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EOSIO Labs™ Release: The EOSIO™ Explorer

May 21st, 2019

Block.one is pleased to announce the release of EOSIO Explorer, a new web-based graphical user interface to improve the developer experience of interacting and monitoring EOSIO-based applications and networks in development. Previously, developers would have to use a command-line based toolchain that, while functional, is less user-friendly and more difficult for developers who prefer a…

EOSIO™ Software Release: Native SDKs for Swift and Java

May 17th, 2019

New Open Source Tools to Create First-Class Mobile Experiences on EOSIO™ In a very short period of time, we’ve witnessed an explosion of innovative EOSIO web applications due in large part to libraries like EOSJS. EOSJS, with over 5,000 weekly downloads, provides JavaScript developers with the tools they need for interacting with EOSIO blockchains, and for…

EOSIO Labs™ Release: The Assert Manifest Security Model

May 10th, 2019

Last month, we announced EOSIO Labs™, an initiative through which we have begun innovating in the open with regards to the future of blockchain technologies built on EOSIO. Our first release under this initiative explored the future of private key management and its implications on security and key management — the Universal Authenticator Library (UAL). This post continues…

EOSIO™ Version 1.8.0-rc1:

April 30th, 2019

EOSIO™ Version 1.8.0-rc1: EOSIO Consensus Protocol Upgrade Release Candidate for Enhanced Security and Usability Features As a contributor to the development and enhancement of the EOSIO software, we are pleased to announce a release candidate is available for EOSIO. You can find more details about EOSIO v1.8.0-rc1 in the GitHub repository. Documentation on the EOSIO…

A Passwordless Future: Building Towards More Secure and Usable Authentication Systems

April 17th, 2019

Replacing passwords with private keys in an easy to understand metaphor With the introduction of the EOSIO Labs™ initiative, we have begun innovating in the open with regards to the future of blockchain technologies built on EOSIO. Our first release under this initiative explores the future of private key management and its implications on security…

EOSIO Software Release: Ricardian Contract Specifications and the Ricardian Template Toolkit

April 12th, 2019

Cultivating User Understanding with Richly Rendered Ricardian Contracts A critical component of user security is preventing phishing attacks or bait and switch attacks which trick users into agreeing to something that isn’t actually going to happen as a result of their agreement. In blockchain, this can occur when a website or application indicates to a…

EOSIO Labs™ Release: The Universal Authenticator Library (UAL) — Increasing the Accessibility of…

April 3rd, 2019

EOSIO Labs™ Release: The Universal Authenticator Library (UAL) — Increasing the Accessibility of Blockchain Applications In conjunction with the announcement of EOSIO Labs™, Block.one has released the Universal Authenticator Library (UAL) repository to explore the future of private key management. UAL is a first step towards our explorations in the wallet ecosystem, an opportunity for both Block.one…

Introducing EOSIO Labs™: A Place for Open Innovation

April 3rd, 2019

At Block.one, we believe in an open innovation model that allows us and others in the EOSIO developer community to collaboratively push the boundaries of what is possible within the industry and EOSIO™ software. One area we have been actively exploring is the EOSIO wallet ecosystem and the direction of key and password management. In…

Analysis of Bancor Equations Supporting REX

March 29th, 2019

Introduction In this document, we describe the Bancor equations supporting REX and the reasoning behind setting the REX initial state and any possible constraints on the system. We first present the relevant REX pool balances. These balances are represented both by their C++ smart contract variable names and by the mathematical variables used in the…

EOSIO.contracts Version 1.6.0.

March 29th, 2019

EOSIO.contracts Version 1.6.0: Scaling Accessibility of Network Resources through a Resource Exchange (REX) As a contributor to the development and enhancement of the EOSIO™ software, we are pleased to confirm that a stable release is available for EOSIO.contracts. For a full list of updates made in this release, please refer to the Summary of Changes in…