The Teloscope Weekly report: 10–14 Dec 2018
Hi there, we’re sure this has been a rough week for everybody involved in Telos. But surely a very gratifying one. This amount of interesting stuff has led us to write a small recap on this week. Take it as a personal view of how busy a Block Producer’s life can be.
As an independent (non-TLG) Telos BP candidate we volunteered to help out in validating the Telos launch process. We had spent the last weeks putting the final touches and testing our own custom validation script. We then ran several rounds of testing with out script and all the reference scripts provided by the TLG, gathered results and shared our findings on December 12th when we published the first version of our independent Validation Report for Telos Mainnet. We also offered to provide further assistance and answered some questions about our findings via the Telos Foundation Telegram group.
The next day (December 13th) the ABP advanced the chain a few blocks in order to set eosio.prods in control of eosio so further testing was advised. We repeated validation process and updated our report accordingly.
Although it was expected to be a busy week we had already scheduled two talks related to Telos. With a new Blockchain in the oven you never know when things are going to kick start.
The first one on Tuesday, was an introduction to 3.0 Blockchains and a practical workshop at the University of Oviedo, Polytechnic School of Engineering of Gijón. It is always interesting to give talks to students, and we have a great amount of experience on it. Not only explaining Blockchain technology, but all of the others technologies that we develop in our Technological center.
But explaining Blockchain can be a little more trickier and more challenging than explaining Virtual Reality, and we always have to start by Satoshi’s white paper. But here is where expertise makes the difference and in two hours we were able to advance to the current state of the art and our Telos adventure.
In the second part we tried to encourage the students to develop on Telos ecosystem by introducing them to the deployment and interaction with smart contracts applications. For its ease of use we used the Dev4Eos tool and Scatter, as it is a good way for students to quickly understand how the process of distributed Apps work.
It was a very interesting talk, as the students were eager to hear the possibilities of cheaper and faster blockchains and our practical experience on the Block Producer candidacy.
And we were so confident about the successful launch of Telos mainnet that two days later, in the morning on the 13th, we also gave a conference about it for an audience of businesses, entrepreneurs and students gathered by the regional Association of Computer Science and Information Technology. Afterwards members of our team were interviewed by the regional radio and journalists from two newspapers.
Not so long ago we had developed and published (in public beta) a Telegram bot (https://t.me/TeloscopeBot) that is able to display, for any given Telos account, information related to RAM, CPU, NET. In addition, it offers a subscription service that alerts you whenever there are transactions from/to your account, such as delegatebw, undelegatebw, buyrambytes, sellram, input and output transfers, voteproducers or voteproxy.
This week, with the occasion of the Telos mainnet lauch, we have been updating and testing the notification system to work with this network and, of course, now you can get information about any account on the Mainnet. We hope you find it useful, and if you want to share your impressions with us, or face some issue please do not hesitate to contact the theteloscope team. We will be happy to help you ASAP.
This report has been produced by members of The Teloscope team.
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