According to the announcement, the EOS 2.0 release includes the following major components:
- EOS VM: a more efficient, high-performance WebAssembly (WASM) engine for processing smart contracts.
- EOSIO Quickstart Web IDE: a new web-based integrated development environment for EOSIO smart contracts and web applications. These are designed to be set up in only minutes and run in any browser.
- WebAuthn Support: secure authentication for transactions without using browser extensions.
- Weighted Threshold Multi-Signature Block Production Support: A secure way for block producers to use different keys to sign blocks on primary and backup block production hardware.
“We continue to regularly iterate new features into the EOSIO software suite to provide developers access to higher-performing software enhancements, a secure means of transaction signing, and robust authentication protocols,” states the Block.one team.
The new updates to the EOS platform are ultimately designed to enable developers to build and deploy decentralized applications (dapps) more easily.
EOS is currently up 6.9% in the past week, giving the altcoin a $2.92 billion market cap.
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