Update: Week of 12 August 2019

Август 16, 2019

Dear Tezos community, We are very excited for Berlin Blockchain Week and especially TQuorum: Berlin. TQuorum: Paris was such an incredible event, I am sure that the Berlin edition will be terrific. In terms of updates this week, we announced a new grant to camlCase to support their development of a decentralized exchange protocol on […]

Dear Tezos community,

We are very excited for Berlin Blockchain Week and especially TQuorum: Berlin. TQuorum: Paris was such an incredible event, I am sure that the Berlin edition will be terrific.

In terms of updates this week, we announced a new grant to camlCase to support their development of a decentralized exchange protocol on Tezos. The protocol being developed by camlCase was inspired by Uniswap, a decentralized exchange protocol that enables automated asset exchange. We are very excited to see this project come together. We have also informed the most recent round of grant applicants of our decisions and will have more grant announcements to make soon.

In terms of the broader ecosystem — there is a lot to be enthusiastic about. With our support, Tezos Southeast Asia is launching the Tezos India Foundation to grow and support the Tezos community there. IDEO and CoinList have launched their online hackathon — make sure to participate for a chance to win $10,000 USD. The B9lab Tezos Blockstars Program starts next week.

Additionally — in case you missed it — we released our first biannual update last week in an effort to give the community a glimpse into the Foundation’s finances, operations, and everything that has been accomplished since the launch of the betanet a little over one year ago. We welcome your feedback and will work to incorporate it in our next biannual update — coming after the close of the year.

Best regards,
Ryan

Grantees & Funded Entities
Below are some updates on our grantees and other funded entities from the last week:

  • Tezos Southeast Asia announced the launch of the Tezos India Foundation, an independent non-profit organization based in Bangalore.
  • TQ Tezos is putting together final preparations for TQuorum: Berlin — a day long series of technical workshops, discussions, and networking during Berlin Blockchain Week.
  • Cryptium Labs, Cryptonomic, Stove Labs, Nomadic Labs, SmartPy, Baking Bad, Polychain Labs, Pocket Network, and Airgap are preparing their technical workshops at TQuorum: Berlin 
  • Cryptium Labs held a Reddit AMA about the Babylon proposal.
  • DaiLambda released a piece covering Plebeia, an implementation of sparse Merkle tree disk storage that it has been working on.
  • Cryptonomic presented about Tezos at a blockchain workshop in NYC for high school students.
  • camlCase provided an update on Dexter, the decentralized exchange protocol that they are building and is now supported by Foundation funds.

Our Activities
Here is a snapshot of what we have been up to on the Foundation side this past week:

  • Informed grant applicants of our decisions for the latest round of grant proposals. More information will be announced soon.
  • Issued a grant to camlCase to build a decentralized exchange protocol on Tezos.
  • Preparing for TQuorum Berlin where Ryan Lackey, Ryan Jesperson, Roman Schnider and Hubertus Thonhauser will be in attendance. Ryan Lackey will be speaking at Web3 Summit and Blocktrends in Rio de Janeiro as well.

FAQs
Is there a deadline for fundraiser participants to claim their Ledger Nano S?
We initially set a deadline for this but we have extended it to give fundraiser participants time to interact with the smart contract and get their free Nano S hardware wallets. For more information, see our post here.

If the Babylon 2.0 proposal is adopted is there a migration guide to help wallet providers and other technology providers with the change?
Yes, there is. Adrian Brink from Cryptium Labs posted a guide on GitLab. It is strongly recommended that bakers and client implementers read the guide thoroughly.