The Tezos Post #3
Biweekly update 28th October — 11th November
The Tezos Post is a biweekly digest of updates that happened within the Tezos ecosystem curated by Citadel.one team. We have collected all important metrics, news and events for you to stay tuned with the Tezos world.
Current Proposal — Delphi (Promotion Period)
The Delphi proposal for Tezos will in fact be implemented as we’ve passed quorum in the promotion phase!
The Delphi proposal, a joint effort from Nomadic Labs, Metastate, and Gabriel Alfour, is an interim protocol proposal focused on performance and gas improvements in order to help individuals developing smart contracts on Tezos.
Delphi’s changes include optimizations to the amount of computation per unit of gas:
- Gas costs for all instructions have been recomputed
- The cost model for IOs has been updated
- The typechecking system has an entirely new cost model
- The base gas cost of manager operations has been reduced from 10,000 to 1,000 units of gas
For detailed GitLab developer activity click here.
- ECAD Labs released v7 of Tezos Taquito with Delphi support and Ledger Nano S/X support.
- MIDL.dev released version v1.2 of Tezos-on-GKE to help users prepare for Delphi.
- Runtime Verification published a case study on formal, executable language specification in K-Michelson.
- Stable Tech’s Kevin Mehrabi spoke at a Draper Goren Helm virtual meetup on liquidity pools.
- The TezQuery team announced that the TezQuery Graph Explorer is now available.
- TQ Tezos hosted the latest in their TQuorum series featuring Marco Stronati and Marc Beunardeau discussing privacy on Tezos and published the video of the last T
- AirGap announced that their Beacon SDK has been audited by Least Authority.
- camlCase released an urgent security update for Android users of the Magma wallet.
- Early Tezos architect Arthur Breitman published an Agora post on application-level firewall for nodes.
- Tezos Commons published issue 28 of The Baking Sheet with news and insights from across the Tezos ecosystem.
- Tezos Ukraine hosted a Tezos Webinar and AMA session on November 5th.
- TQ Tezos hosted the latest in their TQuorum series, a discussion on DeFi with Luke Youngblood and Keefer Taylor.
- Tezocracy node moves to a new baker - Citadel.one
- Stakin baker fee increase
Taurus Group SA (“Taurus“) announced that it has integrated the Tezos protocol’s staking capabilities into its digital asset infrastructure solutions. These include Taurus-PROTECT TM, the leading digital asset custody solution for banks, asset managers, and exchanges. This is the second step of several strategic initiatives. The Tezos Foundation and Taurus entered multi-faceted strategic cooperation in Q4 2019 in order to grow the Tezos ecosystem and provide secure and institutional-grade access to the Tezos blockchain.
Sygnum is the first regulated bank to launch staking for Tezos (XTZ), an open-source protocol backed by a global community of validators, researchers and developers. Secure custody, trading, credit and staking services for XTZ are available. Now Sygnum clients can rely on the bank’s independently-confirmed tax impact assessment reports which are available on-demand via e-banking.
- tZERO Forges Agreement with Tynton Capital to Digitize & Trade its Proposed Digital Infrastructure Fund with a Planned Offering Size of $300 Million USD
tZERO, a leader in financial innovation and liquidity for private companies, announced today it has signed an agreement with Tynton Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm, to provide digitization services for its planned data infrastructure technology fund, which will be issued on the Tezos Blockchain. The fund has a planned offering size of $300 million USD and is expected to trade on the tZERO ATS, following its offering and any applicable regulatory holding periods and confirmatory due diligence.
A new post on Emmy+ considers a strengthened adversary model and shows that the #Tezos blockchain remains stable under attempts to keep it in a forked state (“mixed forks”): the chain snaps back to consensus almost as quickly as it did before.
TZIP-17 enables account abstraction: emulating multiple account types using standardized contract calls. This is done through pre-signing: a method to sign and submit Tezos transactions separately. TZIP-17’s gas relaying process gives anyone the opportunity to subsidize user onboarding to their application or send a token over Tezos without needing to spend tez. This improves the end-user experience interacting with dApps from their wallets and brings the experience more in line with the applications and financial transactions most users are accustomed to.
