Dear Tezos community,
Happy New Year once again to the entire Tezos ecosystem! We are excited to move into 2020 with momentum to create another incredible year of growth for the Tezos community and progress for the Tezos protocol.
I would like to remind the community that there are just 8 days remaining in the exploration vote period for the Carthage 2.0 proposal. We encourage all bakers to make their voices heard as we work together to build the future of Tezos.
This week, TQ Tezos and Wave Financial teamed up to publish a report on “The State of Digital Securities,” which dives deep into the advantages, challenges, regulations, and key offerings of blockchain-based digital securities (“security tokens”). The report offers an exciting forecast of what to expect in the digital securities space in 2020 and beyond, so be sure to check it out!
We are also thrilled to announce the launch of Tezos Israel, an entity and Innovation Lab to educate, train, and grow the Tezos ecosystem in Israel. Welcome, Tezos Israel!
Grantees, Funded Entities, and Other News
Below are some updates from the last week:
- The Archetype team published a blog post, “Developing a Dapp on Tezos.”
- Baking Bad released its TzKT block explorer, which now allows you to view raw RPC JSON.
- Baking Bad published a blog post on Netezos, a .NET Standard 2.0 library for working with Tezos; the blog shows use cases of working with local forging and the Tezos Ledger App.
- CatSigma released the new TezBridge v2.4.1: it enables users to test their operations and check the possible result on-chain before approving a DApp operation request.
- Cryptium Labs announced that it is developing a new smart contract language, Juvix.
- The LIGO team posted an update on LabNet to Tezos Agora.
- Nomadic Labs formally verified its spending limit contract, which can now be used with the Android version of the Cortez wallet.
- Nomadic Labs published a blog post detailing its projects from December.
- Nomadic Labs partnered with Madrid-based IMDEA Software Institute.
- SimpleStaking released its Tezos Node Explorer, TezEdge, to view interactions between the Tezos protocol and storage.
- Tezos Commons published an interview with Jonas Lamis, CEO of Tezos Capital, on his new project, StakerDAO.
- Tezos Israel officially launched.
- Tezos Korea will host its first meetup of the year on January 16 to share its 2020 initiatives.
- TzStats released a new API with full support for Carthage.
Tezos Foundation Council Member Hubertus Thonhauser appeared in a CV Labs video to explain TF’s mission and invite anyone interested in the Tezos project to attend the CV Summit in Davos. The Foundation will present on Tezos real-world use cases including STOs.
I just got a new device – how do I set up two-factor authentication?
The New Year often means receiving and beginning to operate new devices. We encourage all Tezos community members to adopt two-factor authentication as a means of securing their private data. Follow the instructions in the Tezos Foundation guide to ”Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication” here to get your device secured for 2020 and beyond.