. Developers and entrepreneurs can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Richard Jung, former CEO of BTC Korea (a/k/a Bithumb), has joined Block.one to lead development of the EOS.IO community in Korea.
- Everipedia, a blockchain based competitor to Wikipedia led by Sam Kazemian and Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger, will be developed exclusively on the EOS platform and will be airdropping its tokens exclusively on the EOS blockchain distribution list.
“Block.one is making a formal commitment to deploy over $1 billion through leading global venture capital firms to deploy capital back to entrepreneurs to create innovation in the EOS ecosystem,” said Brendan Blumer, CEO of Block.one. “This scale of investment for EOS VC is unprecedented for blockchain technology and the Block.one team is excited to be backing developers from around the world who are creating the next generation internet organizations.”
The meetup in Seoul took place at Le Meridien Hotel and was attended by over 700 members of the blockchain software development community.
Block.one is a leading developer of technology solutions including blockchain software development. With employees and advisors based around the world, the company focuses on business-grade technology solutions, including the development of the EOS.IO software. For more information visit block.one.
Published by block.one, the EOS.IO software introduces a new Blockchain architecture designed to enable vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications. This is achieved by creating an operating system-like construct upon which applications can be built. The software provides accounts, authentication, databases, asynchronous communication and the scheduling of applications across hundreds of CPU cores or clusters. The resulting technology is a Blockchain architecture that scales to millions of transactions per second, eliminates user fees, and allows for quick and easy deployment of decentralized applications.The EOS.IO GitHub repository is available here: https://github.com/EOSIO/eos . For more information, please visit the EOS.IO website and resources page: https://eos.io/ .
block.one is a software company and is producing the EOS.IO software as free, open source software. This software may enable those who deploy it to launch a blockchain or decentralized applications with the features described above. block.one will not be launching a public blockchain based on the EOS.IO software. It will be the sole responsibility of third parties and the community and those who wish to become block producers to implement the features and/or provide the services described above as they see fit. block.one does not guarantee that anyone will implement such features or provide such services or that the EOS.IO software will be adopted and deployed in any way.
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