Dear Tezos community,
The incredible global reach of the Tezos ecosystem has been on display so far in November, with Tezos meetups and events hosted in Thailand, Singapore, India, Korea, Russia, Turkey, Monaco, France, and the United States in just the past two weeks. In addition to meetups from already-established groups, Tezos Ukraine officially launched this week with its first gathering!
We are very pleased to see the Tezos ecosystem grow so rapidly and reach new communities all over the world!
Tezos Southeast Asia (TSA) had a particularly busy week with the Thailand Digital Asset Forum and the Singapore FinTech Festival. TSA also kicked off its Tezos Blockchain Talkshow Series, covering the next wave of innovation for financial institutions on the first day, the myths surrounding STOs on the second day, and blockchain technology’s influence on the insurance industry on day three. Additionally, TSA announced partnerships with Tribe Accelerator and RF International Holdings. It’s exciting to see TSA take the lead on building the Tezos ecosystem in Southeast Asia.
Nomadic Labs’ call for startups earlier this month led to a very successful Pitch Day! The event brought together members of the French Tezos community as six startups presented to a five-person panel and over 50 attendees. During its presentation, Equisafe released its first ever smart contract on Tezos, one of four that will compose the core components of its Nyx standard planned for 2020. Over the following two days, Nomadic ran a booth focusing on Tezos adoption and enterprise use cases at Blockchain Paris, a conference with over 1500 participants.
Have a great weekend!
Grantees, Funded Entities, and Other News
Below are some updates from the last week:
- AirGap announced that tezblock now supports Carthagenet, a testnet for a new Tezos protocol proposal (Carthage) developed by Nomadic and Cryptium.
- B9labs’ Tezos Blockstars Programme reached week 2, where students learn to run their first Tezos nodes.
- Baking Bad announced a new Tezos rewards API which features splitted baker rewards, actual payment schemes, and amounts to be paid in a specified cycle.
- Baking Bad released an article with some examples of Netezos use cases.
- Cryptonomic launched a self-service site at nautilus.cloud for getting access to its Tezos and Conseil nodes for Tezos development.
- Equisafe released its first smart contract on Tezos at Nomadic Labs’ Pitch Day.
- Fabrx announced another update to its “If This, Then That” project for Tezos, where users can set email notifications on endorsement operations from the bakers they delegate to.
- Happy Tezos updated the documentation for Tezos-as-a-Service (TaaS) and added support for originations and delegations.
- Nomadic Labs released a 2-minute explainer video to explain its role within the Tezos ecosystem.
- Pietro and Alex of Nomadic Labs presented about Tezos to developers in Lisbon, Portugal.
- Nomadic Labs’ Sajida Zouarhi was a featured engineer in Labs of Latvia, which provides information on Latvian startups and technology.
- SimpleStaking published a guide to help users bootstrap Tezos Rust nodes.
- SmartPy released a new dev version in SmartPy.io/dev featuring new optimizations and targets in the Michelson code generator, better test scenarios, a new UX, and more. Join its Telegram channel to stay in the loop.
- The developers of Taquito, a TypeScript library suite for developing on Tezos, announced a new release, featuring easier use of bigmaps.
- Tezos.help released its new website to help guide newcomers into the Tezos ecosystem.
- Tezos Nodes added new features to its rating service for Tezos public bakers.
- Tezos Southeast Asia produced its first Tezos Blockchain Talkshow Series on the next wave of innovation for financial institutions.
- Tezos Southeast Asia announced a partnership with RF International Holdings to promote cooperation in exploring Tezos applications to encourage adoption.
- With support from Tezos Commons, Tezos Ukraine launched and hosted a meetup in Kyiv.
- Tezsure published the latest version of Tezster-CLI (0.1.8), which supports interactions on both local nodes and babylonnet.
- TulipTools released a demo covering how to manage a Tezos node from Windows.
Grantmaking activities have significantly ramped up in the past few weeks. All of the proposals submitted to our latest ecosystem grants RFP, plus a few extras, are progressing through our review process. We expect to complete reviews for all grant proposals by mid-December, at which point we will contact all applicants and update them on the status of their proposals. Applicants should contact [email protected] should they have any questions.
The Foundation had a presence in Southeast Asia for two important summits. Tezos Foundation Chief Security Officer and Council Member, Ryan Lackey, gave a talk on the state of technical infrastructure for digital tokens at the Thailand Digital Asset Forum, and spoke on enabling the next generation of financial infrastructure at the Singapore FinTech Fest.
The Tezos Foundation will also release its second biannual update in early 2020 (view our first biannual update here). We are excited to share updates on grantees, the Foundation’s operations and finances, and more with the community.
I contributed to the Tezos Foundation’s fundraiser but I cannot figure out how to activate my recommended allocation — what do I do?
This is a question that we have answered here before but is worth repeating as we still see it come up in the community. In order to activate a recommended allocation, start by checking a contribution to the Foundation’s fundraiser. After checking, you may then begin the Foundation’s verification process to obtain an activation code corresponding to a public key hash from the fundraiser. Finally, activate a recommended allocation and access it using a Tezos wallet. Follow the steps at the bottom of this page, and if you run into any issue along the way, please email [email protected]
What should I do if I am having trouble moving Tezos tokens (tez) from a KT1 address to a tz1 address?
Some users may have had issues moving their tez from KT1 addresses to tz1 addresses if a tz1 address contained insufficient funds after Babylon was activated and thus were unable to pay transaction fees. Members of the Tezos community like Cryptium Labs and Everstake took initiative to fund all impacted accounts with enough tez to cover transaction fees and resolve the issue. Should one have any issue with a Tezos wallet, make sure that the latest version is installed (as many were updated to be compatible with Babylon), that your tz1 address contains sufficient funds to pay transaction fees, and reach out to the developers of the wallet for further support.