Dear Tezos community,
As we enter into the final month of the year, I want to thank all of you in the community for your ongoing efforts to make the Tezos project a reality. Without amazing contributions from the entire community, the Tezos ecosystem would not be anywhere near as vibrant, resilient, and innovative as it is today.
This week, Tezos Southeast Asia (TSA) was featured in a CoinTelegraph article for its first-of-its-kind partnership with Tribe, the blockchain platform backed by the Singaporean government. TSA is collaborating with Tribe to offer a training program for developers to build on Tezos. Through the program, TSA will attract and train new developers to build real-world solutions.
We are also thrilled to announce the launch of Tezos Brazil! Tezos Brazil is a team supported by the Foundation and dedicated to advancing the Tezos ecosystem in Brazil. Its first initiative is a Tezos training course in Portuguese! Welcome, Tezos Brazil!
Grantees, Funded Entities, and Other News
Below are some updates from the last week:
- Baking Bad released an overview of the architecture and core components of TzKT, its lightweight, API-first, account-oriented block explorer based on its own indexer.
- Blockmatics hosted a free webinar showcasing how to deploy a Tezos smart contract via SmartPy.
- Cryptonomic released version 0.9.2 of its Galleon wallet with multiple minor bug fixes.
- Everstake added a snapshots page and a baking rights page to TZTracker, its Tezos explorer.
- Magnum Wallet released a tutorial video on how to delegate on Tezos with Magnum.
- Nomadic Labs released a new version of the mainnet-staging branch with improvements to the new storage backend to make it more reliable and efficient.
- Nomadic Labs will meet with the ENVITED ecosystem work group for virtual proof of validation of highly autonomous driving (HAD) functions in Paris to discuss Nomadic’s work on distributed, decentralized, and formally verified software.
- Tezos.help released its Bakers Voting List to monitor voting activity of Tezos bakers.
- Tezos Berlin will host its next meetup on Tuesday, December 10 to discuss Tezos governance.
- Tezos Commons released its Tezos community update for December.
- Tezos Southeast Asia conducted a workshop on blockchain technology for the accounting and finance industry at the Singapore office of the global association for professional accountants.
- Tezos Ukraine co-sponsored Kharkiv Digital with Distributed Labs, introducing Tezos to a new community of builders.
- Tulip Tools created a simple frontend for the Baker Registry Contract where bakers can check their data and delegates can check if their baker participates in the registry.
- TzStats launched a new release of the TzStats API featuring bigmap indexing and smart contract decoding for testing that will go live on December 12.
Ryan Lackey, Chief Security Officer and member of the Foundation Council, gave a presentation at FinTech Connect in London on the digital asset landscape. And Ryan Jesperson, President of the Foundation, presented at the Tezos Geneva meetup last week.
In addition to these public appearances, all of the proposals from our most recent ecosystem grants RFP, plus some additional ones, are in the final stages of our evaluation process. We will update applicants on the status of their proposals in the coming weeks. If you have questions about the status of a grant proposal, feel free to email [email protected].
Is the Tezos Foundation going to shut down its baking operations?
It was reported by a Reddit user over one year ago that during a meetup the Foundation President, Ryan Jesperson, said that the Foundation would shut down its bakers in the future. For clarity, Ryan Jesperson said that he personally likes the idea of eventually having the Foundation delegate its tokens to other bakers. There was no specific timeline attached to this statement and it was a statement of personal opinion. For additional clarity, here is a public statement that Ryan gave on the matter.