block.one, the developer of EOS.IO software, a new blockchain operating system designed to support commercial-scale decentralized applications, today has successfully received 651,902 ether (ETH), which is approximately USD $185 million, in the first five days of its 341-day long token distribution.
In exchange, 200 million EOS ERC-20 compatible tokens (EOS Tokens) were distributed to purchasers (representing 20% of the total one billion EOS Tokens being distributed).
The distribution uses a token participation model by creating what is intended to be the “fairest” token distribution project launched on Ethereum to date. This extended timeframe eliminates the quick craze usually surrounding short token sales and allows the community ample time to learn about the EOS.IO software being developed by block.one and participate in the token distribution if they wish.
The EOS Token distribution also approximates an auction where for every period, everyone gets the same price. At the end of a period, the respective set number of EOS Tokens for that period will be distributed pro rata amongst all authorized purchasers, based on the total ETH contributed during that period.
“We felt an approximately year-long token distribution was the best method to ensure people receive fair market value for EOS Tokens. We anticipate that strong interest will continue throughout the year as the community continues to learn about the EOS.IO software and the benefits it can bring to their business.”
– Brendan Blumer, CEO of block.one
Many corporations are looking for a blockchain that provides the speed and performance required in order to run commercial-grade businesses. The EOS.IO software introduces asynchronous communication and parallel processing to support hundreds of thousands of transactions per second.
The software on which EOS’s architecture is based establishes an operating system-like construct upon which applications can be built and eliminates the requirement for users to pay for every transaction.
The software is intended to allow developers to build their own high-performance applications on the blockchain and deploy their own monetization strategies without requiring users to necessarily pay to use those applications.
block.one intends for the EOS.IO software to support distributed applications that have the same look and feel as existing web-based applications, but with all of the benefits of the blockchain – namely transparency, security, process integrity, speed, and lower transaction costs.
Full details about the EOS Token distribution including all terms and conditions can be found at eos.io and more information about the EOS.IO software can be found in the technical white paper.