Exclusive: EOS Still Top Choice for DApp Development, Says CCID Expert

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By Maud Guon Nov 07, 2018
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Despite a recent research report claiming EOS is not a blockchain, Dr Pu Songtao of the CCID said EOS still remains the best blockchain platform for DApp development.

As Cryptonews Hub previously reported, blockchain testing platform Whiteblock made a startling claim that “the EOS system architecture is not a blockchain, but a distributed homogeneous database system lacking cryptographic validation.”

Dr Pu Songtao of the China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) Think Tank, shared his views on the matter with Cryptonews Hub.

Here are some key takeaways from Dr Pu’s comments on the applicability of public blockchains:

  • The EOS blockchain aims to provide equal access to everyone in the world, but this accessibility may not entitle everyone to become a block producer (BP). The Whiteblock report showed that EOS is not a fully decentralized network, but is more decentralized than many other blockchains
  • Being an open-source software public blockchain, EOS has open block explorers
  • There is an increasing number of DApps deployed on the EOS platform, which surpass the Ethereum blockchain in user activity. Dr Pu pointed out that it’s not necessary to engage in talks over the underlying infrastructure of public blockchains. Neither Bitcoin nor Ethereum have implemented the Byzantine fault tolerance (BFT) consensus algorithm, so what matters most is the choices made by DApp developers and users.

According to Dr Pu, EOS still remains the best platform for DApp development at this moment.

Established in 1995, the CCID Research Institute, under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), usually evaluates top blockchain platforms according to three dimensions—technology, applicability and innovation.

As Cryptonews Hub previously reported, the CCID updated its Global Public Blockchain Technology Assessment Index (GPBTAI) on October 29. According to the document, EOS has maintained its top spot in the latest ranking of public blockchain projects, followed by Ethereum and BitShares. Bitcoin dropped three places to 19th.

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