Telos Weekly Report — June 12th, 2019

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 by GoodBlock

Planting SEEDS

This week SEEDS announced that they are launching on Telos. This is enormously rewarding for me. One of my hopes when we set out to create Telos was that projects would gravitate towards us due to our shared values in using technology to bring people together to make the world better. So when I found out some time ago that the founders of SEEDS had decided to deploy on Telos, I was quite thrilled.

SEEDS is a unique political-economy that seeks to empower people to make the world better and to incentivize this through rewards. Rather than a one-solution-fits-all approach, SEEDS allows its community to decide how to incentivize positive change through governance and creates an algorithmic stable coin on Telos to give its community financial power.

One of the technical elements that made it much easier for SEEDS to come to Telos was the fact that we built a lot of tools that they could use to more swiftly realize their plans. For example, the same voting and governance tools that power the Telos Foundation will form a part of the foundation of SEEDS voting. They will modify it to their specific needs, of course, but the fact that it exists as open source code already deployed on Telos means that their job will be done faster and with more certainty than if they had to start from scratch. They will naturally take advantage of the system-wide auxiliary voting system, Trail, that only Telos has. I wouldn’t be surprised if our IPFS system of decentralized storage also fits into their future plans.

I am very excited about SEEDS. From what I’ve seen, their vision for a better world is imbued in everything they do. Just look at their logo. (It’s like a $ sign but the lines are horizontal instead of vertical and angle up slightly to represent equality and a constant improvement. I love a great logo that conveys what’s unique about an organization!) I highly encourage you to look into them more as an organization. There’s a great Medium article linked below.

Now, to be honest, I am excited any time someone launches an app on Telos. But when it’s a dapp that can really fill an important need or even change the world, I am over the moon. To me, SEEDS is one of those great use cases that can also change the world for the better. I put it up there with EDNA, which has been my gold standard for dapps since before EOS launched. Telos may not have a lot of apps yet, but the quality is astounding. EDNA, Qubicles, ProxiBots, Unbiased, TelosDAC, Cards & Tokens, Viitalogy and now SEEDS are all addressing real use cases and most of these have engaged in a unique feature of Telos as part of their solution, whether it be Trail voting, IPFS, or WPS.

And more are coming. Some folks choose to share their plans or intentions with me regarding Telos and I keep these to myself because it’s not my news to share. But in the same way that I had the opportunity to talk with the founders of SEEDS before they announced this, I am also talking with other people about other projects and keeping my mouth shut until they decide the time is right to share their news. So one more little plus of having an announcement like this from SEEDS is that, hopefully, people believe me when I remind them of how much is coming soon. Maybe they won’t all pan out, but in my view, Telos will soon be populated with many high quality projects that we can really be proud of and that will force others to recognize what anyone reading this already knows: Telos is a project that is going to build its way to the top.

Next week, I’m hoping to share some more thoughts about projects like dMail, which has now announced that it will be deploying on Telos and EOS first. (Another project I had the pleasure to speak with prior to their announcement.) dMail is so huge for blockchain in general, but particularly for EOS and Telos. We will basically be our own email system. Telos should also soon be part of the EOSIO-based DNS-resolving system, meaning that your Telos account can soon be a web site. Since I’m on a roll here (we’ll see how many people actually read this far), I should hint again about a remarkably cool, first-for-blockchain feature that we are quietly (mostly) building on Telos right now. Everyone else will copy it in time, of course. But it is just a small part of the big picture idea that is: why bother building a social media platform like Voice.com on top of an EOSIO blockchain, when that blockchain (if it’s Telos) can have every necessary feature of a social media platform itself? Way more, really. Twist your mind a bit and try to look at a blockchain like Telos as ALREADY having most of the essential components of a next-generation social media platform (URL & email addresses, messaging, IPFS, polls & voting, a built-in currency that was launched in a way that governments will have a hard time blocking it). You could already configure a Telos wallet — differently than a crypto wallet has ever been configured, but not really adding many missing parts — and have yourself a full featured social media platform. So what pieces would be missing in that paradigm? Not many and some of them are things we are already building. Beyond that, all that remains is for someone to build a “wallet” that is actually a social media app.

If your brain hurts a bit thinking about this, then you’re on the right track.

And look how far I’ve come without even mentioning dragons? Drakos Keep is Soooooo fun now. I brought home a new build and my kids played it for 40 minutes. Unprompted. They actually paused Stranger Things. These are teenagers, folks! For the first time, a blockchain game is going to play like a mobile game but where you can sell your awesome dragons if you ever decide to move on to a different game (As if! Besides, before you tire of it, we will have a new game where you can use your same dragons!). There’s a lot more to share about Drakos Keep and the ecosystem we are building around it. I think we will surprise a lot of people when they grasp just how big our vision really is. (Add everyone else in the space together, 10X it, and you’re getting close.) And of course, it’s all going to be on Telos.

Go Telos!

