EOS Founder Dan Larimer Says Ethereum and Tron Will Build On Parts of EOS Code Base
EOS, a popular blockchain platform for the development of decentralized applications (DApps), continues to grab headlines this week as its founder Dan Larimer claimed Wednesday that two major rivals of EOS, Ethereum and Tron will build on parts of EOS code base in the future.
Dan Larimer, the visionary architect and engineer behind Steem, Bitshares and EOS, said in a tweet that “one day you will wake up to Ethereum, Tron and other smart contract platform building on parts of EOS code base.”
When asked about what’s the code he imagines them to build on, Larimer responded that the parts of the code will be launched on June 1, a landmark day for EOS on which major announcements will be made. In response to another crypto enthusiast who noted he would rather imagine “EOS and Tron running as a sidechain of Ethereum”, Larimer defended EOS by saying that Ethereum is already a side chain of EOS.
This is not the first time for him to take aim at Ethereum this week. On March 25, Larimer sent insults to Ethereum, among other rivals, in the EOS Telegram group when asked to compare the number of developers on EOS to Ethereum.
“Ethereum has so many developers because their solutions are overly complicated by poor initial design…No amount of devs can fix that is wrong with Ethereum unless they pitch fork to something like EOSIO,” he said.
His disregard of competitors intends to build up momentum around EOS before June. In the same Telegram group on March 25, Larimer revealed that EOS will have a big announcement in June. While he refused to disclose any details regarding the exciting big news and it remains unclear how exactly it will impact EOS, the community has been exited. Further, he also promised many release and updates will come between “now and June”.
Insiders believe the biggest news may refer to the launch of a decentralized exchange(DEX) as Larimer noted on March 6 that the code of the DEX was about to come out soon.
EOS, the world’s fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap, starts making its way upwards after it was ranked among top 3 on two recent crypto rating lists. Weiss Crypto Ratings, a division of finance mainstay Weiss Ratings, gave it an A grade as the leading cryptocurrency that is challenging Ethereum (ETH) and awarded it the second-best blockchain project for its technology and adoption on its annual crypto report which was unveiled on March 26. Besides, it took the top spot on China’s latest government-sponsored rankings of major cryptocurrencies that was revealed on March 22.
At the time of writing, EOS has been trading at $4.25 with 24-hours gains of 4.50 percent, as per the data provided by Coinmarketcap. Since entering into 2019, EOS is up over 60 percent, going from $2.63 to the current $4.25.