What projects/goals will the 2 new team members be working toward specifically? They seem like great folks to bring into the fray, well done.
Anil Madhavapeddy and Chris Wright have been appointed as non-executive Council Members of the Tezos Foundation. Specifically, that means that they will have an advisory role with tech teams working on the protocol, and attracting developer talents to the Tezos ecosystem. We are very excited to have Anil and Chris on board. They each bring over 20 years of software development experience to the Foundation Council, and will provide invaluable technical expertise as we continue to execute on our mission to foster the growth of the Tezos protocol.
What is the status of the Ukraine CBDC and has there been any communication updates from Societe General in regard to the French CBDC experiment?
Hadrien from Nomadic Labs has given more information about Société Générale-Forge partnership and about CDBC in our last weekly update. With regards to the Ukraine CBDC question, we pointed this out on Reddit but Tezos Ukraine is leading that effort.
Can you share some information about Tezos Gulf Technologies Ltd. and what its main focus is? Has it made any business inroads in the region?
The mission of Tezos Gulf is to support the growth of the Tezos ecosystem of people and products in the Middle East region. As we see it, there are three clear areas of focus for the region:
- Driving adoption of Tezos
- Building Partnerships
- Growing the Tezos community
Here is a recent announcement on Tezos receiving Shariah Certification.
When will The Tezos Foundation become more liberal with their spending and retool the grants program to allow developers greater flexibility in what they build and a longer runway to innovate and pivot if necessary?
Our priority is always to balance long-term efficiency with short-term effectiveness. We’re always trying to improve our processes and are learning from past experiences to make things more effective going forward. To this end, we have released the first version of our new grants platform, and it is now live for existing grantees so that we can gather feedback.