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EOS.IO (EOS) 2.0 Released by Block.One: What's New

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 12:36
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Vladislav Sopov
With all eyes on Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 progress, its closest competitor in the sphere of dApps hosting, EOS doesn't sit back. What's new in EOS.IO (EOS) 2.0 release?
EOS.IO (EOS) 2.0 Released by Block.One: What's New
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Contents, the development team behind EOS.IO (EOS) blockchain, released the second version of its software. It is focused on the operational speed and smooth development experience.

New Virtual Machine

It has been announced today that EOS.IO (EOS) 2.0 is released. It is a software required for the operations in EOS.IO and similar blockchains.

It replaces an ordinary WebAssembly (WASM)-based engine by a new, purpose-built EOS VM. According to, it will process smart contracts up to 4x-16x faster than the previous version of EOS.IO software. EOS VM and its components are also highly customizable, so developers can implement its various facets suitable for different use-cases.

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EOS.IO also has upgraded the block processing performance by isolating some components of transaction handling.

Developers Paradise

 A new development environment, EOSIO Quickstart Web IDE has also been released. It is run in the cloud, so, a new smart contract testnet can be created even by a newbie developer in a couple of minutes.

Moreover, with EOS.IO (EOS) 2.0, developers can begin with demo applications, seamlessly make changes, and see updates in real-time, as well as commit code to Git repositories directly from their browsers.

Finally, cutting-edge WebAuthn cryptographic standard is implemented to guarantee the unmatched level of security and to prevent high-profile data breaches where passwords are stolen.

Well, it looks like EOS.IO has fully recovered from recent congestion. Do you agree? Answer in Comments!

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Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 6+ years in IT-analytics, 3+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)