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EOS想要成为Hedera DLT吗?谷歌云加入,前高盛首席信息官查韦斯参与其中

2020-10-12 16:44

 

周二,Block.one宣布谷歌云将成为EOS公开区块链的区块制作候选产品。换句话说,如果有足够的EOS令牌持有者投票支持,谷歌云将运行一个节点。块。其中一家还宣布,高盛(Goldman Sachs)前首席信息官马丁•查韦斯(Martin Chavez)将出任其顾问董事会主席。

 

Block.one在2018年从EOS ICO筹集了超过40亿美元。


许多人评论说,EOS不够分散。由21个节点组成的动态集合决定向区块链写入什么。通过限制需要达成一致意见的节点的数量(使用委托的利害关系证明),性能得到了提高。在比特币和以太坊(Ethereum)等区块链的工作证明方面,这些区块生产商扮演着与矿商类似的角色。


就像比特币和以太坊一样,很大一部分区块生产商都在中国。在目前排名前21位的EOS区块生产商中,有9家位于香港或中国内地,其中3家声称位于避税天堂。


Block.one可能希望谷歌作为批量生产者将使区块链对企业更具吸引力。对于谷歌云,这是提供托管基础设施和相关附加服务的另一种方式。我们之前曾报道过德国电信的T-Systems开始为公共区块链提供押注服务。


和谷歌一样,德国电信运营着另一个分布式账本技术(DLT)网络的节点,Hedera Hashgraph。但在Hedera的案例中,验证节点从一开始就由IBM、野村和波音等大型企业控制。


Block.one公司的联合创始人之一丹·拉里默(Dan Larimer)就EOS的转变与娜奥米·布罗克维尔(Naomi Brockwell)进行了交谈。“如果谷歌运作良好,那么其他大公司也会想要参与进来,”Larimer说。“这有可能真正改变EOS的形象。如果我们能让大型科技公司占据区块生产商的位置,就不会被认为是一群质量有问题的中国企业,而是将其分散到许多声誉良好的公司中。”


Block.one在谈到对查韦斯的任命时,一家公司的首席执行官加倍强调了企业转型。Block.one首席执行官Brendan Blumer表示:“随着越来越多的企业发现区块链为看似棘手的挑战提供了强大的解决方案,在区块链行业和那些仍在学习该技术所能提供的性能和可靠性之间架起桥梁将变得越来越重要。”


查韦斯强调了他的外部视角,并表示他希望促进“对区块链为那些旨在实现数字化转型的行业所提供的潜力的更深入理解。”


如果你想知道40亿的ICO,去年的Block。其中一家与SEC达成和解,并支付了2400万美元的罚款。由于ICO的市值为24亿美元,那些持有代币的人将会蒙受损失。

 

On Tuesday, Block.one announced that Google Cloud will become a block producer candidate for the EOS public blockchain. In other words, Google Cloud will run a node if sufficient EOS token holders vote for it. Block.one also announced Martin Chavez, the ex CIO at Goldman Sachs, will become its Advisory Board chair. 

Block.one raised more than $4 billion from the EOS ICO in 2018.

Many have commented that EOS isn’t sufficiently decentralized. A dynamic set of 21 nodes get to decide what is written to the blockchain. By limiting the number of nodes that need to reach consensus (using delegated proof of stake), performance is enhanced. These block producers take on a similar role to miners in proof of work blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

And like Bitcoin and Ethereum, a large proportion of the block producers are based in China. Nine of the current top 21 EOS block producers are based in Hong Kong or China, with three claiming to be in tax havens.

Block.one might hope that having Google as a block producer will make the blockchain more attractive to corporates. For Google Cloud this is another way to provide hosting infrastructure and related add on services. We’ve previously written about Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems starting to provide staking services for public blockchains. 

Like GoogleDeutsche Telekom operates a node for another distributed ledger technology (DLT) network, Hedera Hashgraph. But in Hedera’s case, the validating nodes were all controlled by major enterprises such as IBM, Nomura and Boeing from day one. 

Block.one co-founder Dan Larimer spoke to Naomi Brockwell about the EOS shift. “If it works out well for Google, then other big companies will want to get involved,” said Larimer. “That has the potential to really transform the image of EOS. Instead of being perceived as a group of Chinese of questionable quality, if we can get big tech companies to take the slots of block producers, that will decentralize it amongst a lot of companies with a lot of reputation.”

Block. one’s CEO doubled down on the enterprise shift when talking about the appointment of Chavez. “As more enterprises discover that blockchain provides powerful solutions to seemingly intractable challenges, it will become increasingly critical to bridge the gap between the blockchain industry and those still learning about the performance and reliability that the technology can deliver,” said Brendan Blumer, CEO at Block.one.

And Chavez emphasized his outside perspective and said he hoped to promote a “deeper understanding of the potential that blockchain offers to industries aiming to evolve their digital transformation.” 

If you were wondering about that $4 billion ICO, last year Block.one settled with the SEC and paid a $24 million fine. Those who held the tokens since the ICO would have lost money as the current market capitalization is $2.4 billion.

 

来自: Ledger Insights