Weekly Updates

Wrapping Up the Tezos + CoinList Hackathon

For this week’s update, we took a dive into the successful Tezos + CoinList Hackathon that ran for the past month, with over 1,000 registrants and 30 projects submitted.

Tezos + CoinList Hackathon Logo

Over the past month, Tezos developers, community members, and enthusiasts came together to participate in the Tezos + CoinList Hackathon and this week, the winners for each Hackathon category were announced. 30 projects were submitted for the categories of DeFi, Games & Collectibles, Oracles, and a general Community Vote category. The hackathon was a remarkable demonstration of the continued global growth and interest in the Tezos ecosystem as development efforts shift from infrastructure and core development to end-user applications.

In the DeFi category, the first place winner was DexAuction, a decentralized exchange, while Blockly Tezos, a visual Tezos smart contract editor, took second place. When asked about his participation in the hackathon, Mudit Marda, developer of DexAuction, said, “the hackathon seemed like a perfect opportunity to get some hands-on experience and build on an idea that I had in mind for a while.”

In Games & Collectibles, horror adventure game Tezos Monsters won first place and TzTip.me, a Tezos tipping service for platforms like Discord and Telegram, was the second place winner. The champion of the Oracles on Tezos category was Ungrund Oracle, open source infrastructure to connect micro-services to the Tezos network. Finally, Crypto-Fantazia won the Community Vote while Cepheus, a decentralized marketplace on Tezos wound up in second place.

Said Rafael Lima, developer of the Oracles category winner Ungrund Oracle, “I designed Ungrund Oracle as a microservice architecture that is able to forge operations and inject data into smart contracts in a smooth way. From this experience I’m looking forward to implementing this architecture along dApps, making it possible to integrate it with Tezos and within our everyday life.”

The judges for the hackathon were Alison Mangiero, Kathleen Breitman, Sam McIngvale, and Spencer Noon. In addition to hackathon prizes, community organizations like Baking Bad, Beacon, Cryptonomic, Magic, LIGO, SmartPy, Stove Labs, Taquito, Tezos Commons, TQ Tezos, and Truffle hosted developer workshops and answered community questions during “office hour” sessions. Said judge Alison Mangiero, the President of TQ Tezos, which co-hosted the hackathon alongside CoinList, “It was outstanding to see these applications built on Tezos in such a short period of time. Now that the infrastructure layer is more mature, we look forward to an increased focus on the application layer and seeing more end-user products that a mainstream audience can use for a variety of use-cases.”

To see a full list of the projects submitted throughout the hackathon, follow this link, and to catch up on all the developer workshops held throughout the past month, you can check out this YouTube playlist.

Additional Ecosystem Updates:

We have begun work on our next biannual report and expect to publish it by the end of August 2020. Stay tuned for more updates as we near completion of the report. Additionally, we are excited to announce that the audit with PwC for 2019 was successfully completed on time. 

FAQs

I think a lot of users are looking for an update to the 007 proposal… could we please have some insight on what’s left to do or how the team is getting on with the development?

Tezos is a decentralized network and the core protocol is developed and maintained by independent teams all around the world including Nomadic Labs, DaiLambda, Metastate, and more, not the Tezos Foundation. The Foundation does not take a stance when it comes to Tezos protocol governance and as such we do not have any updates to provide on the 007 proposal being worked on by teams throughout the Tezos ecosystem. Tezos Foundation bakers abstain from protocol amendment votes and the Foundation does not advocate for or against specific governance proposals.

Any strategy on how to attract, build or fund DeFi projects besides waiting for them to get a grant? Which DeFi projects are you most excited about if any?

In addition to the multiple grants that we have given to DeFi projects to build out their products, for example, Dexter and QuipuSwap, we believe that our strategic focus on supporting teams building tooling and infrastructure to make it easier and more secure to build on Tezos will lay the groundwork for the emerging Tezos DeFi ecosystem. As featured above, there were also a number of interesting projects in the DeFi category of the Tezos + CoinList Hackathon, including DexAuction,Blockly Tezos, and AccessStaking. We’re eager to continue supporting projects in these areas.

What entities has the TF given KYC information contributed by participants in the fundraiser?

We answered this question in our June 12th update. Emails were securely delivered to the notice administrator as part of the settlement agreement with plaintiffs. We have not provided contributor information to any other third party.

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