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. 

Coins earned by staking have been “created” and are untaxable until sold, according to one couple in the United States.
Crypto couple tells court the IRS has no right to tax newly mined coins
Martin Young
The soon-to-be-launched platform will feature NFTs from artists like Whitney Houston, Doja Cat, John Legend, TLC, H.E.R, Quincy Jones, Charlie Puth, Jacob Colli...
OneOf raises $63M for new Green NFT platform for musicians
Sam Bourgi
Market Update
EOS, LTC, ETC and ETH are just a few of the altcoins that chased after new multi-year highs as layer-1 projects saw an increase in trading volume.
Altcoins rally as bulls pile into large-cap tokens and layer-1 projects
Jordan Finneseth
Wrapped Ethereum is now available on Tezos.
Ethereum and Tezos connected via blockchain bridge
Greg Thomson
Popular French video game publisher Ubisoft is set to become a validator node on the Tezos ecosystem.
Gaming giant Ubisoft to become corporate baker on Tezos network
Osato Avan-Nomayo
While Cardano and Polkadot are extending their staking dominance, Tezos has plummeted from the top 10 by staked capitalization.
Cardano and Polkadot extend staked capitalization dominance
Martin Young
The indie NFT platform is bringing an artist-first ethos to its design and events.
Tezos-native NFT platform H=N gains steam, launches World Art Day fundraiser
Andrew Thurman
Société Générale continues its crypto and blockchain experimentation by issuing a tokenized security on the Tezos network.
One of Europe’s largest investment banks issues security token on Tezos
Osato Avan-Nomayo

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