Antelope hard fork: questions about the upcoming EOS update

Will EOS get a new name?

No, EOS will not get a new name. Only the EOSIO fork, the codebase behind EOS, will receive it.

Is Antelope a new blockchain or a new token/coin?

No, there will be no new blockchain or token/coin. Antelope is a fork (copy) of EOSIO 2.0, the base code that runs EOS and many other blockchains. Antelope, respectively, is the name of the open source codebase from the EOS community.

When will the EOS consensus update (hardfork) happen?

This will happen on September 21, 2022.

When will the airdrop snapshot be available?

Since there is no new blockchain, no new token/coin, there is no snapshot. There will be no airdrop.

Who develops the Antelope protocol?

EOS, WAX, Telos and UX Network joined forces and created a coalition of 4 blockchains to continue developing the Antelope codebase. The mentioned 4 blockchains will be updated and will use the new code in the near future.

EOS, EOSIO, Antelope, Mandel, Leap: what is what?

The name of the fork (copy) of the EOSIO codebase is AntelopeIO.

Mandel 3.1 (release version name) will now be called Leap 3.1.

EOS remains EOS. After September 21 he will be running Antelope Leap 3.1.

What are the benefits of the updated EOS consensus?

Changing the code base will allow:

  • Implement faster finalization;
  • Create reliable inter-blockchain communication between all Antelope-based blockchains;

A robust set of Secure Smart Contract Libraries, new SDKs, P2P Code Improvements, and other important tools and innovations will also be added.

Read more here and here.

How fast will Antelope get?

The block time in EOSIO is 0.5 seconds and the finalization time is about 3 minutes. With Antelope, finalization will take place within 1-6 seconds, which will allow for trustless IBC between blockchains based on this protocol. The EOS TPS (transactions per second) record on the main network is 3996 TPS and 9656 TPS on the test network in 2020 based on EOSIO.

EOS now supports 17000 TPS on testnet with AntelopeIO. Once horizontal scaling with IBC and load balancing become possible in Antelope, the blockchain will be able to scale indefinitely. If the network becomes congested, a new sister circuit can be added.

Should I, as an end user, do something?

End users don’t have to do anything. Your $EOS is safe in any EOS wallet you have (Anchor, Tokenpocket, Wombat, SimplEOS, Metahub, Math, Ledger, Trezor, etc.).

Is there anything I should be doing as a dApp owner?

All node holders must upgrade by September 21st to continue syncing with the network. Read the guide for upgrading from EOSIO 2.x to Antelope Leap 3.1.

Where are the new code repositories (EOSIO) located?

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