You could say that we have gone about creating our blockchain a little backwards compared to many of today’s projects. Whereas other blockchain projects spout ideological whitepapers and shout from the rooftops about what they plan to do – long before they even have a proof-of-concept.
At Telos, hundreds of developers from all over the world have been going about their work quietly and diligently for over two years, ensuring that the technology underpinning the blockchain is complete, thoroughly stress-tested, and bringing something new and exciting to the cryptoverse.
Telos hasn’t been created by its community to ‘kill’ or replace any other blockchain; quite the opposite. With the Telos Ethereum Virtual Machine and pBridge coming online, Telos plans to support and enhance other blockchains, starting with the biggest and best of them all, Ethereum. The deployment of Ethereum smart contracts on Telos will allow Ethereum based dApps to remain on the world’s most popular ecosystem and run their smart contracts more efficiently and with little to no cost on Telos.
We have a working blockchain; featuring a huge variety of smart contracts, the fastest transaction speed (at 10,000 TPS), and most importantly, ‘real world’ utility.
In our latest series, entitled ‘The real world runs on Telos’, we will explore some of the amazing innovations that make up the thriving Telos ecosystem, starting with Qubicles.
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Qubicles is a Wyoming-based company with headquarters in Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia USA. An award-winning contact centre software company, Qubicles has seen remarkable growth since its inception in 2017 due to its disruptive industry approach and implementation as a layered solution on Telos.
Essentially a cloud–based contact centre SaaS that includes a decentralised network of contact centre agents, Qubicles’ clients can take advantage of a vast network of professional customer service agents, leasing them for as long as they need them. This allows companies worldwide to scale up with demand effortlessly and at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional contact centre solutions.
Marlon Williams is the founder and CEO of Qubicles, and also a member of the Telos launch group. In addition to creating the award-winning contact centre, Qubicles, Marlon runs telosmiamibp, the number one ranked node validator on the Telos blockchain.
We sat down with Marlon to understand where his inspiration to build Qubicles came from, why he decided to build on Telos, and what more is to come from Qubicles in 2021:
What was your inspiration for Qubicles?
“I’ve spent the better part of the last two decades in the contact center technology industry and understand the various pain points of stakeholders, employees and customers alike. My first 10 years in the space was as the Director of Information Services for a large contact center in Miami, FL. As a member of the executive team, I worked side by side with agents, customers, managers and leaders across all business units.
I left that organisation after a decade to start a cloud-based contact center software company, which I grew into over $3M in revenue. Looking toward the future, I felt that we were not solving a significant part of the industry’s problems by simply providing cloud infrastructure software for contact centers. There were bigger problems to be solved, and that is how Qubicles was born.
The contact center industry is a people’s business. If you can figure out a way to make as many people as possible very happy, you win.”
And why did you decide to build it on Telos?
“Our original plans were to launch on Ethereum, but we needed a blockchain that could scale for enterprise – our core software processes hundreds of thousands of calls per month, sometimes millions during peak seasons. So after extensive research, we felt that EOS would be a much better choice, and so we participated in its ICO, setup nodes and immersed ourselves into that world very stealthily.
We decided to join the Telos Launch Group after seeing first hand the direction EOS was headed in. Even today, only pure maximalists are in denial about the challenges real businesses face building on EOS. I don’t believe any real-world enterprise software business, like Qubicles, will ever put stake into such a risky and unstable environment.
Telos, on the other hand, is sufficiently decentralised, more geographically disbursed and less political. It also had an open and engaged community where resources were available to test your various concepts. To me, it was the perfect test bed for building what could possibly become one of the first real-world unicorns based on blockchain.”
What is the next step for Qubicles in 2021?
“In 2021, we are finally prepared to release our 3-year-long efforts into the world. My extensive rolodex in our industry has resulted in lots of demand from organisations looking to us for talent and to serve the core infrastructure for their operations.
COVID-19 has created an environment where working from home is and will continue to be a preferred working model for years to come. The current bull run in the cryptocurrency industry has placed the spotlight on blockchain technology once again. More and more Main Street consumers are seeking other sources of revenue, based on their own schedule, and are increasingly learning about Bitcoin and friends. Our traction in business development, intellectual property protection, business model validation (e.g. our recent 8-month long due diligence with the National Science Foundation), and major investments into our technology will all be manifested this year.
Ultimately, our goals of facilitating employment for at least 1 million of the world’s citizens over the next 3 years, and becoming the go-to gig economy solution for customer service, sales, and support begins to turn its wheels now.”
Bringing Telos to market
With the Telos proof-of-concept well and truly tried and tested and a flourishing ecosystem growing by the day, we are finally ready to bring Telos to market – allowing TLOS (ERC-20) to be openly traded via Uniswap and tier 1 centralised exchanges.
It all starts with our TLOS ERC-20 token pre-swap on Bounce Finance at 17:00 UTC, March 1st.
A grand total of 20 million TLOS will be on offer in a single tranche, which equates to approximately 10% of the circulating TLOS supply. The Uniswap launch will then take place no later than 24 hours after the close of the ERC-20 token pre-swap on Bounce. You will be able to find the auction live on Bounce Finance only after the time and date mentioned above: https://bounce.finance/.
We can only share the official link once the pre-swap has begun, so stay tuned to our announcement channels! Strategic OTC purchases are available, please contact us to discuss. You can find more information on the upcoming Bounce pre-swap and Uniswap listing here.