Dear Tezos community,
With another week comes another exciting first in the Tezos ecosystem; Nomadic Labs and the French National Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division (C3N) announced that C3N has been recording judicial expenses on the Tezos blockchain since September. This marks a historic first time that a government entity has developed an operational smart contract and deployed it on a blockchain. We are thrilled to witness Tezos continue to establish its reputation as the first choice for high-value, real-world applications. Special congratulations to the Nomadic Labs team, which worked closely with C3N to build the program, allowing C3N to acquire cryptocurrency from Europol allocated funds in order to cover operational costs.
I would also like to note that the Cryptium Labs and Nomadic Labs teams have combined forces to introduce the latest Tezos protocol proposal, Carthage. Community members who want to learn more about the proposed amendment can read the introductory blog posts from both Cryptium and Nomadic which go through the proposed changes. All members of the ecosystem are encouraged to also join the discussion surrounding the proposal on Tezos Agora!
Grantees, Funded Entities, and Other News
Below are some updates from the last week:
- Baking Bad released a Michelson syntax highlighter for VScode supporting macros and Morley extensions.
- Cryptium Labs and Nomadic Labs combined forces to develop Carthage, a new Tezos protocol proposal. Nomadic and Cryptium each released a blog post explaining what’s new in the Carthage proposal.
- Cryptonomic released Nautilus Cloud, a new self-service site to get access to the integrated development infrastructure of Tezos and Conseil nodes, which is intended to reduce friction for Tezos developers and clients running nodes or indexers.
- Cryptonomic updated its Galleon wallet with Babylon-related features, private key export, and improved smart contract functionality.
- Everstake published a Twitter thread highlighting recent accomplishments in the Tezos ecosystem, including partnerships, STOs, and other announcements.
- Nomadic Labs, along with the French National Gendarmerie, announced that France’s Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division (C3N) is the first public authority to develop an operational smart contract, and has deployed it on the Tezos blockchain.
- Nomadic Labs offered a video stream for its workshop on Tezos smart contract languages and formal verification.
- Nomadic Labs released an internship catalog with some topics for prospective internships.
- Obsidian Systems released v2.2.1 of its Tezos wallet application for Ledger devices.
- Tarides released Irmin v2, a git-like data layer for MirageOS.
- Tezonomics has two new podcast episodes with Adrian Brink of Cryptium Labs: the first introduces the Carthage protocol proposal, while the second features a discussion on community DAOs on Tezos.
- Tezos Commons originated the first version of a baker registry contract on the Tezos mainnet.
- Tezos Commons sent out the 15th issue of The Baking Sheet, its newsletter on all things Tezos.
- Tezos Commons released a new blog post explaining why Tezos is the best smart contract platform for security tokenization and other high-value, high-complexity use cases.
- Tezos Korea hosted a technology seminar at Hyundai Motors HQ to discuss how Tezos is well-suited for autonomous vehicle applications.
- Tezos Nodes released an update to make it more convenient to monitor the efficiency and free space for new delegations on Tezos nodes for non-public bakers.
- Tezos Southeast Asia announced a partnership with Tribe, Singapore’s First government-supported blockchain ecosystem platform to provide developer training on Tezos.
- Tulip Tools announced that TPlus sandboxes have been updated to run the Carthage proposed protocol.
The Foundation is in the middle of significant grantmaking activities, as we are in the process of reviewing over 90 proposals from our most recent ecosystem grants RFP. We will complete reviews for grant proposals and update all applicants on their status by mid-December. If you have questions about the status of your grant proposal, feel free to email [email protected] at any point.
We are also thrilled to be creating the Foundation’s second biannual update (you can view our first biannual update here) to be released in early 2020. It has been a groundbreaking year for the Tezos ecosystem, and we can’t wait to share updates on what the whole community has achieved!
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]