— Douglas Horn

Worker Proposals of Note

Newest:

Telos Promotional Animated Videos (#19) (Cycle 1 of 3)
Voting closes: Tuesday August 6th 21:17 UTC
30,000.0000 TLOS in 1 cycle to ‘marketing101’ to fund a series of one minute promotional videos about the Telos Blockchain.
https://ipfs.telos.miami/ipfs/Qmb2XM1G2Syz1nsonWds2Pq2KuRRxB2ub5yZ6huMUzEJBu/
Yes: 1,557,923 | No: 463,585 | Abstain: 0

Catering for FREE 1-day EOSIO Blockchain Developer Workshop in London (#21)
Voting closes: Fri Aug 9th 2019 10:31:29 UTC
20,000.0000 TLOS in 12 cycles to ‘dacblockstalk’ for sponsoring meals at an EOSIO developer workshop in London for blockchain developers, software engineers and computer scientists. https://ipfs.telos.miami/ipfs/QmRAnasG2tzt4JfAkBuFCwR8N1Q32CKgeykYWFzGNwrnV7
Yes: 1,458,724 | No: 426,237 | Abstain: 0

Ending Soon:

Marketing Support for Telos Foundation Initiatives (#9)
Voting closes: Tues July 16th 19:01 UTC
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: 4,701,970 | No: 371,873 | Abstain: 180,601

Telos Promotion and Outreach (#10) (3rd cycle)
Voting closes: Sun July 14th 15:54 UTC
15,000.0000 TLOS in 12 cycles to ‘tlspromotion’ for past and future work promoting the Telos Network with articles and YouTube videos.
https://ipfs.telos.miami/ipfs/QmYDXjdEXSLHt7t4NnJ7X8bbfE8VjC5gnDsZYdpd7UgpDk/
Yes: 4,511,867 | No: 375,114 | Abstain: 23,250

Ended and Passed!

Telos YouTube and Website Promotion (#18)
Voting closes: Wednesday July 10th 21:03 UTC
20,000.0000 TLOS in 12 cycles to ‘promotetelos’ to promote Telos on the HodlEOS Youtube channel, Eosio.support, and Eosnewswire.one.
https://ipfs.telos.miami/ipfs/QmbV8vsW37wdTUTNroiWMmHUMygWRjrhxznQSRzNvjLQeC/
Yes: 564,412 | No: 196,973 | 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.

This week’s active multi-cycle WPs include:
Telos Promotional Animated Videos (#19) (Cycle 1 of 3)
Telos YouTube and Website Promotion (Cycle 2 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 (1.0.12), you can find it here.

We believe the worker proposal system is a big part 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:

  • SEEDS launching on Telos
  • Telos featured in video by mBluCrypto about EOSIO chains
  • First Telos dapp listing on Lynx, Koin, launches
  • Newdex is on Telos.bloks.io

SEEDS Launching on Telos

I think the announcement that everyone at GoodBlock is most excited about this week is that SEEDS has announced their plans to launch on Telos. SEEDS is focused on building the decentralized governance and monetary policies that will create a compelling alternative to government backed currencies.

“If we are to change the trajectory of humanity, we will need new systems.”

SEEDS is operating on top of Telos and utilizing some of the great Telos features such as the Trail voting system and fee-free transactions. It’s also planning to serve as a stable coin on Telos as well as the rest of the EOSIO ecosystem. SEEDS is created by Hypha Limited, a company from New Zealand whose focus is to create dapps “for a more beautiful world”. Read the press release from SEEDS here and to learn more about this movement, visit https://joinseeds.com.

Telos featured in video by mBluCrypto about EOSIO chains

On July 9th, Michael Blu of YouTube channel mBluCrypto made a video calling out each of the EOSIO chains and some of their main features. In this video he talked about Telos’ awesome governance, with a big emphasis on the advantages the Worker Proposal System has already brought to the EOSIO ecosystem, especially by funding WordProof.io. He also mentioned the Telos Foundation’s grant program and the first grant recipient, dMail. Michael Blu is an active YouTuber that has made many videos that help the general viewer learn more about EOSIO technology. Watch the video here:

https://youtu.be/hRwQI8y6SCA?t=381

First Telos dapp listing on Lynx, Koin, launches

About a month ago, we announced that the KOIN gaming dapp launched on Telos. Now, we’re proud to announce that as well as being on Telos, KOIN has launched on Lynx. KOIN is a simple p2p gaming application with dice games, instant lottery, pool lottery, and some other simple gambling games. So check out the game on Lynx if you’re using the wallet, and if not, KOIN is at https://koin4dapp.appspot.com.

Newdex is on Telos.bloks.io

For the first time, a block explorer has added a feature integrating Newdex — now you are able to use any wallet such as Ledger, Sqrl, Keycat, and Anchor directly with Newdex on Telos.

“It’s not a block explorer anymore, it’s an ecosystem explorer” — Justin, infinitybloc.io

Bloks.io, by EOS Cafe Block, has been working on providing a place for users to easily manage multiple aspects of their accounts. By bringing Newdex onto Telos.bloks.io, they are further proving EOS Cafe Block’s dedication to their mission of fostering the mass adoption of EOSIO by providing a way for users to access exchanges that are already part of the Telos ecosystem.

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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