Tezos News

Tezos is a blockchain-based smart contract platform for powering decentralized applications, or DApps, competing with similar platforms such as Ethereum, EOS and Cardano, among others. 

Originally proposed by Arthur Breitman (under the pseudonym “L.M. Goodman”) in a white paper published in August 2014, Tezos was conceived as a “self-amending” blockchain platform built on an on-chain governance system that would allow holders of its protocol token, XTZ, to more easily vote and implement changes to the software without hard forks. This is in contrast to the cumbersome, off-chain governance processes for popular public blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum. 

The core development was spearheaded by Breitman and his wife, Kathleen Breitman, through the company Dynamic Ledger Solutions. In summer 2017, Tezos raised funds in one of the most high-profile initial coin offerings to the total of around $232 million (at the time) in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). The project was soon embroiled in legal battles between the Breitmans and the appointed head of the Tezos Foundation, Johann Gevers, which delayed the release of XTZ tokens to investors and the launch of the network. 

The mainnet launched in September 2018, with XTZ holders able to stake (or “bake”) their tokens to participate in the Tezos proof-of-stake consensus process or participate in Tezos governance either directly or through delegation of voting power. 

Price Analysis
Bitcoin is attempting to form a higher low at $28,630 and if that happens, ETH, XTZ, KCS and AAVE may rally in the near term.
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Rakesh Upadhyay
TZ APAC’s Colin Miles says that a new partnership with the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing will help students learn about Tezos and block...
TZ APAC’s Colin Miles: Blockchain will be taught in classrooms in 3-5 years
Philip Wu
Price Analysis
Bitcoin has reached a critical support zone, and if there is a bounce from this level, ALGO, XMR, XTZ and THETA could move higher in the short term.
Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ALGO, XMR, XTZ, THETA
Rakesh Upadhyay
Breitman revealed that Tezos’ solution to the blockchain trilemma is using optimistic rollups in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph.
Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman discusses the untapped potential of DeFi
Ornella Hernández
Price Analysis
BTC continues to lose ground, but if the $40,000 level is reclaimed, LEO, MANA, KLAY and XTZ could be the first to recover.
Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, LEO, MANA, KLAY, XTZ
Rakesh Upadhyay
Tezos will help Manchester United build a fan-centered ecosystem based on the metaverse concept.
Man United onboards Tezos as its official Web3 and training kit partner
Prashant Jha
There is yet to be a conclusive court ruling regarding the taxation of staked crypto rewards; however, a recent case demonstrates industry progression.
No precedent: IRS court settlement doesn't clarify crypto staking taxes
Rachel Wolfson
EPL giant Manchester United is set to announce a partnership with blockchain platform Tezos, and Baby Doge has struck a deal with a German professional football...
Tezos scores $27M deal with Man United, Baby Doge backs Hoffenheim
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