What is EOS ?
EOS wants to be the operating-system for blockchains and decentralized applications.
EOS has the goal to build a universal operating-system for blockchains and decentralized apps, including built-in cryptoeconomic functions. Compared to other crypto-projects, a decentralized operating system is somewhat a new approach. The Ethereum-network can be seen as one super-computer. EOS instead is quite like a decentralized-running Windows / Linux / MacOS with its own electronic cash-system.
The difference is that app coins and decentralized applications running on EOS do not affect the EOS operating system itself.
So EOS wants to provide a powerful infrastructure for decentralized applications with a high scalability for mass usage. The vision: decentralized applications and app-coins – running on the decentralized operating system EOS – running on a decentralized computer-network – based on a decentralized community.
The cryptotoken EOS fuels the EOS-system and is used to run the decentralized applications.
History – EOS Info
Founded: 2017 by Brendan Blumer and Daniel Larimer
– Summer 2017: establish the environment that developers will require to start building and testing applications on EOS.IO
– Fall 2017: additional features need to be implemented and tested to build the EOS-network
– Spring 2018: heavy testing, focus on finding security issues and bugs: when successfully tested: version 1.0 of EOS gets tagged