IOST Bi-weekly Update October 8th 2018

IOS Foundation
Oct 8, 2018 · 5 min read

Hi all, it’s been another busy 2 weeks for the IOST team. The big news came with the on-schedule release of Everest v1.0 which included JavaScript support, a redesigned virtual machine, multiversion concurrency control, and much more! We also were listed on an exchange, spoke at the google campus in Warsaw, and launched our brand new developer portal. Read on for a full update on everything IOST!

LAUNCH OF EVEREST TESTNET v1.0

We are excited to announce the successful launch of Everest v1.0! Featuring Javascript support, smart contract DNS, Multiversion Concurrency Control and a new Virtual Machine — Everest v1.0 clocks in at 10x faster than EOS and 200x faster than Ethereum. Read more about the upgrades we’ve made to Everest here.

We are also proud to release the IOST Developer Portal alongside Everest v1.0. The portal has extensive documentation for setting up a node on the IOST network and developing on Everest. We encourage all developers to also join our new Developer Slack Channel. This forum will allow you to dialogue directly with the IOST tech team to discuss the IOST blockchain!

HOW IOST IS DESIGNING A BETTER VIRTUAL MACHINE

Following the successful launch of Everest v1.0 — Li Haifeng, lead engineer at IOST — shared his expertise on the Ethereum and EOS virtual machines, and gave insight into IOST’s design choices for Everest on Hackernoon. The article delves into smart contract design and security levels, and goes in depth on the differences between the major platform coins and IOST. The infographic below shows several key differences but we also highly recommend checking out the full article here!

GOOGLE CAMPUS WARSAW

IOST European Community Manager Aaron Cunningham gave a well received talk about Consensus Mechanisms and Scalability, including IOST’s own Proof of Believability, at the Google campus in Warsaw. The event was put together by WickedCrypto and also featured Everipedia and Luno. Video of the talk will be released in near future!

WORLD KNOWLEDGE FORUM

It was announced that on October 10th at the 2018 World Knowledge Forum, IOST CEO Jimmy Zhong will be speaking on a panel alongside Sheila Warren — World Economic Forum Project Head for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, Halsey Minor — Co-founder of Salesforce, Richard Ma — CEO of Quantstamp and Jason Hsu — Member of the Taiwanese Parliament. The Panel will be moderated by Antony Lewis — Director of Research at R3, and will focus on why blockchain has emerged as the next big technology.

IOST CTO TERRENCE WANG REDDIT AMA

IOST CTO Terrence Wang conducted a Reddit AMA on October 5th and answered questions ranging from the pros and cons of using V8 to why the development team chose JavaScript to whether IOST will be creating its own version of Metamask. You can go through the full AMA here. If you missed the AMA but still have a question about IOST or Everest v1.0, we encourage you to enter your question into this form!

IOST LISTED ON LIVECOIN

In our continued European expansion, IOST is pleased to announce that we have officially been listed on Livecoin, one of Russia’s biggest exchanges! IOST is planning more Russian outreach in the near future.

BTCN TV ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

IOST SEA Lead Lawrence participated in a roundtable discussion on BTCN TV, speaking on why blockchain matters, how IOST can drive corporate adoption of blockchain technology, and why blockchain will be a crucial technology for the future of many industries.

Stay tuned, video of the roundtable will be released soon!

BLOCKCHAIN DAY AT THE PARIS STOCK EXCHANGE

On October 10th, European Lead Leeho Lim will be participating in a roundtable discussion titled “Smart Contracts, Traceability & Product Quality” at the Paris Stock Exchange. He will be joined by Marc Gardette — Director of Microsoft France, Indranil Ghosh — Deputy Directing Manager at Solea, and Yanislav Malahov — Founder of Aeternity. It promises to be a fascinating discussion!

IOST IN THE PRESS

IOST was featured in many publications and news sites over the last 2 weeks. Here is a summary of some of the best!

Hackernoon: How We’re Designing a Better Virtual Machine than Ethereum and EOS

Daily Hodl: IOST Launches Upgraded Second Version of Blockchain Testnet

Invest In Blockchain: 7 Innovations Pushing The Boundaries Of Blockchain Technology

Invest in Blockchain: IOST Launches 2nd Release of Testnet

CryptoRecorder: Understanding IOS Token (IOST); Why it could become the mother of all blockchains

Bitcoin Exchange Guide: IOST Releases New Blockchain Everest Test Network Upgrade (Version Two)

CrowdFund Insider: Real World Use Cases of the Ethereum Blockchain Plateaued — IOST Everest Supports Javascript for Widespread Adoption

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 5–12 — SF Blockchain Week (ongoing)
Oct 10 — World Knowledge Forum 2018
Oct 10 — Paris Stock Exchange Blockchain Conference
Oct 11–12 — INPHO Venture Summit

The last two weeks were certainly a busy period for IOST with new developments and activity around the world. There are also many exciting events on the horizon for IOST including the launch of Everest v2.0, the upcoming release of the CryptoHeroes beta, and the soon to be announced BERM Protocol! You can stay up to date on all things IOST by following us on social media and joining the conversation!

Sincerely,
IOST Team

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