Dear Tezos community,
We hope you’re staying safe and healthy wherever you are. This week we released a new version of the Tezos Foundation website. We hope you’ll take a look and let us know what you think. We have already started incorporating a couple of really helpful pieces of feedback from the community and will continue to do so as it comes in.
Tezos Berlin also hosted a successful virtual meetup last weekend with community members from around the world. Speakers from Nomadic Labs and Cryptium labs spoke on the latest developments regarding the core protocol, including the upcoming Tezos Sapling integration for privacy-preserving features. You can find video recordings of the meetup here.
Tezos Commonspublished an interview with former Foundation Council member, Olaf Carlson-Wee of Polychain Capital.
The Foundation is continuing to work on a new grant platform to improve the grant application and management process, with the goal of providing the Tezos community with transparency into the grant process, initially via Tezos Agora. We also conducted multiple Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings this week to discuss the current grant cohort, and are in the process of performing technical milestone audits of existing grantees. More to follow.
On the development front, we are working with community members on the launch of the first DeFi applications on Tezos, and look forward to further development next week. We are also supporting several corporate institutions that will work on Tezos, including banks and fintech companies.
Finally, if you still haven’t seen the second edition of the Tezos Foundation Biannual Update, you can find it here.
FAQs: Regarding the civil litigation update – who is entitled to receive the settlement funds and how will they be distributed?
Settlement funds will be distributed to those in the settlement class who file valid claim forms. The settlement class would consist of those who participated in the Foundation’s fundraiser in 2017, but would exclude the defendants and certain of their affiliates. The federal courts in the United States have not yet determined how to allocate funds among class members.
We are in the process of finalizing the Foundation’s second Biannual Update and look forward to sharing it with the community in the coming weeks. In the update we will highlight some of the momentous strides that the Tezos ecosystem has made since August. If you want to catch up on the first Biannual Update, you can do so here.
This week, we caught up with Agile Ventures founder Andrew Paulicek to discuss Agile’s work on Tezos Domains, what makes blockchain name services valuable, and the other projects he and his team are working on. We hope you enjoy the Q&A below.