FAQs: What is inflation funding? How does it work?
Inflation funding is a mechanism that the Tezos protocol uses to fund the development of the core protocol and other public goods. Essentially how it works is simple – if an upgrade is approved by the Tezos governance process, the protocol itself mints new Tezos tokens (XTZ) and issues them to the developer(s) behind the upgrade. This process increases the total supply of XTZ and is designed to solve the free rider problem that open-source projects are particularly prone to. Inflation funding presents a sustainable source of funding that is not reliant on token price appreciation or private investment.
Why does Tezos.com look different?
One of our top priorities this year is to onboard new developers to build things on Tezos. In addition to sponsoring training courses, we wanted to improve the onboarding experience for developers that are new to Tezos. To that end, the Tezos Developer Portal has been added to ensure that the amazing resources that the community has created are easily accessible for anyone that is interested in building on Tezos. Have an idea of how to make the portal better? Contribute to the site here.