EOS Drama Continues As Heated Exchange With Block Producer Emerges

Avi Rosten

The ongoing drama surrounding the EOS platform’s controversial consensus mechanism took another interesting turn today - as a screenshot apparently showing a conversation with an EOS block producer (BP) has emerged.

Posted as an image on popular subreddit r/cryptocurrency, the screenshot shows a heated Telegram exchange between an EOS block producer, and another unidentified EOS participant - who chastises the BP for failing to freeze some accounts as directed by the EOS Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF):

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While the authenticity of the conversation has yet to be confirmed, the post has generated a stir on social media, with popular cypto figure Whalepanda chiming in on Twitter:

As recently covered on CryptoGlobe, this aspect of the EOS governance model has been highly controversial within the crypto community - as many critics have pointed out that the 21 block producers act in principle as a highly centralised concentration of power.

Despite the fact that EOS allows for BPs to be continuously elected, because of the enormous centralisation of the token’s holdings - the system effectively ensures that EOS whales exert a massively disproportionate influence over who is elected (as argued yesterday).

This latest revelation - if legitimate - again seems to underscore the problems associated with a system that places too much power in the hands of individuals.

Not only does it illustrate the problems of a protocol which might fail to punish bad actors, but it also points to a worryingly dystopian form of governance - where a kind of central committee issues diktats, backed up with threats of legal action.

While the future of one of the world’s largest cryptoassets remains unclear for now, it seems reasonable that token holders might start to question the platform’s organisation if instances such as this one continue to emerge.

Huobi's Multi-Currency Wallet Adds Support for EOS-Based Stablecoin EOSDT

Francisco Memoria

Huobi’s multi-currency wallet, Huobi Wallet, has added support for an EOS-based stablecoin called EOSDT, the eight stablecoin the Huobi Group’s wallet supports.

According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, Huobi Wallet and Equilibrium, the framework behind the EOSDT stablecoin, partnered so the multi-currency wallet supports the decentralized EOS-based stablecoin as well as the NUT token.

Huobi Wallet will also reportedly be launching the Equilibrium decentralized application, which will give its wallet’s users a “simple native interface for generating EOSDT” and managing their positions with it. The press release notes Equilibrium was launched in April of 2019, and is a fast-growing framework that collateralized “over 4 million EOS valued at roughly $18 million.”

Its users have reportedly already generated about 5.3 million EOSDT tokens since it was launched, and are earning a 0.3% profit on their collateral. It claims to also support a CPU and NET resource rental market, with liquidity of over 100 million EOS.

The addition of the EOSDT stablecoin means that Huobi Wallet will now support eight stablecoins – PAX, TUSD, USDC, EURS, DAI, GUSD, USDT, and EOSDT – as well as various other cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, and LTC.

Will Huang, the CEO of Huobi Wallet, was quoted as saying:

Our users have a strong demand of stable coins, and Huobi Wallet will keep supporting more of them based on the market’s demands and users’ choice. EOSDT, which is based on EOS, plays a critical role in the EOS ecosystem, and we are pleased to support it in Huobi Wallet.

The Huobi Wallet allows users to control their private keys while supporting various cryptocurrencies, and competes with other multi-currency wallets like Binance’s Trust Wallet, Coinbase Wallet, and more. This year the wallet also revealed it was going to be a Tezos (XTZ) baker, allowing users to earn on their holdings.