Blockchain software program growth agency Block.One launched EOS.io 2.0, the software program underlying the EOS blockchain.
Within the launch announcement printed on Twitter on Jan. 10, Block.One claimed that the replace makes the blockchain “sooner, less complicated, and much more safe.”
Main adjustments to the good contract digital machine
The official weblog submit on new software program explains that it features a purpose-built WebAssembly (WASM) engine on which the EOS good contracts run. Based on its official web site, WASM is an instruction format designed for deployment on the net and servers.
This modification is anticipated to enhance the efficiency of good contract execution, provided that it’s supposedly as much as 16 occasions sooner than the engine used within the earlier model.
This replace additionally introduces WebAuthn assist. Based on the official web site, WebAuthn is an internet authentication commonplace primarily based round public key cryptography. The announcement explains how EOS builders may use this commonplace:
“With this launch of WebAuthn assist for EOSIO, builders can start testing transaction signing with WebAuthn of their EOSIO purposes.”
Sources informed Cointelegraph that presently there isn’t a set date for adoption of the replace.
Community code multithreading assist
Block.One additionally claims to have considerably improved the community code of the blockchain by including multithreading assist to it. Multithreading is the flexibility of a central processing unit to execute a number of threads of execution on the similar time.
Multithreading assist ought to enhance the efficiency in block propagation, transaction processing, block and transaction packing and unpacking and different processes as these at the moment are all dealt with by a separate thread. The submit reads:
“By isolating these processes we’ve got seen important enhancements in transaction processing and block processing efficiency on multi-producer EOSIO networks.”
Moreover, the replace is launched alongside a devoted built-in growth setting (IDE) that ought to supposedly velocity up developer onboarding.
That is the second current announcement that got here from Block.One which will have a serious affect on the EOS ecosystem. As Cointelegraph reported in late December, Block.One additionally lately proposed a serious change to the community’s useful resource allocation system that may require customers to lease community assets as a substitute of shopping for them.