We are also very excited for the great Tezos events happening later this month. On August 22nd, TQ will host TQuorum Berlin – which will be a mix of technical workshops and networking. This will be a great opportunity to meet some of the many talented developers building tools and applications on Tezos. I know that Ryan Lackey, Roman Schnider, Hubertus Thonhauser, and myself are personally very excited to attend. Then, on August 26th Blocktrends will be happening in Rio de Janeiro. There will be many great speakers, including a former president of the Brazilian Central Bank, a partner at BTG Pactual, and our own Ryan Lackey. Make sure to attend if you are in the area.
In addition, we love seeing pictures posted from community members all over the world of the engraved Ledger Nano S device they have received. Check out some pictures on our twitter feed.
Grantees & Funded Entities
Here are some updates from our grantees and other funded entities this week:
This week we worked hard to finalize our first Biannual Update. We are incredibly excited to share it with you all today. If you have any thoughts or feedback – please let us know. In addition, we worked on the following:
After TAC review, the Foundation Council voted on the latest round of grant proposals. Applicants will be informed about the decisions on their proposals early next week and we look forward to announcing the grants from this round this month.
Working on the next shipment of Tezos-engraved Ledger Nano S hardware wallets. There is still time for fundraiser contributors to interact with the giveaway smart contract to be eligible to receive free devices!
Preparing for TQuorum Berlin where Ryan Lackey, Ryan Jesperson, Roman Schnider and Hubertus Thonhauser will be in attendance.
FAQs: How many votes are needed for Babylon to be injected?
The Babylon proposal was injected into the protocol 26th of July. Currently it is in the Exploration period – where bakers can vote to test the most upvoted proposal from the initial vote period. As of this writing, there have been 2,895 votes on the proposal (all in favor), with a total of 51,483 votes needed for quorum to be reached in this stage. Learn more about the Tezos protocol amendment process in this blog post.
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.
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.