Dan Larimer’s New Project “MonerEOS” Fails To Sway Crypto Investors

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by Bhushan Akolkar · 3 min read
Dan Larimer’s New Project “MonerEOS” Fails To Sway Crypto Investors
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Larimer says that the new MonerEOS “hypothetical token” would be “immutable, non-programmable, and limited to a currency role.”

Dan Larimer, founder of the EOS blockchain network and CTO of Block. One, has recently failed in his new project dubbed MonerEOS. On Wednesday, November 28, Larimer made an announcement about his non-EOS project through his Telegram handle. There he affirmed that he is working on a completely new cryptocurrency project.

Popularly known as BM in the developer circle, Larimer gave little information about the project and plans further for a “hypothetical token”. He said that the token would be “immutable, non-programmable, and limited to a currency role.”

Larimer is also the co-founder of popular projects like DAO BitShares and Steemit. However, he had his own reasons to leave both these project. He left BitShares because the community didn’t want to proceed further with his vision. He left Steemit because there intractable problems there. Larimer said: “… starting over with new blockchains is not something I do lightly. I do it only when there are intractable problems with the underlying foundation.”

Stumbling on the MonerEOS Project

Larimer says that this idea of MonerEOS token clicked him while working on EOS’ scalability and security solutions.

“In the process of working on EOSIO security and scalability I stumbled upon a new set of tradoffs for a potential crypto token and I have merely been exploring whether there is a market for those tradeoffs. EOSIO is the future of blockchain and each day our team at block one is making it faster, more secure, more scalable, and more flexible,” Larimer wrote on his Telegram channel.

In another message, Larimer further wrote that this new hypothetical token would be non-programmable and immutable. Moreover, it would also limit itself to the role of cryptocurrency. He added that the token in no way would compromise larger use cases for the EOS applications.

In another Telegram message on Thursday, Larmer gives the list of attributes for the MonerEOS token. Below are the 13 attributes which he mentions.

1. Complete privacy. No risk of future disclosure
2. User-created tokens
3. Potential for gambling apps
4. 2 trx per second per account
5. No staking or voting
6. 200ms confirmation and irreversible
7. Unknowable exact supply, estimates only.
8. Generally deflationary.
9. Require initial trusted setup
10. Not possible to detect breach in security until new supply enters market
11. Security would likely take nation state level resources to crack
12. No new crypto math
13. Tech foundation already used by governments for most secure infrastructure

He also wrote that “Crypto people will hate it”.

Recent Controversies Surrounding EOS

EOS has recently received a huge criticism over its governance model. Moreover, the network fueled further controversy recently when reversed previously-confirmed transactions. Last month in October, Larimer also noted that EOS was not properly focused on providing decentralization.

Earlier this month, a report questioned whether EOS was really a blockchain or just a distributed database? The report authors revealed several aspects of the EOS protocol, and comes to the conclusion that it suffers from serious security breaches as well as network performance that is significantly lower than what was claimed.

It further notes:

“EOS is not a blockchain, rather a distributed homogeneous database management system, a clear distinction in that their transactions are not cryptographically validated.”

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Bhushan Akolkar

Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.

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