EOSIO Weekly Roundup
Block.one Invests $150M In Its Social Media App
According to The Block, Voice, the social media App launched by Block.one, has received $150 million from its parent company.
The funding is said to kickstart Voice’s independent operations.
The beta version of Voice’s tech was built on a special-purpose blockchain based on the EOSIO protocol.
All Active Block Producers Enabled EOS VM
EOS Nation posted a Twitter thread, “Active Block Producers have now enabled EOS VM on all producing nodes! The fatest blockchain network in the world just go faster!”
On June 1st 2019, Block.one announced EOSIO 2.0, which included several new features. One of these features called the EOS Virtual Machine (EOS VM) is a new Web Assembly (WASM) smart-contract engine. This upgrade to EOSIO brings efficiency improvements of 12x when compared to the first version of EOSIO released in June 2018. Block producers have been hard at work optimizing both software and hardware over the last few months in order to enable a smooth activation of EOS VM.
Europechain launches a COVID-19 monitoring app based on EOSIO
Europechain announced the integration of a monitoring service for COVID-19 into their FACT application. Europechain is a consortium of blockchain experts using the EOSIO protocol within their public blockchain. What will their COVID-19 tracker be useful for?
Their FACT application is already being used by organisations to increase visibility and ensure compliance & accountability. Through the COVID-19 tracker, governments and healthcare professionals will be able to monitor virus trends and try to increase the efficiency of medical resources.
Through FACT it is possible to create templates to share with the people indicated, which could be the employees of an organization, for track potential outbreaks. All the data collected will be safe within their EOSIO chain, ensuring a high level of security and privacy.
WAX Staking and Some Free Accounts
The Wax Guild Maltablock introduced a new method to create a WAX Account via Telegram and provided enough funds to give out 1000 accounts free of charge. The @waxmeetupbot lives in telegram and is based on the signupwaxwax smart contract, which the team presented in January. In the next phase, this bot will have interactive abilities such as answering frequently asked questions.