- In order to combat network congestion, Dan Larimer has proposed a new resource allocation model on EOS.
- dApp developers will have better access to bandwidth resources required to operate their apps provided the proposal is successful.
- The aim is to stabilize the price of CPU and NET resources.
In order to combat network congestion, Dan Larimer has proposed a new resource allocation model on EOS.
EOS is a blockchain system and stage for decentralized applications based on Ethereum. It was created by Dan Larimer through a private Cayman Islands-based company called block.one as one of the first Ethereum dApps.
dApp developers will have better access to bandwidth resources required to operate their apps provided the proposal is successful. The aim is to stabilize the price of CPU and NET resources.
To quote Larimer, “The single biggest complaint is that CPU is too expensive and that it is too unpredictable in terms of how much CPU bandwidth you get at any given time.”
Furthermore, he accepts that the CPU rental market has gotten theoretical and that keeps individuals from submitting enough EOS to save CPU.
The new proposal discourages speculative activity and that 100% of CPU is leased from EOS’s system contract at all times, implements a steep (or exponential) price curve, and makes CPU into a non-transferable resource. The function of these characteristics is to stabilize the current dynamic market.
EOS has tackled similar issues earlier, especially with REX this May. REX is a resource exchange that allows users to stake their EOS and give their claim to their CPU to other users and receive rewards in exchange. However, REX ran out of EOS as users made large withdrawals. REX also has very long waiting times which sometimes can go up to 30 days for leases to expire. Larimer says,
“Lenders end up waiting 30 days for leases to expire or potential renters end up without any EOS for rent because lenders have asked for their EOS back”
Also, accepts that the answer to these issues isn’t straightforward. Nonetheless, these weaknesses don’t keep REX from being operational.
An airdrop called EIDOS led to extreme congestion issues un EOS this month. CPU prices went over 100,000%. This incident has led two apps to leave EOS.
They are KARMA, a social network, and EarnBet, a gambling app. This will not affect EOS since it already has 500 dApps but in the time it takes to implement Latimer’s proposal, more apps may leave EOS.