專訪原EOS二號員工David Moss:EOS的現狀與DApp的未來

2018年12月5日 18:14
来源:香港奇點財經 Singularity Financial


Coindesk reported in September that, four early employees have resigned from the EOS development company Block.one to start up StrongBlock in July with Branden Espinoza, an EOS governance specialist. StrongBlock is now in stealth mode and does not plan to release its products anytime soon. To find answers, Singularity Financial Ltd gets in touch with EOS former second employee, David Moss to discuss the issue, covering the reasons for leaving, EOS development process, DPOS mechanism, Bancor algorithm, StrongBlock development progress, etc. We strive to find out the current status of the EOS ecology.

前言: Coindesk9月曾報道,EOS開發公司Block.one的四位重要高管均離職,並在7月與EOS治理專家Branden Espinoza成立了StrongBlock。StrongBlock現在處於祕密狀態,並不打算盡快發布其產品。為此,奇點財經與EOS的原二號員工,技術運營高級副總裁David Moss取得聯繫,就此問題進行了採訪,內容涵蓋離職原因,EOS的發展進程,DPOS機制、Bancor算法、新項目StrongBlock的進展等,力求近距離探明EOS生態的現狀。

Team introduction:

StrongBlock has brought in a team of executives with experience from Block.one, Oracle, IBM, Nike, and Accenture. David Moss teased StrongBlock by saying that EOS will be a 787 and StrongBlock will be “a customized 787 factory.” For this purpose, he has already brought on five former Block One employees. They are: CEO-David Moss, former senior vice president of technology; CGO-Thomas Cox, former vice president of products, who will bring over 20 years of experience in enterprise software, as he has previous working experience for Oracle and IBM; CTO-Brian Abramson, former vice president of infrastructure, who served for Nike and Accenture; CPO-Corey J. Lederer, former senior director of technical products, who worked for content.ad and LPS. Manager of Process and Projects, Branden Espinoza, also former EOS governance specialist, who expertises in the regulatory and compliance training needs (AML, CTF, BSA) of financial service organizations.


區塊鏈初創公司StrongBlock管理團隊是一支具有Block.one,Oracle,IBM,Nike和Accenture就職經驗的高管團隊。任職CEO的David Moss此前就笑稱如果把EOS比喻為波音787,StrongBlock就相當於定制787的工廠。為此,他為這個團隊帶來了5名原Block.one的員工。目前David Moss是前Block.one技術運營高級副總裁、CGO為原產品副總裁Thomas Cox,該高管在企業級軟體方面擁有20多年的經驗,之前曾在Oracle和IBM工作過;CPO是原技術產品高級總監Corey J. Lederer,之前在Nike和Accenture任職;CTO為原基礎設施副總裁Brian Abramson,此前就職於content.ad和LPS。原EOS的治理專家Branden Espinoza任項目經理,他是金融監管和合規培訓(AML,CTF,BSA)的專家。


Mr. Moss is the former second employee of Block.one. He has expressed his admiration for EOS Chief Technology Officer BM (Daniel Larimer) in public on various occasions. His resignation has brought certain impacts on the EOS community. Rumors say that one of the outgoing employees』 explanation for leaving Block.one is due to its inability to meet the market』s demand. As for his departure of Block.one, which happened one month after main network release, Mr. Moss said the reason is that he has completed the mission of delivering the EOS MIT Open Source code. He also mentioned his support for the EOS existing core DPOS mechanism and Bancor algorithm, both of which he expressed that StrongBlock is likely to adopt. Furthermore, Mr. Moss expects that the new project will be launched on the EOS, showing his support for EOS. Regarding the evaluation of DPOS, Singular Finance Ltd also mentioned in the interview with Mr. Meng Yan, the representative of the Token Economy, that despite of the fact that the DPOS mechanism has been questioned for not being decentralized, Mr. Meng believes that the DPOS mechanism is useful mechanism for a majority of events currently.

In addition, for the chaos that was caused by blockchain powered gambling games, Mr. Moss held an optimistic attitude that he sees this as a 「rite of passage」, because gambling has always been the one of the first applications that gain popularity. He also predicted that a wide-scale adoption of blockchain will most likely come from Financial and Supply Chain applications in 2019.


