Dear Tezos community,
The Tezos ecosystem has made strides towards wider adoption of Tezos over the past few weeks, with projects announced by both the French and Singaporean governments. First, Nomadic Labs and the French National Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division (C3N) announced that C3N has been recording expenses on the Tezos blockchain over the past few months- the first time that a government entity has developed an operational smart contract and deployed it on a blockchain.
Tezos Southeast Asia also announced its partnership with Tribe, a Singaporean government-backed blockchain platform, to launch a training program for Tezos developers. The partnership is designed to attract more developers to create Tezos-based solutions for real-world applications. I am delighted to see Tezos emerge as the go-to blockchain for government use cases and partnerships.
Additionally, we are very excited that Alexis Bonte has been appointed as a new Council Member. Alexis is co-founder and CEO of the online gaming company eRepublik Labs, part of the Stillfront Group where Bonte is COO, and also serves as a board member for several companies in the internet, healthcare, gaming, and real estate industries. Alexis will be a fantastic addition to the Council.
Grantees, Funded Entities, and Other News
Below are some updates from the last week:
- Airgap announced the release of tezblock V1, with a number of new features and improvements.
- Baking Bad released a Michelson syntax highlighter for VSCode supporting macros and Morley extensions.
- Baking Bad put out a trailer from the first Tezos meetup in Moscow.
- Blockmatics hosted a webinar on deploying a smart contract on Tezos with SmartPy
- Chorus Mobility released a technical video illustrating the full process of ordering and launching an autonomous drone using Tezos smart contracts.
- Nomadic Labs released videos of its workshop on Tezos smart contract languages and formal verification.
- Nomadic Labs is hiring interns for its offices in Paris and Grenoble. Apply by December 15!
- Tarides announced the launch of Irmin V2, the Git-like data layer for MirageOS, with new features including a GraphQL frontend and optimized backends.
- Tezos Geneva hosted its second meetup featuring a discussion on blockchain governance.
- Tezos Southeast Asia announced that it will work with RF International Holdings to jointly explore how the Tezos technology can form the bedrock of secure transactions in digital assets and tokenization.
- Tezos Southeast Asia was in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Thailand Blockchain Week and presented on STOs.
We are still in the process of evaluating over 90 proposals from our most recent ecosystem grants RFP, and will update applicants on the status of their proposals by mid-December. If you have questions about the status of your grant proposal, feel free to email [email protected].
What should I do if I am having trouble moving Tezos tokens (tez) from a KT1 address to a tz1 address?
After Babylon was activated, some users may have had issues moving tez from KT1 addresses to tz1 addresses if the tz1 address contained insufficient funds, leaving them unable to pay transaction fees. Members of the Tezos community like Cryptium Labs and Everstake took initiative to fund all impacted accounts with enough tez to cover transaction fees and resolve the issue. Should one have any issue with a Tezos wallet, make sure that the latest version is installed (as many were updated to be compatible with Babylon), that your tz1 address contains sufficient funds to pay transaction fees, and reach out to the developers of the wallet for further support.