Telos Weekly Report — April 26th, 2019

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by GoodBlock

Playing Catch-up

You may have noticed that there was no Weekly Report from me last week and that this one is pretty late. Sorry about that. We have a ton of projects going on right now both at GoodBlock and on Telos. I could say that I’m once again feeling as busy as in the days before the Telos mainnet launch, but then, I never missed a weekly report in those days. So maybe I’m busier, or more likely, it’s that there are now so many great weekly progress reports on Telos from others that I feel a bit more comfortable letting this slide when necessary.

One of the really amazing things that has happened in Telos-land in the past two weeks is that, thanks to funding from the Telos Foundation, we were able to host a booth at a major blockchain conference in London with an advertised attendance of 12,000 people. This was an extremely positive experience as several Telos BPs came together to host the booth and talk to conference attendees about Telos. We had a packed booth for practically the entire time. It was amazing. These attendees were exceedingly interested in what Telos has to offer and I would expect to see a number of announcements stemming from this event over the coming weeks. Of course it’s difficult to offer any timelines but I think the Telos community will have a lot to be excited about.

One thing about the London conference that was especially rewarding is that I was meeting all the other BPs there in person for the first time (after working closely on the TLG with most for months and months). In fact for most of us, this was our first meeting. And yet, everyone did a really incredible job of pitching Telos as a team. The people we spoke with were generally flabbergasted to discover that not only did we not all work for the same company, but that we were all, in fact, direct competitors. Minds were blown. I think this ability to focus on growing the pie first and second, and only consider our own slice of that pie third is a hallmark of almost everyone on the core Telos team. It is uncommon, but it gives us incredible power and is a tangible example of how we get more and present better as a group that is decentralized but closely aligned.

— Douglas Horn

Arbitrator Elections status

Arbitrator elections have ended, and all nominees have passed the 1m vote threshold! There will be another round of elections to fill the remaining 13 seats. Stay tuned and we’ll announce the next round once it begins.

If you’re interested in arbitration, check out our Telos User Guide tutorial. We also recently published a more technical, in-depth explanation of Understanding the Arbitration Process this week.

Worker Proposals of Note

Newest:

Telos Worker Proposal IBC Implementation (#11)
Voting closes: Sat May 11th 17:00 GMT +0100
100,000.0000 TLOS in 3 cycles to ‘nebulablocks’ to support servers, worker hours & buy enough EOS on Mainnet for RAM & CPU.
https://ipfs.telos.miami/ipfs/QmQeB4TPbv4VRSsdhfjE34cD2Cnez9HcHHZPJ6FzF1dGBa/
Yes: 2,490,913 | No: 514,522 | Abstain: 267,352

Featured:

Marketing Support for Telos Foundation Initiatives (#9)
Voting closes: Fri May 17th 05:35 GMT +0100
155,000.0000 TLOS in 3 cycles to ‘romannanders’ to bolster the marketing and public relations efforts of the Telos Foundation in collaboration with the Telos Foundation.
https://ipfs.telos.miami/ipfs/QmT6v4tPTyD2HWN3jLLkd7uZj8DjJAv2EaQobZcEnyko8t/
Yes: 3,252,715 | No: 239,893 | Abstain: 0

cc32d9: Chronicle + History Indexer (#8)
Voting closes: Sat May 11th 17:00 GMT +0100
100,000.0000 TLOS in 1 cycle to ‘cc32dninexxx’ to help fund a scalable Chronicle + History Indexer project.
https://ipfs.telos.miami/ipfs/QmchepKrgrdd44kq4b51sjW1zbwvn6fH3EMTgAcdNxYhaD/
Yes: 3,607,185 | No: 378,545 | Abstain: 18

Ending Soon:

WordProof — Open Source WordPress Telos Plugin (#6) (2nd cycle)
Voting closes: May 6th 20:35 GMT +0100
300,000.0000 TLOS in 4 cycles to ‘wordprooftls’ to fund an open source Telos WordPress plugin. This is the second cycle and the proposer has agreed to return 225,000 TLOS if approved due to a submission error.
https://ipfs.telos.miami/ipfs/QmQXCG7EGfAaCAGsihu7hV2Kt6FDfq8C96upYKuwPJNsj9/
Yes: 2,402,434 | No: 229,426 | Abstain: 609

SteemChurch Telos Expansion (#4) (2nd cycle)
Voting closes: April 29th 23:16 GMT +0100
15,000.0000 TLOS in 6 cycles to ‘accounts.jc’ as 6 months funding for a Telos referral program, onboarding process, blockchain participation and ongoing community development in developing nations.
https://ipfs.telos.miami/ipfs/QmagTmLTob1kTUz47odnsLXtva96fmnpQyzPKjBdcpy9wC/
Yes: 2,881,456 | No: 45,683 | Abstain: 0

Don’t forget to re-cast your vote for WPs that last multiple cycles. This feature helps to keep longer-term WPs accountable for deliverables, and let voters decide whether they think the WP is still of value to the network.

