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The number of Tezos bakers is on the rise. The protocol’s term for a validator (its equivalent of bitcoin’s miners), bakers are crucial to ensuring the nascent network’s security. And that’s all the more necessary given the value of the funds at stake. Since raising $232 million in 2017, the protocol has had a very …

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A federal court judge in California has blocked a move that sought to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging that the initial coin offering (ICO) conducted by the Tezos Foundation violated securities laws in the U.S. The decision came Tuesday, as District Judge Richard Seeborg denied the motion filed by the Tezos Foundation and the …

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“Big Four” financial firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Switzerland branch will audit the Tezos Foundation, the latter announced Monday. The Foundation explained that PwC Switzerland will act as an external auditor and examine at the organization’s finances and operations. This is the first time a “large-scale blockchain organization  [has been] accepted as an audit client” by a Big …

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“To me, it kind of feels similar to the beginning of ethereum.” Andrew Paulicek, founder of Happy Tezos, isn’t the only one excited about the upcoming milestone in the life of Tezos, a blockchain network that launched three weeks ago after a series of long, painful delays. Every three days or so – the exact …

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Malicious cartels just might be lurking on your blockchain. At least, that’s the latest finding from Cornell University researchers Philip Daian, Tyler Kell, Ian Miers and Ari Juels, who reached the conclusion in a paper published last week on a vote manipulation scheme it termed a dark decentralized autonomous organization, or “dark DAO.” Describing the dark …

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A few short weeks after the beta version of its mainnet went live, Tezos is looking to encourage its community to begin developing on its platform. The Tezos Foundation announced a new grant-making process Friday, saying it will hold a formal call for proposals in August. In a press release, the foundation explained that it …

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Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Blockchain governance is hard. That’s the only reliable conclusion to draw from the chaotic, contentious rollout …

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After months of painful wrangling, the Tezos network is up and running – more or less. The Tezos Foundation announced on Saturday that the blockchain’s “betanet is live.” As the group explained prior to the launch, this means that a fully functional version of the network is available, but still “experimental” in nature, with downtime and …

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The Tezos Foundation has a message for the community: the code belongs to its users. Revealed in a statement on Monday, the non-profit is now directly pledging to take steps that will find it less involved in operations once the much-anticipated blockchain is launched. It’s a move reminiscent of the recent EOS launch, which has …

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Taylor Pearson is the author of “The End of Jobs” and writes about entrepreneurship and blockchain technologies at TaylorPearson.me. Following acrimonious debates within the bitcoin and ethereum communities over the past few years regarding governance decisions that ended in forks, there has been a wave of projects offering on-chain governance. This is a system for deciding …

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Tezos, the blockchain project that sought to fix crypto’s broken governance models, is at the center of talk about how to handle decentralized politics – just not in the way its founders had hoped. On Sunday, the Tezos Foundation announced that it would be carrying out know-your-customer and anti-money laundering (KYC/AML) checks on investors who bought …

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Don’t call it a comeback. Tezos, the blockchain project backed by the largest ever initial coin offering (ICO) at the time of its 2017 launch, hasn’t exactly been able to translate its hype into success as yet. Hamstrung by series of legal woes, the open-source software, designed for blockchain governance, has spent months ironically held …

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The co-founder of Tezos, the cryptocurrency project that made headlines with its $232 million initial coin offering last year, has received a sanction order from a U.S. financial regulator. According to a report by Reuters, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) prohibited Arthur Breitman from association with broker-dealers for two years and handed him a …

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“No one owns it, and no one uses it.” That’s how BlockTower Capital’s Ari Paul described bitcoin (and, really, cryptocurrency in general) multiple times during his keynote at PennBlockchain on Friday, the inaugural crypto conference by students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School. While it might not sound like it, Paul emphasized bitcoin’s …

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The silence is deafening. After rumors began to fly late last week that the SEC has been sending out subpoenas to initial coin offerings (ICOs), some of the biggest projects to yet utilize the funding mechanism have remained tight-lipped, refraining from public commentary. CoinDesk has so far reached out to the 14 best-known issuers that …

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The Tezos Foundation announced Friday that it is deploying resources in an effort to hire more developers to be based out of Paris. The new hires will help the Foundation “advance its primary objective” of developing the Tezos protocol, as well as to promote it to potential users, the group announced in a statement. “The …

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The Tezos blockchain project may finally get underway after two board members of the Tezos Foundation, including its founder and president Johann Gevers, voluntarily stepped down and were replaced by Tezos community members, according to a press release published Feb. 22. Newly appointed Ryan Jesperson and Michel Mauny join Lars Haussmann, appointed to the board …

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Two board members of the Switzerland-based Tezos Foundation, including its president Johann Gevers, have stepped down from their positions. The pair will be replaced by Tezos community member Ryan Jesperson – who will take over Gevers’ role as president of the board – and researcher Michel Mauny. The new members will join the recently-appointed Lars Haussmann …

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Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of the self-governing Blockchain protocol Tezos, has promised to “go rogue” and launch the platform in several weeks, despite ongoing lawsuits plaguing the project. The announcement took place during the UCLA Blockchain Lab’s Cyber Days conference Feb. 17-18. Tezos raised a record-breaking $232 mln during its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in …

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declined to provide information on Blockchain project Tezos requested by attorney David Silver via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Reuters reported Feb. 10. Silver represents plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Tezos back in November, 2017, the second of several lawsuits against the company since it gathered …

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