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Tezos: The 2-year Anniversary Of The Tezos Blockchain, July Community Update, Tezos Added To The Hubble Web 3 Explorer, Introducing zkChannels On Tezos, Q&A Sessions With Bolt Labs’ Ayo Akinyele And Baking Bad’s Vladimir Zarechnev

Biweekly update 22nd June — 6th July



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Developer activity (from
Source: Tezos Agora

The team is providing access to daily Tezos snapshots (full and rolling) via IPFS and web. For links and more details visit

It was also stated in the TezosGigaNode recent weekly report, that they served:

  1. Experimental DNT Token
  2. Money with wings You don’t have to pay any fees
  3. Wrapped present Tips & donations to profiles associated with a Tezos address

Cryptoverse Wars guides you to write basic smart contracts by onboarding you to the Cryptoverse — a parallel universe such as those portrayed in Ready Player One and The Matrix!

Read more info on the Twitter thread.

After a discussion with Michael Neuder (University of Colorado Boulder), who noticed a discrepancy between his analysis of Emmy+ and the one made by Nomadic Labs, they identified a bug in the script used to generate the data for the plot in the “Forks starting now” section. They have therefore updated the plot. The number of confirmations has changed from 6, 12, 44 to 7, 16, 67 for attacker stake fractions of 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, respectively. The discrepancy was due to taking into account the rate of the shortest adversarial forks that are faster than the honest chain; instead, they should have taken into account the rate of any fork faster than the honest chain. In addition, they have provided a more precise explanation of the last plot from the “Forks started in the past” section.

Did you know that you can search tezos contracts, operations, and big map keys by just a few letters? No? Check it out via the link above!

Use two of the hottest techs in Tezos development to build a dapp. For this tutorial, he chose vanilla JavaScript to write the dapp as it will give you all the information you need to use Taquito with the Beacon wallet and adapt the code to whichever framework you prefer. The dapp built and represented in the article is extremely simple, it connects to a demo smart contract deployed on Carthagenet (testnet) to test different features, the dapp has a button to connect your wallet, a simple interface with information from the blockchain and the smart contract and it gives you two options to save data into the smart contract. In order to continue reading, you must have at least a basic knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS and of how the Tezos blockchain works.

Connect your Tezos mobile, hardware, or local wallet to interact with Beacon SDK compatible dApps like camlCase’s Dexter. More on the website.

Bolt Labs team is working to bring zkChannels support to Tezos. The techniques are chain-agnostic and they are extending the protocol to enable privacy-preserving state channels on Tezos. There are a few unique features the protocol offers that are worth highlighting.

In order to preserve privacy, zkChannel data is kept asymmetrically. The customer keeps and updates all relevant channel information and proves, every time a payment is made, that the channel state is consistent with that payment. This ensures the merchant learns nothing beyond the payment amount, so customer privacy is maintained. A consequence of this is that a customer and merchant have completely different views of the channel’s state. Specifically, in zkChannels, only the customer knows the current distribution of funds; the merchant knows the total channel balance, but cannot link any received payments to the channel. Nonetheless, zkChannels can be safely closed down at any time by either party. They are also interested in building a cross-chain bridge via zkChannels for connecting Zcash or Bitcoin to Tezos, and provides censorship-resistance to decentralized finance (DeFi) applications.

Archetype is a high-level Domain-Specific Language (DSL) to write smart contracts for the Tezos blockchain. As a high-level specific language, Archetype enables the formulation of the business logic with concise and specific abstract concepts; it is thus easy to read and to figure out what it does. Archetype also enables the formulation of what the contract is supposed to do (ie. its specification) with logical formula. The first virtue is to document the contract’s code with unambiguous formal statements, and the second virtue is to enable its formal verification (with why3 by transcription to whyml).

Read an extensive article by Juraj Selep to learn more!

The user uses his own mobile/desktop/browser wallet and only he controls his private key. In the past, the problem with this approach was that there was no user friendly way of connecting tip bots with wallets to give them instructions. They solve this problem by using “Beacon”. It allows developers to establish a connection between the server and the wallet. Once the connection is established, the bot can send requests to the wallet and the user simply needs to confirm them. They showcase the “tipping” functionality here, but it is not limited to simple spend transactions. The “tipping bot” can send any type of request, such as delegation requests or contract calls. This opens the door to many applications, such as a collectible trading bots or interactive games on the blockchain. Those bots could give live updates, status reports and offer intuitive ways of interacting with the smart contract, which then result in a single transaction that is sent to the users wallet. The 2 providers are “Discord” and “Telegram. This architecture can easily be expanded to support other platforms, such as Slack, Facebook Messenger, but even websites such as Twitter.

