Here’s What Happened in Tezos This April 2022 (Tagalog and English)

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This month, the highly anticipated Tenderbake upgrade was unveiled on the Tezos blockchain, while a new NFT minting platform now allows anyone to mint their tweets almost instantly. Tezos India impresses us with another nationwide blockchain education program, and TZ APAC’s Katherine Ng shared her insights on World Earth Day. Sit back, grab a snack, and enjoy this month’s highlights.

Major Tenderbake upgrade revolutionizes the Tezos blockchain

This month, a major protocol upgrade, Ithaca 2, was deployed on the Tezos blockchain. The upgrade sees the introduction of Tenderbake, a new consensus algorithm enabling lower block times, faster transactions, and smoother-running applications, preparing the network for more activity and high-throughput applications. In addition, Ithaca 2 prepares the Tezos blockchain for scalability enhancements such as rollups for WebAssembly and Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility. The Ithaca 2 upgrade will also reduce the requirement to become a network validator by 25% from 8,000 tez (the Tezos digital token) to 6,000 tez, taking the network’s decentralization up a notch.

Reflective of the importance of the advanced governance framework built into the network, ecosystem developers have been able to integrate cutting-edge innovations from across the blockchain industry through its proven self-amendment mechanism.

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Tezos early architect Arthur Breitman joins industry leaders at Paris Blockchain Week Summit

This month, some of the blockchain industry’s leading pioneers gathered at Paris Blockchain Week Summit, with early architect of Tezos Arthur Breitman making an appearance. Arthur caught up with CoinTelegraph to speak at length about the power of on-chain governance and the consolidation of layer-1 technologies.

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Elsewhere, regulation took center stage, with various leaders speaking at length on how far the space has come in gaining greater regulatory clarity. Arthur also spoke with CNBC about how this clarity, however, continues to be shaped by a prevailing sense of conservatism when it specifically comes to crypto.

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It’s time to recontextualize blockchain’s environmental narrative, says TZ APAC’s Katherine Ng

As World Earth Day graced us again this April, TZ APAC’s Katherine Ng took pen to paper to reflect on the current misconceptions around energy consumption in the blockchain industry and the vital role that the technology can play in strengthening carbon markets to bring greater trust and integrity in the sustainability sector — a hole blockchain might plug.

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Tezos brings ‘Un Pezzo D’Arte’ to the 59th Venice Biennale

After a three year hiatus, this year’s Venice Biennale saw one of the exhibition’s very first digital art activations — a four-sided structure with seamless screens on each facet displaying generative artwork by Swiss digital artist Eko33, powered by Tezos. Developed in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Serpentine, ‘Un Pezzo D’Arte’ took inspiration from ‘Human + Machine,’ a groundbreaking NFT experience at Art Basel in Miami Beach last December.

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 Finally, we can all truly own our tweets with TwiTz NFT

Earlier this month, the Tezos-powered NFT minting platform TwiTz NFT was launched, allowing anyone to turn their tweets into NFTs in a few seconds and eternalize their tweets on the Tezos blockchain. Users just need to tag @TwitzNFT in a reply to the tweet that they want to mint and TwiTz will mint it in a matter of seconds.

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Introducing Tezos’ most efficient StableSwap, Liquibrium

Built by a small team of independent developers (Dev Churiwala, Dayitva Goel, and Vivek Kumar) through the Tezos India Fellowship program, Liquibrium is a decentralized exchange for the Tezos ecosystem that focuses on stable assets. Tt provides users with low slippages and liquidity providers with high returns. Backed by Antler India, TZ APAC, and Kolibri DAO, Liquibrium will encourage the inevitable growth of Tezos DeFi, and you’re invited to the party.

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XP.NETWORK joins the Tezos ecosystem of corporate bakers

Pioneering cross-chain NFT platform XP.NETWORK has officially joined the Tezos ecosystem as a corporate baker. In addition to being a transaction validator, XP.NETWORK will also allow NFTs minted on the Tezos blockchain to be sent to other chains, including the likes of Ethereum, Polygon, Avalanche, Elrond, Fantom, and Binance Smart Chain. With XP.NETWORK now part of the ecosystem, artists and creators have even more opportunities for their works to reach more audiences across the broader NFT ecosystem.

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Tezos India does it again with nationwide crypto and blockchain bootcamp

Once again displaying their commitment to blockchain education and developing future industry leaders, Tezos India has partnered with experiential learning platform Code8 for a five-day nationwide crypto-blockchain bootcamp. With an aim to create awareness around the industries of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and Web3, the bootcamp saw over 300 students participate in quizzes and open-themed blockchain projects, with cash prizes and grants of up to US$30,000 distributed via the Ecosystem Growth Grant (EGG), which is run in conjunction with TZ APAC and the Tezos Foundation.

