Tezos Foundation Strengthens Support for Tezos Block Explorers and App Accessibility

October 31, 2019

The Tezos Foundation is pleased to announce that it has issued grants to Figment Networks, a Tezos baker and the team behind the popular Hubble block explorer, and Papers, the team behind the tezblock block explorer and AirGap wallet. With these grants, both the Figment and Papers teams will help make analysis of the Tezos […]

The Tezos Foundation is pleased to announce that it has issued grants to Figment Networks, a Tezos baker and the team behind the popular Hubble block explorer, and Papers, the team behind the tezblock block explorer and AirGap wallet. With these grants, both the Figment and Papers teams will help make analysis of the Tezos blockchain more advanced and accessible.

Figment Networks is a professional staking services company and contributor to the Tezos ecosystem. The team built an open-source baking rewards payout tool last October and actively engages with the wider community of Tezos bakers. With this grant, Figment Networks will create and open-source a high-level analytics, alerting, and governance tool for the Tezos ecosystem, with a goal to provide the most useful information for Tezos bakers and delegates.

Papers is an active development team in the Tezos ecosystem and has received an additional grant to further develop and advance its tezblock block explorer. tezblock aims to make collecting data about and analyzing the Tezos blockchain as accessible and user-friendly as possible. The Papers team will continue to improve tezblock by adding more advanced baking and governance data through integration with Tezos Agora, Tezos smart contracts and assets support, and other key metrics and data visualizations. For more information about tezblock, check out Papers’ latest project update here.

Papers is also collaborating with other Tezos development teams to create a wallet interaction standard to help users interact with applications built on Tezos from their browsers. Using this standard, a browser extension will be developed to allow any application developer to easily incorporate a wallet via a generic implementation. Full documentation and tutorials will be published by the Papers team.

The Tezos Foundation’s core mission is to support the long-term success of the Tezos protocol and ecosystem. By funding projects created by scientists, researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts, the Foundation encourages decentralized development and robust participation.