Update: Week of 2 December 2019

December 6, 2019

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 […]

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!

Best regards,
Ryan

Grantees, Funded Entities, and Other News
Below are some updates from the last week:

Our Activities
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].

FAQs
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.