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The Tezos Foundation sponsors Kickflow’s Quadratic Funding round

Kickflow, a crowdfunding platform for projects on Tezos, is conducting a Quadratic Funding round of $25,000 (in $USDtz) for projects listed on it, with The Tezos Foundation sponsoring the funding pool. With Quadratic Funding rounds, Kickflow can ensure the democratic distribution of entry-level grants to its projects, and micro-donations of even $1 can get matched with over $100 from the funding pool through the mechanism. The funding round will be managed by a DAO, and quadratic matches for projects will be finalized through decentralized token voting. For those of you who are interested, Kickflow’s core team will announce the starting date of the round on their social channels.

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Marketing in the metaverse has arrived: What happens now?

As talks of the metaverse’s potential to become a main component of Web3 continues to capture imaginations, marketers and brands are increasingly looking at the possibilities for marketing in the virtual spaces of tomorrow. Alongside fellow industry leaders, TZ APAC’s Katherine Ng joined a Wild Digital panel discussion on the future of digital marketing in the metaverse to share her decade-worth of insights from the tech world.

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Ngayong buwan, ang pinakahinihintay na upgrade sa Tenderbake ay inilabas na sa Tezos blockchain, samantalang may isang bagong NFT minting platform ngayon na pinapayagang ang sinuman na makapag-mint ng kanilang tweet agad-agad. Pinamangha naman tayo ng Tezos India sa isa na naman nilang nationwide blockchain education program, at nagbahagi rin si Katherine Ng mula TZ APAC ng kanyang mga insight tungkol sa World Earth Day. 

Major upgrade sa Tenderbake, nire-revolutionize ang Tezos blockchain

Ngayong buwan, isang major protocol upgrade, Ithaca 2, ang dineploy sa Tezos blockchain. Ang upgrade na ito ang magbibiga introduksyon para sa Tenderbake, isang bagong consensus algorithm na nagdudulot ng mas mabababang block time, mas mabibilis na transaksyon at application, na siyang maghahanda sa network para sa mas maraming activity at mga application na may matataas na throughput. Dagdag pa rito, hinahanda ng Ithaca 2 ang Tezos blockchain para sa mga scalability enhancement na tulad ng rollups para sa compatibility ng WebAssembly at Ethereum Virtual machine (EVM). Mapapababa rin ng Ithaca 2 upgrade ang requirement sa nagnanais maging isang network validator – mula sa 8000 tez, ay magiging 6000 tez na lang, mas mababa ng 25%. Ito ang magpapatibay sa desentralisasyon ng network.

Nasasalamin sa kahalagahan ng advance na governance framework na binuo sa loob ng network, nagawa ng ecosystem developers na pagsamahin ang mga makabagong inobasyon mula sa iba’t ibang panig ng blockchain industry sa pamamagitan ng subok nang self-amendment mechanism. (Basahin Dito.)

Isa sa mga naunang Tezos architect na si Arthur Breitman, sumali sa mga industry leader sa Paris Blockchain Week Summit

Ngayong buwan, ang ilan sa mga nangungunang pioneer ng blockchain industry ay nagsama-sama sa Paris Blockchain Week Summit, kasama ang isa sa naunang architect ng Tezos na si Arthur Breitman. Si Arthur ay nagpainterview sa Cointelegraph upang magsalita tungkol sa power ng on-chain governance at ang consolidation ng layer-1 technologies.

Kahit saan man, bida ang regulation, kung saan ang iba’t ibang leaders ay nagsalita tungkol sa kung gaano na kalayo ang space sa pagkuha ng mas maayos na regulatory clarity. Nagsalita rin si Arthur sa CNBC tungkol sa kung paano ang clarity na ito, gayunpaman, ay patuloy na hinubog ng umiiral na konserbatismo lalo na pagdating sa crypto.

Panahon na para i-recontextualize ang environmental narrative ng blockchain, ayon kay Katherine Ng ng TZ APAC

Sa pagdiriwang natin ng World Earth Day na ginanap nitong April, ibinahagi ni Katherine Ng ng TZ APAC ang kaniyang repleksyon tungkol sa kasalukuyang misconception o maling mga akala na umiikot sa usaping energy consumption sa blockchain industry at ang mahalagang papel na mayroon ang teknolohiya sa pagpapalakas ng carbon market para magdala ng malaking tiwala at integridad sa sustainability sector – ang butas na maaaring takpan ng blockchain.

‘Un Pezzo D’Arte’, dinala ng Tezos sa 59th Venice Biennale

Matapos ang tatlong taong pagkakatigil, itinanghal sa Venice Biennale ngayong taon ang kauna-unahang digital art sa exhibition – isang four-sided na structure na may seamless screen sa bawat gilid na nagpapakita ng generative artwork, gawa ni Eko33, isang Swiss digital artist, na siyang pinagagana ng Tezos. Ang ‘Un Pezzo D’Arte”, na dinevelop sa tulong ng Bloomberg Philantrophies at Serpentine, ay kumuha ng inspirasyon mula sa ‘Human + Machne,’ isang makabagong NFT experience sa Art Basel na ginanap sa Miami Beach noong nakaraang December.