At this time, to re-cast the same vote (yes|no|abstain), you need to choose one of the other vote options, then cast your intended vote again.

Here’s what happened this week:

  • Two new wallets have added support for TLOS
  • USDT/TLOS pair added on ABCC
  • Telos represented at Blockchain Expo Global, spreading the word about 3rd generation blockchain
  • Carbon.money stablecoin is coming to Telos
  • Viter from Cards and Tokens has created the first TelosDEX, Vapaee
  • Where is the TelosFLAME?

Two new wallets have announced support for Telos

This week not one, but two new wallets announced that they will be supporting TLOS. On April 23rd, we heard from Telos BP AtticLab that MyEOSWallet’s new update would include support for TLOS on Google Play and the App Store. EOSLynx announced on the 25th that TLOS will be accessible to everyone using EOSLynx. EOSLynx is a simple wallet built for the everyday consumer with an easy and intuitive user experience. It is currently supporting Telos on the App Store and will add support to Android in the near future. Learn more at https://eoslynx.com.

Better HODL on to those ACORNs!

USDT/TLOS pair added on ABCC Exchange

In addition to the two new wallets, a new trading pair became available for TLOS users also, as USDT/TLOS was added to ABCC exchange. ABCC is rated 52nd highest volume exchange on CoinMarketCap for Adjusted Volume, and has been a long-awaited announcement by the Telos community due to it being one of the required exchanges that puts TLOS one step closer to a CoinMarketCap listing. Read ABCC’s new listing report here: https://help.abcc.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026403291-New-Listing-TLOS-Now-Available

Telos represented at Blockchain Expo Global, spreading the word about 3rd generation blockchain

Several Telos BPs were at the Blockchain Expo Global in London this week to talk about Telos to the greater blockchain community. I had a chance to talk about 3rd generation blockchain during the Blockchain for Business track and many people were interested in learning more about implementing blockchain, specifically with Telos.

The Telos booth was full both days, and we had a great team to help engage with all of the interested conference-goers. Special thanks to Cryptosuvi, TelosUK, Teloscope, TelosDAC, Octagon, EOSza, EOSphere, and EOSVibes for all of their help!

Carbon.money stablecoin is coming to Telos

Carbon announced on April 18th that they will be supporting Telos, also providing users with an easy way to convert fiat to TLOS and other cryptocurrencies. Carbon’s CUSD is a robust, price stable coin on eos.io backed 1:1 by USD that brings major potential for Telos’ future. One very important feature of Carbon is “Fiber” their US dollar on- and off-ramp into Telos. This means that a Telos-based decentralized exchange could allow transactions between virtually any Telos-based token and CUSD which could then be withdrawn as US dollars. Or more importantly, US dollars can be injected into the Telos system as CUSD which can then be used to purchase other tokens like TLOS, QBE, TEACH, etc.

Read the Press Release here: https://medium.com/carbon-money/carbon-telos-709a85f85894

The first TelosDEX, Vapaée is now in Alpha

Viter from Cards and Tokens has created the first TelosDEX called Vapaée. Last month he introduced a Worker Proposal to fund this platform, “Financing initial resources for Cards & Tokens (#7)”. The community voted to approve it, providing Viter with the resources to launch an Alpha version of the platform https://vapaee.io/exchange/home. The community has been looking forward to the first DEX, which will provide much needed exchange liquidity to the tokens that have already deployed on Telos and the many more to come. Read his announcement at https://steemit.com/telos/@viterbo/vapaee-first-telos-dex.

Where is the TelosFLAME?

The TelosFLAME has made its way from Vancouver, to Finland, then to London with bryan.tf this week! The TelosFLAME project, created by Telos BP 21Zephyr is a “pass the torch” token game on the Telos Network. If you’re interested in receiving and passing on the token, sign up on this spreadsheet. And if you would like to follow along and see where the TelosFLAME has been, follow the contract here: https://telos.eosx.io/account/tlosflamelit?mode=contract&sub=interfaces

About the author: Douglas Horn is the Telos architect and whitepaper author, and the founder of GoodBlock, a block producer and app developer for the Telos Blockchain Network.

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