A look into Stably’s USDS stablecoin on Tezos and what it means for the Tezos ecosystem.

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Lately, we’ve begun to witness a lot of developments and improvements around the DeFi (“decentralized finance”) infrastructure within Tezos. These improvements have stemmed from the advent of various primitives and applications fueling for future seepage into a truly robust, high-value, and high-complexity network.

In this post, we will discern the very nature behind this growth and how the addition of USDS will benefit the Tezos ecosystem at large.

What is USDS?

USDS is a USD-backed stablecoin that has been recently launched on Tezos from Stably. …


Discussing the Tezos Foundation’s revamp of their grant process.

In this post, we’ll discuss motivations behind providing more transparency behind the Tezos Foundation’s grant process, the new grant platform, and attempt to answer some prevailing questions around it.

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Why the Grant Process Needs more Transparency

There are several avenues for funding good ideas and projects that will benefit the Tezos network in a measurable way. Novel to Tezos, is a unique feature which allows the protocol to provide funding for core development and other goods on-chain.

With inflation funding, we’ve seen a few test uses thus far. But, essentially, through Tezos’ well-defined governance process, stakeholders can decide on whether or not to introduce new inflation and…


A dive into Bender Labs and the work they are doing to bring a completely decentralized and fully-fledged financial system on Tezos.

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There’s been a lot of momentum around DeFi (Decentralized Finance) and many upcoming launches to be taken place on the Tezos network. In this post, we scale back the curtain and look at Bender Labs, and the work they are doing to bring a fully-fledged and completely decentralized financial system running on Tezos.

Who are Bender Labs?

As of today, there is over $22.5B locked in DeFi within the Ethereum ecosystem. This number actually represents a growth of over 32 times since January 11th, 2020. …


In this post, we’ll dive into the recent momentum of enterprise companies coming into the Tezos network to become corporate bakers and discern just what exactly it means to be a corporate baker.

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Lately, there’s been so much exciting news and developments around Tezos, its beginning to become difficult to keep up with all of it. Luckily, AJ does a great job with Tezos Weekly.

For the sake of this post, I would like to focus on a few pieces of news that we received surrounding two enterprise companies that have became corporate bakers for the Tezos network. There isn’t much coverage around this particular topic, but it’s one that I find very appealing and will only drive further growth and adoption of the Tezos ecosystem.

What is a Corporate Baker?

To understand just what exactly a corporate…


A dive into the nature and significance of the latest proposed protocol amendment, Edo.

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Following the successful autonomous activation of Protocol 007 (Delphi), shortly thereafter, we’ve recently witnessed the injection of the Edo proposal. In case you’re wondering why this has happened so quickly, as relative to previous protocol upgrade cycles; be sure to read the post here.

In this post, we’re going to dive into the significance of the recent Edo proposal and discuss why it’s the most significant protocol upgrade to date.

Enter Edo

I find it astounding that there has not been much discussion around the significance of this potential upgrade — beyond one of the expected features. Currently, Edo is still undergoing…


A dive into Ecoo — A pilot program designed to onboard local residents and businesses of the Swiss town, Wetzikon to blockchain and Tezos.

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It’s easy to get lost in the idea of wanting to have more DApp’s (“decentralized applications”) and protocols built on top of Tezos. However, Tezos and the Tez, to be precise, is a currency first and a platform second.

That being said, in the Swiss town of Wetzikon, Papers, DU DA, and Farner Consulting Group have collaborated on a pilot program to expose local residents and businesses to blockchain and Tezos. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the program and why it’s a noteworthy development for the Tezos ecosystem.

Who are the people behind it?

In an effort to reinvigorate local business within…


A deep dive into Keefer Taylor and Luke Youngblood’s stable-coin project and how it will benefit the Tezos ecosystem.

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With the growth we’ve witnessed from DeFi (Decentralized Finance) within Ethereum and the many recent developments around DeFi within Tezos, it’s worth highlighting an exciting new development — a new stablecoin for Tezos. The name for this project was announced at TQuorum as “Kolibri,” however that may be subject to change.

In this post, we’ll dive into what stablecoins are, get into an update on the development status of the stablecoin project, and how this stablecoin will benefit Tezos.

What is a stablecoin?

Simply put, a stablecoin is a crypto asset designed to minimize the volatility typically associated with the native asset through a…


In this post, we dive into the recent commentary from SEC Chairman, Acting Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on tokenized assets, and get into some updates from Vertalo.

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Sometimes it takes a change in perspective to see things the way they are — and what they could potentially remold into, for that matter. That change in perspective is exactly what we witnessed in a recent webinar with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, and Acting Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Brian Brooks.

In the webinar, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton stated the following:

You know for example, if you talk about trading today, all trading is electronic. Our exchanges have gone electronic. Every trade you do, if you call your broker and say, I want this, it gets routed through an…


A dive into Spruce Systems and the work being done to bring decentralized identity (“DID”) solutions to the Tezos ecosystem.

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The world we live in is ever changing in one shape or form; the places we interact with online, making a purchase at the local coffee shop, or even using YouTube — information is collected about us and often times, sold to the highest bidder. For many within the crypto sphere, the value on anonymity and security is prodigious. That’s the way it should be, right?

To satiate this ever growing problem, that is returning data sovereignty, it’s important to recognize that the architecture itself is broken. The architecture I'm referring to around the internet, has caused some unexpected consequences…


We had the chance to chat with Daniel Masters on his recent joining of Tezos Foundation council and where he sees Tezos in the future

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Daniel Masters serves as the executive chairman and Co-Founder of CoinShares. He also joined the Tezos Foundation as a non-executive council member in July earlier this year. Daniel has been involved in the blockchain space for quite some time and his rich background in asset management makes him a strong addition to the TF. With that said, Mr. Masters was kind enough to share a few words on his recent joining to the Tezos Foundation and where he envisions Tezos and blockchain technology in general, in the future.

There’s been a lot of developments around Tezos lately, especially around tooling…

William McKenzie

Writer at wmckenzie.com, Tezos Commons, student.

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