Developers of Decentralized Applications Can Use Link to Interact with Eosio-Compatible Blockchains and Smart Contracts in 2019
Blockmason, a leading developer of foundational, base-layer blockchain technologies, announced the addition of EOSIO (“EOS”) public blockchain support to the official Link development roadmap. Developers of web, mobile and other decentralized applications (“DApps”) that interact with smart contracts on the EOS blockchain will be able to use Blockmason’s Link to accelerate their development while reducing overhead and costs.
Blockmason’s Link is a new blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service that allows app, web and other software developers to use smart contracts and programmatic blockchains like EOS in their applications without requiring any blockchain experience. Using Link, a developer can create classic, conventional web-based APIs for any smart contract written on a programmatic blockchain. At the heart of Link is BLINK, the utility token which provides Link users with API transaction capacity.
EOS is a free, open-source blockchain software protocol developed by Block.one that provides developers and entrepreneurs with a platform on which to build, deploy and run high-performing blockchain applications. Since the EOS public blockchain was launched in June 2018, it has seen high levels of adoption and performance, as evidenced by the hundreds of EOS-hosted DApps attracting thousands of daily users.
“In a short time, EOSIO has become one of the most popular programmatic blockchains, servicing the needs of DApp developers and users alike,” said Michael Chin, CEO of Blockmason. “We are confident that Link will be able to significantly reduce the development time and improve the adoption of EOSIO DApps.”
Link is viewed as the missing component in blockchain-based app development. With Link, developers and users alike can interact with smart contracts like any other web API. There are no “gas” cryptocurrencies to acquire, browser plugins to install or other unnecessary hurdles. There’s also no servers or web infrastructure to maintain or monitor. A developer simply adds the smart contracts they want to use in their app to Link. Once added, they can read from and write to these smart contracts just like any other API.