The root word means "hidden".
Crypto can be short for Cryptography, Cryptographic, a Crypto-Currency or Crypto-Asset.
EOS is a Proof Of Stake
If you do not know what Proof of Stake means then please see the section on "What is Crypto?".
EOSThe letters EOS do not stand for anything specific.
In greek mythology EOS is the Goddess of the Dawn.
"EOSIO is a next-generation, open-source blockchain protocol with industry-leading transaction speed and flexible utility. Introduced in May 2017, it has since been widely recognized as the first performant blockchain platform for businesses across the world."
The ChestahedronThe Chestahedron is the symbol for EOS:
It is the first heptahedron of this configuration in the history of geometry.
Created by Frank Chester
Frank Chester - The Chestahedron - The Wonder of Seven
EOS ChainsAnyone can run the software and there are already several other active networks running the same sotware.
These networks can all be accessed now using
It works on EOS and other chains.
Scatter wallet is the EOS authenticator we recommend.
The EOS MAINNET ChainThe main network running the EOS.IO software is called EOS or mainnet the EOS MAINNET.
You can see the state of the network using any
bloks.io is a block explorer that features wallet and DEX functionality.
eosauthority.com is a website that provides a wallet, block explorer and much more.
eosflare.io is just a block explorer.
The eosio contract is controlled by the elected
What can I do with EOS?Too many things.
EOS AccountsTo use EOS you must get an EOS account.
The EOS TokenThe EOS token is a utility token that can be staked for
Some actions like claiming airdrops use RAM. Transferring tokens use CPU. The amount of CPU taken for a transaction is fixed but the CPU you get for your staked EOS depends on how busy the network is.
EOS Sister ChainsSister Chains run the eos.io software:
" Telos will have the most even money supply distribution of any blockchain. This token distribution improves governance so the network is more secure and sustainable."
An EOS blockchain that uses KYC.
EOS Side ChainsSide Chains are running modiied version of the software:
"EOSForce is dedicated to exploring a more open set of cryptoeconomic infrastructure. Through consistently developing a multichain architecture protocol, EOSForce fulfills needs for diverse consensus and facilitates blockchain applications in all fields."
BOS (Business Operating System)
"The goal of BOS(Business Operating System) is to build an EOSIO ecosystem that supports more DApp and solve real-world problems using blockchain technology..."