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.

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Announcing the new Learn Telos pages from Telos UK. Carshare #45 Learn and avoid the scams

The sun is shining on your favourite BP’s in Carshare #45, as spring is just around the corner in the UK. That is very appropriate as we hope the recent thaw in what has been named the ‘crypto-winter’ is signaling the start of the crypto-spring too.

Everyone is talking about Blockchain as more and more people are suddenly waking up to the realisation that Blockchain based ledgers for recording transactions, instead of intermediaries, have thousands of hugely worthwhile applications that can be rolled out globally, but where to start?

Let’s start by repeating the mantra

Beware the scam sites and NEVER PUT YOUR PRIVATE KEY INTO ANY WEBSITE

followed by a quick news roundup before Telos UK announces the launch of their new Learn Telos pages on the Telos UK website.

The News Roundup

  • Another Scam site emerges pretending to warn of the first scam site! Always be on the lookout for incorrectly spelled URLs and above all know that ‘YOU DO NOT NEED TO CLAIM YOUR Telos’ they are waiting for you on the Telos Blockchain and you only need to connect to the Telos Blockchain to use them.
  • Never enter your private key into any website see https://telosuk.io/account-security/ for more details on security
  • Dormant accounts may get deleted after a year to save on resources: Don’t worry, there is no rush! (1 year = circa 12-19th December 2019 depending on which date is used to mark the actual public launch)
  • Arbitration elections through Sqrl wallet update
  • Roger introduces the ‘Trail’ voting system
  • Leading to more information on the new Learn Telos pages

By helping everyone to ‘Learn Telos’ Roger and Jim continue to support the mass adoption of Telos and how as Block Producers they continue to strive to provide easy to consume education for the community. As you know if you are a regular Carshare viewer, Jim is the mass adoption guinea pig, if he can follow it then hopefully the average person can too.

With that in mind, Roger has been working away producing a series of pages to create an onboarding guide for new users to Telos. Jim has been road testing the guides to check for too much technical speak and what it’s like to be the one following the steps.

In the video, the following Learn Telos pages are discussed.

  • Telos Account Security – Read this before you create an account, or if you already have one (i.e. EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS).
  • Create a Free Account on Telos – Our step by step guide to creating a FREE account on the Telos Blockchain Network.
  • Create a Paid Account on Telos – When you have created your free account but want more
  • Add your account to the Telos Sqrl Wallet – If you already have a Telos account from the EOS Genesis or have created a new Telos account yourself follow these instructions to setup your Sqrl wallet.
  • Telos Block Explorers –  The ‘Blockchain Viewers’. Telos Block Explorers are websites built to enable you to look up the details of transactions and accounts on the Telos Blockchain
  • Exchanges Trading Telos tokens(TLOS) – Here you can find exchanges where you can buy and sell TLOS with EOS or Bitcoin.
  • The Telos Foundation – Learn more about the very important role provided by the Telos Foundation.
  • Telos and You – Overcoming the mass adoption hurdles so everyone can use Telos every day. Listen to the conversation to discover the URL for Roger’s new prototype (for the audio only audience) !
  • Explore The Telosphere – Join the Telos conversations across all the different channels. If you are going to go down the rabbit hole this is all you need.

This is just the start of the ‘Learn Telos’ project and the content will be actively managed by us your trusted partners for Telos learning resources.  If you have any suggestions or requests for inclusion then make contact with us via your preferred method below.

Thanks for watching, please help us to help others by liking and sharing if you found this video useful. If you would like to post a public comment on the video then please click through to the Youtube video page or connect with us on our Telegram channel https://t.me/eosuk

Advice on Crypto Security

If you were in the EOS Genesis snapshot and want to activate your TLOS tokens you only need to download the official open source Sqrl wallet from GitHub, which is linked to from the genuine Telos Foundation website downloads page at https://telosfoundation.io/downloads , once you have installed the program on your computer you will have to enter your Active Private Key that is paired with the Public Key in the EOS Genesis account snapshot. After that you can change all your keys to achieve maximum account security. This way your original EOS Private Key will no longer enable access to anything except any future airdrops or sister chains which use the original EOS genesis snapshot, and again once you had accessed these new tokens you can switch to new keys on these new accounts.

Don’t worry if it doesn’t make sense at first, just keep learning. If you’re not learning you’re losing. Keep Learning and you’ll keep earning because the new wealth is being earned in sweat capital by people who are prepared to invest their time in learning to understand the concept of decentralisation and distributed ledger technology. Share what you learn with everyone you care about so they can join you in the brave new world when it arrives.

If you need help getting setup or are unsure of what information you need to enter then contact us via telegram https://t.me/eosuk , email us bp@telosuk.io or even phone us on +44 115 822 4546 before entering a private key into a website!
 

