Telos UK are a Founding Block Producer on the Telos Blockchain Network
Block Producers process the transactions on a blockchain. A blockchain is a hard-to-hack, distributed ledger, for recording transactions and events in an encrypted and immutable form. Blockchains enable trust-less transactions to occur, without middlemen or their commissions, and without unnecessarily sacrificing your privacy. All this is deployed on a distributed, scalable & high speed computer network comprising of 21 Active Block Producers, 30 Standby Block Producers and Block Producer Candidates.
Blockchains can handle thousands of transactions per second and are the underlying technology empowering the people who are committed to driving the next chapter in our evolution. Telos UK are your Block Producer team, join and support us as we journey into this exciting new world of fair and open source solutions for currencies, commerce and perhaps one day even governance.
What if there really was a place for everything and everything was already in its place?
Hashing is the free & open source system to publicly reference something in our world, like a keyword. Everything can now be referenced PUBLICLY using only its keyword, or other identifier such as a web page address or location coordinates. By using the open source Bitcoin code to create predictable reference numbers from keywords, everyone can generate the exact same keyword id’s and so it’s easy to link things together into a single global view.
Quick start guide for hashing keywords to the public domain
This is how to create a listing in the public domain on any keyword. Your entry will be time and date stamped in the Telos public blockchain network and will be permanently accessible until the end of time, to everyone using only a single link, there is no need to login or register to access the information.
Your entry will be published in PUBLIC, it can never be censored or removed. We are thinking mainly in terms of keywords but this is also how anything that needs to be said can be easily shared, using only a generic link, with everyone else on the planet. Bad actors beware!
In this example we are going to list the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center map at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html on the public keyword page for COVID-19.
So we type COVID-19 into the box at https://www.publicdomain.live and see the keyword page has been created already because there is a page with listings, and the COVID-19 label is shown at the top of the page.
Click the ‘Copy keyword id’ link to copy the id for the COVID-19 keyword onto our clipboard. (The id is generated by hashing the keyword with the Bitcoin algorithm!).
When you click ‘Copy keyword id’ this number (the keyword id) was saved to your clipboard ready to paste.
The keyword COVID-19 becomes CAF96D0A55DECAA41CDBFB2E0376CF8A290AEB30989F8494A1F2B4F87EB72630
To list the Johns Hopkins map entry on the keyword page for COVID-19 you send a micro-transaction of 0.0001 TLOS or ACORN digital currency to the publicdomain account on Telos using any compatible wallet (most popular wallets for Telos are the Sqrl wallet & Anchor wallet for computers, Wombat & CoolX for Android and iOS)
The keyword id and the content must be separated by a space to display correctly on the websites. Before you click Confirm, CHECK IT(there is no undo on the blockchain!) and then check it again, and then ask someone else to check it too!
Check your submission after a few minutes. New entries are added in the second position below the ‘sticky’ label if the page has been labeled.
Copy the link to this keyword page and everything on it can be socialised really easily because viewing the page does not require a login or registration and uses that single keyword id on any of hte websites that use the index. Here is the link to the COVID-19 keyword page on the public domain website where we added the resource map https://www.publicdomain.live/hash/CAF96D0A55DECAA41CDBFB2E0376CF8A290AEB30989F8494A1F2B4F87EB72630 (You can add other resources to this page too!)
The information on this page will be on the Telos public network forever under the COVID-19 keyword, and accessible via the publicdomain.live website and also on an unlimited number of other websites that want to makes use of the publicdomain index.
Linking Keyword Pages
You can connect keyword pages together, like linking categories, use this format in the memo of the transaction: keyword-id-1 keyword-id-2 Label-for-Keyword-id-2
For example to add a link from the COVID-19 keyword page (id starts C45EB…) to the Coronavirus testing keyword page (id starts AA1A1…) send the two keyword ids and a label separated by spaces
This is how that looks in our wallet before we send it
Try an example and see if you can create the keyword page for your country and link it to the global ‘Countries’ page like these other account holders have done
Alternatively you can just buy a public domain keyword listing from Advanta Productions who can add the entry for you.
Please Note: The information published in the public domain is not owned by Telos or Telos UK or anyone, it is public and anything put there will be for the benefit or detriment of everyone. It can never be edited or removed, ever (unless you can destroy the Telos blockchain and all its block producers!).
