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The Teloscope Weekly report: 15–23 Dec 2018

This was a very busy week as the Telos MainNet became active and people could start trading TLOS tokens in exchanges.

Our team was prepared for that and they worked their hearts out for the Telos community.

BP Infrastructure

We worked around the clock to make sure our servers were ready for MainNet activation (Wednesday 19th). As all BPs not only we had to have the HW in order, we also had to upgrade all our nodes to latest software release (oak-1.4.5) and test all our infrastructure thoroughly to make sure everything worked as intended. It’s all been running very smoothly for the last few days.

Tools

Starting on the 18th and the following days we updated The Teloscope Bot with some improvements, some of them addressing suggestions made by some fans of the bot:

  • allow users to subscribe with up to three different accounts
  • votes button returns the list of voted BPs without further user action needed. If the account is using a proxy the name of the proxy and its voted BPs are displayed
  • display the current RAM price on MainNet
  • some other minor enhancements related with the presentation of the information.

We announced these updates and helped users to get used to the bot in Telos Telegram groups and our own online channels. And in order to help newcomers to this bot we published a rich guide for beginners that includes screen captures of the many available options.

We are currently testing a new set of refinements for the bot that we expect to launch as soon as possible.

Block production

We finally entered the Telos mainnet BP rotation at around 2:30 AM Sunday 23th, and the first block we produced was number 1605416.

We are proud of how our servers performed: we steadily were among the best ones of the 21 BPs pack, as reported by the Aloha Block Producer Benchmarks.

The Teloscope was the 9th best performer among the group of 21th BPs

And this response to our post on The Telos Foundation Telegram group was also encouraging for us!

Helping the community

Specially during the weekends, but also every other weekday, The Teloscope team chatted with many people that used The Telos Foundation Telegram group seeking for help on how to access their TLOS, how to vote, where to find monitors and other tools to get account info and query the chain, etc.

On the 17th a Telegram user named “Andrew Williams” was the 2000th member that joined the TF group so we congratulated him with a special “card” that we designed for the occasion.

Later we used a variation of that card to celebrate the activation of the Telos main network, once the 1M block was reached.

We are always eager to help and that’s why we managed to satisfy dozens of people with our answers.

On a funny note we shared a video captured during our Xmas Party at the Teloscope HQ on the 20th. Some of the team members had put a band together for the ocassion and finished the party with a classic rock tune. Obviously we couldn’t help changing the lyrics a bit for the ending…

The Teloscope team members celebrate the activation of Telos network at a Christmas Party. Keep On Votin’ is an alternate version of a famous Neil Young song.

Governance

The week ended having us putting into practice Telos governance when we signed a proposal that was made by a BP during our producing period. Telos (and EOS) has multi-signature support thanks to the eosio.msig smart contract. This allows the group of 21 active block producers to review and sign (or reject) a single transaction (the proposal) asynchronously. Consensus is reached when 16 BPs sign the proposal.

This report has been produced by members of The Teloscope team.

The Teloscope is an independent nonprofit Telos block producer — our work is free from the influence of crypto whales or other BPs. The revenue we get from any service we provide to the Telos network is fully invested in our Telos BP infrastructure, as well as in tools and services for the blockchain community.

You can support us by including theteloscope among the list of BPs that deserve your vote.

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