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Tezos: An introduction to Marigold — layer 2 scaling, Securitize to tokenize $1B of real estate on Tezos, new experimental features for Tezos node, Tezos blockchain on IOS — part 2

Biweekly update 1st January — 15th February

This is not financial advice

Tezos teams are working separately, but the contribution that every team makes is considerable and in prospect leads to an enormous growth of Tezos. Teznomics episodes, Tezos contracts and TezBridge have been developed during the last two weeks. As for the social encounters, Tezos made a solid amount of work — raised the involvement of Indian blockchain community, cooperation and featuring Zednode, attending Swiss Blockchain School, and upcoming Tez talks. There is a well-defined dialogue with social networks’ audience: new creative poster explaining baking processes, creating different accounts for different aims (for instance, TezosInsider) and opening discussions on reddit. All of the above attracts community, that’s why we can see steady increase in number of subscribers. Again, Tezos is doing well.

Development

Gitlab metrics

25 developers migrated to Nomadic Labs, thats why the number of members there is five times less.

Developer activity (from Coinlib.io)
  • TezBridge recent dev updates:
    1. Add protocol switcher
    2. Add local forgeOperation
    3. Add local parseOperation
    4. Add local data packing function
  • Check out this piece by Gabriel Alfour for an introduction to Marigold, a layer-2 scaling implementation for Tezos.
  • New experimental features for the Tezos node: history modes and snapshots.
  • When we first introduced TQ two weeks ago we highlighted our focus on creating open source smart contract tools and other public goods for Tezos. Today, they’d like to share more information about one of our early efforts on that front.
  • Tezonomics Episode 2 — Chorus Mobility with Will Vorobev is up! Learn how @ChorusMobility is building vehicle to vehicle payments on Tezos.
  • Interacting with the Tezos Blockchain on iOS, Part 2: Tezos Contracts. A smart contract is a powerful tool. Tezos allows for smart contracts, and its domain-specific smart contracting language, Michelson, is designed to more easily allow for formal verification and therefore more secure smart contracts than on other blockchains like Ethereum or EOS and a big selling point of Tezos that tried to learn from the mistakes of Ethereum and make them more secure. This generator aims to make it as simple as possible for Swift developers to interact with smart contracts.

Social encounters

  • Nomadic Labs were at fosdem2019 in Brussels.
  • Co-founders @bernd_oostrum and @MalviyaOp talked about the basics of Tezos and simplifying insurance on blockchain at the Indian blockchain community event Blockchain Bytes: Road to India Dapp Fest.
Source:twitter
Source:twitter
  • First Grantee Spotlight of 2019! This episode they feature @zednodeofficial, a San Francisco based staking services and blockchain infrastructure company focused on improving the baking experience for small bakers in the Tezos ecosystem.
  • Baking Bad made meet-the-team video. Watch via link.
  • At the Swissblockchainschool, Vincent Botbol of Nomadic Labs gives an overview of blockchain platform @Tezos and its “self-amendment” model. This allows the protocol to upgrade itself over time via on-chain voting. View the full event program here.

Upcoming events

  1. Announcement of Tez TalksJoin Tezos on March 23rd in San Mateo, CA for curated talks about Tezos and the Future of the Commons.

Partnerships and team members

  • Implementing a Multi-Sig Smart-Contract in Tezos; using @reasonml — Learn how how design, implement, deploy and interact with smart contracts — Preview results in TzScan. ReasonML is a friendly programming language for JavaScript and OCam. — on reddit.
  • Serokell have joined forces with @camlCaseTech to work on the Morley library for the @TQTezos — more info via link. Morley is a library that will ease writing smart contracts in Michelson (the language used to write smart contracts on Tezos).
  • An announcement of project that TQTezos has been working on — @ElevatedReturns will use @securitize_io to tokenize $1B of real estate on Tezos.

Rumors

No updates.

Finance

Source:htzscan.io
  • The number of @Tezos bakers per day keeps on growin’.
    +33% since December 1, 2018.
Source:@staked_us
  • English version of snapshot and baking on Tezos
Source: twitter
The information is taken from Coingecko.com.

Social media metrics

Social media activity
Social media dynamics
Social media dynamics

The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Tezos Facebook likes, Reddit subscribers and Twitter followers. The information is taken from Coingecko.com.

This is not financial advice.

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