EOSIO 2, the second iteration of the EOS blockchain, was unveiled. Block.one, the company behind the blockchain, said that EOSIO 2 was built with developers in mind and will create a faster, simpler, and more secure environment to build on EOS.
A new iteration of EOSIO is on its way
EOSIO, an open-source blockchain protocol, has gotten better and faster. Block.one, the company behind the globally-recognized platform, unveiled EOSIO 2 on Oct. 7, saying the newest iteration of their celebrated platform was built with developers in mind.
According to the company’s official blog post, the focus of EOSIO 2 was to create a faster, simpler, and more secure way to build on EOSIO. Block.one set out to solve problems they believe all developers face when building on blockchains: the speed in which smart contracts are executed, the complexity of onboarding new developers, and the security of private and public keys.
He went onto explain that EOSIO has been consistently scaling ever since it launched in 2017, and is now 16 times faster than it was then.
EOSIO continues to iterate
The company seems to have set out to create the second iteration of EOSIO out of sheer necessity. Block.one previously explained that they were the first to use a WebAssembly (WASM) engine to improve performance. These engines are used to facilitate interactions between executable programs and their host environment, in this case, between smart contracts and a blockchain.