Fortnite Founder Jumps Up to Defend EOS Blockchain’s Size
Fortnite is known primarily for the entertainment that it gives its players, rather than being a proponent of any type of cryptocurrency. However, that did not stop founder Tim Sweeney from chiming in to come to the defense of the EOS blockchain. This interest, at the very least, indicates that the adoption into mainstream finance could be soon, as these different industries suddenly collide.
The EOS blockchain is growing, which has been a major concern to its users. After a whole decade, Bitcoin has reached 200GB for their chain size, and the Ethereum Blockchain has reached 140GB after three and a half years. However, that does not come anywhere close to EOS, which has reached 4TB in a matter of eight months, based on its substantial speed. If the EOS Blockchain reached mainstream adoption, that chain will swell up fast, which means that storage could be difficult to maintain.
However, Sweeney does not see the influx as a worrisome thing, so he took to Twitter as well. The latest tweet he posted indicates that the global transaction ledger should expect to see a massive amount of data required. A hard drive with 8TB worth of storage for $300 would not be out of the question. He even compared it to the 1TB of daily storage needed by Usenet tend years ago.
Rumors spread last time there was even a small touch of Sweeney into cryptocurrency when rumors flew that Epic Games had decided to form a partnership with Monero (XMR). The rumors were likely due to the acceptance of Monero that randomly was made an option of the website. Sweeney was quick to deny the rumor, saying that the journey into the crypto discussion was “accidental.” Though the company has considered a deal with a blockchain company for the Fortnite platform, nothing is official or even actively planned at this point.
EOS has grown to 4 tb in 8 months. Only 5 BPs are storing historic state, and none of them being compensated for this on standby, leading to downtimes for apps across the network.
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