EOS.IO (EOS) 2.0 Released by Block.One: What's New
New Virtual Machine
It has been announced today that EOS.IO (EOS) 2.0 is released. It is a software required for the operations in EOS.IO and similar blockchains.
A stable version of #EOSIO 2 is now available making it faster, simpler, and even more secure. Start building. https://t.co/R6PGAUsJ30— block.one (@block_one_) January 10, 2020
It replaces an ordinary WebAssembly (WASM)-based engine by a new, purpose-built EOS VM. According to Block.one, it will process smart contracts up to 4x-16x faster than the previous version of EOS.IO software. EOS VM and its components are also highly customizable, so developers can implement its various facets suitable for different use-cases.
EOS.IO also has upgraded the block processing performance by isolating some components of transaction handling.
A new development environment, EOSIO Quickstart Web IDE has also been released. It is run in the cloud, so, a new smart contract testnet can be created even by a newbie developer in a couple of minutes.
Moreover, with EOS.IO (EOS) 2.0, developers can begin with demo applications, seamlessly make changes, and see updates in real-time, as well as commit code to Git repositories directly from their browsers.
Finally, cutting-edge WebAuthn cryptographic standard is implemented to guarantee the unmatched level of security and to prevent high-profile data breaches where passwords are stolen.