Kiln is an application that allows users to bake on the Tezos blockchain as well as monitor and receive alerts from a self-curated set of bakers and nodes. Today, we are excited to announce that Kiln version 0.8.2 is now available for Linux (Ubuntu), MacOS Catalina, VM, and Docker (monitoring only). Kiln 0.8.2 introduces a few new features: Multinetwork node support, Delphi support, and an updated UI with regard to node software notifications.
Beacon SDK the implementation of the tzip-10 standard is now available natively for developers on Android devices through the Kotlin implementation.
- ecoo, a coin for local businesses — Papers, DU DA and Farner Consulting develop a platform for customized, earmarked payment instruments to be piloted in Switzerland
- The Swiss town of Wetzikon announces a new offering for local businesses amid the Coronavirus pandemic: an electronic voucher program with vouchers that are solely redeemable at local businesses
- ecoo, the revolutionary digital platform for earmarked transactions, is a user-friendly app that allows residents to make local purchases using special tokens
- The idea and technology were created by top-class partners Papers, DU DA Data & Commtech by Farner and Farner Consulting and was built on the Tezos blockchain
Tezos Foundation took a deep dive inside the Swiss town of Wetzikon’s new electronic voucher program developed by DU DA, Farner Consulting and Papers, and built on Tezos.
- An Overview of Bolt Labs’ zkChannels by Brian Li
In this article, Brian takes a look at zkChannels and discusses the scalability and cost-efficiency advantages of off-chain transaction layers like zkChannels.
“Blockchain is evolving rapidly and Tezos’ self-amendment and on-chain governance are designed specifically to give it the adaptability to keep up and integrate the best technological advances (where, perhaps, other blockchains might struggle to do so). Tezos’ future is bright!”
Following news from TezosCommons & the Kukai team that the Kukai Wallet now supports DirectAuth for one-click wallet access from Google, Reddit, and Twitter accounts, we took a deep dive into the new release and caught up with the team.
Tezos Community Update — November
Welcome to November! — crisp air, leaves, and pumpkin spice everything 🍁
A discussion with one of the co-founders of Tezos India, Om Malviya on the community he is building in India.
Tezos Commons released another episode of TezTalks Radio featuring Kukai wallet lead developer Klas Viktor Harrysson.
Guides & Overviews
As part of the journey to bring Tezos Domains to mainnet, the team is preparing a series of short articles covering how-tos and examples of integration. The aim is to make the experience easier for developers starting with Tezos Domain. All of the code in the series can be found in the dedicated repository. It contains the latest versions of our examples and includes instructions for running them.
The focus of this video is on a new Tezos based AMM DEX called DEXTER that is currently on beta with three different tokens (more to be added in future). In this video ill be showing you how to trade, provide liquidity and how to connect to dexter exchange, whilst giving out thoughts and improvements i would like to see in the DEX in future.
The TezEdge node — Using multiple CPU cores to pre-validate operations in Tezos
When networks handle financial movements or other data that affects items of value, they must have an accurate, fast…
The Tezos Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that contribute to the growth of the Tezos community and ecosystem. They are especially interested in supporting regional organizations and university-based groups focused on Tezos and the larger blockchain ecosystem. Check out some of the community organizations that compose the Tezos ecosystem:
- Tezos Commons Foundation: Website, Twitter
- Tezos Korea: Website, Twitter
- Tezos Montreal: Website, Twitter
- Tezos OCaml Michelson Institute: Website, Twitter
- Tezos Detroit: Twitter
- MyTezosBaker: Website, Twitter
- Tezos Ukraine: Website, Twitter
- Tezos Luxembourg: Website, Twitter
- Tezos Turkey: Twitter, Telegram
- Tezos Geneva: Twitter, Meetup
- Tezos Rio: Website, Twitter
Learn about key operational entities
- Nomadic Labs: Website, Twitter
- Tocqueville Group (“TQ”): Website, Twitter, Wiki
- Tezos Japan Foundation: Website, Twitter
- Tezos Korea Foundation: Website, Twitter
- Tezos Southeast Asia Association: Website, Twitter
Learn more about Citadel, an all-in-one interface for decentralized finance
- Citadel overview: Tezos
- Citadel.one Staking guide: Tezos (XTZ)
- Guide: Ledger Support for Tezos
- Guide: Tezos Address Import