The Tezos Foundation is excited to announce that TezTech Labs, led by Tezos developer Stephen Andrews, has received a grant to continue to build and enhance its various Tezos tools and products. With this grant, the team will launch new projects such as Sona, a decentralized identity protocol for Tezos, and Velos, an off-chain scaling technique for Tezos. TezTech will also continue to host Tezos node infrastructure for public use, expand its core team, and improve its existing projects. This is the second grant that the Foundation has issued to TezTech.
Stephen is a widely respected Tezos developer and contributor to the ecosystem. As the lead developer of the popular Tezos wallet, TezBox, and development tools such as eztz.js, fi, and TezRPC, TezTech builds and maintains a wide range of projects to support the Tezos ecosystem.
Stephen and the TezTech team develop and maintain other projects including TezVote, an on-chain vote-signaling tool, and BakeChain, a service that allows its users to bake (validate) without having to install and manage a full node. Both of these tools will be further improved with this grant. Additionally, the TezTech team will collaborate and interact with the larger Tezos developer community in an effort to streamline various workflows and contribute to the overall advancement of the Tezos project.
The Tezos Foundation’s core mission is to support the long-term success of the Tezos protocol and ecosystem. By funding projects imagined by scientists, researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts, the Foundation encourages decentralized development and robust participation.