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Tezos: New grant issued, Kraken listing announcement and the launch of free online course

Biweekly update 9th October — 23rd October


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Shared some current plans about the Foundation’s funds and asset management: “Currently, the Foundation holds approximately $500 million in assets, making Tezos one of the most well-funded blockchain projects worldwide. The Foundation has already started to diversify a part of its non-XTZ portfolio into liquid and lower-risk asset classes and will continue to do so in order to lay the foundation for long-term stability and availability of funds to fulfill its mandate”. More information can be found here.

Article on Tezos at TokenTops: “Tezos Expect To Have 1,000 Trained Tezos-focused Programmers By 2019 — Tezos News”, announcing that Tezos Foundation will be committing funds to encourage the training of at least 1,000 developers so they can create software for the Tezos (XTZ) ecosystem. According to the press release, the Foundation is going to award grants to organizations that can produce well-versed software developers. The full article can be found here. Official announcement from Tezos Foundation can be found here.

The Tezos Commons Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the growth and education of the Tezos community, announced the availability of an massive, open, online course focused on training developers to build decentralized applications on the Tezos blockchain. More information can be found here. «Built a simple Dapp on Tezos» course is no live for free and can be found here.

On the 18th of October, CryptoLiveLeak took an interview with Arthur and Kathleen Breitman (Co-Founders of Tezos). The Questions were taken from the Tezos Boston Meetup #3 Harvard University Event. The full video can be found here.

On the 18th of October, The Tezos Foundation announced that it has issued a grant to OCamlPro to support its work on TzScan, a block explorer for the Tezos blockchain that will be made open-source. OCamlPro is a French company and R&D lab focused on OCaml and blockchain development. More information can be found here.

On the 20th of October, Arthur Breitman posted an article on his Medium account discussing “A few directions to improve Tezos”. The full article can be found here.

On the 23rd of October, rthur Breitman will be talking at Web3 Summit in Berlin about “5 Reasons Why Tezos Rocks”. The translation link can be found here.


Kraken listed Tezos (XTZ) on Tuesday October 16. More information can be found here.


Betanet launched on the 30th of June 2018.

What’s up next?

Mainnet went live on Monday the 17th of September. The full announcement can be found here.

Partnerships and team members

Korean “Coinone” exchange has announced Tezos to be the first coin supported by “Coinone Node” — a reward plan for PoS coins. All users who are storing XTZ on Coinone will be distributed the rewards gained from baking, similar plan is also provided by exchange. The announcement can be found here.


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Social media activity

Social Media Activity

There is a slight growth in Tezos community over time.

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The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Tezos Reddit subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook likes.

Social Media Dynamics
Social Media Dynamics

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