EOSIO developer Block.one has recently unveiled the second version of the platform making it faster, simpler, and secure to build on EOSIO. One of the major roadblocks in blockchain development is the speed of execution of smart contracts, and EOSIO 2.0 aims to address this issue.
Speaking on the launch, Block.one CTO Dan Larimer said:
“Eosio 2 rc1 is officially available for the community to download and utilize on testnets and even non-critical EOS nodes. Assuming no major issues this will be the final 2.0 version and it’s super fast!”
The official press release notes that their commitment is to radically transform the developer experience by creating a custom-built engine called EOS VM. Besides, Block.one also aims to provide tools for effectively onboarding developers on the EOS platform as well as providing the support for industry-standard authentication.
The update features a high-performance WebAssembly (WASM) engine which is specialized for creating applications on EOSIO. As per the company claims, the EOS VM provides 16x better performance.
With the launch of version 2, EOSIO becomes the first blockchain protocol with WebAuth standards thereby bringing greater usability and security for applications built on the platform. Furthermore, by using EOSIO Quickstart Web IDE, developers can quickly transit from start to read-to-build platform.
The four major components of the EOSIO 2.0 include:
Block.one CTO Dan Larimer said: