Emin Gun Sirer on EOS

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Emin Gun Sirer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell, where his research focuses on operating systems and distributed systems.

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EOS is a cryptocurrency focused on smart contracts and decentralized applications. It focuses around scalability and eliminating fees for users.

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EOS reviews by Emin Gun Sirer

🔑 0 positive | 💩 2 negative


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    Say whatever you like, EOS achieves higher dramas per second than any other chain.

    2018-07-08 | Full Review

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    EOS isn't even trying. It simply starts out as a centralized system, and it can simply remain under centralized control because it can always pick future quorums under its own control.

    If you don't trust that initial server, you shouldn't trust the system. EOS isn't for you.

    2018-06-09 | Full Review

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I have often said that Ethereum is doing it right throughout the DAO fork, and Bitcoin devs, with their fetishistic dependence on "the longest chain," their inability to change ancient code, and their obvious conflicts of interest, are on weak ground.

2017-12-18 | Full Review


Stellar seems designed for value transfer. It's not the architecture I'd use for data-intensive supply chain applications.

2018-07-30 | Full Review


Hilarious. #6 cryptocurrency NEO is just a 7-node system uber the control of a single party, and the code isn't designed to handle even a single, benign failure.... Chances of NEO NOT being broken right now: 0%.

2018-03-04 | Full Review

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In EOS, a few complete strangers can freeze what users thought was their money. Under the EOS protocol, you must trust a "constitutional" organization comprised of people you will likely never get to know. The EOS "constitution" is socially unscalable and a security hole.

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2018-06-19 | Full Review


Now, the latest scandal in DPoS (delegated proof of stake) land seems to be substantially worse. Because the delegate rewards in EOS are now so high (5% annual inflation, about $400m per year), the competition on who gets to run nodes has essentially become yet another frontier of U.S.-China geopolitical economic warfare. . . . The EOS New York community’s response seems to be that they have issued a strongly worded letter to the world stating that buying votes will be against the constitution.

2018-03-28 | Full Review


We’re still talking about EOS like it’s a utility token/commodity. I don’t understand why it needs to be held in reserve at an $11 billion valuation pre-launch.

2018-04-24 | Full Review

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