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 distrubuted, 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.
Today we are demonstrating how to list a product for free on the public Telos blockchain using the product’s unique barcode
Let’s use some coffee
Scan the barcode to get the number which in this example is: 5054781311881
The blockchain uses ‘hashes‘ as unique reference numbers. Copy and paste the barcode into a hash generator, to create the blockchain reference (this is the hash) for this product.
We will use this hash generator https://passwordsgenerator.net/sha256-hash-generator/ to generate the hash. This hash generator will convert the barcode 5054781311881 into this hash:
To submit this hash to the public blockchain we want to put it in a transaction to the publicdomain account.
This can be done using any Telos wallet such as the free Sqrl wallet from https://sqrlwallet.io
This is what that looks like:
Click Confirm to send the product barcode to the public domain and this page will be created (this is just a test page)
You can now use this hash to tag anything else in the world and link it to this exact coffee product. Someone else who has a question about the recycling of this product packaging, can place a query in the public domain on the exact same hash, asking why it is not recyclable packaging, for example.
What shall we connect?
We can connect a product page, a photograph, a video, or supply chain & source information. In theory we should even be able to connect with the person who harvests the beans but that is advanced hashing for another day!
For now let’s start off simple. Our new hash page is not very human readable so we can start adding some more information to the hash, to make the page more useful.
I will add a description of the product in the next transaction, simply by pasting it into a transaction with the hash.
Next I can add a link to the product page by doing the same thing again, only this time we put the link in the memo field after the hash, like this
After sending those transactions the new title and link is added to the hash page in the public domain within a few seconds. Here is a video showing the page refresh after sending these transactions, see how the new information is instantly added to the page. This did not require any programming from me to link these things together, just sending a transaction is all that is required.
The product is now on the blockchain and in the public domain! Its hash reference can be used as the default location to connect other information, or to submit further enquiries.
In this example we create the opportunity for ASDA and its consumers to connect in the public domain in a way that hasn’t been possible before. Often to ask a question of a company is not straight forward, you may even have to register just to talk to them, who has time for that?!
Instead we can use the hash of the actual product barcode as the reference for this coffee in the public domain. We don’t need to use the ASDA system to connect with other people about this product, anyone can do it, for any products. Both consumers and employees can submit product hashes in the public domain.
The publishing and connecting of the data is held in the public domain, meaning no one owns that information, it is publicly accessible for the benefit of everyone and it can not be censored.
There are so many opportunities to expand the hash it method into every area of life but for now this is how to submit a product to the blockchain using the hash of its barcode. The next step might be to link this product to the hash of the word coffee, or ASDA. If you are the product manager of this product you will want to find a way to monitor the hash to see when new information is connected.
Please contact us using the details below if you have enquiries concerning the use of blockchain in your business or community.
The new economy being produced by the Telos Blockchain is home to the Work Proposal System WPS, where token holders vote for the projects the network will fund next. Today we are delighted to announce the submission of a Work Proposal by Igor Berlenko of Swap.Online on which Jim and I will be collaborating.
Igor’s work proposal is for funding towards the development of atomic swap capability on Telos blockchain via smart contract with Bitcoin and other popular crypto currencies and stable coins.
Read the full proposal here on the Chainspector website from The Telescope team https://chainspector.io/dashboard/worker-proposals/51 and vote Yes for this exciting proposal using the official Telos Sqrl wallet which can be downloaded and installed from https://sqrlwallet.io
One of the reasons for supporting this proposal is because it promises to further the development of a held vision where any website can provide access to not only a decentralised exchange, but also a global order book capable of connecting all the buyers and sellers in the whole world, this is such a powerful technology we just had to get involved any way we could so as to help foster its safe delivery into reality!
Simply by embedding the open source exchange code into one of your web pages you can host a cryptocurrency exchange on your own website! The combination of the atomic swaps between blockchains and the global order book makes this such a powerful tool it could really help to further the adoption of Telos in to new markets.
Join the discussion about Work Proposals on Telos at the Telos WPS Telegram channel https://t.me/TelosWPS
If you have ideas for your own Work Proposal you would like to discuss or with for help to get your own project submitted on Telos then please connect with us in the Telos UK Telegram channel https://t.me/eosuk or call us on +44 115 822 4546
Telos ($TLOS) First Fiat Gateway announced! Telos joins the rank of frontline cryptocurrencies you can buy instantly, with Visa or Mastercard, without registration or ID, and IS available right now at this link
The Carbon Fiber Fiat Gateway today adds the Telos TLOS token to its stable of leading crypto currencies available for direct purchase on its website by retail consumers. Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Tron and now Telos! Rubbing shoulders with giants! This made possible through the creation of the TLOSD Dollar backed stable coin.
Before you rush off to try and buy the TLOS token though make sure you already have a Telos account setup first, you’ll need that to instantly receive your new tokens!
If you are brand new to crypto or Telos and not sure what to do first, then start with the ACORNs free daily crypto! The bigsquirrel1 account has published a step by step guide to ACORNs for Android, iPhone, Mac and Windows users free setup. With a free daily ACORN token you can practice with the latest generation of crypto 100% safely without risking any money, because it’s free for the first 2 million users.
Learn more about Telos Blockchain, the community governed EOSIO blockchain via the official Telos Foundation website at
https://telosfoundation.io (beware scam sites impersonating this one, there is only 1 official)
Learn more about Bitcoin, blockchains and crypto to protect yourself and your community. Connect with a meetup group from a Block Producer or other community group. In the UK?
Read more about the Carbon and Telos partnership in the official press release at