Update: Week of 27 January 2020

Январь 31, 2020

Dear Tezos community, We were delighted to see further progress on the digital securities (security tokens) front this week, as Vertalo announced that it has made Tezos its default blockchain for digital securities issuance, transitioning over from Ethereum. Vertalo, a Texas-based security token management and issuance platform, will now encourage its customers to switch over […]

Dear Tezos community,

We were delighted to see further progress on the digital securities (security tokens) front this week, as Vertalo announced that it has made Tezos its default blockchain for digital securities issuance, transitioning over from Ethereum. Vertalo, a Texas-based security token management and issuance platform, will now encourage its customers to switch over to Tezos, citing Tezos’ faster transactions, greater scalability, and more stable network of participants.

Vertalo’s announcement follows VC firm Andra Capital’s announcement last week that it will launch its Silicon Valley Coin (SVC) on Tezos. Both projects demonstrate Tezos’ continued momentum and status as a premier platform for digital securities.

The French publication ZDNet published a deep-dive article on the French Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division’s decision to record judicial expenses on Tezos. Since September, the division has successfully used the Tezos blockchain to validate court costs incurred during investigations. We are thrilled to see Tezos being utilized for real-world use cases throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Best regards,
Ryan

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

Nomadic Labs and ENVITED

Nomadic Labs and ENVITED

Our Activities
The Foundation announced its third cohort of Tezos ecosystem grants last week, with 21 projects receiving grants out of 90 proposals submitted. 

The Foundation also issued its next RFP, which is soliciting proposals in the following categories:

  • Applications built using Tezos smart contracts (with a special interest in Decentralized Finance, or “DeFi”, and digital securities applications)
  • Tools for Tezos smart contract development (e.g. smart contract testing tools, smart contract templates, infrastructure, etc.)
  • Educational/training resources covering Tezos (e.g. Kauri, CryptoZombies, etc.)
  • Projects focused on using Tezos in new markets (industries and/or geographies)
  • Marketing and other initiatives to help increase awareness of Tezos and its ecosystem
  • Tooling around tez as money
  • Projects which are uniquely possible on Tezos
  • Other proposals for projects targeting categories not listed above that may benefit the Tezos ecosystem

Prospective applicants should submit grant proposals here by 21 February.

FAQs
What is the Tezos mainnet faucet and how does it work?
The Tezos faucet allows developers and users to request Tezos tokens for development and testing purposes. To acquire tez for development and testing purposes, enter a Tezos address and complete the captcha prompt at faucet.tezos.com. You can learn more about the Tezos faucet here.