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  • Block.one releases EOSIO two weeks after the release of EOSIO v.1.8.
  • Dan Larimer says that if no major issues arise, this will be the final 2.0 version.

The EOS community work up to a wonderful surprise with the launch of EOSIO version 2.0 just two weeks after the launch of EOS v.1.8. The CFO of Block.one Dan Larimer made the communication regarding the launch via his Twitter account.

“Eosio 2 rc1 is officially available for 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 same news was also shared by Block.one’s media team who says that “EOSIO 2 was built with developers in mind. Our focus: make it faster, simpler, and more secure to build on EOSIO.”

The team believes that the speed at which smart contracts are executed is the biggest hindrance in blockchain development. Hence the decision to have “our purpose-built blockchain WASM engine, runs the EOS Mechanics WASM CPU benchmarks up to 16x faster than Binaryen, which was released with EOSIO 1.0.”

In order to improve security and blockchain, Block.one team “weighted threshold multi-signature block support provides a permission layer that allows for multiple block signing keys in a flexible scheme that will enable redundant block signing infrastructure to exist without sharing any sensitive data.”

The release of EOSIO 2.0 comes at the time when bullish action is returning to the market. EOS is trading above $3.0 after recovering from $2.4 (recent support) but $4.0 is still untested.

Read more:  EOS market overview: EOS/USD bullish action continues within an ascending channel