I like to think I am pretty knowledgeable when it comes to all things EOS. Well, as knowledgeable as a non-developer or insider into any of the Dapps, BPs or Block.one itself can be. Within reason. I watch all the videos. Read (most) all the medium articles. Comb through the daily Reddit posts.. But research as I might, I still have a few burning questions that I’m hoping this article’s comment section can help with.
#1: What’s the current state of the EOS referendum voting portal?
We have an interim EOS constitution, that no one voted on. Of that, I have no problem with because a voting portal to amend it is just around the corner. Problem is, I can’t seem to find the ETA for said portal. Anyone know the road map of this very important EOS community utility?
Any links to BP or developer’s discussion/progress on this product would be greatly appreciated, i.e. Telegram, Reddit, Discord, YouTube, etc.
Beyond amending the constitution, Dan’s latest proposal of ‘EOS Resource Renting & Rent Distribution‘ I imagine will be on the table for a vote.
#2: What will be the first major dapp to use the EOS blockchain in a meaningful way?
This is a loaded question. I get that. As you might say we already have a few dapps utilizing the network in a meaningful way, like Space Invaders via EOS Authority, or some of the other games like EOS Button, King Of EOS, EOS Knights, MonsterEOS, or even the pyramid scheme looking ‘game’ of FomoLife.
Sure, those games do well to highlight the current speed of EOS and the ease of use with Scatter integration. But are they moving the needle for mass adoption; are they capable of being a ‘killer app’? Unlikely, cool as some of them are. (Those are not all the games of EOS by the way.)
Maybe DecenTwitter is closer to that first all important EOS dapp, as it’s currently spamming the network like mad, showcasing just how many transactions per second (regardless of quality of transactions) the EOS blockchain can currently handle. At the time of this entry, according to EOS Network Monitor, EOS’ ATH TPS is.. 3590.
But I think the real showcase and ‘killer app’ will be from the likes of Everipedia, HorusPay, Challenge Dapp, iRespo, Emanate, HireVibes, EDNA, ‘Steemit 2.0’ and/or Trybe, etc, but even more likely from the upcoming many unnamed and unannounced VC funded dapps just on the horizon.
Least I leave out EOSfinex. A heavily used EOS based decentralized exchange could truly accentuate the utility of the EOS blockchain very well.
Question remains, which dapp is most likely to hit the ground running, doing hundreds or thousands of EOS transactions/second, that the real world will be excitedly using and benefiting from? Part of this can be answered from observing every single project’s road map, and the other part is pure speculation. Any guesses, combining both of those criteria?
I tried to include many links in this article, so it’s helpful beyond just asking a few questions. The idea also being the comment section below will be useful to everyone reading, as well as to myself.
Thanks for your time reading, and I look forward to your comments and shared resources of info.
For some good EOS resources I have come across, allow me to share a few:
- EOS Apps (dapp aggregate)
- EOS Index (dapp and developer tool aggregate)
- All Things EOS (EOS tools and projects ongoing list)
- EOSio Hub (work in progress hub for all things EOS)