Dear Tezos community,
In late 2018, we announced that we committed funding to train 1,000 new developers to build on Tezos. Today, we are proud to share that we have reached that goal. Specifically, a recent analysis found that 1,338 developers have completed, or are in the midst of completing, a Tezos training course. We are incredibly excited to welcome these developers into the fold and look forward to seeing what they build on Tezos in 2020 and beyond.
In addition to reaching our goal of training 1,000 Tezos developers, Ledger announced this week that they integrated Tezos to allow users to send, receive, and delegate tez (Tezos tokens) directly from Ledger Live. This was a joint effort with TQ Tezos and Obsidian Systems, and I commend them on a job well done. I cannot wait to see the Tezos community take advantage of this new tool.
Grantees, Funded Entities, and Other News
Below are some updates from the last week:
- Baking Bad announced support for the Carthagenet Tezos test network in its Telegram Faucet Bot.
- Cryptium Labs and Nomadic Labs injected a possible Carthage proposal on the Cathagenet testnet. It reached the quorum and will move on to the Testing Period.
- Ledger integrated Tezos directly into Ledger Live to allow users to send, receive, and delegate tez directly from Ledger Live.
- Obsidian Systems released its latest version of Kiln, a tool for both baking and monitoring the Tezos network via a locally hosted GUI.
- Tarides announced Irmin 2.0.0, a major release of the Git-like distributed branching and storage substrate that underpins MirageOS. Irmin 2.0.0 is used in the most recent mainnet branch released by Nomadic Labs.
- Tezos Berlin hosted a Tezos meetup to discuss the Tezos governance process with members of the Tezos community. The meetup was sponsored by Tezos Commons.
- Tezos Brazil launched its Tezos introductory course with 1,000 registered participants.
- Tezos Commons hosted Tezos meetups in Bordeaux and Réunion Island.
- TzStats released its new API with advanced smart contract features.
As stated in last week’s update, we’re in the final stages of our evaluation process for all of the proposals submitted to our latest ecosystem grants RFP. This week, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) completed reviews of all proposals, which will be voted on by the Council over the next 1-2 weeks. We will contact all applicants once final decisions have been made by the Council. Those with questions regarding our grantmaking activities may contact [email protected].
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 may 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 and access it using a Tezos wallet. Follow the steps at the bottom of this page, and if you run into any issue along the way, please email [email protected]