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. 

The Los Angeles-based venture fund plans to incubate startups building on the Tezos blockchain.
Draper Goren Holm adds Tezos startups to its $25M venture fund
Sam Bourgi
The city of Reno, Nevada is developing its own DAO and NFT system on top of the Tezos blockchain network, Mayor Hillary Schieve said.
Reno to digitize Burning Man ‘Space Whale’ as NFT on Tezos blockchain
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Wolfram Blockchain has fully integrated Tezos, bringing data to and from the blockchain.
Tezos gets new oracle through Wolfram Blockchain Labs integration
Andrey Shevchenko
The second-biggest cryptocurrency is only the fourth-ranked staking network, but it’s looking to catch up to the rest.
The staking race: Late entrant Ethereum lags behind rivals with Eth2
Nikolai Kuznetsov
Market Analysis
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Price Analysis
Bitcoin's brief period of consolidation has opened a path for select altcoins to rally higher.
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Altcoin Watch
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