Learn more via the website.

EmailTezos is an email-based non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet that brings together the best of two worlds — Internet (Email) & Blockchain (Tezos). EmailTezos allows anyone with an email address to interact directly with the Tezos blockchain. At the same time, users remain in control of their keys and funds. EmailTezos launched a month ago and the Tezos community digs the simplicity and user-friendliness of EmailTezos. In the past few weeks, the team significantly re-engineered the security model behind EmailTezos based on inputs from the Tezos community. Here is an overview.

News and Social Encounters

  • The 2-year anniversary of the Tezos blockchain!

On the 30th of June, a huge milestone was passed — Tezos Mainnet turned 2!

Two years ago…

Take a look at the video-discussions with Tezos thought leaders on the day of the 2-year anniversary!

Key Highlights from June

  1. A kind of ‘Magic’: One nerd’s quest to shake up video games and create a $1 billion market
  2. Beacon Extension & SDK Release — Beacon allows you to seamlessly connect your Tezos wallet with an application.
  3. Meanwhile at Nomadic Labs #8
  4. A Tezos Wallet Working Group Introduction
  5. Introducing Tplus
  6. Tezos-Based DAO Goes Live With Launch of STKR Token
  7. Tezos added to the Hubble Web 3 Explorer
  8. In addition to key highlights above, there has been a ton of more developments, announcements, and software releases. Subscribe to the Tezos Announcements channel on Telegram and Twitter that is updated daily with the latest

This was a monumental moment for the Tezos community, as the 1,000,000th block was baked and added to the Tezos blockchain. To celebrate this milestone, Blockwatch launched the 2nd version of the TzStats block explorer. The Tezos Foundation caught up with Blockwatch founder and TzStats creator, Alexander Eichhorn, to discuss the latest release, his journey with Tezos, and what he’s excited for in the next 1,000,000 blocks. Check out the Q&A via the link above!

Baking Bad is a team of developers with an extensive background in cryptographic protocols, algorithmic trading, financial software, and data mining. Baking Bad is one of the most active Tezos development teams, so Tezos Foundation team was thrilled to sit down this week with Co-Founder Vladimir Zarechnev to discuss how Baking Bad got started, what the team is working on, and what he looks forward to seeing built on Tezos.

It was another milestone for the Tezos ecosystem, as we all, the Tezos community, celebrated the 2-year anniversary of the Tezos blockchain. For this week’s update, Check out the Q&A and learn more.

For Part 1, they cover digital wallets that support Tezos, read in:

  1. English
  2. Ukrainian
  3. Russian

The interest of Indian developers has grown significantly in Tezos.

Upcoming events

Visit Tezos Foundation Events page to learn more. TQ Tezos has announced that TQuorum Paris will be rescheduled, follow TQ Tezos on Twitter for future updates.


The information is taken from TzStats
The information is taken from TzStats
The information is taken from Tezos.ID

Partnerships, integrations and team members

Hubble allows bakers and other Tezos community members to explore and interact with the Tezos blockchain. Hubble redefines what a block explorer should be by enhancing the accessibility of blockchain data instead of simply presenting it, and sending out real-time alerts for network events. Bakers can use Hubble to monitor their performance, view governance stages and voting records, and obtain valuable insights into their delegator bases. Tezos community members can use Hubble to track baker uptime, voting history, and events. The goal of Tezos Hubble is to watch the chain for you and let you know when you may want to take action.

Tezos Hubble Explorer provides:

[Baker Analytics]

  1. Historical number of rolls
  2. Historical number of bakes and endorses
  3. Historical missed bakes and missed endorses
  4. Historical stolen bakes and stolen endorses
  5. Historical double bakes and double endorsements
  6. Filter network events

[Events and Alerts]

  1. Setup Events (Missed bakes, Missed endorsements, Stolen bakes, Double Bakes, Double Endorsements)
  2. Connect a Telegram account to receive realtime alerts
  3. Event history


  1. Tracking by stage
  2. Tracking by baker
  3. Live tallying

Social media metrics

Social media activity
Social media dynamics
Social media dynamics

Tezos community continues to grow. There is a constant increase in the number of subscribers of Tezos social media channels.

There is also Tezos Riot chat and YouTube channel.

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

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:

Learn about key operational entities

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