Telos Account Security! Carshare #44 : Let’s Talk About Keys

The one where it was “Proper Cold!”

Your favourite BPs Jim and Roger of Telos UK are back with a ‘Telos Account Security & Keys’ special episode.  In Carshare 44, after a brief news update, Roger attempts again to explain ‘Accounts and Keys’ to Jim, the mass adoption bellwether.  If Jim can understand it then it passes one of the mass adoption tests (the second test being Roger’s Mum!).

News roundup:

  • Telos UK now has its very own website, lots of cool plans for the next few weeks
  • Thank you to everyone who votes for Telos UK as we are again ranked No.4 in the global Telos Block Producer rankings!
  • Telos hits #2 on Blocktivity https://www.blocktivity.info/

 

Scamming website in the news: beware the hyphen!

Further reports on this issue from Crypto Tim suggest the hacker has now made the page send a request to the Scatter desktop program and somehow fooling you into signing the script which allows it to change your keys with a single click! So if you use Scatter make sure you are aware that this is possible and don’t just click ‘Allow’ arbitrarily unless you know exactly what it will do.

So be very careful out there people, make sure you don’t keep all your EOS or Telos or Worbli tokens in a single account, NEVER put a private key into a website, learn how to change your active and owner keys and keep the owner key offline so it can be used to change a compromised active key if required.

Above all monitor your accounts regularly and learn about Block Explorers so you can easily check an account and recognise if anything has changed.

We are building an account management tool and compiling helpful instructions which will be published on https://telosuk.io/learn shortly so connect with us to stay informed.

 

Let’s talk about ‘keys’

  • A Private Key is a 51 character long string, like a password, which is paired with a Public Key, a bit like a user name. To send something from the account, the Private Key must be used to authorise it
  • Telos accounts have an Owner Key pair which is like the master key and it can create other, lesser keys, such as an Active Key. An Owner Key can also reset an Active Key
  • The Active Key should be the one used on a day to day basis and the Owner Key should be stored offline so it’s not possible to access it over the internet.
  • EOS also has the exact same keys setup, but at launch all the EOS accounts had the same key pairs for both the Owner and the Active Keys
  • If you had a Telos genesis account at launch it will be using the same keys as your EOS genesis account, even if you changed the keys on EOS after it launched.
  • Worbli has the same keys setup too so make sure you know which keys were used in each of the snapshots, and also on any future sister chains that get launched
  • Keys in Snapshots & AirDrops
    • If your current EOS keys are new, you may need your old keys to access tokens on Telos, Worbli or other blockchains
    • Future keys you create do not replace keys in snapshots so make sure you keep ALL your old keys, it’s not like changing a password, you need to keep all the key pairs you ever used.
  • Public Keys are paired with a Private Key, and knowing a Public Key can reveal the 12 character account name using a “Block Explorer” but it cannot reveal the Private Key.
  • Knowing a 12 character account name enables you to lookup the Public Keys attached to that account, but not their Private Keys.
  • From a Private Key you can reveal everything about an account, including both the account name and the Public Keys, (this is why a Private Key is different from a password).
  • The multisig account recovery proposal! – This is a potential solution which is being developed that may allow you to setup a key reset process ahead of ever neading it. We will keep you updated.

 

Thanks for watching. To comment please click through to the Youtube video page or connect with us on the Telegram channel https://t.me/eosuk

 

Please vote for us

Please vote, re-vote, like and share if you have found this video useful and would like to show support for our efforts. You can vote for us as one of your 30 approved Block Producers on EOS, and Telos blockchains.

With enough votes we can be paid for running our nodes on these blockchains and for providing community support and education. By publishing helpful information like this post and being an active and accessible member of the UK blockchain community we offer token holders in the UK and beyond, easy access to the essential new world of blockchains. Please help us to carry on this work, by voting for us, as below

On the EOS blockchain please vote for us using our EOS block producer handle: eosukblocpro

On the Telos blockchain please vote for us using our Telos block producer handle: telosuknodes

To vote, download an EOS or Telos wallet from https://eosuk.io/wallet We also recommend that you start learning how Scatter and Sqrl desktop software can be used it to sign actions with your private keys. Using Scatter or Sqrl you can also vote through one of the many block explorer or wallet websites. Please make sure you have created a seperate Active Key pair for day to day use and keep your Owner Key locked away and offline. NEVER enter your private key into a web page. If you had an EOS genesis account you will probably have Telos tokens(TLOS) on the Telos Blockchain you do not need to do anything to claim them.

To access your TLOS you only need to download the official open source Sqrl wallet from GitHub, which is linked from our Wallet page above, and once you have installed the program on your computer you will have to enter your Active Private Key that is paired with the Public Key in the EOS genesis account snapshot. After that you can change all your keys to achieve maximum account security. This way your original EOS Private Key will no longer enable access to anything except any future airdrops or sister chains which use the original EOS genesis snapshot, and again once you had accessed these new tokens you can switch to new keys on these new accounts.