本次專訪的嘉賓David Moss是Block.one的原二號人物,他此前在多個公眾場合均表達了對Block.one首席技術官BM(Daniel Larimer)的推崇。不過他的離開給EOS社區帶來了一些負面消息,甚至據傳一位離職員工表示離開原因是因為發現Block.one無法滿足市場需求。對於自己在主網啓動一個月後的離職,David Moss表示原因是EOS的代碼發布以及上線的任務已完成。同時,他還對EOS現有核心的DPOS機制、Bancor算法持肯定態度,新項目也有較大可能採用這兩者,且預計新項目將在EOS首發上線,對EOS的支持態度可見一斑。關於DPOS的評價,奇點財經此前在對通證派代表孟岩先生的訪談中也有提及,盡管DPOS機制一直被質疑其不夠去中心化,但孟岩認為DPOS機制是較為可用的機制,目前來看適用於大部分的項目。

此外,對於賭博游戲泛濫的亂象,David Moss持樂觀態度,認為任何一項新興技術都會經历這樣的過程,賭博總是最先出現的熱門應用,並表示2019年將會迎來DApp的大爆發,大規糢商業應用將會出現在金融以及供應鏈領域。


1.    Coindesk reported that, earlier in May, you and several other core members left Block.one. Why did you leave Block.one, and are you still contributing to the EOS community?


The team left Block.one because we had completed our mission of delivering the EOS MIT Open Source code to be used to create the EOS mainnet.We are still contributing to the EOS community. Thomas Cox is the Executive Director of the EOS Alliance.

整個團隊離開Block.one是因為我們已經完成發布EOS的軟體協議開源代碼,EOS主網上線的任務。我們仍在還在為EOS社區做貢獻,比如Thomas Cox(原EOS產品副總裁)目前任EOS聯盟的執行董事。

2.    There are voices that criticize EOS of not decentralizing. What do you think? Does the new project StrongBlock still adopt the DPOS mechanism?


EOS and DPoS were designed for decentralization. The EOS mainnet nodes are run by 21 independent Block Producers, but there have been some question as to whether they are truly independent. That is what EOS governance is for: to outline how independence should be achieved. It is a work in progress. StrongBlock will be using the DPoS mechanism for the foreseeable future, but we remain open to future blockchain protocols as well.


3.    The Bancor Algorithm is widely pursued in China at the moment. Its economic model has great potential. What do you think of its potential and will it be applied in your new projects?


StrongBlock sees great potential in the Bancor Algorithtm.Where applicable, StrongBlock will be using the Bancor Algorithm.


4.    In what direction do you think EOS is heading under the leadership of BM?


BM (Daniel Larimer) continually strives to make EOS and DPoS the best it can be. He is working on faster and more efficient versions of EOS.


5.    We are looking forward to learning about your new project StrongBlock, but we found that the project is in a stealth mode. There is little information about your project online. Can you introduce your project and how does it relate to EOS?

我們期待了解您的新項目strongblock,不過發現這個項目很神祕(in a stealth mode),資訊很少,能否介紹一下您的項目,他和EOS有甚麼關聯呢?

StrongBlock will be in stealth mode until early 2019. We can say that we are focused on Enterprise adoption of blockchain technology, and will be using EOS as the initial base for our technology.


6.    What』s the development planning for StrongBlock? When is it expected to disclose more information?


The StrongBlock technology roadmap is on track.

i.    Proof Of Concept is in testing and will be completed by the end of 2018.

ii.    MVP will be available in Q1 2019.

iii.    Alpha will be available in Q2 2019.

iv.    Beta will be available in Q3 2019.

The StrongBlock website was recently updated to add new information about our technology.






7.    Users interact more actively on Dapp than on Ethereum, but most Dapp』s users are focused on gambling applications. How do you see this issue?


Gambling is usually one of the first applications to become popular with new technology. We see this as a 「rite of passage」 for any new technology. We feel mass adoption will happen by providing everyday usefulness and value. That will happen in 2019.


8.    When do you think the blockchain can achieve large-scale commercial applications? In which field would the outbreak of Dapp first appear?


DApp adoption on the user side will likely come from social and financial applications.

Overall blockchain adoption will most likely come from Financial and Supply Chain applications.


9.    Do you like China? Does strongblock have a plan for Meetup in China? What』s your opinion on ecology construction in China?


StrongBlock is very interested in China. I gave a keynote at UCLA in August, 2018 that was highly China focused.