Kicking off July

You may have noticed that I’m not participating in some of the Telos community discussions as much now as I have in the past. I want to ensure everyone that I’m not any less involved with Telos than before. In fact the opposite is true: between Drakos Keep, Telos Blockchain Solutions, the Telos Core Devs, and a few other Telos-based projects, I am just swamped. All of these projects are going to be immensely positive for the Telos community, so if you don’t see as much of me, have no fear.

I am working with people on building Telos every day. I am excited about all of the new projects I see lining up to deploy on Telos. I’m sure people are getting tired of me saying this. I’ve been talking with a lot of these projects long before they make their plans public. Some of these projects have long gestations before their creators feel comfortable telling the world their plans. For example, just this week dMail announced that they will be launching on Telos right after EOS, thanks to a grant from the Telos Foundation. The DAC, SEEDS just joined the Telos Dapp Development group on Telegram to discuss their plans for deploying a really awesome community on Telos. So when I say I’m excited about all the projects I see coming to Telos, it’s real, but also a bit frustrating, because I want to share some of this great news with the Telos community who is giving life to Telos right now. Stay tuned, guys, there’s a lot of really exciting stuff coming!

It’s particularly rewarding to see the voting move forward with the TED Plan. We have over 3 weeks to go and we’re off to a good start. I’m hopeful that the work we did before making the proposal is paying off with good community support. Our next step will be figuring out how to make all the technical changes necessary to enact the TED Plan, if it passes. Implementing REX is fairly straightforward and several BPs are already working on it. However, how exactly we will disburse funds into the various accounts is something we will still need to decide. My hope is that if the TED Plan passes strongly, and we can see that it is moving that direction, that we can get ahead of it and build the functions we will need.

I had the chance to speak at Seattle Devcon this week about blockchain gaming and the Telos chain. It’s a very exciting story. Obviously, everyone knows that we are bringing Drakos Keep to Telos. Not many people, though, have seen our in-house demo app of the game. We showed it to a few people at the Amsterdam and Seattle conferences and the response was awesome. It’s the first blockchain game that plays like a mobile game (meaning it’s the first one that’s actually fun!). But our vision for blockchain games is much bigger than any one game. We will be bringing some really, really exciting developments to blockchain gaming. Probably far bigger than anyone suspects. It’ll bring a lot of new users to Telos. Frankly, I can’t imagine many Telos genesis accounts actually going unclaimed after Drakos Keep is released.

Go Telos!

— Douglas Horn

Ratify/Amend Voting

Telos Economic Development Plan (#0)
Voting closes: Sat Jul 27 2019 10:38:43 UTC
Here are the proposed clauses to replace the corresponding clauses in the existing TBNOA:
Clause 10. Block Producer Pay
Clause 23. Requirement to Opt-in as a Member
Clause 24. Worker Proposal Fund
Clause 44. Resource Exchange
Clause 49. Telos Economic Development
Yes: 6,534,520 | No: 272,940 | Abstain: 6,031,181

Don’t forget to re-cast your vote for Worker Proposals 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.

This week’s active multi-cycle WPs include:

Telos YouTube and Website Promotion (Cycle 1 of 12)
The Telos Podcast — Professional YouTube Show & Podcast (Cycle 2 of 6)
Telos Marketing Proposal (Cycle 3 of 4)
Telos Promotion and Outreach (Cycle 3 of 12)
Marketing Support for Telos Foundation Initiatives (Cycle 3 of 3)
SteemChurch Telos Expansion (Cycle 5 of 6)

If you haven’t downloaded the newest version of Sqrl (1.0.8), you can find it here.

We believe the worker proposal system and ratify/amend voting are big parts of what makes Telos great, and highly encourage you to make your voice heard by voting responsibly on the governance of this blockchain.

Here’s what happened this week:

  • Telos Foundation Choses First Grant Recipient
  • Episode one of The Telos Podcast by HappyMoneyMan released
  • New Game, Telos Heroes Launched at
  • Douglas interviews with Crypto Unqualified at the Seattle Devcon Blockchain Expo.
  • now has a list of all mobile wallets that allow for free account creation

Telos Foundation Choses First Grant Recipient

With the end of the first cycle in the Telos Foundation Grant Program, Telos will now be joining EOS as one of the first chains to have Dmail. Dmail is a privacy focused email platform planning to deploy on Telos within the next couple of months. The grant will be used to launch and host Dmail on the Telos blockchain, as well as onboarding and marketing to new users.

Read the press release on the Telos Foundation’s Medium publication here:

Episode one of The Telos Podcast by HappyMoneyMan released

After much anticipation from the Telos community, HappyMoneyMan has released the first episode of the WPS-backed Telos Podcast early this week. The first ever Telos Podcast episode featured Roger Davies and Jim Hewitt from TelosUK, and they covered many topics, including the TED Plan, the Worker Proposal system, ACORNs and blockchain education, and some differences between Telos and EOS, among several other topics. We’re looking forward to seeing more content from the new Telos Podcast. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the video here:

New Game, Telos Heroes Discovered at

I came across a new game that looks like it will be deploying on Telos soon called Telos Heroes. I don’t know anything about it yet or who is behind the game but it looks like it may be a Telos version of EOS Heroes. Let’s hope we hear more about this soon.

Douglas interviews with Crypto Unqualified at the Seattle Devcon Blockchain Expo

While I was at Seattle Devcon last week I had a chance to sit down with the guys from the Crypto Unqualified podcast. They have been really positive about Telos on their podcast, so I was happy to get to appear on their show. We rambled on about everything from Telos governance to Drakos Keep — they even talked me into letting them film a little sneak peek at the current version of the game. So check that out if you’re interested. now has a list of all mobile wallets that allow for free account creation

Do you get blank stares when you start talking to people about how cool Telos is? Ever wanted to have an easy way to get your friends and family into Telos? Now has a list of mobile wallets that offer Telos accounts for free. is already known as the fun and easy way to onboard new users to the Telos blockchain, and the ACORN UBI test-token, and they’ve only made it easier with this update. Join in the fun at and on their telegram channel at

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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