Don’t worry if it doesn’t make sense at first, just keep learning. If you’re not learning you’re losing. Keep Learning and you’ll keep earning because the new wealth is being earned in sweat capitol by people who are preparred to invest the time in learning to understand the concept of decentralisation and distributed ledger technology. Share what you learn with everyone you care about so they can join you in the brave new world when it arrives.

If you need help getting setup then contact us via telegram https://t.me/eosuk , email us bp@telosuk.io or phone us on +44 115 822 4546

President Jim! Carshare #43 : The Telos Foundation Board elect & Telos UK BP Update

Welcome to Carshare #43 and Happy New Year for 2019 and may it be your best year yet!  We want to make a special thank you to all our supporters on both the EOS and Telos mainnets who have supported us with votes in 2018 and we thank you in advance for your continued support into 2019.

So much has happened since Carshare #42 with both Roger and Jim having valiantly fought off double man flu, Telos has launched and activated, Roger has moved house again, it was Christmas and New Year,  and Jim has not only been elected to the Telos Foundation Executive Board but also to the post of President! A double-busy few weeks then!

In this short episode en route to the workspace in Nottingham town our dynamic duo get up to speed on:

The set up of the Telos Foundation

The Telos Foundation is an apolitical body with a mission of promoting the Telos Blockchain Network. It is voted as a decentralised autonomous organization (DAO) voted by holders of Telos Foundation Voting Tokens as described in its Telos Foundation (PDF) Governance Document.

Jim’s Election to Office

For his sins Jim volunteered to be President of the Telos Foundation and he was unappossed because of course who better than our Jim to do that job?!  Expect to see a lot more of Jim out and about as the Telos Foundation gets established and he heads out in to the world, performing his duties as one of the first official envoys for Telos, from the new Foundation. Such an historic moment!

The confirmed Telos Executive Board

As per the official press release the 12 elected board members are as follows

Jan Smith (DutechEOS) – Interim RAM Director
JT Buice (Kainos Technologies) – Board Member
Mark Cohen (Telos Vancouver) – Board Member
Richard Bryan Erikodi (TelosDAC) – Treasurer
Beth Farnham (GoodBlock) – Vice President
Justin Giudici (infinitybloc) – Board Member
Azad Halim (Octagon Labs) – Board Member
Jim Hewitt (EOS & Telos UK) – President
Robert James (Echelon Compensation Partners) – Board Member
Joseph Rosich (EOS Barcelona) – Board Member
Jesse Schulman (CalEOS) – Board Member
Joost Voordouw (DutechEOS) – Board Member
Marlon Williams (Telos Miami) – Board Member

Full details about the Executive Board Members can be found at https://telosfoundation.io/foundation

Telos UK Block Producer Update

Telos UK secured a place in Telos launch history by becoming the very first Block Producer to ever get paid block rewards on the Telos blockchain. The magic of blockchains means you can actually link to that individual transaction itself on the public blockchain, as shown in the image below

The Block Producer to write the first block after activation was CalEOS who took things over from the eosio system account and wrote block 1,000,040

BP Ranking on Telos

Since launch Telos UK have been an active Block Producer continously (except when switched out to standby periodically) and ranked in the top 10.

Telos UK are delighted to be ranked No.4 by voters in the Telos Blockchain Producers table at the time of recording this episode of Carshare

Ranking above our BP colleague Josep of EOS.Barcelona was a big surprise to us!

BP Ranking on EOS

The much more plutocratic EOS Producers table has us ranked only 89 on EOS, one day if voting on EOS becomes fairer then perhaps our skills on Telos can help to demonstrate our abilities enough to get us ranked in the Active BPs on EOS too?

Follow the EOS Producer rankings live at https://votetracker.io/

Please vote for us

Please vote, re-vote, like and share if you have found this video useful and would like to show support for our efforts. You can vote for us as one of your 30 approved Block Producers on EOS, and Telos blockchains.

With enough votes we can be paid for running our nodes on these blockchains and for providing community support and education. By publishing helpful information like this post and being an active and accessible member of the UK blockchain community we offer token holders in the UK and beyond, easy access to the essential new world of blockchains. Please help us to carry on this work, by voting for us, as below

On the EOS blockchain please vote for us using our EOS block producer handle: eosukblocpro

On the Telos blockchain please vote for us using our Telos block producer handle: telosuknodes

To vote, download an EOS or Telos wallet from https://eosuk.io/wallet

We also recommend starting learning how Scatter works and how to use it to manage your private keys. Using Scatter you can also vote through one of the many block explorer websites. If you need help getting setup for voting then contact us via telegram https://t.me/eosuk , email us bp@telosuk.io or phone us on +44 115 822 4546

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