Our corporation Advanta Productions Limited is the publicdomain account holder on Telos (but not on EOS). Entries posted to a public blockchain network like Telos can never be edited or deleted even by the account holder. publicdomain account revenues support system development.
Originally published 19th December 2019. Updated 13th June 2020, 7th September 2020
As the very first block producer to get paid on Telos there have been a number of upgrades to the underlying EOSIO software from Block.one in the last 18 months, but the upgrade to version 2 of the software provides the potential for huge performance improvements due to changes with one of the components.
You can see from the graph the huge performance improvements achieved when deployed to the testnet servers. The upgrade employs a new virtual machine which makes execution times quicker, very much quicker in fact, you can see we upgraded on April 21st because the execution times dropped considerably.
At Telos UK our policy regarding upgrades is always to perform as much testing as possible of new versions before deploying them to production machines. This approach has stood us in good stead over the last 20 years with our other servers and web applications, perfectly adequate installations can be ruined by upgrading too early.
Having tested the current version 2.0.5 on testnet for a month, we have upgraded the mainnet i7 standby server and it is in synch ready to produce blocks. The plan has it being switched into live mainnet production today so we are eagerly awaiting those performance increases and look to return to a leading position in the BP performance rankings!
If you would like more information about what it means to be a block producer on the Telos blockchain network or how to utilise the ultra fast performance of a blockchain application in your business then contact us today on +44 115 822 4546 or connect with us on any of the social channels linked below.
Welcome to the incredible new blockchain competitions where you can be winning a 300 TLOS prize worth £10!
The competition launches when the prize fund is deposited in the competitions account on the Telos blockchain network. The screenshot below shows the competitions account has a balance of 30 TLOS (about £1), when it says 330 then the competition is on!
Monitor the competitions account on the network using one of the Telos Block Explorers or with this live Blockchain Report which updates the page as soon as a new deposit is added to the account. Learn how to use all the tools to keep an eye on the account and make sure you don’t miss the competition launch!
All blockchain transactions are time and date stamped so the transfer itself records the start day and time of the competition. The competition ends at 23:59:59 UTC on the same day the competition started.
To win you must be the first person who can prove they created a new account during the time of the competition.
To create a Telos network account choose a unique 12 letter account name, verify with a one time SMS text code and create and save your private key at https://app.telos.net/accounts/add
Note the country code is a bit tricky at the moment, we will make it better soon.
To prove you created a new account, you register it’s name, but for privacy reasons only send the ‘hash’ of the 12 letter account name, not the name itself (plus we want to show you how our new publicdomain site works, and make you work for your prize a little!)
To turn your account name into a 64 character hash string just visit the website https://www.publicdomain.live and paste the 12 letter name into the box and hit the green Hash it! button. See example below, it is not as hard as it sounds, or looks!)
In the image example you can see you just paste the account name into the box and click the Hash it! button to generate the hash, then copy it from the page. You don’t have to do anything else on this site now, not unless you want to (see https://telosuk.io/hash-it/ if you want to learn more about hashing to the public domain).
In our example we hashed the competitions account name which gives us this 64 character string of gibberish looking text
So copy, paste and post the hash of your new account name into the Bitcoin Nottingham Telegram channel
KEEP YOUR PRIVATE KEY TO YOURSELF
The winner is the first person to post their hash in the group at https://t.me/bitcoin_nottingham like this
Remember that the competition closes at 23:59:59 UTC. Any hashes posted after that time will be discounted.
There is only one prize. The prize is awarded only to the first correctly completed entry. If the posted hash doesn’t match your account name the prize will pass to the next correct answer in time date order. Accounts created before the time and date the prize money was deposit will be discounted.
If this prize is not claimed by midnight it may be added to a future competition as an additional bonus.
Winners so far!
The first two competitions are closed now, but maybe competition 3 or future competitions are open as can be determined by monitoring the Blockchain Report for the competitions account on Telos. No further updates will be made to this page and there is no quicker way to know when a competition has been launched that monitoring the competitions account so keep your eye on it.
If you have any problems trying to follow the instructions then just ask in the Telegram group or get in touch via the platform of your choice. Good luck with the competition!
If you would like to sponsor this competition or run your own competitions please contact us