EOS.io chains (Antelope)

EOS.io chains (Antelope)


The EOS Network Foundation (ENF) said recently that Antelope will be used as the underlying protocol for EOSIO-based blockchains. Antelope, a community-run blockchain protocol, will be supported by members of the ENF, which include EOSTelosWax, and UX Network.

According to Zack Gall, vice president of communications at the ENF, the hard fork of the code of the EOSIO blockchain is slated for Sept. 21, which is when the official switch over to Antelope will take place. Because this is a hard fork, all member computers, or nodes, will have to upgrade in order to continue to run on the new protocol.

EOSIO was in jeopardy

This all comes as ENF has decided to pursue legal action against Block.one, the entity that originally designed the EOS network, over malpractice concerns. In 2021, Block.one stopped supporting EOISO development, putting the blockchain in jeopardy. ENF thus started to develop initiatives during the fall of 2021 to explore the possibilities of coordinating EOSIO-based blockchains and to preserve and advance the codebase they share.

The ENF organized to fork the EOSIO code base to initiate a project labeled “Mandel.” Mandel was handed over to EOSIO developers to work on technical improvements and formalize a consensus upgrade. Mandel came to be a placeholder for the yet-to-be-decided brand to replace EOSIO. When the ENF introduced Antelope as this project, it retired Mandel.

Gall told CoinDesk, “The code was already forked back in February by the ENF and we’ve already added many new features and capabilities to that code, which today became known as Antelope.” He added that “the code has been running on testnets for a while” in advance of the hard fork next month.

The use of Antelope as the underlying blockchain is significant, since support for EOSIO (EOS) was discontinued by Block.one. Antelope will thus be taking charge of rejuvenating the community.

What is Antelope?

Antelope is an open framework blockchain and a community-run codebase. It uses a Delegated Proof-of-stake (DPoS) consensus model, which evolved from proof-of-stake, where users of the network vote and elect delegates to validate the next block. Under DPoS, delegates are referred to as block producers.


The EOS coin is the powerhouse behind its blockchain platform and protocol, Antelope. The platform itself is a decentralized system that enables the development, hosting, and execution of commercial-scale decentralized applications (dapps), which it aims to make both easy to use and scalable.


WAX is the safest and most convenient way to create, buy, sell, and trade virtual items – to anyone, anywhere in the world.  WAX has created a full suite of blockchain-based tools that allows anyone to trade digital or even physical items instantly and securely, to anyone, anywhere.

Telos (TLOS)

The Telos Blockchain was developed to address a number of challenges experienced on the EOS-Mainnet. A team of highly experienced members of the Blockchain community designed the Telos platform using Antelope software with a specific focus on decentralisation, sustainability and governance.


UX Network is a feature-rich smart contract platform built for institutional adoption by financial firms. It offers true immutability of smart contracts and user accounts, confidential transactions using ring signatures, predictable fixed-cost on-chain resource allocation, as well as the first fully trustless implementation of a complete native inter-blockchain communication protocol operating without oracles, relayers, merge mining, rollups or trusted execution environments. UX Network is also hosting the QED protocol (formerly known as DelphiOracle), a powerful data feed and oracle solution engineered to securely manage high-value financial transactions on-chain.