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EOS Foundation to Fund the Ongoing Growth of the Ecosystem

A new EOS Foundation led by Yves La Rose and supported by Dan Larimer is being established with a mandate to fund the ongoing growth of the ecosystem. 

Yves shared this vision with the community in a Medium post on August 6th. Having recently resigned as EOS Nation’s CEO, the vision emerged over the past two months through conversations with EOS stakeholders including Dan Larimer, who published his support for the plan hours later.

“There is one individual who has consistently been leading the consensus building process on EOS, Yves La Rose, formerly of EOS Nation. […]

I believe that a temporary leader of the EOS community empowered by inflation and checked by transparency can help us navigate the complex decisions that need to be made to ensure the success of EOS.” – Dan Larimer

Yves will be asking block producers to increase the inflation on the network with an additional 2% in order to fund the EOS Foundation.

“At the onset, the EOS Foundation will request the legacy name and ram fees be placed under its stewardship, and on a periodical basis it will request transfers from the inflation savings account for ongoing operations.” – Yves La Rose

The response from the community was swift and overwhelmingly positive. For a recap of the excitement, watch the latest Everything EOS YouTube episode entitled “An EOS Foundation is Coming to Fuel the Growth of the EOS Ecosystem”. In this video, Zack Gall makes a passionate and persuasive case for why EOS needs such a foundation and how it could help revitalize the EOS community and ecosystem.

Accompanying Zach on this episode was Chris Barnes, one of the elected leaders of the Eden on EOS community, who asked some very pertinent questions about the details surrounding the EOS Foundation, how it would operate, and how Eden will play a role in all of it.

Chris has also published a written blog post that compiles his questions surrounding the EOS Foundation, as well as questions that have cropped up in various community discussions on the topic. 

Cryptowriter’s Sean Ballent also published a very raw blog post titled A New Dawn that offers a glimpse into the path that the Cryptowriter organisation has taken and the difficulties they’ve encountered due to the lack of available funding in the ecosystem.

Since the announcement last week,  Yves has been focused on talking to various key stakeholders, answering any questions they might have, and working towards reaching consensus.He has promised more formal public communications as more details are confirmed.

He offered some insights into how the EOS Foundation will be set up in a recent post on Telegram in the Everything EOS channel. The permission structure of the Foundation account will require a 36 hour delay for any action to be executed, allowing block producers to review all transactions and giving block producers the ability to intervene if they believe the transaction should be stopped.

Yves has also confirmed that an advisory council is in the process of getting set up and will advise on grant recipients, project sponsorships, and overall direction of the Foundation.

Overall, we think this is a great opportunity to adequately fund the EOS ecosystem, retain our developers, and attract new ones to build on the EOS Mainnet. GO EOS!

Farming Juicy Pomelo NFTs

It’s time to start harvesting Juicy Pomelo NFTs from those Pomelo Trees!

If you’re a fan of the Hot Sauce, you’ve probably noticed our Pomelo NFT promotion designed to educate and entertain supporters about the magic of quadratic funding. Over the last few weeks, Pomelo supporters have purchased our Pomelo ingredients (now sold out!) and blended them together to form a Pomelo Tree NFT. All proceeds from these sales will be donated as matching funds in the first funding round of Pomelo later this year. Since we sold out, that means we’ll be donating 1000 EOS!

But this is the week when the fun really starts. Starting at 16:00 UTC on Saturday August 14th, users holding Pomelo Trees in their EOS account will start to accumulate some Juicy Pomelo NFT yield! Collect 4 Pomelos and blend them along with your tree into a Golden Pomelo that can be displayed as a trophy in your Pomelo profile!

The Juicy Pomelo NFT mining period will last 4 weeks and users who hold 1 Pomelo Tree for the duration of the start of the mining period are guaranteed to yield at least 4 Juicy Pomelos by the end of the mining period. Holding more Pomelo Trees in your account will allow you to claim more Juicy Pomelo yield.

But you’ll need to prove your uniqueness before you can harvest your Pomelo NFTs. That’s where our new onboarding solution comes in. Designed to help onboard new users with as little friction as possible, it’s so easy even your grandma can use it! Login with social media or create an account using a username and password. Boom – you’re in!

Starting this week, we’re inviting users to help us test out some basic features: sign in, connect your EOS account to it, and claim your Juicy Pomelo NFTs.

Before the first round of Pomelo funding later this year, we’ll be implementing more anti-sybil resistance features to support the quadratic funding aspect of the Pomelo platform. Rather than requiring KYC, users can increase their trust score by linking multiple social media accounts. The higher your trust score, the more your Pomelo contributions are matched. 

Eventually, this single sign-on account will be used across many of our different products and is already being used by our dfuse customers. 

The Golden Pomelo blending recipe will go live in 2 weeks and will require 4 Juicy Pomelos and 1 Pomelo Tree as the blending recipe. The Golden Pomelo can then be converted into a non-transferable Golden Pomelo Badge NFT which will be displayed in your Pomelo profile later this year. Get ready and claim your Juicy Pomelos now!

Chintai's Private Beta Program is Live

Chintai’s private beta program went live on July 31, and its institutional partners have been able to get a taste of the platform’s services.

The platform acts as a digital assets wormhole, serving as a host of third party services like digital assets issuance, custody, and secondary trading. That enables Chintai partners to do cool stuff like tokenize traditional assets in a ready-made environment. This is made possible using blockchain technology, eliminating a bulk of administrative expenses that come with managing traditional financial assets. The Chintai platform is a high-performance, fully customizable, white label, all-in-one solution for financial institutions that want to test their digital asset products.

The Beta Program has so far been widely praised by participating investment banks and asset managers.

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Are you building an interesting project on EOSIO? We want to hear from you! Reach out to us on social media or email info@eosnation.io. 

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Ocean Defenders NFT Launch

In the spirit of the emerging SOLARPUNK movement, The Ocean Defenders are determined to build a platform for a synergistic lifestyle. Here we come together to use our individual powers to preserve the cradle of life, our oceans.

Everyone can become an Ocean Defender, each in their own individual way. We welcome you.

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Heidi Taillefert presents: Vintage Valentines

The Vintage Valentine series was conceived to mimic turn of the century valentine’s day cards, reflecting an era when society pretended to hide the more salacious habits of so many people during that time. On top of the physical pieces, this collection also features digital copies, published as Vintage Valentine Card NFTs on the carbon-neutral WAX blockchain.

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Prior to founding the first EOS community in Toronto and co-founding EOS Nation, Daniel spent a decade in the financial technology industry working several diverse roles. His extensive experience in customer service, sales, sales coaching, agent training, digital marketing, digital process management (lean green belt), and product management (certified scrum master, certified product owner) eventually lead him to consulting for a blockchain dev shop.

Daniel earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in 2009 and worked as a chase producer intern at Global TV.

Daniel lives by the principles of Truth, Love, and Freedom.