Today we have the man himself, Mr Douglas Horn riding along in Carshare 46! (Virtually anyway.)
As any self respecting crypto or Telos enthusiast will know, Douglas is the author of the Telos white paper.
He is the founder of the GoodBlock, Block Producer who are based in Seattle but they can usually be found at the top of the voters ranking stack, and with good reason. Douglas is a very hard worker and was a significant driving force in the Telos launch December 2018.
Through the wonders of modern technology and a bit of old school engineering (Jim wedging his phone between the dashboard and windscreen!) Roger and Jim were able to have an amazing interview with Douglas on route to get Jim’s presidential new backdrop for his Foundation duties! The Telos Foundation is an independent organisation setup at the launch and is charged with promoting the work of the chain, Jim was elected onto the Foundation board.
In Carshare 46 today we have the latest news on:
GoodProxy – The Good, the Bad and the Vote. Over to CJ Anders the new key holder!
ACORNs! – Have you got your ACORNs yet?
Telos Venezuela – Big shout out to the great work being done by Alexandra and Daniel Uzcátegui
ProveAccount – A very simple solution to Telos account recovery from Douglas Horn
Arbitration Elections – Learn about this 100% on-chain election for the 1st Telos Arbitrators
Download the latest version of the official Telos Sqrl wallet
Worker Proposals – Telos Core Developers WPS please give it your vote to reward the devs
Dragons – Douglas introduces Drakos Keep, sign up for the dragon presale!
What on earth has got Roger all ‘wazzed up’ about?! (Apparently this means ‘to be drunk on excitement’ although that’s not the exact definition in the online Urban Dictionary LOL!)
ACORN is the brainchild of Fabiana Cecin, read all about it in the announcement – ACORN: A Telos token for everyone.
The ACORN project is a fun and interesting system that can be used to learn, and teach, cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Doesn’t sound like fun?
Get someone to send you an acorn, or sign up for it using the instructions, and then one new acorn will be allocated to your account every day.
However, in order to receive your ACORNs you have to send some. Spend to Receive!
What’s more is if the person you are sending to isn’t already receiving ACORNs then the act of sending them one, will join them to the project. It’s like a good virus, or as Douglas calls it a zombie token. If something is going to go viral then this is it!
The ACORNs project is an experimental fun implementation of a Universal Basic Income system.
Universal Basic Income is the utopian vision of the future that has as its goal to provide every person alive with sufficient means to live with dignity.
ACORN is an experiment in Democratic Money of which the basic concept is that each unit of a democratic currency symbolises a daily basic income for a human being, and provides the economic right to exist in dignity for every person.
When Douglas and Fabiana get talking about UBI, things go a bit ‘next level’. Join the conversation at https://t.me/AcornTelosUBI/133
Obviously, the Democratic Money project is for some time in the future, but in the meantime we can learn and share the concept of blockchain UBI through ACORN. It also provides a platform for developers to create games and services on the Telos Blockchain but that requires no real money to use.
Roger and Jim are excited about ACORN because of its potential to teach blockchain concepts and so they’ll be adding more content about this soon at the following page where the first links to get started are referenced.
What great work is being done on the ground by the Telos BP ‘Telos Venezuela’ I’m sure we have all been moved and alarmed by the situation in Venezuela so it is really inspiring to see the work being done by the brother and sister team Alexandra and Daniel Uzcategui. Please take a moment to review their informative videos and appreciate the work they are doing providing shoes for children from their efforts as Block Producers
Please like and share this inspiring video
Telos Venezuela – Our social project continues to grow
One of the biggest roadblocks to mass adoption of cryptocurrencies is the fear of getting locked out of your account. On most blockchains there is no account recovery option, if you lose your Private Key then the account will remain locked forever, and indeed it is a scary concept at first.
There are certain best practices that we must all learn and further details can be found on the Telos UK Learn Telos pages at https://telosuk.io/account-security/ but today Douglas Horn introduces his latest solution to the problem, the beautifully simple ProveAccount solution
Roger is going to create a walk through guide for setting this up and our in-house guinea pig Jim is going to trial it to see if it passes the Mass Adoption challenge! More on that in the next episode.
There are now 4 Arbitrators with over 1million votes and on Friday 15th at 9:01am UTC they will automatically be elected by the on chain election which Telos is scoring plenty of ‘firsts’ with the Foundation Elections and Worker Proposals.
Check out the elections in your Sqrl wallet and make sure you know how to vote, so the next round of candidates can be elected too and there will be 21 arbitrators ready to accept cases, but for now there will be at least 4 arbitrators to get things kicked off, it is very exciting times.
Download the latest version of the Sqrl wallet from https://telosfoundation.io/downloads (beware of scam websites with similar domain names, and if you do end up on one NEVER enter your private key into a website or authorise key changes using Scatter, to mention that again!)
The Telos Core Developers will be publishing a Worker Proposal for pay for the last 3 months please give it your vote to ensure they get paid for all their hard work to date. Meet the Core Dev team on the new Roadmap page at https://telosfoundation.io/roadmap
Douglas introduces the new DrakosKeep.com project, wow this looks awesome and I know of a good few gamers who will be all over that. It is going to be a great gateway into crypto because it will also teach the concepts of keys and wallets and accounts, but from within the game as you pimp your dragon! Sign up for email updates to the Dragon Pre Sale launching soon
If you have enjoyed this format and would like to share your Telos story with the community through Carshare then please get in touch. Carshare 46 brought to you by Roger and Jim and all the team at EOS / Telos UK. To support our work please vote for eosukblocpro on EOS and telosuknodes on Telos.
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