Dear Tezos community,
Welcome to November! This week, B9lab announced the start of the second round of students to take part in its Tezos Blockstars Programme, which provides free Tezos developer training to students all over the world. This cohort features over 100 students from over 30 countries who will learn how to create smart contracts and write clients on Tezos. Congratulations to the new students accepted!
Tezos Korea hosted TEZOS INNOVATORS 2019 this week in Seoul, South Korea. This was the first Tezos blockchain idea contest ever held in South Korea, and featured applications from 35 teams, of which six were short-listed to present at the INNOVATORS Summit. Ultimately, the Tezos Korea team selected HashMob as the winning team for their blockchain-based blackbox video storage service.
We would also like to remind the community that the first ever Pitch Day in Paris will be hosted by Nomadic Labs on November 12. It will feature presentations from startups and projects building on Tezos. We look forward to seeing the vibrant French community there!
Grantees, Funded Entities, and Other News
Below are some updates from the last week:
- Nomadic Labs is hosting a Pitch Day in Paris on November 12, featuring presentations from startups and projects building on Tezos.
- Edukera published a tutorial article and video demo on how to develop and verify a smart contract for an on-chain loyalty program using Archetype, simple high-level language to develop smart contracts on Tezos with a specific focus on contract security.
- Tezos Korea hosted INNOVATORS 2019, the first ever Tezos blockchain idea contest in Korea.
- Tezos India Foundation hosted a great meetup in Bangalore with over 60 attendees.
- Tezos India Foundation is collaborating with others to organize Genesis DevCon, a blockchain developer conference in India on 24 & 25 November at IISc, Bangalore.
- Tezos Rio released a new version of TezzeT, a fast, secure, lightweight Tezos wallet which is now compatible with the Babylon protocol.
- TezTech Labs’ new Community Manager, Jovan Smith, wrote a blog post describing TezTech’s online resources and introducing his new role to the community.
- Tezos Los Angeles hosted a meetup on the state of Tezos dApps and smart contracts with Vishakh from Cryptonomic.
- Tulip Tools released the first version of Tplus to get community members started with smart contract development on Tezos.
- Tulip Tools released a guide to creating a custom sandbox and deploying a SmartPy contract with Tplus.
- Baking Bad, Norn Community, and P2P Validator held the first Tezos meetup in Moscow with about 100 attendees. Russian speakers can re-watch the meetup on YouTube.
- Catsigma released a new application sample for integrating apps with TezBridge, a tool that allows users to use applications built on Tezos from their browsers without a browser extension.
In addition to our regular grantmaking activities, Foundation Council member Ryan Lackey will speak at the Singapore FinTech Festival on November 12th on the topic of “Enabling the Next Generation of Financial Infrastructure.” Be sure to register if you’ll be in the area!
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 can 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. Follow the steps at the bottom of this page, and if you run into any issue along the way, please email [email protected]