EdenOS, if successful, will build a trusted, Sybil attack resistant network where you can confidently send and receive value to other real humans without having to rely on a government ID or KYC/AML procedure. Hopefully, this community will extend beyond just EOS (who I still hope will be the primary beneficiary) to include other cryptocurrency communities and projects. Most members of Eden will own more than just EOS.
How will we transact together easily and securely in a joyful way across all these different cryptocurrencies?
The elected members of EdenOS will steward resources on behalf of the community and decide who deserves those resources according to project milestones and deliverables. They may decide to diversify their token holdings to build partnerships with other foundations and DACs/DAOs such the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (http://fioprotocol.io/) or the Casper Labs’ incubated DEVxDAO (https://www.devxdao.com/). I do not believe one currency will rule them all. I believe interoperability is the future path towards more freedom and self-sovereignty, and that’s why I work as the managing director for the foundation supporting the FIO Protocol.
Cryptocurrency has to be easier and more fun to use. It has to include human-readable addresses, private, decentralized payment requests, and memos to know what the transaction was about, similar to what most people get and expect from centralized solutions like PayPal, Venmo, and their banking app. To help facilitate this, I’ve decided to use a portion of the FIO Address giveaway tokens from the FIO community treasury entrusted to the foundation to register FIO addresses for all EdenOS members.
I wrote a script you can see here which queries the genesis.eden members table and for status=1 members, it obtains their EOS active public key and uses it on FIO to assign them a FIO address at the private @eden domain. Only those who have ever been a member of EdenOS can own a FIO address on the Eden domain.
Here are the initial FIO Addresses I just created:
If you’re in the list above, you can add the FIO Mainnet chain to your Anchor wallet and resync to see your FIO account (Home → Manage Wallets → Import Accounts → Scan for Accounts). On the mobile app, you can tap the logo 5 times, click “Keychain viewer”, find your EdenOS account name and click it, then select “Search for an account”. You should see your new FIO account there which you can click on and select “Import account”. Anchor Wallet by Greymass is a trusted wallet which should keep all your keys safe and secure. Signing messages on the FIO chain should not expose your EOS private key to any security concerns, but if you’re not sure about this, please check with experts you trust.
If you’d like to know more about FIO, you can start with the four short videos on the CMC Learn and Earn campaign: Learn & Earn, FIO Protocol | CoinMarketCap
The FIO Protocol is supported by many popular wallets: Ecosystem Archive | FIO and you can get yourself a free FIO Address here: Free FIO Addresses | FIO I like using the Edge wallet for sending and receiving crypto via FIO Requests and FIO Send. The FIO Protocol is an EOSIO based, open source and permission-less usability layer for all of cryptocurrency which has been live for over a year now run by block producers you know and trust: https://fio.bloks.io/
I’m excited about the potential for EdenOS to create a crypto-enabled community that cares about freedom and the tools to achieve it. I’m excited about the potential for FIO to work well with Eden to make sending and receiving cryptocurrency easier and joyful. Imagine sending a FIO Request for funds to an Eden board member with a link to proof of deliverables in the memo? If the request comes from another @eden FIO Address, they can know for sure it is benefitting a member of this community.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this idea and about how EdenOS and FIO might work together in the future.
I believe we haven’t even begun to imagine what’s possible with this political playoff system of governance and an easy-to-use cryptocurrency ecosystem for everyone.