Block.one, the developer of the EOS protocol, introduced EOSIO 2.0 , a new version of the software designed to improve network security and scalability.
According to a Block.one report, EOSIO 2.0 will be the first implementation of the protocol, where the WebAssembly engine will be used to expand the capabilities of the network and create new tools for developers.
Allegedly, with the release of a new version of the protocol and the abandonment of the Binaryen engine, which has been used since version EOSIO 1.0, the EOS VM will become 16 times faster.
According to the developers, EOS is also becoming the first blockchain protocol to adopt WebAuthn authentication standards to increase application security.
“Eosio 2 rc1 is officially available for download by community members and use in test networks, as well as on non-critical EOS nodes. If serious problems are not detected, this version will become the final release 2.0, and it will happen very quickly! ” – Dan Larimer, Block.one Technical Director, wrote on Twitter.
#eosio 2 rc1 is officially available for community to download and utilize on testnets and even non critical eos nodes. Assuming no major issues this will be the final 2.0 version and it's super fast!
– Daniel Larimer (@ bytemaster7) October 7, 2019
Against the background of the announcement of the release of EOSIO 2.0, the price of the EOS coin showed an increase and, having risen by more than 9% at some point on the night of Tuesday, fixed above the psychological resistance level of $ 3.00.
As of 09:00 UTC, EOS is trading around $ 3.17, a few hours earlier the price of the asset rose to $ 3.24.
Recall that earlier manufacturers of EOS blocks activated version 1.8 of the EOSIO protocol. A massive update required the first hard fork on the network, which was successfully held on September 23.
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