Dear Tezos community,
This week, the Tezos community officially approved the Babylon upgrade and the Tezos blockchain updated itself (self-amendment). We were thrilled to see the activation of Babylon 2.0.1 at Block 655,361, the second-ever Tezos protocol amendment proposal to be approved via the Tezos governance mechanism.
In preparation for the upgrade, multiple teams within the Tezos ecosystem released guidelines for bakers, delegators, developers and all ecosystem members to transition seamlessly to Babylon. Cryptium Labs, Nomadic Labs, Obsidian Systems, and AirGap each put out new updates or blog posts to ensure a successful implementation. Community members who want to dive deeper into the upgrade can inspect the Babylon documentation from Nomadic Labs for more information.
Grantees, Funded Entities, and Other News
Below are some updates on our grantees and other funded entities from the last week:
- AirGap posted a roadmap to Babylon explaining what the Babylon upgrade will mean for AirGap users.
- Baking Bad, in coordination with Tulip Tools and MoneyTrack, introduced a verified docker image for extremely fast deployments on Better Call Dev.
- Baking Bad released an early version of a TzScan-compatible API while its new TZKT block explorer is under development.
- Cryptium Labs released a guide explaining how the Babylon upgrade will affect different stakeholders in the Tezos ecosystem and how they can prepare for it.
- Obsidian Systems announced Kiln v0.7.1 with support for Babylon, which Kiln bakers must upgrade to in order to bake on Babylon.
- Nzinghaa Lab won the IDEO CoLab Blockchain Hackathon Tezos protocol prize for its app, Ejara, an investment and saving mobile platform that offers cryptocurrencies and eventually tokenized assets uniquely tailored for the African market.
- Tezos Commons, TQ Tezos, and Coinbase Custody will sponsor a Tezos meetup during SF Blockchain Week which will feature discussions on governance, security tokens, project roadmaps and a special launch announcement from the StakerDAO team.
- Tezos Southeast Asia released the API Documentation for the Tezos.ID block explorer.
- Tezos Southeast Asia announced the themes for its Talkshow Series at Singapore Fintech Festival including discussions on the next wave of innovation for financial institutions, understanding the difference between an IPO, ICO, and STO, and blockchain applications in the insurance industry.
- TQ Tezos published the videos from the TQuorum Global Summit in NYC.
- TzStats open sourced its blockchain indexer software to enable a wave of innovation in the Tezos ecosystem.
- Nomadic Labs developers held a presentation about Tezos language design, self-amendment, and formal methods for Michelson at the Ledger office in Paris.
Where can I find more information on the transition to Babylon?
Multiple entities within the Tezos ecosystem have released guides to prepare for the Babylon upgrade. Teams from Cryptium Labs, Nomadic Labs, Obsidian Systems, and AirGap have released updates or guides in preparation for the transition. The Babylon code is open source and any member of the community can go straight to the documentation for more information.