Sa wakas, maaari na nating pagmay-arian ang sarili nating mga tweets sa pamamagitan ng TwiTz NFT

Sa unang bahagi ng buwan, ang Tezos-powered NFT minting platform na TwiTz NFT ay inilunsad. Binibigyan nito ng kakayahan ang mga tao na gawing NFT ang kanilang tweet sa loob lang ng ilang segundo at gawing permanente ito sa Tezos blockchain. Kailangan lang ng user na itag ang @TwitzNFT sa isang reply sa tweet na gusto nilang i-mint at imi-mint ng TwiTz ito sa loob lang ng ilang segundo.

Ipinakikilala ang pinakepisyenteng StableSwap sa Tezos, ang Liquibrium

Ang Liquibrium, na binuo ng isang maliit na grupo ng independent developers (Dev Churiwala, Dayitva Goel, and Vivek Kumar) sa pamamagitan ng Tezos India Fellowship program, ay isang desentralisadong exchange para sa Tezos ecosystem na nakapokus sa stable assets. Binibigyan nito ang mga user ng mabababang slippage at liquidity provider na may mataas na balik o high returns. Ang Liquibrium, na sinusuportahan ng Antler India, TZ APAC, at Kolibri DAO, ay ang magpapasimula sa ‘di na mapipigilang paglago ng Tezos DeFi, at ikaw ay invited sa party na ito.

XP.NETWORK, sumali na sa mga corporate baker ng Tezos ecosystem

Ang isa sa pinakaunang cross-chain NFT platform na XP.NETWORK ay opsiyal nang sumali sa Tezos ecosystem bilang corporate baker. Bukod sa pagiging isang transaction validator, papayagan na rin ng XP.NETWORK ang pag-mint sa mga NFT sa Tezos blockchain na ipapadala sa ibang chain, kabilang rito ang Ethereum, Polygon, Avalanche, Elrond, Fantom, at Binance Smart Chain. Ngayong ang XP.NETWORK ay bahagi na ng ecosystem, mas marami na ang oportunidad para sa mga likha ng mga artist at creator na makaabot sa mas malaking audience mula sa mas malawak na NFT ecosystem.

Tezos India, muling nagsagawa ng nationwide crypto at blockchain bootcamp

mga industry leader sa hinaharap, nakipag-partner ang Tezos India sa isang experiential learning platform, Code8, para sa isang 5-araw na nationwide crypto-blockchain bootcamp. Ang bootcamp na ito na may hangaring bumuo ng kamalayan tungkol sa mga industriya ng cryptocurrency, blockchain at Web3, ay nakapagtala ng 300 estudyante na sumali sa kanilang mga quiz at mga open-themed blockchain project, na may premyo at grant na aabot sa US$30,000. Ang perang ito ay ipamamahagi sa pamamagitan ng Ecosystem Growth grant (EGG), na sabay na pinatatakbo ng TZ APAC at ng TEzos Foundation.

Tezos Foundation, inisponsoran ang Quadratic Funding round ng Kickflow

Ang Kickflow, isang crowdfunding platform para sa mga project sa Tezos, ay nagsasagawa ng isang Quadratic Funding round ng $25,000 (sa $USDtz) para sa mga project na nakalista dito. Ang Tezos Foundation ang isponsor sa nasabing funding pool. Sa pamamagitan ng Quadratic Funding rounds, ang Kickflow ay makakapagbigay ng demokratikong distribusyon pamamahagi ng mga entry-level grant sa kanilang mga proyekto at kahit $1 na micro-donation ay kayang maka-match ng humigit  $100 mula sa funding pool gamit ang mekanismo. Ang funding round ay pangungunahan ng DAO, at ang mga quadratic match para sa mga project ay mapa-finalize sa pamamagitan ng desentralisadong token voting. Para sa inyong mga interesado sa bagay na ito. Iaanunsyo ng core team ng Kickflow sa kanilang mga social channel ang araw kung kailan magsisimula ang round.

Dumating na ang marketing sa metaverse: Ano na ang susunod na mangyayari?

Ngayong nagpapatuloy ang usapin tungkol sa potensyal ng metaverse na maging main component ng Web3, Tinitignan na nang maigi ng mga marketer at mga brand ang mga posibilidad para sa marketing sa virtual spaces ng hinaharap. Si Katherine Ng ng TZ APAC, kasama ang mga kapwa industry leader ay sumali sa isang Wild Digital panel discussion na tungkol sa hinaharap ng digital marketing sa metaverse upang ibahagi ang mga insight niya mula isang dekada niyang eksperyensa mula sa mula sa mundo ng tech.

This article is published in collaboration with TZ APAC: Here’s What Happened in Tezos This April 2022

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