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 blockchains who have supported us by voting 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) 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 of course, who better than our Jim to do this job?!

The Telos Executive Board

As per the official press release the 12 elected board members are:

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 on Telos, as shown here (click here, or on the image, to view our little piece of history on the Telos Blockchain)

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

BP Ranking on Telos

Since launch Telos UK have been an active Block Producer (except when switched out to standby periodically) consistently 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

Ranking above our BP colleague Josep of EOS.Barcelona was a big surprise to us! Since recording the positions have reversed and Barcelona are back on top. The flat rate pay for the top 21 BPs and standby BPs at half, means that the competition for ranking is merely for bragging rights and the psychological advantage of being top, there is no monetary advantage. As a BP you are either Active, Standby or Candidate and each status has fixed rates of pay of 1, 1/2 and 0 respectively.

BP Ranking on EOS

The much more plutocratic EOS Producers table sadly only sees us ranked 89 on EOS and we’ve never had the opportunity to write a block on EOS yet. We hope that maybe one day our skills on Telos can help to demonstrate our abilities enough to get us ranked in the Active BPs by those who’s votes count.

Soundtrack

A really big shout out to DJ Sary Lasheen from Egypt who’s tunes feature in this episode check out the Nudisco Deep Vol 18 mix at https://soundcloud.com/sary-lasheen/nudisco-deep-vol18#t=29:09

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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 to learn 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 [email protected] or phone us on +44 115 822 4546