It’s been a while since we published a post in our meanwhile series, and as always we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to improve the Tezos ecosystem.
August marked a milestone: we launched Dalphanet, a dedicated test network designed to examine features from all developers involved in submitting the more extensive and long-awaited protocol proposal, including Sapling, a new protocol environment, among other improvements. For more information on Dalphanet see:
On August 19th, Raphaël Cauderlier attended the Tezos Town Hall. The main topics were governance and technical processes within the Tezos ecosystem. Tezos’ governance is uniquely innovative and flexible. The discussion shifted to high gas fees which led to the proposal of Delphi, an intermediate proposal to lower gas costs when interacting with smart contracts on the Tezos blockchain.
In conclusion, Gabriel Alfour, Metastate and Nomadic Labs announced Delphi, a smaller upgrade to the Tezos blockchain focused on lowering gas fees. Also, Delphi reduces storage costs by a factor of four, to reflect improvements in the underlying storage layer.
The public baker Stakery was first to inject the Delphi protocol to the Tezos blockchain. We are currently in the testing period, and the promotion period will start very soon. Follow this link to Agora to track the progress in real-time. Since the injection, we have also been working on finalizing a proposal for 008.
Nomadic Labs is pleased to support another promising project: Tezos DigiSign, an open source solution to digitally sign, store and verify documents on the Tezos blockchain, launched by Sword Group. Read more in Tezos Digisign press release.
In mid-September we:
- published our latest press release: Tezos selected by Societe Generale/Forge for its central banking digital currency experiment;
- published a new blog post on defending against malicious reorgs in Tezos proof of stake;
- attended September’s Tezos Town Hall with topics ranging from Tezos core development to the technical decision-making in the Tezos ecosystem; and
- co-organized a scientific workshop with Inria. As part of our collaboration we held presentations and discussions on research & tools within the Tezos ecosystem.
In October we:
- published two blog posts:
- Emmy+ in the partial synchrony model describes Emmy+, going beyond the synchronous network model, and
- Dexter: Decentralized exchange for Tezos, formal verification work by Nomadic Labs goes into detail on how we verified a functional specification of Dexter’s core smart contract using Mi-Cho-Coq;
- uploaded our internship catalog featuring ten open positions; and
- announced a new release candidate: Version 8.0.
We look forward to the future and continued growth of users, developers & builders within the Tezos ecosystem.