About Telos Canton

Telos Canton
Sep 3, 2018 · 3 min read

History

Telos Canton was established by a group of blockchain technology and decentralization autonomous enthusiasts on July 25, 2018. Our slogan:

“Telos Canton, Fair, Just, Open.”

Telos Canton officially became the block producer candidate of Telos by joining the Telos test network on July 26, 2018. It is the first Chinese BP to join Telos.

Logo

With the “ram head” mixed with the design elements of the Telos Logo, this logo symbolizes the combination of Canton’s ancient alias name “City of Rams” and the blockchain, reflecting the vitality of the collision between tradition and modernity, as well as highlighting the unique cultural background of Telos Canton.

Belief

  1. Fair, Just, Open
    Fairness is not average, but a reasonable return based on contribution,
    creating a variety of opportunities, and maximizing the individual’s traits and abilities.
    Justice is reflected in strict adherence to the rules of consensus, guiding and judging behavior according to rules, and free from the influence and control by interests.
    Public information includes, and is not limited to, ideas, decisions, finances, executions, and rights, which guarantees transparency and public supervision.
  2. The technology and governance model of blockchain can make our world fairer and better, enable more people to realize their dreams.
  3. “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”- Allen Turing
  4. “The telos of an acorn is to become an oak tree.”- Aristotle
    Teleology believes that before deciding how resources are allocated, we need to study what the “purpose” of the allocated resources is. The philosophical starting point of Plato and Aristotle is “Telos”, which is ancient Greek, meaning purpose, intention, goal or nature.
  5. “What belongs to the national belongs to the world.”- Lu Xun
    As the world itself is composed of diverse cultures of different nationalities, the essence of the world is diversity, and each national culture is unique. Only by respecting one’s own culture, maintaining the uniqueness of its own culture and removing the inferiority of its own culture, can a nationality become the common cultural wealth of all mankind. That is when world culture is defined as world culture. On the basis of recognizing one’s own traits, culture and abilities, we can make the world-wide collaboration more unimpeded by accepting and embracing the diversity of different groups of people.

Naming

  1. Canton”, though etymologically derived from Cantão (the Portuguese transliteration of “Guangdong”), refers only to the provincial capital instead of the whole province, as documented by authoritative English dictionaries. The local people of the city of Guangzhou (Canton) and their language are called Cantonese in English. Cantonese sensu lato can also be used for the phylogenetically related residents and Chinese dialects outside the provincial capital.
  2. Canton has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub today, as well as one of China’s three largest cities.
  3. Canton, also known as City of Rams, City of Flowers, is one of the most open and inclusive cities in China. Canton is the most mature civil society in mainland China and have the most vocal people and the most outspoken media, which we are proud of.

关于橡果·广州(Telos Canton)

注:“橡果”是“Telos”的中文昵称

历史

橡果·广州(Telos Canton)成立于2018年7月25日,由一群对区块链技术和去中心化治理充满热情与期待的人所组成。我们的口号是:

“橡果·广州,公平、公正、公开。”

(Telos Canton, Fair, Just, Open.)

橡果·广州于2018年7月26日加入Telos测试网络,正式成为Telos的候选节点,是第一个加入Telos的中国节点。

Logo

以“山羊头”为主体,融合Telos Logo的设计元素,将广州“羊城”古别称与区块链象征结合,体现传统与现代相互碰撞焕发出新的生命力,同时彰显出橡果·广州独特的文化背景。

信念

  1. 公平、公正、公开
    公平并非平均,而是根据贡献度获取合理的回报,创造多种多样的机会,尽量使个人的特质和能力得到充分发挥。
    公正体现在严格遵守达成共识的规则,根据规则指导和判断行为,不受利益的影响和控制。
    公开信息包括但不限有于理念、决策、财务、执行和权益,保证透明度,在公众监督之下运作。
  2. 区块链的技术和治理模式能使我们的世界更加公平和美好,使更多人能实现他们的梦想。
  3. “有时候,正是那种没人会想到的人,做出了没人能想到的事。”— — 艾伦·图灵
  4. “橡果的目标是成为一棵橡树。” — — 亚里士多德
    “目的论”(Teleological)认为,再决定资源如何分配之前,我们需要研究被分配资源的“目的”是什么。柏拉图和亚里士多德的哲学出发点都是“Telos”,“Telos”为古希腊语,意为目的、意图、目标或本性。
  5. “只有民族的,才是世界的。” — — 鲁迅
    因为世界本身就是由不同民族的多元文化组成的,世界的本质就是多样化,而每个民族文化都是独一无二的,只有先尊重自己的文化,保持自身文化优秀的独特性,去除自身文化的劣根性,才能成为全人类共同的文化财富,世界文化也才称其为世界文化。在认同自身特质、文化和能力的基础上,接受和包容不同人群的多样性,才能使世界范围的协作畅通无阻。

命名

  1. Canton”虽然源自Cantão(葡萄牙音译“广东”)的词源,但仅指省会而非全省,正如权威英语词典所记录的那样。 GuangZhou(Canton)的当地人和他们的语言在英语中被称为“Cantonese”。由于广州的声望及其口音,广义上的广东话也适用于省会以外种系相关的居民和汉语方言。
  2. 广州拥有超过2200年的历史,是海上丝绸之路的主要起点,并继续作为今天的主要港口和交通枢纽,也是中国三大城市之一。
  3. 广州别称羊城、花城,是中国最为开放和包容的城市之一。广州是中国大陆最成熟的公民社会,有最敢发声的民众和最敢言的媒体,我们为此而感到骄傲。

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