The community-run blockchain protocol Antelope announced it will fork from EOSIO 2.0 and become an independent blockchain looked after by the EOS Network Foundation. I
With the help of the EOS Network Foundation, composed of EOS, Telos, Wax, and the UX Network, a new dawn for Antelope is here. The Coalition will share Antelope’s underlying blockchain codebase and a development treasury to make improvements on the shared public network.
Yves La Rose, the CEO and Executive Director of the EOS Network Foundation, commented,
“The release of Antelope is the culmination of an historic effort undertaken by some of the most talented developers in blockchain,..We are building upon over four years of battle-hardened code, and the cumulative knowledge of four L1 chains leveraging each other’s strengths, all united behind the Antelope protocol. At the EOS Network Foundation, we’re committed to exemplifying the best that Antelope has to offer by making EOS the most powerful and usable platform for building next-generation web3 products and services.”
Web3 is catching on in a big way, and with this move, Antelope is primed to grow. With this move, all EOSIO-based blockchains will hard-fork into Antelope, and there is no looking back.
The New Path For Antelope
Now that EOSIO development has been cut by Block.one, Antelope needs to take over responsibility for iterating the codebase and keeping the community blasting forward. With API improvements, enhanced cryptographic functions, and history pruning, Antelope looks better than ever.
Guillaume Babin-Tremblay, Architect and Lead Developer of UX Network, told the public,
“Deploying code to provide Trustless Inter-Blockchain Communication on a flexible, secure, and scalable protocol like Antelope, is right where we want to be. The persistent leadership and strong engineering team of the EOS Network Foundation, combined with innovations in governance and gaming from Telos and WAX, aligns with the interests of UX Network stakeholders, and makes the Antelope Coalition a force to be reckoned with.”
With these new improvements, the efficiency for operating EVM runtimes in Antelope smart contracts will be better, and in addition, critical RFPs have been proposed by the Antelope Coalition that will create faster finality, SDKs, and P2P code improvements.
It looks like the Antelope Coalition has some great ideas, and is making a better future for the platform a reality.
Web3 is Happening Now
There is zero doubt that Web3 is the future, and Antelope is an open framework that allows devs to build the future with a community-run codebase and fast, secure, blockchains. Anyone can use Antelope to develop DeFi applications, NFTs, and also games.
Lukas Sliwka, the Chief Technology Officer of WAX, said,
“As a web3 leader for gaming and NFT’s, WAX has been pushing the limits of the EOSIO protocol for some time…We are very excited for the community-led release of Antelope, and I look forward to contributing to the further evolution of scalability and security that the Antelope framework represents. Our work with the EOS Network Foundation is a critical component for continued growth of the WAX ecosystem and our business.”
The initial focus of the Antelope Coalition will be technical improvements, it will also look at the wider Antelope ecosystem as fertile ground for organic growth.
The market supports platforms like Antelope, as there isn’t a shortage of NFT, Web3, and other interconnected online projects that empower users. Clearly, there is a major shift away from centralization, and Web3 is the future of digital assets.
Antelope is open to the public, and if you want to learn more about how you can participate in this thriving blockchain ecosystem, just click here for more information!